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I am in the process of planning my first WC build and would like to know if a quad 140 rad would sufficiently cool a cpu > crossfire 6950 loop. It would have roughly 186mm of rad per block.

Also, would I have any problem fitting this rad in a sliverstone tj07 case?
post #2 of 7
Welcome to OCN!

Firstly, yes, a quad 140mm rad would be sufficient to cool your loop.

Secondly, no, it won't fit in the bottom of a TJ07. Here is a picture of a quad 120mm in the bottom, as you can see the width of the rad won't be a problem, but the length will be.



Edit: As an example, the Black Ice SR1 560 rad is 605mm long, the TJ07 is 565mm long.

A quad 120mm will also cool your rig, depending on the fans used.
Edited by GingerJohn - 5/12/11 at 10:24am
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Thank you for the speedy reply. Would a quad 120 have a hard time cooling that loop?
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Nope, not at all.

Grab some 1500RPM + fans and a decent quad rad and you will be fine.

I would recommend something like so Scythe GT AP-15s (if you can find them in stock) on a HW Labs GTX 480, or for a bit more affordable option, Yate Loon mediums on a Swiftech MCR.

Have a look at this test by Skinnee on some 360mm rads for a comparison. Find your TDP and multiply by 4/3 then compare it to the tables and charts on page 4 to work out your fan speed / rad type.
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i think it would be fine, the rule i have seen mentioned a few times is roughly a minimum of a 120.1 per block. so 1 CPU and 2 GPU's should be ok with a quad 120 (480) with some nice headroom.
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Originally Posted by GingerJohn View Post
Welcome to OCN!

Firstly, yes, a quad 140mm rad would be sufficient to cool your loop.

Secondly, no, it won't fit in the bottom of a TJ07. Here is a picture of a quad 120mm in the bottom, as you can see the width of the rad won't be a problem, but the length will be.

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Edit: As an example, the Black Ice SR1 560 rad is 605mm long, the TJ07 is 565mm long.

A quad 120mm will also cool your rig, depending on the fans used.
u can fit a 560 rad in a bottom of a tj07.

nvm. it wont

i swear ive seen a few on ocau.
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u can fit a 560 rad in a bottom of a tj07.

nvm. it wont

i swear ive seen a few on ocau.
Maybe with some modding, but you would have to have one end sticking out of the back by ~40mm
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