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January 14, 2011 3:11:50 PM

Hey all, a friend of mine wants me to build him a custom loop for his gaming rig. What I want to know is if a 360 rad is enough to cool his rig:

ASUS Crosshair Formula III.

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T - he wants to overclock beyond 4ghz.

Sapphire HD 5870 - has two in crossfire.

Pretty much all he wants to put under water, will a 360 do it?

Thanks

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a c 126 K Overclocking
January 14, 2011 3:24:06 PM

No, not likely, what 360 Rad is it? and what fans do you plan on using?

lets say that a 360 Rad will dissipate roughly 450W of heat, 2 x HD5870's at stock produce something like 200W each, then you have an X6 @ 4Ghz+ so thats atleast another 200W, I would guess the mobo would be another 100W worth of heat, so in total thats 700W...
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a c 86 K Overclocking
January 14, 2011 7:08:09 PM

Two 240's stacked is like one 120x3. Stacking is proven to be not....that...good.
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January 14, 2011 8:05:26 PM

Alright then what do you guys think of a 360 and a 240 for this setup? My buddy's case is an HAF 932, I want to be able to mount everything internally.

Thanks
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a b K Overclocking
January 14, 2011 9:22:29 PM

make the front/back of the case intake and all RAD fans exhaust
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January 14, 2011 9:33:59 PM

Got it. Thanks again man. :) 
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a c 330 K Overclocking
January 15, 2011 6:46:07 PM

OP-

You might consider using dual 3x120 rads...Crossfire and CPU...

I always suggest general rule of thumb as a 2x120 rad for each CPU/GPU. It isn't a definitive rule; you can get away with a little less rad with push/pull fans and/or some high CFM fans...depending on the rad you select. Look into Skinnee's Triple rad comparison along with the fan write-ups.
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