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Should I add a 120 rad?

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I got my pump/rez going to my 360 rad then to my cpu then to my gtx 470 back to rez/pump. Should I add a 120 rad from cpu to gtx 470?
Im thinking about getting a 2nd gtx 470 to run sli.
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If you're running two 470s, then you'd benefit from additional radiator space. But two things:

1. The temperature gradient within your loop is practically 0. In other words, all the water is basically the same temperature, and it doesn't matter what order the parts are in.

2. The addition of a second radiator isn't all smiles and sunshine. The new radiator will introduce additional flow restrictions, which could actually offset any gain you get from it.
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I've read..and heard other members here say that rads don't add as much restriction as say more blocks, to the extent that performance suffers. Once the distances in terms of tubing are short, adding another rad SHOULD not be an issue, for given pumps and blocks.


Just my 2cents
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I've read..and heard other members here say that rads don't add as much restriction as say more blocks, to the extent that performance suffers. Once the distances in terms of tubing are short, adding another rad SHOULD not be an issue, for given pumps and blocks.


Just my 2cents
I agree with you
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