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Temp Difference from 360 to 480 rad?

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Right now I have a GTX 280, NB, and i7 920 @ 4ghz w/ HT on all being cooled by a XSPC RX 360 rad. The rad is using 6 Scythe 1850 GTs in a push/pull configuration.

I am folding almost 24/7 on both the gpu and the cpu and my temps are not where I'd like them to be (lower 70s on all cores of the cpu).

I am contemplating modding the top of my 800D to fit a 480 rad. So I was wondering if anyone knows what kind of a temp drop I will see by substituting the 360 rad for a 480 rad (hypothetically using a XSPC RX series rad with 2 more Scythe 1850 GTs in push/pull)?
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what cpu block are you running
I use a heatkiller v3 on my 980x oc'ed to 4.165ghz and full motherboard cooling
I never see over 54c on a 360 rad
I did goto a 480 and there was no differnce
granted i'm not cooling my graphics card but I do mean this
you would be better off getting a swiftech 320qp, putting 3 fans on each rad than you would be to goto a 480

if your not running a ek HF, rasa or heatkiller v3 then upgrade your block
if you are get some better TIM and try to remound it

i'm using diamond 7 and it does a nice job
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around 2-3 c on ur cpu and 3-5 on ur gpu most likely. If you are using the 1850s then I would get a black ice gtx 480 since it will out perform the rx 480 by a good bit with those fans on it.
 
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what cpu block are you running
I use a heatkiller v3 on my 980x oc'ed to 4.165ghz and full motherboard cooling
I never see over 54c on a 360 rad
I did goto a 480 and there was no differnce
granted i'm not cooling my graphics card but I do mean this
you would be better off getting a swiftech 320qp, putting 3 fans on each rad than you would be to goto a 480

if your not running a ek HF, rasa or heatkiller v3 then upgrade your block
if you are get some better TIM and try to remound it

i'm using diamond 7 and it does a nice job
My CPU block is an EK HF and I'm using MX3 TIM.

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Originally Posted by fat_italian_stallion View Post
around 2-3 c on ur cpu and 3-5 on ur gpu most likely. If you are using the 1850s then I would get a black ice gtx 480 since it will out perform the rx 480 by a good bit with those fans on it.
Really, I'd only see a 3c difference on the cpu?
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