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Old July 29, 2017, 04:09 PM
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My System Specs

Question (i7 4790k @ 4.0GHz) + (GTX 1060 6GB) = What Rad?

Hi guys, I need some info on a water cooling loop I wanna do.

So, i got the*'Sharkoon QB-ONE' pc case, which supports a dual 120mm*or (240mm) at the top of a maximum 5cm(50mm) height(no fans) or 2,5cm(25mm) height(with fans). Also I can add a 8cm(80mm) rad at the back of the case.

At first i wasn't planning to go water, but i think i can improve the temps, currently at*70C on max (aida64 StressTest / Forza H / The Division).

Idles temps are great at 29-39C.

I plan on getting a copper rad, cause i don't want to worry about corrosion.

BUT, if i add both the cpu and gpu on the same loop, will temps drop ? which rad tickness should i get ? Is it worth going water ?

Parts so far:

CPU Block - $:13,83*-*banggood link
GPU Bloco - $:14,99 -*banggood link
Pump - $:19,65 -*aliexpress link
90 fittings - ($:1,60 x 2) -*aliexpress link
barb fittings - ($:1,16 x 4) -*aliexpresslink


Total so far in dollars: $: 91,44 x (e-rate 3,14)

Total in my monetary unit so far: R$:287,12 (expensive)

I still have to buy the rad (R$:155,75),*the tubing (at least this i can buy locally, without getting ripped off), and an*anti-corrision concentrate.

Not sure I'll buy a reservoir, i can get away buy using a basin to fill it, then closing it under water inside glass. This will also have a quick disconnect for draining the loop. This part will be easilly acessable tru the side panel.

I don't know how to resize these pictures in forum code, so... here they are.

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Old July 31, 2017, 05:47 AM
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If you're not overclocking much, and not raising your CPU voltage. I think a single 360mm radiator is enough. or 240+120.

This is all pretty general. But I just use the template that has been kind of given to us with the CLC market. 240mm AIO's are fine for your CPU overclock, and 120mm based hybrid video cards don't drop temps as much as a full custom setup, but gets you quite close to the max boost clocks of a much more expensive water cooled setup.

And Jay's did a review with a 240mm setup which was fine enough for gaming and an OC on a similar system to yours.

I'd say it's worth a shot, but if you truly care about temps, go bigger.

Last edited by Bao; July 31, 2017 at 08:57 AM.
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gtx 1060 , help needed , i7 4790k , radiator , water cooling

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