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Will 2x120mm rad's and 1x140mm rad beat a 360 rad?

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i ask this because i have the antec 300 i know it doesnt have a ton of room but it has 2 120 spots side and back and a 140 on top. Also would a RX 240 rad be enough to cool an i5-2500k
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I doubt it would beat a good quality 360mm rad.

Could you fit a 240mm rad in there. The Black Ice GT Xtreme 240mm pretty much beats the majority of 360mm rads. That would be good enough for a GPU - CPU setup.

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It would probably do somewhat better in terms of temps of you were cooling more than just a CPU (ie: rad1>CPU>rad2>GPU>res>pump), but it probably won't make much difference in your setup.
 
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In theory, all other things being equal (i.e., airflow, FPI, thickness, materials, construction etc.), it should do better, since you've got more frontal area and therefore more surface area. In practice though there isn't as much variety as far as 140mm fans go and the best available don't seem to be quite as good (in terms of pressure/airflow) as the best 120mm fans.

You could however use a good 120mm fan w/adapter on a 140mm rad and you should see some gain vs. putting that same fan on a 120mm rad (again, all other things being equal and acknowledging that an adapter will provide some gain by itself due to shroud effect).

It's a bit hard to say really which size fan would provide better performance without doing actual tests. I expect a 140mm rad should provide a modest improvement regardless of fan used however, so long as it's at least halfway decent.

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Also would a RX 240 rad be enough to cool an i5-2500k
Easily.
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