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Hi. Currently I'm planning a custom loop to cool both the cpu and gpu in my main rig (specs in sig). I plan to go with a triple radiator in the top of my Enthoo Pro and can't decide between a 420 rad and a 360 rad. If i go with a 360 I'll already have the fans for the radiator which are Noctua NF F12s. If I go with a 420 I'll have to buy 1 more NF A14 to go with the 2 I already have. Depending on the choice will the extra money saved/spent be worth the difference in temps?
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Intel Core i5 4690K @ 4.6GHz Asus Z97 A EVGA GTX 970 FTW 16GB (4X4GB) G Skill Ripjaws X 2133MHz DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Evo 256GB Seagate Barracuda 2TB HWLabs GTS 420 Watercool Heatkiller IV Pro Acetal 
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Windows 10 EVGA Supernova 1000W G1 Phanteks Enthoo Pro 
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Intel Core i5 4690K @ 4.6GHz Asus Z97 A EVGA GTX 970 FTW 16GB (4X4GB) G Skill Ripjaws X 2133MHz DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Evo 256GB Seagate Barracuda 2TB HWLabs GTS 420 Watercool Heatkiller IV Pro Acetal 
OSPowerCase
Windows 10 EVGA Supernova 1000W G1 Phanteks Enthoo Pro 
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Difference is minor so unless you are on a very under-radded side, 360 should be fine.

Checking your sig rig, it is 4690K + 970, so 360 mm rad is enough.
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360 is def enough, but one rule of thumb is cram as much rad space in your case as you can fit and afford.
 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel i5 750 Lynnfield Gigabyte GA-P55-USB3 ASUS Strix GTX 960 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin... 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Crucial BX100 SSD 500GB EKWB EK-KIT L120 Corsair SP120 Koolance 2x140mm Radiator HX-CU1402V 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair AF140 Bitspower VG-NGTX960 Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Samsung Curved 27" S27D590C 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair Strafe RGB Apevia Iceburg 680 watts Apevia X-Sniper 2 EVGA Torq X3 Laser 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom 9750 ASUS M3A78-CM PNY XLR8 GTX 460 Corsair XMS2 (4 x 1GB) 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingPower
Hitachi 5K500 Silenx 92mm EFFIZIO Corsair SP 120 Red LED Antec 500watt 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-6400 Skylake ASRock A170A-X1/3.1 Gigabye G1 Gaming GTX 970 Windforce CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB (4 x 4GB) 288-Pin DD... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Bykski CPU-XPR-A High Performance Acrylic Nicke... EKWB Acrylic Nickel GPU Block Monsoon MMRS Reservoir Bykski BY-PUMP-XPH-PA Water Cooling Pump 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Koolance 240 30 FPI Radiator Magicool 280 14 FPI Radiator Bitfenix Spectre PWM 120mm Fan ML140 140mm PWM Premium Magnetic Levitation Fan 
OSPowerCase
Windows 10 Pro Corsair RM Series 850 Thermaltake Suppressor F31 
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