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Adding GTX 480 + 240 rad in loop

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#1
Current loop:



I've got i7 920 @ 4GHz, mofset, chipset and XSPC RX480 + 4 Gentle Typhoon 1850.

I'd like to add GTX 480 in the loop.
I'm looking @ Black Ice SR1-240 + 2 Noiseblocker fans (http://www.noiseblocker.de/en/produk...ntpro_pl-2.php).

I read that Black ice 240 doesn't perform well with low-medium speed fan.

1. Will adding gtx 480 in one loop increase the temp? The CPU is running @ idle 34 and load 59 atm. ambient 20' celcius.
2. Should I get SR1-240 or another XSPC rad and gentle typhoon fans?

I'll be using 2 655 + dual top for single loop

I might fit 240 rad in the back with radbox and another 120 at the front (inside the case).
too many rad = flow restriction?

Thanks in advance
 
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#2
Hi,

I'd put GTX480 in your existing loop first, do some benchmarks and watch temps.
I've got the feeling that RX480 will be enough to keep everything cool.

I've got a loop with 125W PhenomII and overclocked HD4890 and everything is kept below 40 degrees by just one XSPC RX240 ! (2x1450rpm typhoon at 7V).

I know that GTX480 is a very hot card and that you cool mosfets too, but I still think that your RX480 can handle it all.

Cheers,
 
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Motherboard Gigabyte GA EX58-UD5 + EK FB-KIT GA X58
Cooling EK Supreme HF
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#3
Hi,

I'd put GTX480 in your existing loop first, do some benchmarks and watch temps.
I've got the feeling that RX480 will be enough to keep everything cool.

I've got a loop with 125W PhenomII and overclocked HD4890 and everything is kept below 50 degrees by just one XSPC RX240 ! (2x1450rpm typhoon at 7V).

I know that GTX480 is a very hot card and that you cool mosfets too, but I still think that your RX480 can handle it all.

Cheers,
Will put this into consideration. :toast: cheers
 
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#4
I've just realised I made mistake. I edited my previous post.

My simple loop keeps both CPU and GPU below 40 degrees, not below 50.

That makes my point even stronger. RX480 is a beast, it should be enough for you.
Cheers,