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Adding Water Bloock to my Loop. What would I need?

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I have an RS240 Kit (my sig rig) cooling my chipset which is running at stock atm due to some problems, but I'm planning to OC it to 3.8.

I also want to watercool my 460. What would I need other than the water block? Will I need an extra rad? I also read about some thermal pads...are they necesarry? Thanks in advance, I don't want to buy and stay short of things considering how high shipping here is.
post #2 of 6
all the necessary parts (thermal pads, 2 plugs, screws, washers etc) come with the water block, at least for EK blocks

you just need to buy two fittings

rs240 will work but it's not really ideal for cpu+gpu, might want to swap it out for a RX240/360
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Most GPU blocks will come with thermal pads, but yes you do need them. You'll also need some TIM and barbs/fittings.

An RS240 will be stretching it for the cpu and gpu, but shouldn't be a problem. However, I personally would add a 120 rad in the loop.
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all the necessary parts (thermal pads, 2 plugs, screws, washers etc) come with the water block, at least for EK blocks

you just need to buy two fittings

rs240 will work but it's not really ideal for cpu+gpu, might want to swap it out for a RX240/360
Thanks for the info. RX 240 is too large for my internal mounting plans though.

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Most GPU blocks will come with thermal pads, but yes you do need them. You'll also need some TIM and barbs/fittings.

An RS240 will be stretching it for the cpu and gpu, but shouldn't be a problem. However, I personally would add a 120 rad in the loop.
The 120 RAD idea sounds good. What barbs would you recommend? I already have some of that diamond thermal paste left over from when I isntalled my kit so I got that covered.
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Not too much to consider when looking at barbs, just make sure they pair with your tubing. Get whatever you like the looks of/are the cheapest. Or compression fittings if you can afford them.
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What about 120 rads...Which ones are good? Right now I have 1450 typhoons but im planning on upgrading soon to 1850s or 2150s.
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