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Okay, size is of a concern for me here. I do have a triple 120 black ice gts 360 that I purchased from a great member here. However, after inspection I realized that I may want to go with something a tad smaller as I'm not really water cooling that many components in my system. I'll be watercooling my e6420 and probably the q6600 g0 stepping once it arrives, and also the NB. Could I get away with a single 120mm radiator? Or would a dual 120mm radiator be best? I'm not really concerned with 1-2-3c temps in drop in variance between the two, size is more of a concern than minuscule drops in load temp.
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Well then you should buy the one I have for sale.

http://www.overclock.net/sale/209587...ing-parts.html
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Well then you should buy the one I have for sale.

http://www.overclock.net/sale/209587...ing-parts.html
Yes I did look at your thread - but i figured 2 80's would be too small?
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post #4 of 12
a single 120 would be better than that.
(80x160)/120=106.66...
(120x120)/120=120 (obviously)
and 120>106.66...

but seriously, couldnt you manage with the 360, or even a 240?
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its not a 1-3C difference LOL why do you think people even buy three times the size if the difference were that small?

dual 120 ftw

swifty h2o-220 best value for money

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post #6 of 12
with the thermochill you might be able to go 120.1, but they also have a 160.1 that might be worth looking into. most people use 1 120mm, but you could try 4x80.
(160x160)/120=213.33, which is almost the 240 of a dual rad.
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Yes I did look at your thread - but i figured 2 80's would be too small?
I can't tell you if it would be or not. I used it for a time when I was overclocking my 920 up to 5ghz and it did very well. It kept my 920 around 48c on a full load when it was at 5ghz. That was back when i was just playing with watercooling and I ended up using that radiator in a system that I built for my sons science class at school. I remember running it with only one of the fans hooked up just to see if there was any difference and there really wasn't much.

For the price you really can't go wrong and it fits into some really tight places.
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5HGz... lol Netburst FTW!
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its not a 1-3C difference LOL why do you think people even buy three times the size if the difference were that small?

dual 120 ftw

swifty h2o-220 best value for money

thermochill 120.2 best performance

I didn't say it would be a 1-3c increase. I was asking WHAT the increase would be going from a dual to a single, and if it was in the 1-3c range if it would be beneficial to go with a 120 insead of a 240. Like I said I do have a gts 360 at my disposal and a stacker to try and stuff it in. I just wanted a little bit smaller package that maybe done a good enough job - better than my si-128 delta setup

here are the temps @ 1.52v - and YES! I do keep it chilly in here!

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post #10 of 12
I'd use the 360 GTS for it with some decent cfm fans on it with shrouds...If you use it with a quad its going to be pumping out some major heat OC'ed....



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