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wanted to put my 3770K under water. I made the mistake of getting a black ice Stealth GT 240 for my first go. i have a Swiftech MCP35X and a Swiftech MCRes that i'll be poaching from a previous build. need a new block (set on the EK Supremacy)..just need a radiator recommendation. I'd prefer thin 240 as if i went thick 240 it would collide with the motherboard heatsink i believe.

also for a 3770k is a thick rad necessary to achieve good temps or can i do the same with a thin?
Edited by srsparky32 - 3/11/13 at 2:19pm
 
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A 3770k doesn't throw a lot of heat and thick radiators aren't all that beneficial. You would be safe to w/ 30mm thick radiator.
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Originally Posted by srsparky32 View Post

wanted to put my 3770K under water. I made the mistake of getting a black ice Stealth GT 240 for my first go. i have a Swiftech MCP35X and a Swiftech MCRes that i'll be poaching from a previous build. need a new block (set on the EK Supremacy)..just need a radiator recommendation. I'd prefer thin 240 as if i went thick 240 it would collide with the motherboard heatsink i believe.

also for a 3770k is a thick rad necessary to achieve good temps or can i do the same with a thin?
Definitely if you don't want to delid.
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Definitely if you don't want to delid.

i dont want to delid for sure. if i need a thick 240 that means id need a new case
 
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hmmm, currently im using a 184 radiator to cool a 3770k @4.5ghz (delid) and a gtx 670, where under load its around 60-70c depending. redface.gif From what i recall the 184 radiator im using had a similar amount of surface area as a thing 240 radiator (something like the radiator h100 or so). I would think that you shouldnt have too much of an issue running a OCed 3770k on a thin-ish 240 radiator. biggrin.gif
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