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Pretty soon I am planning on buying the EVGA GTX 580 FTW Hydro copper graphics card and I'm pretty sure that I'll need to upgrade my radiator also to accommodate for the added heat that the gpu will produce. Right now I have the Black Ice GT Stealth 240 cooling just my CPUand was thinking that I'd need at least a 360. I was thinking about going with EK because my waterblock and reservoir are both EK also, and so far I like the brand, but if anyone else has any suggestions or knows what is best then I'd love to hear it.

P.S. Don't ask me why I'm replacing 2 460's with a 580. I just am, and it doesn't have anything to do with my question. And regardless, I could use a rad upgrade anyway.
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rx360 baby, rx360 and some gentle typhoons and you'll be very happy
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post #3 of 29
I have a Black Ice GTX 360 myself, was going to recommend that. Don't know much about EK rads though.
post #4 of 29
Insofar as radiators only (no kits), the HW Labs GTX 360 is really nice, or maybe the GTX 480.

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Of you want cheap Gentle Typhoons, they are selling some here on the forum till Sunday...
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post #6 of 29
360 rad, ekbwb Its the thin kind. It did ok on i7 overclocked and 2 480s in sli. Well I got a 480 rad now and took out a 480 , so only a single 480 . My fiser 240 rad is never used . it is same area of the cooling as the 360 rad i got. I got a 480 rad in it now. Feser rads are nice.

I like the thicker rads.
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rx360 baby, rx360 and some gentle typhoons and you'll be very happy
Yeah i hear good things about XSPC. I already have 4 120 gentle typhoons and now just realized I'll need to pick up 2 more.....
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post #8 of 29
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Cool. I think what I am going to do is get the rx 360 and keep my other rad in there too, so after my CPU gets cooled, then it goes to my old rad, then to my GPU. I figure I can't really sell the rad for anything worth my time, but I could cool my water down more.

So I have another question. do you think I will need a more powerful pump? Right now I have the Swiftech MCP655-B. http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/swmc12vdcpuw.html

What do you think?
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post #9 of 29
I think you will be fine. Radiators don't add much restriction so between the CPU and GPU block you have about 3.0 PSI of pressure drop which should be enough.
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post #10 of 29
Well it depends more on what fan speeds you typically run at. 2000+ RPM= the GTX series rads, I think from 1500 onward, the RX series. They're both good rads. If your cpu block is the ek supreme hf then I think you can get away with the 655 with the RX rads, but if you do the GTX rads you'd need to switch to a 355 pump with a top. Just out of curiosity, where did you mount the rads? I'm planning on putting a loop into my own 1200 with a GTX 240 in the drive cages and on the back so yeah.

Heh credit for this post goes to charliehorse since I pretty much asked him this question in a PM LOL.
    
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