GPU & CPU loop 280MM

Numlocken

New member
Hi!

I'm working on my new build inside the Phanteks Evolve Shift X using a 3700x, 5700XT and the Asrock ITX-3 (for some reason uses the Intel mounting bracket for AM4).

I would like to hook it up to a single AIO cooler.
I have the Eisbaer 280MM, however I seen to have an issue where the CPU Eisbaer is too tall for me to be able to close the case. I read that there's also the Eisbaer LT. Would I be able to buy the extension kit for a 90 degree angle and the Eisbaer LT and just replace the CPU block?

My second question would be I to switch the Eisbaer LT solo for https://www.alphacool.com/shop/cpu-water-cooler/intel-amd/21892/alphacool-eisblock-xpx-cpu-intel/amd-polished-clear-version while still using the extension kit?


My final question is, I'm thinking of water-cooling my 5700XT, if I have the previous set up, would I be able to use this https://www.alphacool.com/shop/gpu-water-cooler/eisblock-gpx/25199/alphacool-eisblock-aurora-plexi-gpx-a-amd-radeon-rx-5700/5700xt-reference GPU block inside the same loop as my CPU and my 280mm radiator and still get decent temperatures? Would it make a difference if I add another 2 fans to the radiator?


Thanks in advance!
 

War4peace

Member
Generally: A single 280mm radiator won't be able to cool CPU+GPU properly unless you mount high speed fans on it. Push/pull won't help much, it helps at low fan speeds (500-700 RPM) but the higher the fan speeds, the smaller the benefit of push/pull.

In my mITX build I went for a 200x200mm external radiator (85mm thick) similar to the NexXxoS Monsta 180mm Single radiator. It sits outside the case with fans in push/pull. I have tested it on a Ryzen 3600 and GTX 1660 Ti and it cools them well enough.
 

Vanzin

Support
Staff member
Hi

You can purchase the Eisbaer LT alone and replace the Eisbaer with it.

As @War4peace already told you a 280mm radiator won´t be able to cool your CPU and GPU you will need at least an second radiator for your GPU or a bigger one.
 
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