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If you are going to do this, then I would go with just SR1s.. With two 480mm rads, you won't get any better performance from slightly thicker rads with higher speed fans... The way you would really crank up your performance would be by increasing your flow rate smile.gif... So what I'm saying is that just use 2x SR1s and you will be absolutely set smile.gif
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Yea, I'm set on the SR-1s. They may not be the best in all areas anymore but they are good enough and tick the boxes I dig more.

Makes some sense, you are saying a third rad is not worth the restriction... But I totally have room for 360 / 480 / 480.

Perhaps I could run a small loop for the restrictive stuff like the mobo and fan controller, put that on the 360, and keep the dual 480s for the CPUs and GPUs.

Or I could just run the dual 480s... This is not the first time I was told two 480s is plenty.
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Yea, I'm set on the SR-1s. They may not be the best in all areas anymore but they are good enough and tick the boxes I dig more.
Makes some sense, you are saying a third rad is not worth the restriction... But I totally have room for 360 / 480 / 480.
Perhaps I could run a small loop for the restrictive stuff like the mobo and fan controller, put that on the 360, and keep the dual 480s for the CPUs and GPUs.
Or I could just run the dual 480s... This is not the first time I was told two 480s is plenty.
not at all... what im saying is that there is no need to mix GTX and SR rads... the SR1s will give you enough performance to not need a GTX smile.gif... and 2x 480 and 1x36 is probably overkill if im honest, but hey... this is OCN tongue.gif
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