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    Default Who has a watercooled 295???

    I'm wondering if any of the members has a watercooled gtx 295 in a single loop

    If so can any of you tell me how much radiator you use for it and do you wish you got a bigger one?

    My qx is now on a rampage formula with cpu nb sb and mosfet blocks fitted and uses a d5 with an ek top and a 120.3...I'm thinking that adding what? some 300w of graphics cooling to this loop will require more rad but the question to begin is single or double?

    I tend to guestimate the cooling power of pa and rx rads as about 150watts per fan anybody disagree?
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    Quote Originally Posted by grumpydaddy View Post
    I'm wondering if any of the members has a watercooled gtx 295 in a single loop

    If so can any of you tell me how much radiator you use for it and do you wish you got a bigger one?

    My qx is now on a rampage formula with cpu nb sb and mosfet blocks fitted and uses a d5 with an ek top and a 120.3...I'm thinking that adding what? some 300w of graphics cooling to this loop will require more rad but the question to begin is single or double?

    I tend to guestimate the cooling power of pa and rx rads as about 150watts per fan anybody disagree?
    Hi Grumpy,
    I dont happen to own a GTX295 but if you are going to use it with your Q6600 i would think that a single 360 Rad will be good to cool them both

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    Quote Originally Posted by bullydog View Post
    Hi Grumpy,
    I dont happen to own a GTX295 but if you are going to use it with your Q6600 i would think that a single 360 Rad will be good to cool them both
    correction; he's going to cool QX9650, MOSFET, NB, SB & 295, so one 120.3 is not sufficient.

    Grumpy; you need at least another 120.2 rad with 120.3. However, I would go with another 120.3 because a tripple rad have less flow restriction than 120.2 and it doesn't cost much more and you have more heat dissipation headroom.

    The estimate heat generate by GTX295 is approximate 200w and yes each 120.1 rad have a heat dissipation of 150w but you have to take consideration of the coolant flow rate and fan speed. So if you have poor flow rate and slow fan speed then you will have it less. However, we're always over estimate the heat generated by the compoments.

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    Sounds like a plan provided I pay more attention this time to the physical size of the rad so it fits better :rolleyes:
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    Do you need a bigger case to fit another rad or bigger rad? the 900 is a mid tower if Im thinking correctly.
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    Yep, if you are going to watercool the 900 is too small unless you fit rads etc externally
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