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HI, I'd like to get advice on 480m Radiator and reservoir for a Thermaltake Core P5

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Processor intel Core i5 10th gen. - $230.00
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Cooling MX1 plus Water block, P22-D5 Pump/reservoir, 480mm Rad w/ 4 quad fans all Themaltake
Memory G Skill Trident Z Royal 64GB (2x32GB) - $209.00 at posting
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Mouse Red Dragon M801 Sniper Pro - $45.99
Keyboard lifeworks RGB
Software Windows 10 Pro - $19.00
Benchmark Scores alas, none....yet
....I;ve never done water cooling, and I really wanted the Core P7 but it is out of stock So I went with the P5.

I want to use Thermaltake parts - Already have the 4 fans (120m Riing quads).
Any advice on how to go about this would be most appreciated!

There seem to be a few different radiators and reservoirs, so maybe someone can point me to the best one. Thank you!
 
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CPU and GPU? Tt does have a D5 based pump and Res. I haven't used any of their stuff so I can't comment about there stuff specifically.
 
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Processor intel Core i5 10th gen. - $230.00
Motherboard Gigabyte z-490 Vision D - $264.00 at posting
Cooling MX1 plus Water block, P22-D5 Pump/reservoir, 480mm Rad w/ 4 quad fans all Themaltake
Memory G Skill Trident Z Royal 64GB (2x32GB) - $209.00 at posting
Video Card(s) Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Super - $229.00 at posting
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Case Thermaltake Core P5 TG Titanium - $139.00 total
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Power Supply Thermaltake Tough Power grand RGB 750w 80+ gold
Mouse Red Dragon M801 Sniper Pro - $45.99
Keyboard lifeworks RGB
Software Windows 10 Pro - $19.00
Benchmark Scores alas, none....yet
For now just the CPU, at least to get started.
If I could have bought the Core P7 I could do one, then the other, as it's gonna cost a quite a bit.
I have a couple of Ideas for my own extensions if Thermaltake won't sell me them.
Not a hard thing to do with a chassis as open as this one is. I don't want to but an AIO
and get stuck with fans I don't want. Probably going to have to watch some videos
but I figured I'd ask here also. I really like the Thermaltake products, especially the Quad fans.
 
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Is this for a new build or the one in your profile... I agree that a CLC type 240 AIO is a waste of money and a $50 cooler will outperform it but I don't really see any value to water cooling a 130 watt 1660S 1660S and 65 watt 10500. You have just about 200 watts of heat load and 40% of that will be radiated off your componentry leaving about . The 120 watt average cooling load.

With 1400 rpm fans, each fan will take care of 68 watts for each 120mm of 45 mm thick rad at a Delta T of 10C, 2 fans therefore will provide more than enough cooling. Even if you eliminated case cooling, and 200 watts, those 2 fans would give you a Delta T of 14C ... 3 fans would be overkill.

If you were powering the $500 AMD CPUs or a 3080 / 6800 XT, then i could see using the 480mm.

You might consider a Swiftech's H360 which is an AIO but its all copper, OLC rather than CLC (it's expandable) and will more than easily handle your loadings and w/o the headaches of CLC type AIOS w/ aluminum rads. When new stock arrives, they sell out almost immediately, so availability can be tough. Alphacool and EK have similar offerings

 
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76 (0.55/day)
System Name The Mutt
Processor intel Core i5 10th gen. - $230.00
Motherboard Gigabyte z-490 Vision D - $264.00 at posting
Cooling MX1 plus Water block, P22-D5 Pump/reservoir, 480mm Rad w/ 4 quad fans all Themaltake
Memory G Skill Trident Z Royal 64GB (2x32GB) - $209.00 at posting
Video Card(s) Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Super - $229.00 at posting
Storage Silicon Power 1TB M-2 - 94$ as of posting
Display(s) Vizio 65" 3-D, Sharp Aquos 65" , Samsung 65 UHD"
Case Thermaltake Core P5 TG Titanium - $139.00 total
Audio Device(s) Onkyo 7.1 Receiver TX-NR - 609 Focusrite 2i2 - $159.00
Power Supply Thermaltake Tough Power grand RGB 750w 80+ gold
Mouse Red Dragon M801 Sniper Pro - $45.99
Keyboard lifeworks RGB
Software Windows 10 Pro - $19.00
Benchmark Scores alas, none....yet
Just the block is basically going to cost what an AIO will.

Yeah, I was checking 480m Radiators $100 - $129 for the different models Cl, RL....The Blocks are $100 also.



Is this for a new build or the one in your profile... I agree that a CLC type 240 AIO is a waste of money and a $50 cooler will outperform it but I don't really see any value to water cooling a 130 watt 1660S 1660S and 65 watt 10500. You have just about 200 watts of heat load and 40% of that will be radiated off your componentry leaving about . The 120 watt average cooling load.

With 1400 rpm fans, each fan will take care of 68 watts for each 120mm of 45 mm thick rad at a Delta T of 10C, 2 fans therefore will provide more than enough cooling. Even if you eliminated case cooling, and 200 watts, those 2 fans would give you a Delta T of 14C ... 3 fans would be overkill.

If you were powering the $500 AMD CPUs or a 3080 / 6800 XT, then i could see using the 480mm.

You might consider a Swiftech's H360 which is an AIO but its all copper, OLC rather than CLC (it's expandable) and will more than easily handle your loadings and w/o the headaches of CLC type AIOS w/ aluminum rads. When new stock arrives, they sell out almost immediately, so availability can be tough. Alphacool and EK have similar offerings


HI, should have mentioned that, thanks.
This will be a different build, for a Thermaltake Core P5 case.
An AMD/Ryzen build is next but I want to get The radiator and fans into the P5 case with what I have in the View 71
and after that, I'll switch in the new parts as I can get them ( alot is out of stock, amazing!)
You certainly know your stuff, and I appreciate you explaining it that way.
The GPU, CPU processor will be a bit bigger as well as a PSU at least 1050.

I'd really like to get the reservoir, radiator, CPU block and get it up and running.
I'm looking at 4-500$.

This is the cheapest 480m - RL480 for $104

Pacific RL480 Radiator (thermaltakeusa.com)

This is most expensive 480m CLD -480m

Pacific CLD 480 Radiator (thermaltakeusa.com)

If anyone is familiar with these and the difference between the 2, I'd appreciate the help. Thanks!
 
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