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Would i get better cooling with one big rad or 2x 240s?

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im planning out a build and im going to be putting this on my side panel. It is going to require alot of modding but im confident the end product is going to look and cool very well.

Before i start makeing cuts I need to know what rad im getting first, I plan on only doiing a single cpu loop for now but once more money comes in ill be able to able to set my Graphics cards on water
    
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Well,

It depends on the rad tbh. The GT xtreme 240 can outperform some of the larger 360mm rads.

I'm going to be doing my CPU, GPU and motherboard on a single 360mm Black Ice GT Xtreme 360.
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Would a quad rad fit on your side panel? Also you do not need a quad rad just for a cpu unless you really have money to blow. If you will expand later and use the quad rad(or 2 duals) for the gpu(s) as well then that's fine. Either way, which one is better really depends on the types of rads. I would think that there shouldn't be a big difference between a quad rad and 2 dual rads from the same company and model. Ex. 2 x GTX240's vs GTX480.
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Would a quad rad fit on your side panel? Also you do not need a quad rad just for a cpu unless you really have money to blow. If you will expand later and use the quad rad(or 2 duals) for the gpu(s) as well then that's fine. Either way, which one is better really depends on the types of rads. I would think that there shouldn't be a big difference between a quad rad and 2 dual rads from the same company and model. Ex. 2 x GTX240's vs GTX480.
I'm going to be adding in antoher GTX570 on my single GT xtreme 360, the increase in temps apparently is marginal.

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I'm going to be adding in antoher GTX570 on my single GT xtreme 360, the increase in temps apparently is marginal.

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Yea it should not a be big deal. You will notice your 2nd card running probably 3-4C hotter than your first card, but that is about it.
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