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Thick push or Thin Push + Pull on a 480 rad

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hi guys. can you tell me which is better setup is better on a 480 rad.

Using a TJ07 case and scythe GT 1850 rans on a 480 rad, will it be better cooled if i buy a thick rad (like an rx480) and just run a push configuration, pushing the air out of the case, or buy a thin rad (like a swiftech mcr420) and run bot a push pull configuration, again moving air out of the case. The reason im asking is because i want it all to be an internal setup and with my psu sitting next to the rad, space is a priority

Since this is for a future build, it will be cooling an AMD bulldozer chip and 2 6950 gfx cards. No memory or chipset cooling inolved, and running a swiftech mcp35X pump, if that info helps at all.

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Personally i would go with the thicker rad because it is a 480 and the surface area will be exponentially larger.
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Almost certainly the thicker rad.

You'll actually find that in the case of the RX rads, they restrict the air flow less, so you can use less powerful fans than on slim versions. You could even get better airflow on the RX rad with just push than you would push pull on an RS.
    
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