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Old watercooling components for new PC

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thecube

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I am going to be building a new PC in the next couple weeks. The specs will be:

I5 9600k
Asrock Pro4 motherboard
16GB DDR4 3200
RTX 2070
Silverstone TJ-09 case

I bought some watercooling parts for my old system, but never installed them.

Swiftech MCP-220 rad
Swiftech apogee XT
Swiftech MCP 355 pump
Tubing/clamps/etc

It looks like the block will physically mount to the socket, and I can mount the rest of it in the case. I am just wondering what the performance of this will be in relation to say a Hyper 212? Is it even worth messing with? I already have all of the parts, so cost is not an issue. I just know that they are older, though it looks like TDP hasn't really changed much?

If I were to add a GPU block at some point down the line; I have room for an additional 120 rad. Is this sufficient?
 
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godevskii

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I am just wondering what the performance of this will be in relation to say a Hyper 212? Is it even worth messing with?

It will be much better, although the block design is a bit old, it will still perform better then any air cooler.

If I were to add a GPU block at some point down the line; I have room for an additional 120 rad. Is this sufficient?

Yes, but i would recommend going for a better/newer case, with better air flow and rad support, that way you could go 2x220 or even 220+360.

This could give you better load temps and even better OC/boost clocks.

edit: man i just realized how many "better" words i wrote...
 
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thecube

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It will be much better, although the block design is a bit old, it will still perform better then any air cooler.



Yes, but i would recommend going for a better/newer case, with better air flow and rad support, that way you could go 2x220 or even 220+360.

This could give you better load temps and even better OC/boost clocks.

edit: man i just realized how many "better" words i wrote...

Awesome, thanks. I will probably just go with this for now, and then see if/when I want to watercooler the GPU what cases/rads/whatever are out then.