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GTX480 and i5 750@4Ghz...How much rad?

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So basic question. I am debating taking my wifes PC and building an external watercooling array hidden near the back of her desk where she can't see it.

She does some gaming intermittently and I might press this rig into folding action during the CC. That said. For a stock clocked gtx480 and an i5 750 @4ghz how much rad could I safely get away with?

Would a single 360 be enough? My goal if I go thru with this would be to keep her PC in it's current case - run some tubes out and reduce the noise as well as improve temps but want to see if it would be feasible or not first
    
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A GTX360 with high RPM fans would be more than enough, an XSPC RX360 with mid RPM fans is borderline but doable.
    
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HWLabs GTXtreme 360 with high speed fans is good.

I think you would want a SR-1 360 though. Or XSPC RX360.
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You'd be totally fine with a single 360 radiator with low speed fans. That combo is going to produce about 300-350W of heat, so an RX360 with low speed yates or GT-13s would work very nicely.
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Get the RX360 in this situation. It would be sufficient to cool all of that.

And slap it with AP-13 like charlie said.
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