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A 360 radiator will be fine for a dual gpu + cpu loop, and splitting it into a 240 and a 120 is fine as well. The general rule of thumb is 1x120 per block, although with your card being a dual-gpu, I'd count it as 2. I haven't personally used the hardware labs thin radiators, but in general they make quality radiators, I can't imagine they'd do significantly worse than any other thin radiator. As for the pump/res/rad combo unit, I'm not really a fan of them, I just don't trust them and they make it harder to upgrade specific parts of your loop later. Seems to me like a decent dual-bay res/pump combo would be best for your space, and then the radiator setup you mentioned.

Alternatively, you could remove the hard drive rack from your case, mount your hdd's in the 5.25" bays, and mount a 240mm radiator both up top and in the front, placing the pump and a res on the floor of the case. This would take a little modding, but it doesn't look like it'd be anything major, just removing a few rivets to get the hdd rack out.
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Ok and if I go with the 240+120 (not really wanting to mod my case just yet) what should I look for in terms of pump speed? I read in a guide that 200-300 gph was recommended for a gpu+cpu loop, but then again I read that on a site that sold pumps so its probably biased.
    
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