I would think that would be fine but it also depends on other components as well. If you can afford it id rather have more and be safe.....there are calculators online that can help figure out draw and if you have plenty of headroom you shoukd be fine.
Sorry for the late reply! The 120 rad fits fine rear mounted on the rear exhaust and with the heroXmaximus ROG board I have clearance wasn't an issue. I have since added a 2nd 120 fan to do a push/pull config just to experiment with temps on the gpu and that will block the view of the VRM but with a 1 fan set up on the rad you should be fine. Honestly 1 fan is enough. I only saw a 5 to 7c decrease in temps going to a 2 fan setup which wasnt really a big deal since it went from 60c max load to like 55c.
You shouldnt have any issues. The radiator fits perfectly even with the shroud fully extended. I will try to inbox a pic to you of what i mean. The shroud at the end hides the hdd cage which will fit 2 mechanical or even ssd so you should not have an issue. Originally I was going to use the ssd mount on the back for my ssd but once I got to cable managing decided since I only had a ssd and a hdd that it would be fine to remove the back mount completly and simply mount both to the hdd cage.
So for some reason afterburn refuses to activate my memory fan on my 1080 ti :/
So as an experiment I set my rear exhaust to push pull with one of the ml120 fans that came with the H150i and it DID drop about 5 - 6c off the gpu temp in stress test....max temp in vally was 46C and 52C in krombuster. Not to bad esthetics wise either. Both fans are exhaust fyi
Bitwin on youtube actually did a very intresting video on radiator placement and how it effects cpu and gpu temps. It probably needs additional validation but basicly his findings suggested at least with an air cooled gpu that front placment with fans as intake was best. When he did the 240mm rad up top fans as exhaust the hot sair from the gpu actually increased cpu temps. What was interesting was that neither set up really effected the gpu temp.
And yea I feel like that would be the best way of doing it, having rear as intake pulling fresh air over the gpu rad....but then I cant see my pretty hd fan LOL. So far thermals havnt been an issue, like said never goes over 55c or thermal throttles
I am going to download and try afterburner today and see how it is. Does afterburner give you a stat overlay? Sounds silly but there is something awesome about seeing a huge high detailed explosion on screen and looking over and seeing that my gpu/cpu is just like lulz, lol.
So on reboot it still disables the corsair usb driver and I have to re-enable it, then reboot and then it will let me select the led color. May try afterburner like dmolitor was saying.
As a side note one weekend as a test I may change the top 2 to intake to see how it effects temps. I also may install a thermal probe in the vrm area when I do to test for thermal benifits on the vrm from this in addition to the gpu....im sure the board has a vrm temp sensor im just not sure which one in hwmonitor and corsair link it is lol
Do you feel you get a higher oc from msi afterburn vs percision?
Wanted to give an update and say that so far going to the older version has fixed the issue :) thanx so much!!
It's actually the opposite. I have 3 intake and 3 exhaust. The front 3 120mm fans are mounted to the front chassis/360mm radiator as intake, the top 2 120mm fans are mounted as exhaust blowing hot air out of the case out the top and then the rear 120mm fan is mounted exhaust blowing air from inside the case throught the gpu 120mm radiator and out the back. I was a little concerned during planning that this would mean hot air in the case from the front radiator hurting my gpu temps but so far that hasnt been the case and the air comming out the top is always cool. I have a thermal probe in front of the front radiator inside the case for measurments sakes and it never reads more than 32c .
Intresting, I am using the next version - 6.2.3 but I am downloading 6.1.16 to see if that fixes it. The issue I am having isn't with the led on the gpu but the led on the h150i. Once percision x fires up it disables the usb driver for the h150i which causes it to disappear from link and reset to factory led which just cycles through each color vs the static green I am trying to set so that it matches the gpu led. I'll reply back and let you know if the older version fixes it :)
Thats actually a really good point and a great question. I debated and researched getting the xp over the 1080 ti once prices started getting stupid but ultimately just didnt want to deal with converting a reference card to a hybrid with a hybrid kit plus even at 1200$ this was cheaper and the proformance gain just didnt justify the differance to me....already hurt paying 1200$ for a card I knew was worth 850$ lol now I did at one point contemplate holding off amongst rumors of volta consumer cards in april but figured these are rumors and even if true im fairly certain this will last me fine through volta to the generation after volta.
Really? It seemed around the same price as all the other 16 gb 3200mhz ram (maybe 20$ differance) and for the price figured rgb would be neat. What would you suggest? Or do you mean I can actually get a higher clock speed cheaper?