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So i am about to click "submit order" on Jab-tech but had one final question....

I am putting a 955 be c2 and a gtx 460 under water with the rasa rs240 kit plus one additional radiator. Should I spend the extra $40 and get a rx240 for the second rad, or get another rs240?

If I save the $40 I can get the fan controller I want to go with the setup, so my question is whether the rx240/rs240 combo will really show much of a difference next to a rs240/rs240 combo on my setup?

Immediate rep to quick (and helpful) answers, I want to order this in the next 20 minutes, thanks!
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post #2 of 8
RX ones are really good, I mean.. whatever you pick, it will be able to cool down an AMD processor + 460 without any problems whatsoever

RX rads are thicker (better cooling)

It's up to you really... you can either go 2 rads or just go 1 360 rad.. I would go 360 if I were you, it will handle everything in your system
Edited by Lune - 2/20/11 at 8:01pm
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post #3 of 8
well if you get another rad I would look at the swiftech 220 (240mm) rad
swiftech rads cant be beat for performance versus the dollar

if all your doing is the video card and the cpu and you dont go extreme on the other clock a 360mm rad with good fans should do you

I know a 480 would, if you can fit a 480 in your case or dont mind it being external it would do it all, just add some fans

the swiftech 480mm rad is 70.00 here

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/swmcqupo4xbl.html

but 2 240s will work and really the rs240 is fine if you want to send the money
price the swiftech it will do just as good

i'm running a i7 980x, full motherboard blocks, and 2 480gtx cards off one fesser 480 rad with 4 rans using a 655 pump
temps never leave the 50's
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post #4 of 8
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I do want both rads internal and 240mm is the max for both....so if I dont want to overclock my cpu past 3.8 or my gpu past 850mhz, I should be fine with two rs240s?
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post #5 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by stonedzen View Post
I do want both rads internal and 240mm is the max for both....so if I dont want to overclock my cpu past 3.8 or my gpu past 850mhz, I should be fine with two rs240s?
You will be just fine, if you want pick one RX240 and one RS240

Having a fan controller is really nice.. so imo just go rs240/rs240 and call it a day! ;p
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post #6 of 8
yep order the 240's and be happy
either one will work for you
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post #7 of 8
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Yay! You guys rock, ordering now and I will document with pictures once I get the stuff and set it up! Rep to the helpers!
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post #8 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by stonedzen View Post
Yay! You guys rock, ordering now and I will document with pictures once I get the stuff and set it up! Rep to the helpers!
Nice I like checking all kind of new builds

have fun

Edit: check these threads with all kind of different setups that can help you with the tubing route and whatnot

You might like something for yourself

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=233842

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...e-gallery.html
Edited by Lune - 2/20/11 at 8:13pm
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