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Currently have i7 930 with EK HF Supreme @ 4ghz, mosfets/chipset, and GTX 570 in a loop. Temps are good. Pump is mcp355 with xspc top, rad is mcr320.

Will likely add another 570 soon for sli, looking for input. Would it be better to switch the mcr320 to an rx480 or keep current rad and add an rx240?
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Both options are fine. A RX480 might give a bit better performance, depends on fans setup.
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I'd add the RX240 as it'd be the cheaper upgrade and the combination will give you slightly better performance from the single RX 480. Either way you'll be plenty covered for a pair of 570s
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Update, was busy when I posted this.

I have a friend who wants to buy my MCR320, so I plan to either do:

RX360 + RX240
OR
RX480

Ignore cost, which would be the most logical choice? Recall that I have mobo blocks as well. I'm not too worried about flow with the 355 (XSPC top), but I'm looking to improve CPU temp if possible.

Right now my GTX 570 idles around 28-31 and doesn't break 40 while gaming. I haven't done any heavy benchmarking yet, but the real world temps are superb.

The i7 930 hits just over 60 under full load (LinX, etc.) and just over 50 while gaming. Essentially, I'd like to add extra rad in order to keep the two GPUs close to current temps (~40 while gaming) while possibly bringing down CPU temps a couple of degrees (2-3).

The 360+240 will = more rad overall, but I've also heard that a single 480 can sometimes create better cooling? Any advice?
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Originally Posted by boondoks View Post
Update, was busy when I posted this.

I have a friend who wants to buy my MCR320, so I plan to either do:

RX360 + RX240
OR
RX480

Ignore cost, which would be the most logical choice? Recall that I have mobo blocks as well. I'm not too worried about flow with the 355 (XSPC top), but I'm looking to improve CPU temp if possible.

Right now my GTX 570 idles around 28-31 and doesn't break 40 while gaming. I haven't done any heavy benchmarking yet, but the real world temps are superb.

The i7 930 hits just over 60 under full load (LinX, etc.) and just over 50 while gaming. Essentially, I'd like to add extra rad in order to keep the two GPUs close to current temps (~40 while gaming) while possibly bringing down CPU temps a couple of degrees (2-3).

The 360+240 will = more rad overall, but I've also heard that a single 480 can sometimes create better cooling? Any advice?
If those two were the choices, I would choose RX 480.

While I believe you can cool more with the 360+240, the 480 would just be enough for your set up.
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post #6 of 14
480 is a simpler route, less bleeding issues, less mess and hassle. I just ordered a rx480 myself, gonna swap out my 360+120 for it. Will then move the 360 to a htpc build.
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Top mounted 480 radiator in a 800D is sexy.
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Originally Posted by charliehorse55 View Post
Top mounted 480 radiator in a 800D is sexy.
Hey what grill did you use Charlie?
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Hey what grill did you use Charlie?
The Phobya Bricky one off performance PC's. The UN-Designs one looks a lot better but it costs $50! (compared for $20 for the phobya, still too much if you ask me).


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I've got those same ones 480+360 in my cart at PCS, they're pretty affordable comparatively.
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