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Will triple triple 40mm rads cool i7 + GTX670 ?

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I wanted to make a 15" laptop that is watercooled.



I'm going to use these Alphacool rads:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/21606/ex-rad-652/Alphacool_NexXxoS_XT45_Full_Copper_Triple_40mm_Rad#blank

And 12 of these 40mm fans: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835119049

Or this way:



I will use aluminium sheets for the frame.

What you guys think?

All I wanted is an laptop that uses standard desktop parts. Hopefully I can make the base less than 4cm thick.
Edited by TheLAWNOOB - 1/12/14 at 8:54am
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Those 3 rads, combined, equal 1 x 120mm rad. Once you think about how inefficient small fans are.... Id say nope, you wont be able to cool it
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Originally Posted by prava View Post

Those 3 rads, combined, equal 1 x 120mm rad. Once you think about how inefficient small fans are.... Id say nope, you wont be able to cool it
This. You'd probably need 6 of those little guys at least and even then, it would still probably yield sub par results.
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Thanks for the replies guys, I'll go for passive slim 240 or 360 rads instead.
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Sure they can those rad's are pretty dam good people cooled their Xbox360 and PS3's with a single 2x40mm and those are powerhog so yes you can. (with a single one your temps would suck hard but with 3 you'll be fine)
I have 2 2x40mm rads and they are great they are great thumb.gif
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Sure they can those rad's are pretty dam good people cooled their Xbox360 and PS3's with a single 2x40mm and those are powerhog so yes you can. (with a single one your temps would suck hard but with 3 you'll be fine)
I have 2 2x40mm rads and they are great they are great thumb.gif

What are you cooling using the dual dual 40mms and what fan are you using?
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Originally Posted by maarten12100 View Post

Sure they can those rad's are pretty dam good people cooled their Xbox360 and PS3's with a single 2x40mm and those are powerhog so yes you can. (with a single one your temps would suck hard but with 3 you'll be fine)
I have 2 2x40mm rads and they are great they are great thumb.gif
And Xbox and PS3 don't put out nearly as much heat as an I7 and GTX670 would
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What are you cooling using the dual dual 40mms and what fan are you using?
I7 2630QM and a HD7850 I'm using Papst 6000RPM fans but I have them running at 1800RPM otherwise they'll make sound.
Here is a look at a person cooling his I7 with a single of those 2x40mm http://www.overclock.net/t/1332383/most-powerful-nes-computer
Since you have 3x 3x40mm you'll be just fine actually that is some capacity and people saying they are equiv to a 120mm rad are just plain wrong the 3x40mm rads are way more capable however they are more restrictive.
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And Xbox and PS3 don't put out nearly as much heat as an I7 and GTX670 would


That is at the wall so let's say they have the worst power system and are only 70% eff 0,7 * 180 = ~125J/s for the gpu, cpu and memory.
That can be cooled with a single 2x40mm while he is looking into 3x 3x40mm and those rads are also about 1cm thicker than the 2x40mm I'm talking about (the 2x40 while being listed as 40mm thick it actually only has 2,5+/- cm of fins.
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40mm fans have a hell lot more static pressure though. Great for overcoming the restriction easily
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That picture is from 2007. You can't compare power consumption and heat load of 6-7 years old hardware to that of today
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