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I want to build a system "right" the first time. But I want to start on increments, first CPU + NB only. Eventually adding the SLI Ultras in the setup.

First Question:
Can the PA 120 Triple Radiator or ANY radiator cool a single loop of CPU>NB>Ultra>Ultra?

Second Question:
Anyone recommend the H20-220 Apex "Ultra Plus" Extreme Duty System Cooling kit for a WC noob?

Third Question:
If building a kit from scratch what CPU/NB/GPU/Pump/ blocks are the best?

Fourth Question:
T-line or Reservoir, what is the difference?
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1) Yes, you just need high CFM fans.

2 & 3) It is good but you can do better. Use this kit as a guide: http://www.petrastechshop.com/pecosliel.html

4) Res is easier to fill and costs a bit more. T-Line is easier to drain.
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4) Res is easier to fill and costs a bit more. T-Line is easier to drain.
I read on a post that a res is easier to bleed?
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I read on a post that a res is easier to bleed?
Correct.. hence, the easier to fill part.
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Thanks Duckie.

If I went with the Apex H20-220 to cool the CPU+NB; can 1 single 120mm Radiator keep up with 2 Ultras in SLI? I would be running 2 loops of course.
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post #6 of 15
You'd probably get better temps with a decent air cooler (HR-03) than a loop for two Ultra's on a single 120mm rad...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nitteo View Post
Thanks Duckie.

If I went with the Apex H20-220 to cool the CPU+NB; can 1 single 120mm Radiator keep up with 2 Ultras in SLI? I would be running 2 loops of course.
No, a single rad couldn't handle the heat well. You need at least a 120.2 rad with high flow fans.
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You'd probably get better temps with a decent air cooler (HR-03) than a loop for two Ultra's on a single 120mm rad...
That would not fit in my case, unfortunately.
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Quote:
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That would not fit in my case, unfortunately.
Put the rad on top of your case or mount them on the back.
    
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Put the rad on top of your case or mount them on the back.
Put a rad on top of your case and mount one to the back
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