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I recently installed my Swiftech H20-120 watercooling kit and I was wondering what would be my next upgrade? I only have my cpu in the loop.

Right now I just want lower my cpu temps (summer time FTL) so I would need a better radiator, any suggestions?

I am planning on adding a gpu water-block eventually, would the pump that comes with the kit be able to support it well?
    
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that pump is sweet.. one of the best that money can buy...

im using one atm in my 1/2" setup

i would get a 360 rad... it will keep your temps way down... and will allow you to add a gpu block in the future
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How much you want to spend?
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ok great, glad to know the pump is ok. the 360 rad looks pretty cool, any other suggestions?

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How much you want to spend?
around $50 preferably, nothing over $100 though(do they even cost that much?
    
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ok great, glad to know the pump is ok. the 360 rad looks pretty cool, any other suggestions?



around $50 preferably, nothing over $100 though(do they even cost that much?
Petra's top :

http://www.petrastechshop.com/peddcudeddcp.html
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around $50 preferably, nothing over $100 though(do they even cost that much?
lol, was talking about the rad, but didnt say, my bad. \\

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What kind of performance difference would i see from that compared to the pump i have right now(from a cpu/gpu loop)?
    
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What size fans do you have on your rad now? With just a CPU in the loop a 240 rad should be enough....Some bigger fans might help your temp's more then anything...

These are pretty quiet..

...http://www.svc.com/fba12g12m.html
Panaflo FBA12G12M1J 120mm High Speed Fan 86.5CFM 35.5dBA

...http://www.svc.com/kd1212pmb3-86.html
Sunon 120mm Ball Bearing Fan w/ 3pin 84CFM 35dBA

These are what I use for rad fans...I don't really think they are loud..

...http://www.svc.com/fba12g12u.html
Panaflo 115cfm

...http://www.petrastechshop.com/12x38sukddob.html
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If you go to the page where they sell it, scroll down and you will find some performance charts.
yes rads go over $100

Mine was about $150
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post #9 of 11
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Well I do plan to add my gpu to the loop soon too, so how about getting the 360 rad and the Panaflo 115cfm fan for now, then buy the petra's top pump when i add in the gpu?
    
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Well I do plan to add my gpu to the loop soon too, so how about getting the 360 rad and the Panaflo 115cfm fan for now, then buy the petra's top pump when i add in the gpu?
Sounds good you might want to change over to 1/2" fittings and tubing when you get the Petra top it will help your flow...They are nice little tops I use them on my 18W DDC pumps...
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