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Soon I'm going to be adding another radiator to my loop for my gpu. I'm not quite sure what radiator to add though. My case is DF-85 with two top 140mm fans, so I could add a 2x140mm up there, but with the price of them compared to like a 3x120mm there isn't not much of a difference. Also, the fan selection for 140mm fans aren't that great. So, would it be more beneficial to go with a 2x140mm or a 3x120mm. Of course with a 3x120mm I would have to mount externally.

Also, can you guys give some suggestions if I were to get a 3x120mm or a 2x140mm and maybe even some fan suggestions.
Thanks,
Jeff
post #2 of 8
3x120 has more surface area, so even if the fan selection wasn't better, it'd provide more cooling. Factor in the limited selection of 140mm fans, and the 3x120mm seems a no-brainer to me. As for which radiator specifically, that'll depend on what type of fans you plan on running on it. Did you have specific fans in mind, or even an rpm or noise level?
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I would like it moderately quite, but I will sacrifice quietness for more performance.
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RX360 with medium yates that's price performance king right there

Also how the hell does any rad fit in that case
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Yate Loon mediums aren't bad, I personally prefer the high speed if you've got access to a fan controller. They're somewhat loud at max speed, but still less so than my GPU fans were, and you can always throttle them down when you don't need the performance.
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All you need is a 360 rad for a cpu and gpu thats it
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RX360 with medium yates that's price performance king right there
Also how the hell does any rad fit in that case
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Yate Loon mediums aren't bad, I personally prefer the high speed if you've got access to a fan controller. They're somewhat loud at max speed, but still less so than my GPU fans were, and you can always throttle them down when you don't need the performance.

Agreed with both of them. I have 6 yate loon med's in push/pull config and they are silent when throttled back with the fan controller. Plus if it's a 30w controller then you could put all six on one channel smile.gif

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you donnt need to have a push pull on a rx 360 rad. That is just a waste. It you are on a budget check out the XSPC 1650rpm fans. Only 6.95 a fan plus the cables are sleeved black.
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