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How much Radiator do i need?

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the PC in question is my "MINI BLACK BOX" in my sig.

i am planning to OC my 3570k to the max that my MOBO and PSU can handle, right now it's OC'ed at 4.7ghz using gemin ii s524 cooler. i also have a gtx 560 non ti but i won't gonna put that on water.

i am going to put the radiator externally, on top of my desk, so fitments doesn't matter

i have a limited budget so i don't want to "OVERKILL", but i don't want to cheap out either.

thanks in advance! thumb.gif
Edited by ghostrider85 - 9/8/12 at 3:26am
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Nobody?

Will a single 180mm x 35mm rad do? Or do i need dual?
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Yeah, that radiator should work just fine for just cooling a CPU. I'd personally go a little more, but then again, I'm all about overkill.

General rule of thumb is a 120mm per item cooled plus a 120mm for "good measure" (so a dual 120mm radiator / 240).

What case do you have?

If you want to go with an all in one, you might want to consider something like an XSPC Raystorm 750 RS240 for $150. It has everything you need.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16891/ex-wat-219/XSPC_Raystorm_750_RS240_Extreme_Universal_CPU_Water_Cooling_Kit_w_Free_Kill_Coil.html?tl=g30c83

If your budget can handle just a little more damage, you can go with a thicker rad kit for even more cooling for Only $30 more.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16893/ex-wat-221/XSPC_Raystorm_750_RX240_Extreme_Universal_CPU_Water_Cooling_Kit_w_Free_Kill_Coil.html?tl=g30c83
Edited by 47 Knucklehead - 9/7/12 at 4:34pm
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Maybe answer the question posed above?
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Maybe answer the question posed above?

i don't mean to be rude but, if you read my first post, all the answers to the questions above is in there, i think he did not read my post thoroughly.

i have SG08 case, i decided to get the apogee drive ii, so now my only problem is the radiator.

i'll probably purchase a 60mm thick radiator, is the dual 120mm enough? or triple? or quad?
Edited by ghostrider85 - 9/8/12 at 3:03am
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Yes, if you click the rig icon and link off the page. That isn't as obvious as just stating the type of case in the response box.

I agree with the response you did get. I have always foud that "just enough" is never enough very soon after installation. Always leave room for expansion/upgrades.
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post #8 of 34
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Originally Posted by Capt Proton View Post

Yes, if you click the rig icon and link off the page. That isn't as obvious as just stating the type of case in the response box.
I agree with the response you did get. I have always foud that "just enough" is never enough very soon after installation. Always leave room for expansion/upgrades.

what link off the page?

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Edited by ghostrider85 - 9/8/12 at 3:14am
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Alphacool nexXxos radiators are likely the best rads for low fan speeds if quiet is what you want thumb.gif
I'd get a 240 no matter what the thickness, but with a 240 30mm thick rad you could run something like 600rpm and get good temps.
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Originally Posted by Blizlake View Post

Alphacool nexXxos radiators are likely the best rads for low fan speeds if quiet is what you want thumb.gif
I'd get a 240 no matter what the thickness, but with a 240 30mm thick rad you could run something like 600rpm and get good temps.

yup, that nexxxos is what i am looking at, you think i can max out the OC potential of my system with a dual 120mm x 60mm thick? push and pull fans?
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