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1Just go grab a car rad and be done with it
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This. A single RX480 is a lot of rad.
You pretty much have the exact CPU/GPUs Ive got. What temps are you getting?
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I've got a single RX360 with my sig rig, CPU never sees 75C, 4.4GHz. 5970 stays under 45 too. A single RX480 should be fine.
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I've got a single RX360 with my sig rig, CPU never sees 75C, 4.4GHz. 5970 stays under 45 too. A single RX480 should be fine.
Youre running 1 GPU (technically 2 I know). Ill be running 3 GPUs though...
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A single 480 will be plenty. I think a 480 disapates like over 600 watts of heat, but it is cutting it close I think. I think 480 + 120 would do the trick, but 480 + 240 adds room from some serious upgrades later. Make 3 580s?
 
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Youre running 1 GPU (technically 2 I know). Ill be running 3 GPUs though...
But a 920 at 4.4GHz

Yeah, it's really like running 1 GPU, but I'm just saying an RX 480 would probably do, if not a 240 on top of that would be good.

I would say 2 240's to be a "waste" of money. Depends how much OC'ing you do though, if I could, I would go further.
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You pretty much have the exact CPU/GPUs Ive got. What temps are you getting?
Depends on ambients, but typically its mid 30s idle and high 50s under load at 4ghz, low 60s 4.2ghz, and iirc low 70s 4.4ghz. Gpus are about mid 40s loaded. I just swapped from a 360+120 and the temps are a wee bit lower but again I haven't spent much time on it. I'm building a watercooled desktop system with my old 360.
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You'll be more than fine with the RX480 alone.
Sure, he'll be "fine" but he'd end up with temps a lot higher than I'd like. I wouldn't put another OC'd 6950 on my Feser 480 rad (running two 1.015GHz 6950s and a 4GHz i7).
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for that step I would want at least that much rad if not more

see my sig and see why
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Sure, he'll be "fine" but he'd end up with temps a lot higher than I'd like. I wouldn't put another OC'd 6950 on my Feser 480 rad (running two 1.015GHz 6950s and a 4GHz i7).
If you're not getting good temps with a 480 rad on that setup, then you're doing something wrong. I ran a 360 rad on 4.2GHz i7, Rampage II Extreme, 2x 480s @ 915MHz in the same loop and temps were still a lot lower than what air can achieve with screaming fans.
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