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MG2R October 9, 2012 03:25 PM

rads... how much of 'em?
 
I'm planning on building a water cooled SFF gaming system... It would be in essence an OCed 3570K and an OCed GTX670 in a Bitfenix Prodigy. The only thing I'm unsure about is how nany rads I'd need to support that heat output. I'm hoping one 240 will do the trick but can you guys give me some pointers here?

sswilson October 9, 2012 03:29 PM

General rule of thumb seems to be 120 / block so you should be fine with a 240. If you could squeeze in an extra 120, then even better, or possibly look into the new(er) 140 rads... 2X 140 should guarantee sufficient cooling.

lowfat October 9, 2012 05:48 PM

Neither of those throws a lot of heat. A 2x120mm would have no problem expelling the heat of the CPU & GPU.

MG2R October 11, 2012 03:17 AM

Allright, I'll start with a 240. Thanks a lot!

Expect a system build log somewhere in the next month :)

gingerbee October 11, 2012 06:38 AM

Lowfat is 100% correct on that call but I always just buy a triple rad if there's room so u can upgrade later or just add more too ur loop if ya want

Astaroth October 11, 2012 05:41 PM

360 is a great start for headroom. If you're doing CPU & a GPU the 240 won't be enough for speed beyond stock. How many rads? As many Radiators as possible :)

gingerbee October 11, 2012 07:39 PM

well that not totally true it all depends on ambient temps if there like my old house with the ex-wife the place was always 30C now i have no trouble ramping up the speed on a 2600k with an antec 920 ambient is the most important fact i have always found. most stock cpu and gpu can be handled by a 240 adn even OC's it i just suggest a triple fro teh fact if you can afford the better option then why not i am the guy who would drive a porsche in the slow lane lol

concinnity November 29, 2012 12:16 PM

Since you're in a Prodigy, space is limited. SingularityComputers did one with a shroud on the top a custom front. It depends on if you want an optical drive, and how much time you want to invest in modding, or if at all.
Here's the build vlog:

It's Client Build 6-
Singularity Computers - YouTube

o320 December 7, 2012 11:54 PM

General rule that I follow is 120mm radiator for each block in your system. That's just me though, and I don't do any extreme overclocking, just moderate.

Pabz0r545 December 8, 2012 06:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by o320 (Post 676379)
General rule that I follow is 120mm radiator for each block in your system. That's just me though, and I don't do any extreme overclocking, just moderate.

plus one extra 120mm.


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