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Fractal Design R3 + Coolit eco vs arc midi + hyper 212

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Title says it all. I can get the r3 and eco for a very good price or I can stick with my original plan andget an arc midi and use my hyper 212. Which will provide better cooling? I will likely add a second 6870 soon.
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i would get the r3 and coolit eco since it'll cool your cpu better than the hyper 212+

the arc midi will probably move air better in your case gennerally but the r3 does a good job moving air so it's not really a worthy upgrade.

so... +1 for R3 and Coolit Eco
    
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Will I lose much in terms of gpu cooling?
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post #5 of 5
Go with the Hyper 212. It's incredibly cheap, and you'll probably get equal or more performance from it than the CoolIt. Also, I'd go with the Arc Midi. It provides a lot more airflow if you're not going for the silent build.
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