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I have two 360 DD rads each in a separate loop, one is a Black Ice GT Stealth, the other is Black Ice GTX Gen Two Xtreme. The Gen Two rad is bound to be more efficient that the other, so I would like to know which of the CPU or the GPU would need the most cooling.

Also, I plan on getting another 295 GTX H2OC in the not-too-distant future, and wonder if the CPU would need the most cooling vs 2x GPU.
 

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cpu, also if you get the D0 it will require less vcore to o/c which mean less heat


D0...I'm a noob...I know I've seen that before...just can't recall what it's short for...
 

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D0...I'm a noob...I know I've seen that before...just can't recall what it's short for...
Look on the box for SLBEJ and that is a D0 chip. This chip is a revision and is better than the C0 processor
 

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Too late...already bought one off Amazon. How do I find out which version I have?
 

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Great...thanks for the advice all
 

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cpu, also if you get the D0 it will require less vcore to o/c which mean less heat

The d0 only require less voltage, but have been showing that they produce the same amount of heat. The heat doesnt get lower in this chip because the memory controller is still built in and is making a good about of the heat. The lower voltage of the d0 only makes for more head room while overclocking. Thats all.

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It's not short for anything. It is the revision of the Ci7 920. There is C0 and D0. You want the D0 as it overclocks a helluva lot better than a C0. Unfortunately the only way to tell is to get one off Ebay that has been identified or to get lucky. Most e-tailers don't specify which revision the processor is.

This is wrong. You can order a d0 from many reputable online retailers. They are common place now, and retails realize that. Call microcenter, they will ship you a verified d0 no problem.
 

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I don't think it's so much a matter of which the CPU or the GPU needs more cooling. I think it's a matter of which, the CPU or GPU, will produce the most heat. I think it would be hands down that the GPU would produce the most heat, AFAIK GPU's are even designed to stand more heat than a CPU.

I don't have a i7 chip so I don't really know how they scale with OC'ing and heat, but I imagine if you didn't go for any world record OC's the lesser efficient rad with good fans would be able to take care of the i7 in a loop by itself.

With that said I'm pretty sure the 295GTX at 289w's stock would produce more heat than a i7 at 130w's stock. Having two 295GTX we're lookin' at 578w's stock
 

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I don't think it's so much a matter of which the CPU or the GPU needs more cooling. I think it's a matter of which, the CPU or GPU, will produce the most heat. I think it would be hands down that the GPU would produce the most heat, AFAIK GPU's are even designed to stand more heat than a CPU.

I don't have a i7 chip so I don't really know how they scale with OC'ing and heat, but I imagine if you didn't go for any world record OC's the lesser efficient rad with good fans would be able to take care of the i7 in a loop by itself.

With that said I'm pretty sure the 295GTX at 289w's stock would produce a lot more heat than a i7 at 130w's stock. Having two 295GTX we're lookin' at 578w's stock


I dont think he said that he's getting 2 295's. The heat rating is 289w is for the entire card. Both chips. Not 298w for each. But even with a decent overclock, the 295 doesn't scale as high heatwise as an i7. And the 295 is a much cooler card then you might think. My suggestion is the i7 with the BIX, as when you increase the vcore, and heat goes up, your also going to be overclocking the memory, and thats going to raise the heat of the built in memory controller as well. They both are producing heat. Thats why the i7 has a higher heat rating then the Qxxx series chips.
 

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I wanna see what the performance of a single 295 GTX H2OC is like with a 4-4.2G OC i7 920 before I buy another 295 but yeah, it's definitely a possibility. I just don't wanna use the best rad on the part that needs the least cooling and then realise I have to redo the whole two loops when/if I get a 2nd 295. Hence my dilemma.

Again, thanks for the input guys...keep it coming
 

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I wanna see what the performance of a single 295 GTX H2OC is like with a 4-4.2G OC i7 920 before I buy another 295 but yeah, it's definitely a possibility. I just don't wanna use the best rad on the part that needs the least cooling and then realise I have to redo the whole two loops when/if I get a 2nd 295. Hence my dilemma.

Again, thanks for the input guys...keep it coming




Didnt realize you already had one and are adding another. In that case, the 295's will need the better cooling. That makes sense now. Time to grab another cup of coffee.
 
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