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A 360 will do.

Any amount if it adds up to 360mm or more.
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post #12 of 15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by triangle View Post
A 360 will do.

Any amount if it adds up to 360mm or more.
CPU + 1 GPU:
How much rad?

CPU + 2 GPU:
How much rad?
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Sorry, I missed the case listing in the middle of your OP.

When you say things like CPU + 1 GPU are you planning on running them stock or OC? You ok running high speed fans a full speed or are you trying to go silent? You are not really giving anyone enough information to give you great answers. Best we can do is general rule of thumb type answers.

Lets look at a Swiftech MCR series:



120mm with 1400 RPM fans should dissipate 155 watts, your CPU stock is 101. (472 divided by 3)
240mm with 1400 RPM fans should dissipate 311 watts, your single GPU is 244w.
360mm with 1400 RPM fans should dissipate 472 watts.

If you ran 2x GPU + 1 CPU at stock that should be 589. If you ran 2000 RPM fans on that 240mm + 120mm it should dissipate a little over 600 watts.

Get it? You can go to Skinnee's site and get all the numbers there.

Black Ice stealth rads are thinner than most rads but make up for it with 30 FPI which means you need to run high pressure fans to get the air through. So yes they are skinny but your rig will be noisy for the same performance.

Typically the difference between thick and thin rads is that the thick ones have much more surface area so they should be better in transferring heat to the air from the water. However, this is dependent on the type of fans you are using and what CFM they are able to push through the rads.

The Swiftech MCR series of rads are constantly rated as the best bang for the buck, they are not very thick but have pretty good performance. The XSPC RX series are very good, but are very thick so they can cause problems in a case as tight as that Corsair.
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Sorry, I missed the case listing in the middle of your OP.

When you say things like CPU + 1 GPU are you planning on running them stock or OC? You ok running high speed fans a full speed or are you trying to go silent? You are not really giving anyone enough information to give you great answers. Best we can do is general rule of thumb type answers.

Lets look at a Swiftech MCR series:



120mm with 1400 RPM fans should dissipate 155 watts, your CPU stock is 101. (472 divided by 3)
240mm with 1400 RPM fans should dissipate 311 watts, your single GPU is 244w.
360mm with 1400 RPM fans should dissipate 472 watts.

If you ran 2x GPU + 1 CPU at stock that should be 589. If you ran 2000 RPM fans on that 240mm + 120mm it should dissipate a little over 600 watts.

Get it? You can go to Skinnee's site and get all the numbers there.

Black Ice stealth rads are thinner than most rads but make up for it with 30 FPI which means you need to run high pressure fans to get the air through. So yes they are skinny but your rig will be noisy for the same performance.

Typically the difference between thick and thin rads is that the thick ones have much more surface area so they should be better in transferring heat to the air from the water. However, this is dependent on the type of fans you are using and what CFM they are able to push through the rads.

The Swiftech MCR series of rads are constantly rated as the best bang for the buck, they are not very thick but have pretty good performance. The XSPC RX series are very good, but are very thick so they can cause problems in a case as tight as that Corsair.
No, you see I cannot fit a thick rad + fans in my case. Thats why I'm going this setup:
slim 280mm rad + Phobya 200mm rad
OR
slim 240mm rad + Phobya 200mm rad

The 280/240 rad is for the CPU and the 200 rad is for the 2 GPU's. or vice versa.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by somebodysb2 View Post
CPU + 1 GPU:
How much rad?
240 + 120...
Or if you can just do the 280 + 200.
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Originally Posted by somebodysb2 View Post
CPU + 2 GPU:
How much rad?
280 + 200 would be wonderful.
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