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How many Radiators do I need?

On 4/4/2020 at 5:53 AM, HavocYTOfficial said:

Hello guys. I'm planning to make a build with a Ryzen 9 3950X and two Zotac RTX 2080 Ti AMP Extremes and an FSP Hydro PTM+ 1200W PSU. My case is a Thermaltake View 71. I already have a cooling loop in my mind but I think I'm using too many radiators. My cooling loop plan is below:-

 

Ryzen 9 3950X --> 360mm Radiator --> Zotac 2080 Ti --> Another Zotac 2080 Ti --> FSP Hydro PSU --> 360mm Radiator --> 360mm Radiator --> Reservoir/Pump --> Back to CPU

 

The radiators are Thermaltake CL360 Plus and my fans are three Corsair LL120 RGBs on each radiator.

I'm going to use this build for serious rendering and gaming/streaming in 4K. Feel free to comment and please to provide whole answers. 

I always recommend going with the most you can fit or afford. You will have better delta temps and can even run lower rpms (less noise) with your fans.

 

With your use case I could easily justify 3 x 360 rads. Plus you have a case that can support it. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello guys. I'm planning to make a build with a Ryzen 9 3950X and two Zotac RTX 2080 Ti AMP Extremes and an FSP Hydro PTM+ 1200W PSU. My case is a Thermaltake View 71. I already have a cooling loop in my mind but I think I'm using too many radiators. My cooling loop plan is below:-

 

Ryzen 9 3950X --> 360mm Radiator --> Zotac 2080 Ti --> Another Zotac 2080 Ti --> FSP Hydro PSU --> 360mm Radiator --> 360mm Radiator --> Reservoir/Pump --> Back to CPU

 

The radiators are Thermaltake CL360 Plus and my fans are three Corsair LL120 RGBs on each radiator.

I'm going to use this build for serious rendering and gaming/streaming in 4K. Feel free to comment and please to provide whole answers. 

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one or two i don't knwo how much heat they disaped 

but jays2cents uses a single 360 rad for i think 9900k and 2080ti

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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 minutes ago, maxdei said:

one or two i don't knwo how much heat they disaped 

but jays2cents uses a single 360 rad for i think 9900k and 2080ti

Ok but my friend has a Zotac 2080 Ti and it heats until 65C while playing Battlefield V in 4K Medium. He has an i9 9900KS

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I’d do 2 quality 360’s at a minimum. Sure as hell cant do one 360. 
 

Really depends on the layout. Rad on top and bottom and the front being fresh air intake, would be ideal. 


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If you're goal is lowest temps after long operating times then use as many as you can fit/afford.  It might be overkill for short sessions, but if you're gonna run long enough to heat-soak two rads then three isn't overkill (in the strictest sense).  

 

My 3900X alone will heat-soak a thin 360 radiator after a few minutes of Cinebench R20 running on a loop.  And I qualify heat-soak as when the radiator becomes warmer than the ambient room temp.  Others won't qualify as such.  

 

 


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Posted · Original PosterOP

ok i just changed my mind and thought i might change the case into a lian li v3000 and have one 420mm rad for the cpu and the 480mm for the gpu and psu. is that ok or should i add another rad

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1 hour ago, HavocYTOfficial said:

the 480mm is intake and 420 mm is  exhaust

One loop or two separate loops for cpu and gpu? But anyway it’s more than enough tbh


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On 4/4/2020 at 5:53 AM, HavocYTOfficial said:

Hello guys. I'm planning to make a build with a Ryzen 9 3950X and two Zotac RTX 2080 Ti AMP Extremes and an FSP Hydro PTM+ 1200W PSU. My case is a Thermaltake View 71. I already have a cooling loop in my mind but I think I'm using too many radiators. My cooling loop plan is below:-

 

Ryzen 9 3950X --> 360mm Radiator --> Zotac 2080 Ti --> Another Zotac 2080 Ti --> FSP Hydro PSU --> 360mm Radiator --> 360mm Radiator --> Reservoir/Pump --> Back to CPU

 

The radiators are Thermaltake CL360 Plus and my fans are three Corsair LL120 RGBs on each radiator.

I'm going to use this build for serious rendering and gaming/streaming in 4K. Feel free to comment and please to provide whole answers. 

I always recommend going with the most you can fit or afford. You will have better delta temps and can even run lower rpms (less noise) with your fans.

 

With your use case I could easily justify 3 x 360 rads. Plus you have a case that can support it. 

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On 4/4/2020 at 12:53 PM, HavocYTOfficial said:

Feel free to comment and please to provide whole answers. 

 

 

I have one 360 rad (30mm), one 360 rad (60mm) and one 560mm rad (60mm) to cool a 8700k and two 1080ti's with very slow running fans.

My water temp never went over 38°C at 23°C ambient (max load on everything).

I could also cool my hardware with both 360 rads at high fan speed but went the silent route. (My 2bay NAS with a 92mm fan on the other side of the room is louder than my PC right next to me)

 

So if you want a silent computer go with as many radiators as possible.

And a watercooled PSU is not really necessary.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
17 hours ago, AngryBeaver said:

I always recommend going with the most you can fit or afford. You will have better delta temps and can even run lower rpms (less noise) with your fans.

 

With your use case I could easily justify 3 x 360 rads. Plus you have a case that can support it. 

Thanks m8

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