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Old January 13, 2012, 10:37 AM
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Hey guys, Currently I'm using XSPC RX360 Radiator..
My current Rig is as specified on my spec.
I am water cooling the motherboard and the CPU, But I'll be water cooling both of my GPUs next week when the water blocks came in.
I am using push pull configuration for the radiator fans, and My pump is a Laing D5 Vario (running on full speed)

Would you guys suggest me getting an additional radiator in my case?
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Old January 13, 2012, 11:34 AM
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depends on what your temperatures when under load are right now.
I use two 240s for my AMD 1100T BE that is overclocked 3.8 with a 2gb 285GTX, my temps of my CPU are 55 and GPU 56 but that is when I am playing skyrim and folding at the same time. the fans are always on the basic normal speed I think that if your Temps right now are cool then you should be ok because my Video card running on Air gets hot . but I am very very sure that your Temperatures will be lower then they are right now regardless of adding a Rad or not.
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Old January 13, 2012, 11:35 AM
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You'll be fine with the 360 rad in push pull. They usually say 120mm worth of rad for each of your major components. So the heat output from 1 cpu and 2 vid cards will be handled just fine by the rad. The motherboard's heat output will be negligable. A while back, I ran 3 470's and a OC'd cpu on a thick 240mm rad and 140mm rad and it didn't break a sweat.
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Old January 13, 2012, 01:31 PM
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i would put another rad
since you gonna watercool a gpu too
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Old January 13, 2012, 01:39 PM
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It might be awkward to mount another rad in the case. I mean where could you put it in the 800D? Rear exhaust vent? Doesn't look as nice as one top mounted rad imho. I still think with push/pull fans you will be fine just the 360.
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Old January 13, 2012, 05:30 PM
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Yeah, My option to mount another rad is pretty much limited to having a radiator mounting plate to stick out of the rear exhaust.
I am currently testing this to Pull air from the outside, it's 36 degrees on Idle and it's 56 degrees top running prime95 for several hour (my room is air conditioned).

Would any of you suggest to invert the fan config into pushing hot air outside instead?
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Old January 13, 2012, 08:25 PM
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If you have a top mounted rad some of the radiant heat from the GPUs will be going through your rad. You'll probably see slightly higher temps running the rad in an exhaust config as for how much higher I wouldn't know you'll just have to try it.
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Old January 13, 2012, 08:30 PM
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If you have the room then do it. There are no real downsides to adding another radiator.
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Old January 13, 2012, 10:57 PM
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The general rule is one 120mm fan (or 2 in push pull) per block, with the mobo chipset block not really counting much. So a cpu, mobo and dual gpu setup should be fine with a decent 360 rad without makin a ton of noise.

For reference go to Dazmode - Canadian Watercooling Store, Reviews and Community and check out his orange build. He cools a cpu, memory and 2 gpu with just a dual rad. It is a feser admiral tho....
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Old February 7, 2012, 02:49 PM
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You'll be fine with a single 360....

I have a 240 cooling an overclocked 2500K and overclocked 7970....
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