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So I will be building my first matx build from spare parts and cheap stuff laying around and I am thinking of watercooling the cpu and gpu. Very minor to no overclocking. Would a 120mm rad be suffiecient? I want to keep everything with minimal modding if able. Also what kind of tubing would be a good idea to use? The case is a Lian Li PC-V351B. Thinking of EK waterblocks for cpu and gpu. (Q6600 and sapphire 5770). Its not a heavy duty rig, and to all those who want to know "why?"...cause I can

If anyone has done this or seen it, please give some guidance. Was thinking of a 5.25 bay res/pump like XSPC has
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I would have 240mm of rad.
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I would have 240mm of rad.
this, if you're using a v351b then you can fit a 240 in it.
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Can you fit a 2 x 120 rad? Your case has 2 x 120mm front fans.
1 x 120 rad might be enough, but you have to use the best one(GTX120) and a very good fan(noisy) like San Ace(or Delta, Panaflo)
XSPC Res/pump combos are OK, I have both of them(1 bay and 2 bay)
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Yes, a single 120mm rad will be sufficient for that CPU and GPU with minimal or no overclocking.

People here are obsessed with over-radding.
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For a Q6600, as long as overclocks are kept within a reasonable level, you should be fine with a 120mm radiator. That's what an H50/60/70 is (though an XSPC RX120 should be much better), and the temps are usually good with those. This is a case where it makes sense to go with a smaller watercooling setup (like the corsair series), where you don't have the room for gigantic heatsinks. You'll get the performance of a giant heatsink in a much smaller package, as needed in a mATX kit.

I'd say go for it. Make it a nice HTPC?
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Thanks guys. When my stuff comes in ill see how much room i got. An H50 will be going in for the time being, but eventually I want the gpu on water. Simply for the coolness factor lol
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Good luck..!
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