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Should I include my single 120mm rad?

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So I feel torn, some people have said I shouldn't include my single 120mm rad in my loop. Here's what I have:

Corsair 540 case
360 Swiftech high performance rad with 3 sp-120's high performance (pull intake)
240 Swiftech H220 rad with 2 swiftech helix pwm (pull exhaust)

Then of course the h220 block/pump. My current (old) case is the cooler master HAF XB where it only had room for a single 120mm rad. So I purchased a Swiftech single 120 high performance. Should I include this rad in my new setup? It would fit fine, as exhaust (pull), just not sure if it would be worth it since it may be harder to bleed.
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I say no.
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Originally Posted by Watagump View Post

I say no.
Is that because it's just not worth the added restrictions? I'm curious why people say no.
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Is that because it's just not worth the added restrictions? I'm curious why people say no.

You already have a 360 and a 240, should cool just fine.
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What are you cooling in the loop? Just the CPU or GPU too?

Either way, you have more than enough rad so the extra isn't going to give noticeably better performance. I would say leave it out to be honest, especially if you are happy with your current temperatures.

My reasoning would be that you would be introducing more restriction, albeit a fairly small amount, whilst not providing that much better cooling. Also if you put a fan on that port as exhaust anyway it will be a lot more effective at moving air if it doesn't have to move it through a radiator.
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Thanks. Yes I'm cooling the cpu and gpu, amd fx 6300 and a 7970 both heavy overclocks. Currently I haven't even installed the 360 yet as I'm waiting on the new case. Perhaps I'll decide once the case gets here tomorrow.
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