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I have just ordered my system for this new rig, not new to water as can be seen in my amd rig but is it ok to run a 240mm and a 120mm together in the loop? the reason for this is my new midi case can only fit a 240 in the roof so for the extra surface I got a 120mm to fit also. In my other I have an rx360 so never ran dual rads before.

Thanks in advance.
post #2 of 7
Yeah they will be fine,

I mean the worst case is your pump has to put some extra omph into it but other than that it should be fine.

If you're doing a midi build though, you should be fine with a single decent 240mm rad for both GPU and CPU and put on a modest overclock.

Cheers

Comps
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Yeah they will be fine,

I mean the worst case is your pump has to put some extra omph into it but other than that it should be fine.

If you're doing a midi build though, you should be fine with a single decent 240mm rad for both GPU and CPU and put on a modest overclock.

Cheers

Comps

That was the reason for going water though comps lol, I want to see what i can get out of this 4770k and keep it relatively quiet so thought more surface rad will maybe do the trick in both respects.
post #4 of 7
Yeah well if you do a single 240mm radiator I wouldn't have thought you'd loose any sort of overclockablity on your CPU. Your GPU might, slightly take a hit.

Comps
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Originally Posted by compuman145 View Post

Yeah well if you do a single 240mm radiator I wouldn't have thought you'd loose any sort of overclockablity on your CPU. Your GPU might, slightly take a hit.

Comps

Ok thanks for that, I will try it and see if there is a difference, the 120mm was pretty inexpensive anyway so a bit of cheap overkill lol, The pc hobby.............
post #6 of 7
Im running 4670K and GPU with 1x120 + 1x240, OCs to 4.2ghz with 50-60C degrees.. when I connect my external 3x360 I can go 4.6 at same temps~

I would think a 240+120 is a bit on the low side for CPU and 2xGPU, unless you dont plan on OCing that high.
general rule of thumb is 1x120 pr heat unit +120 for OC.
and a 120 will also allow you to run fans at lower speed with same temps as 240 on full speed
 
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Im running 4670K and GPU with 1x120 + 1x240, OCs to 4.2ghz with 50-60C degrees.. when I connect my external 3x360 I can go 4.6 at same temps~

I would think a 240+120 is a bit on the low side for CPU and 2xGPU, unless you dont plan on OCing that high.
general rule of thumb is 1x120 pr heat unit +120 for OC.
and a 120 will also allow you to run fans at lower speed with same temps as 240 on full speed

I wont be cooling any gpu yet. I am awaiting the drop of Hawaii to decide which to complement this rig with. My 4770k is @4.5 on a single config air cooler. I have a nice loop on my 8320@5ghz so looking at a big ugly air cooler on this new build in a much smaller case is not to my liking lol. I have also gone for the corsair sp high performance fans. Thanks for the advice guys.
Edited by Ghost12 - 9/9/13 at 3:04pm
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