View Full Version : Enough rad?

02-22-2011, 08:38 PM
Considering getting back into watercooling. I haven't had a WC'd rig since my old silver Cathar G5 days :D

Is a RX240 plus a RX120 enough to cool a 5.3ghz 2600K and 2 6950's flashed to 6970? This is pretty much the absolute maximum I can fit in my case. I wish it was one inch longer...then I'd be able to do a 3x120mm plus a the RX120 but even with cutting (which I'm not afraid of doing) I'm hitting the PSU.

The other consideration is that I don't want to run screamer fans. Something like the infamous Yate Loons are about the maximum loudness I'm willing to consider. Note that I'm not overly concerned with ultra - low temperatures. I definitely want lower temps than air, but my main reasons for doing this would be noise reduction, aesthetics, and because I just love to tinker with things. The chip can do 5.2ghz @ 1.4v, so I'd like to at least get that gaming stable.

02-22-2011, 10:34 PM
For aesthetics/low noise and great performance some scythe gt-15's would be your best bet.. As for the rad's im going to say yes 360 worth of rad should be sufficient enough paired with some scythe fans, Sb is rather low powered and the 6950s flashed really dont OC that high.. I've pretty much seen a identical rig on another forum except he was just using a 240 with push/pull using GT's.. his temps were quite high but still well under the safe range..

02-23-2011, 12:02 AM
Consider the HW Labs GTX 240 + 120 + scythe gentle typhoons at 1850rpms for your build. At over 1000rpm the GTX line of radiators start to outperform others when used with the GTs.

02-23-2011, 01:19 AM
Your system is gonna put out roughly about 550W, and RX360 can handle just about that amount @ 15C DT with 1000RPM Yate Loon D12SL-12. If you want better temps, it can also do 10C DT @ 1800RPM wit a heat load of 575W. Just to give you anidea of what to expect :)

02-23-2011, 06:30 AM
5.3ghz 2600K
That's a bit optimistic.
It should work, but it will be quite warm during gaming sessions.