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I have a couple of question on these to models Black Ice GTX 120 and the Thermochill PA120 rads. Will ONE of these rads cool a e6850 Oced with a D-TEK FuZion 3/8 fitting and tubing with a Laing DDC-3.2 (18W)/Swiftech MCP355 Inline 12V DC Pump 3/8???
    
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Single 120 rad on that cpu will likely only get you temps similar to a good air cooler.
    
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agree, atleast go for a 2x120mm fan radiator.
and the ones you selected are top notch , in 240 versions
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Yeah I wouldn't go any smaller then a 240 for a cpu only loop or a 360 for cpu and gpu loop...The bigger the rad the less your temp's will bounce around...A 240 isn't much more expensive then a 120 why not get that extra surface area?
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Yeah I wouldn't go any smaller then a 240 for a cpu only loop or a 360 for cpu and gpu loop...The bigger the rad the less your temp's will bounce around...A 240 isn't much more expensive then a 120 why not get that extra surface area?
I am building a computer for a friend and talked him into buying this from newegg. For $150.00 not bad in price. I thought the 120 rads above would be better though I guess not. CPU ONLY

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835108075
    
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What CPU is he putting it on...You can always put fans on it in push-pull with shrouds and get better temp's...Thats a good price on that kit he could always upgrade the rad to a 240 later on if he needs to....
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This would be better if you wanted a kit...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835108076
But it is $100 more...

Or as ira-k said....But the 120 kit and upgrade the rad
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What CPU is he putting it on...You can always put fans on it in push-pull with shrouds and get better temp's...Thats a good price on that kit he could always upgrade the rad to a 240 later on if he needs to....
I thought that was a good price for that kit ira-K. Now what about using the Apogee block 3/8 & tubing? Well I gain heat using that vs the 1/2 tubing?
    
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I thought that was a good price for that kit ira-K. Now what about using the Apogee block 3/8 & tubing? Well I gain heat using that vs the 1/2 tubing?
The tubing size won't make that much of a difference, just make sure you're using a good fan with that radiator. The fan that it comes with is crap. I had the kit and when I replaced the fan with something better my temps went down a good 4C idle and 3-4C load (depending on my ambient).
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Yup Trendy is right about he tubing and fans...Just a CPU loop you wont have such long tubing runs to really have to worry about size of the tubing...Although I think bigger is better.The great thing about that kit is its really easy to upgrade..All you need to change it over to 7/16" or full 1/2" tubing is change the barbs out to 1/2" ones....If he wanted to spend a little more this is a good one to..


...D-Tek Kit

Or if he wants custom we can alway help him put one together...That little Swifty kit at that price is a pretty good value and its a great way to get someone into WC'ing with-out spending a fortune..It would be OK for light OC'ing....Now if he's wanting to use it for a quad-core or something I would for sure get something better....
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