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Water cooling advice i7, Rampage II Extreme & 5970

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by FredBasset, 6 Mar 2010.

  1. FredBasset


    Joined: 22 Aug 2009

    Posts: 216

    Guys , I've done a couple of watercooled PC's, but a few years back. I'm going to get one of the 4.2 i7 bundles with the Rampage II & I already have a 5970 and a new Obsidian 800D sitting here.

    Will a 360 Radiator be enough to cool the i7 and the 5970 and would someone recommend a good block for the cpu please.

  2. RoEy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 10 Jan 2008

    Posts: 1,677

    Location: Nottinghamshire

    I think you'll be struggling with a 360, unless you have the fans going fast. I have a core i7 920 D0 with a 4870x2 in the same loop with a TFC Quad rad and my temps at 4.2 are 70 67 68 64. This is running IBT for 20 runs so obviously wont get as hot doing normal/gaming use.

    I like my system to be a quiet as possible though so I try to have the fans down really low.

    As for a water block for cpu, Heatkiller V3 Copper all the way.

  3. Josh P


    Joined: 29 Sep 2009

    Posts: 862

    Location: Cambs, UK

    Won't the bundle come with an air cooler? You can get a 240 rad in the bottom of an 800D if you get the saw out. :)
  4. FredBasset


    Joined: 22 Aug 2009

    Posts: 216

    Thanks guys.

    Yep the bundle has an aircooler but I'd hope to be able to haggle over that as a long term very good customer!

    Ok, not too happy with getting the saw out on the Case but I could hang a 240 or a second 360 out the back.

    I'm thinking Pump>360 Rad>CPU>240 Rad>GPU>Res, does that sound ok and will it cope with the i7 and 5970?

  5. _lecro_

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 10 Dec 2007

    Posts: 2,166

    Location: South Yorkshire

    Well ive got the D800 ,I7 and 5870
    Had it running prime95 for 5 hours today and never went over 60 degrees
    that was with just one PM 360 rad

    EDIT : cpu @3.8ghz