Originally Posted by Rickles
Not to poo poo on your dreams, but the surface area calculation for the double 80mm rad doesn't take into account the dead spots created by the center of the fans, when you take this into account you don't really gain anything from a 120mm rad.
That being said the double 80mm rads are notorious for not meeting expectations, if you look around you will find that many people that have used them suggest just sticking to air cooling.
If you can mod your case to take more then just the double 80mm rad then that should be the course of action you take. The last thing you want to do is get everything all set up and then find out that it is not adequate or what you expected.
Deadzones can be a son of a ***** sometimes, but if you read all my posts on the first page I recommended using the dual 80mm in addition to fitting in a single 120mm. That would be around 2x120mm radspace, which should be more than enough for a CPU even with a decent overclock.
Originally Posted by CaptainZombie
I had this listed in one of my previous posts, now the more I look at my system I'm thinking the dual 80mm rad with push/pull might be several inches from the CPU. How many inches of tubing should someone use at a minimum from the RAD to the CPU?
Yeah, I had the water block in one of my other posts, didn't mention it in the one you quoted, sorry.
It really doesn't matter..... As long as you can connect the barbs distance shouldn't make a significant impact.
Again, I'd try and fit that 120mm rad in that area in between your Graphics card and PSU.