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I've had my xspc raystorm 750 rs360 kit for a few weeks now and i'm contemplating adding a 120mm or 140mm radiator to the loop. Is it going to be worth adding a rad of that size to the loop? Have had some mixed answers and I don't really have the space in my Haf X to place anything bigger without some modding.
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What do you have on the loop? If it is just 1-2 components you have enough with the 360. If you add a 120/140 radiator it would definitely give you more headroom for overclocking or running your fans slower. But if you are already content with your temperatures then there is really no point since you have no room. It is definitely weird saying enough radiator is enough since I am one of the ones that loves to go overkill.

Quick example:

Using Martin's, an ST30 360 at 1000 RPM will dissipate 150 watts. A rough approximation of a 120 would be around 1/3 of the capacity of the 360 which would be around 50 watts. So in this scenario given a 360 and a 120 would give you around 200 watts of dissipation using fans at 1000 RPM.
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I have room for a 140mm rad still so i was thinking about it. To be honest my temperatures aren't that great. I had a cm seidon 120M before and since upgrading i've seen my temperatures climb to around 37 degrees celsius idle. In contrast the seidon managed 30 idle. I'm not at all worried about power consumption. I definitely think it would look much better but at the same time I want to know before I buy it that it will definitely have a positive impact besides just looking good.
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I never recommend people to run single 120 or 140mm rads to loops. They add a bit of restriction to the overall flow of the loop, with very little cooling capacity. Also the price on most single 120 and 140mm rads isn't worth the diminishing returns of adding such a radiator.
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