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Single 140mm Rad for CPU only loop?

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I'll be cooling my sig CPU. I'm limited by space so would a single thick 140mm rad en enough?
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post #2 of 9
Yeah, I would think so, consider push pull fan configuration as well, and perhaps shrouds.

Edit : That would look like a square box I recon
post #3 of 9
Most likely, 120mm is common also. Yes go for it.
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post #4 of 9
Why not just get a Corsair H80 or Antec 920 and save yourself the hassle and addiction?
post #5 of 9
basically you're describing a Kuhler 920 or an H70

Get the H70, it wont be -quite- as effective, but you get the piece of mind of corsiars 'if it leaks we'll cover the damage' warranty
post #6 of 9
probably because custom loop would be easier to expand later on to a bigger rad for another case + gpu in the loop too, corsair h series is good but its just a normal cooler
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Originally Posted by Vestito View Post
probably because custom loop would be easier to expand later on to a bigger rad for another case + gpu in the loop too, corsair h series is good but its just a normal cooler
basically this. Going to install a dual 140mm rad on top later and cool my GPU too.
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post #8 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Modus View Post
basically this. Going to install a dual 140mm rad on top later and cool my GPU too.
oh. Well then by all means make the custom loop lol

make sure you use hosing smaller than the barbs though... I learned that the hard way =|
post #9 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Modus View Post
I'll be cooling my sig CPU. I'm limited by space so would a single thick 140mm rad en enough?
I currently am in your same boat. Cuz I really miss WC Loop alots! I have had an equipment WC loop in storage & thought about getta 140mm RAD for CPU only.

Let me tell you, *GO FOR IT*


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Originally Posted by Vestito View Post
probably because custom loop would be easier to expand later on to a bigger rad for another case + gpu in the loop too, corsair h series is good but its just a normal cooler
Vest, THIS!
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