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A single 240 rad can handle a CPU and GPU, if you have no plans on overclocking/over-volting either component.

 

As to your second question, you can string as many radiators of different sizes in your loop. A 240 and a 120 together are going to total 360mm of rad space, and it will make a considerable difference compared to just a single 240 rad. Only when you start to go absolutely insane with the amount of rads in your case, will you run into diminishing returns regarding cooling.

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Alright so a 120mm rad won't be able to cool very much then?

What can a 240mm rad handle? Just cpu or gpu?


And one more question. Can a 240mm rad and 120mm rad be in the same loop and make a difference compared to just a 240mm rad?

I just don't know what kind of setup to use for my N1.

The more total rad space, the better.

 

Here's a good rule of thumb : 120mm of rad for every component + 120mm of leeway.

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That answers my questions, thanks!
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