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Getting a 480 rad (most likely Black Ice GTX480 or an XSPC RX480). Going to be using Scythe GT 1850s in a push configuration.

So is it enough to cool 2 6970s, an i7 920 @ 4.0ghz w/ HT on, and a NB (yadda, yadda, yadda...I know there's no point in cooling NB's but I do it anyways)? I think it will be but I'm looking for more confirmation. Thanks in advance!
    
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no point in cooling a NB???????? for real????

but to the point, a 480 rad should be fine for all that providing the cards are on stock. im running 2x 240 rads and a 360 rad just for my cpu and at 4ghz my temps are getting to about 60*C
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you should be good i ran my i7 and 5870 on 1 360 and it cooled great. Now im running my 5970+5870 and i7 at 4400 and they stay nice and cool. Don't bother cooling the nb you wont get any help from it really.
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Dude, AP15's are badly matched to GTX rads. GTX rads are high fpi, and want fans that spin upto 3000rpm, not 1850. The two rads you are choosing from are as different as night and day, as opposite as you can get.
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Not another will it cool all my stuffs thread!

Getting a 480 rad (most likely Black Ice GTX480 or an XSPC RX480). Going to be using Scythe GT 1850s in a push configuration.

So is it enough to cool 2 6970s, an i7 920 @ 4.0ghz w/ HT on, and a NB (yadda, yadda, yadda...I know there's no point in cooling NB's but I do it anyways)? I think it will be but I'm looking for more confirmation. Thanks in advance!
The GTX rad at 1800 rpm preforms 0.6 C cooler than the RX 360. Depending on the price of the rad and how much you care about that .6C will be your deciding factor. The RASA is about 10-30$ cheaper depending on where you shop.

@ Kal not all mobos need their chip-sets cooled.

@ tsm The GTX does well starting at the 1500 rpm and get better most noticeably at 2800 rpm where is beats most rads by 1c and a few by .5c. The RASA is great all around but shines at how quiet it can run and how effectively it can cool with low rpm fans. The GTX sucks hard pre 1500 rpm for its price and continues to pull ahead as you move up from 1500 rpm.
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It will cool all your stuff, and the family car.
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That's more than enough IMO.
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@ tsm The GTX does well starting at the 1500 rpm and get better most noticeably at 2800 rpm where is beats most rads by 1c and a few by .5c.
The gtx beats the rx at 2800rpm by 1.5c, that's a huge margin considering how slim the margins are overall. However at the rx sweet spot of 100rpm, the gtx is an abysmal 5c behind. This comes down to using the right fans/rad for the intended goal: low noise or max cooling? Op needs to figure this one out for himself. Imo, the rx is a superior setup for my noise sensitive ears.
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Considering the small improvement of the GTX at 1800rpm over the RX series, I will probably pick up an RX 480 seeing as I already have a plethora of 6-32 x 1.25" screws and noise is definitely a factor (had panaflos but ditched them cause they were way too noisey).

I know cooling NB is pointless, but I'm doing it so I don't have to listen to that stupid little NB fan...besides it's already watercooled right now...so it's no more money out of my pocket.

I had a GTX 280, i7 920 @ 4.0ghz w/ HT on, and the NB on an RX 360 but the temps on the cpu were pushing it while folding (lower to mid 70s). I don't know how much heat difference there is between a gtx 280 and an HD6970 (let alone xfire 6970s) and I don't know the cooling potential of a 480 rad vs. a 360 rad.
    
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Considering the small improvement of the GTX at 1800rpm over the RX series, I will probably pick up an RX 480 seeing as I already have a plethora of 6-32 x 1.25" screws and noise is definitely a factor (had panaflos but ditched them cause they were way too noisey).

I know cooling NB is pointless, but I'm doing it so I don't have to listen to that stupid little NB fan...besides it's already watercooled right now...so it's no more money out of my pocket.

I had a GTX 280, i7 920 @ 4.0ghz w/ HT on, and the NB on an RX 360 but the temps on the cpu were pushing it while folding (lower to mid 70s). I don't know how much heat difference there is between a gtx 280 and an HD6970 (let alone xfire 6970s) and I don't know the cooling potential of a 480 rad vs. a 360 rad.
What vcore was you using ? at 4400 1.45 vcore i was in lower 70s with my i7 and 5870 on my rx360. Sounds like it could be your amb temps raising your temps or maybe the airflow in your case.
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