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I'm going to order my watercooling sometime this weekend, i got a thermaltake armor and i am upgrading the watercooling basically (now running air-_-'') anyway i was first thinking of getting the black ice GTS 360mm rad, but upon careful consideration im starting to wonder if i should go for the 240mm instead. i have intel c2d e6600 which i will overclock, and i currently have a 7800gt , but i will be upgrading to an 8800gts which i will probably overclock with a gpu waterblock. the 360mm is about 75bucks(cdn since i would have to get from ncix) and a 240 i could get for about 55(sincei could get from directcanada), so its about 20 bucks difference, if i could get the 360 from direct canada i could get it for about 66 bucks... but the problem is they have no stock and i dont think i could price match.

what are your guys thoughts/suggestions as to what you think i should do?
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i really dont wanna spend too much, im actually iffy about spending 80ish on the rad. i would say budget for the rad will be under 80. i know the thermochill are amazing, but i really just dont want to spend that kind of money on the radiator
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I'd go for the 360 if you can at all fit it somewhere..It will do a lot better with a heavy load. on it...You can always hang it on the back of your case on a rad-box...

...http://www.petrastechshop.com/swmcrre2raho.html
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If you do go for a 240 put some decent cfm fans on it...A shroud will also help..

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You could probably get by with a 240 rad, but as Ira said you'll need good cfm air.

Swiftech did a study a while back that said with 75cfm fans they could get rid of about 180watts worth of heat with a single radiator at a 10C delta.

An OCd e6600 could be as much as 100 watts and an 8800gts somewhere around 130, so yeah 240 would be just enough if you have good fans and don't mind 10C delta. But if you want to get lower load temps and or lower cfm fans, get a triple if possible. The swiftech MCR320s are only $46US if you shop around.
    
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hmmm, mabye i should just buy the watercooling gear? and wait for the radiator to come in? between the swiftech and the GTS which tends to be the better performance? i was going to go for the GTS because that was wat they had in stock, but if the swiftech is better performance then it would be the better contender
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hmmm, mabye i should just buy the watercooling gear? and wait for the radiator to come in? between the swiftech and the GTS which tends to be the better performance? i was going to go for the GTS because that was wat they had in stock, but if the swiftech is better performance then it would be the better contender
No way, the GTS is better than the swiftech...by quite a bit i would say as well. Get the GTS you wont regret it.
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ah, so i guess ill just buy it from ncix, seeing as they have it in stock... i guess ill be paying about 10 bucks more, since direct canada has no stock, but atleast i can get the dangerden pump for cheaper the ****ing swiftech pump went up 20 bucks for some reason o.0
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ah, so i guess ill just buy it from ncix, seeing as they have it in stock... i guess ill be paying about 10 bucks more, since direct canada has no stock, but atleast i can get the dangerden pump for cheaper the ****ing swiftech pump went up 20 bucks for some reason o.0
From NCIX???i buy there all the time...price match it dude!!!!
NCIX offers this thing, if you find a better price in canada, you can match the price and they will sell it to you for that much, i always price match with direct canada....
its at the bottom of your cart...
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From NCIX???i buy there all the time...price match it dude!!!!
NCIX offers this thing, if you find a better price in canada, you can match the price and they will sell it to you for that much, i always price match with direct canada....
its at the bottom of your cart...
It has to be in stock at both places though.
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