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Will a 240 radiator keep two 460s nice and cold?

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Well folks the title asks the question,

Im thinking about water cooling my hawks since my mobo is matx and the top card gets too hot, is very noisy, and wont let me oc it.

Since a new mobo is £150, well I thought I may aswell go the water route and defeat the fact that my top card is starved of air by having no room.

Plus ill get the most out of them and any cards in the future, and the matx board will do for years to come.

Since ill only be cooling the gpus, with some koolance gpu 220s, will a 240 rad be enough? Maybe a thick one?

A 360 wont fit in an antec 300.

Any suggestions welcome

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with no cpu in the loop, i think it'll be fine, but you'll be pushing it a bit, if you cant really get a 360, maybe go for rx240? or any other thick rads. 460's run cool anyway even without them being watercooled, do a push/pull setup and you're all set. ^_^

edit: cant you mount a 360 rad outside the case? ^_^ would be better for you in the long run if ever you decide to include the CPU
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post #3 of 18
Thick one yes, Thin one I'm gonna have to say no. You could probably get away with a thin rad, but the temps won't be satisfying.
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post #4 of 18
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yea i mean im going for really cool cards , as is the point of watercooling, wana be hitting maximum potential.

Edit: can you wack two rads together ? 6 fans ?
    
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post #5 of 18
Yes you would be fine, Just find a nice thick rad and do a push and pull and you'll be set. But if your going to add you cpu in there then thats another story. It wont be as nice and cool as your hoping for at all. But with 460 that already run nice and cool then there wont be a problem with just them in there for sure.

Edit^^^ Why sure you can. This guy did it.
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yea i mean im going for really cool cards , as is the point of watercooling, wana be hitting maximum potential.
yeh as we've said, one 240 rad will be pushing it, but you'll be getting lower temps compared to your air cooled 460's. if you cant push it to a 360 then you might see a big difference with the temps.

edit: rx240 or maybe black ice gt would be perfect for you ^_^
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Wow those two rads together look awesome, Thanks for the info guys top notch, +1 rep ofcourse

2 xspc rx rads then they look nice and thick
    
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Wow those two rads together look awesome, Thanks for the info guys top notch, +1 rep ofcourse

2 xspc rx rads then they look nice and thick
hold on, you'll be using 2 240 rads? oh, I thought you'll only be getting one! well if you're going to get 2 240 rads, might as well add the CPU! ^_^

edit: woohoo 10 more repz and i'll be selling time =D, ta for the rep ^_^
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Haha I know its taking me for ages really want onto the market place! Yea I might get two for a laugh just to "make sure"! Its just whatever I can fit in the case....

Edit: Dont wana add the cpu just yet since the megahalems is doing the trick, wana justify the purchase for a while more!
    
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just had look at your case, i reckon you can fit 1 240 up top, 1 240 front, and a 120 at the back ^_^
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