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120 just for gpu, but I assume fan will be going 100%
If you can fit it, go 240 on the GPU. Much better load temps that way.
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post #12 of 18
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If you can fit it, go 240 on the GPU. Much better load temps that way.
A single 120 GTX or Feser rad in push pull will save space and keep that card at 30C full load if not lower Sure a good 240 might lower it, but is not gonna be that much and 2x the size
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post #13 of 18
That depends on the OC.

Even tho the 990x is cold, a 240 won't be enough for any serious OCing as the 470 runs a bit hot.
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post #14 of 18
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A single 120 GTX or Feser rad in push pull will save space and keep that card at 30C full load if not lower Sure a good 240 might lower it, but is not gonna be that much and 2x the size
You think so?

I've got my CPU and GPU on a 480 rad and the GPU is still hitting mid 40s on full load. I know the 470s run cooler, but that much cooler on a single rad? If that's the case..I need to re-think my loop ha ha.
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You think so?

I've got my CPU and GPU on a 480 rad and the GPU is still hitting mid 40s on full load. I know the 470s run cooler, but that much cooler on a single rad? If that's the case..I need to re-think my loop ha ha.
Only reason I mentioned this is because I ran a single 5870 @ 1000/1250 with heavy volts crunching Milkyway@home 24/7 last fall on a black ice 120GTX push only and it kept it around 32C.

My current setup I have 2 5870s in CF on the same 120 mm rad, but now with push/pull config. Under 24/7 load, the top card gets up to about 56C and the bottom card is around 46C. Defintiely would like it to be cooler, but still, 56C at that load is wonderful compared to 80-90C on stock cooling

Also, I know the 470s run a bit hot, but still, I really think a thick 120 will do great for you and take up less space
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post #16 of 18
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Only reason I mentioned this is because I ran a single 5870 @ 1000/1250 with heavy volts crunching Milkyway@home 24/7 last fall on a black ice 120GTX push only and it kept it around 32C.

My current setup I have 2 5870s in CF on the same 120 mm rad, but now with push/pull config. Under 24/7 load, the top card gets up to about 56C and the bottom card is around 46C. Defintiely would like it to be cooler, but still, 56C at that load is wonderful compared to 80-90C on stock cooling

Also, I know the 470s run a bit hot, but still, I really think a thick 120 will do great for you and take up less space
Wow, 56/46 on a 120 is pretty sick man - still cooler/quieter than air too!

Thick =/= better at cooling though, thick usually means a lower fin density so you can use slower fans.

OP, if you are going push/pull on a single 120 for the GPU, I would grab a thin radiator with a high fin density, then use two ~1800-1900 RPM fans in push/pull. That will give you the best temperatures with minimal noise. A thicker rad will allow you to use slower fans, but you won't get the same amount of heat dissipation.
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Wow, 56/46 on a 120 is pretty sick man - still cooler/quieter than air too!
Hell yea man I can't complain. I have been nothing pleased with the results.

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Thick =/= better at cooling though, thick usually means a lower fin density so you can use slower fans.
On some rads perhaps, but the GTX has like 30FPI... I am using 1800rpm 82CFM turbines and they are reasonably quite.




This was original config before crossfire. Load temps @ 1000/1250 32C with just 1 fan

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post #18 of 18
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Hell yea man I can't complain. I have been nothing pleased with the results.



On some rads perhaps, but the GTX has like 30FPI... I am using 1800rpm 82CFM turbines and they are reasonably quite.
Hence the usually ha ha.

Nice system btw.
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