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im going to use 2x 120 rads in my prodigy, specifically the XSPC EX120 model

im going to be backing off my processor clock to 4.2, ive not much use for 5ghz lately and the extra heat isnt needed in a 10x10 office

so 7950 @ stock and 2500k @ 4.2ghz. will it dissipate heat well or will i be overloading the rads?
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You will be fine.

Each 120mm rad can effectively cool 300 watts of thermal energy.

At around 600 RPM fans it does roughly 100 watts better or worse depending on fan choice and if it is taking cool air from the outside.

with two rads, you will have 200 watts.

http://ark.intel.com/products/52210 Shows 72C is the max thermal temp at the IHS. Keep the chip under 68C all the time.

84 W is the power draw of the chip at stock. This includes when it's turbo boosted.

250 watts is the graphic card at stock.

You do have enough cooling, just how quite do you want it to be is up to you to decide. Adding a push pull setup will dramatically help and is almost as efficient as adding another radiator!!

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?220874-More-Radiator-Sandwich-testing

Look at that and you will see what I mean. If you have any questions, just PM me biggrin.gif
Edited by Nick911 - 10/10/13 at 1:50pm
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Got a 5850 @ 900MHz and 3.7GHz i7 860 on two 120mm rads - it works fine. Gets a little toasty at full load but not too bad.
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