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first wc setup just about ready to order everything. looking for some suggestions

my planned setup
swiftech mcres micro
laing 3.2 w/ xspc top
rad??? 120.2/3 vs swiftech/hw labs
fuzion 2.0 w/ quad insert, nozzle kit, g1/4"threaded 3/8"
gpu??? mcw60 w/8800 kit vs ek full cover vs fuzion gfx

will 120.2 rad be enough for overclocked quad and 8800gtx?
not looking for ultra quiet but trying to maintain it some too.
i prefer to get a 120.2 for now cause i'd rather mount it inside my case if possible, but im willing to mount outside case have to.
price difference is so little between 120.2 and .3 is also so small that i'm starting to think i might as well get the .3. also should i just save the money and get a non thermochill or will i be saying "should have got a thermochill?"

thanks
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post #2 of 6
I think you'd be better off getting at LEAST a 240 RAD if you plan to cool a quad and a video card. http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...oducts_id=3984 If you plan to stick with the 120, I have come to like the Black ice radiators a lot. I don't know much about GPU waterblocks, so I;ll let someone else help you with that, for I'd probably aim you in the wrong direction GOOD LUCK THOUGH! I'd say stay with Black ice though for a rad.
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post #3 of 6
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i am getting at least a 240 sized one, choice is between a 240 or 360 (thermochill 120.2 swiftech220 or hw labs 360) or (thermochill 120.3 swiftech 320 hwlabs 360 thermochill 120.3)
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post #4 of 6
I would probably suggest a three wide if you want to be able to have the rad fans at a reasonable level. My two 120's are enough for my 3870x2 and e3110 IF I have the fans turned up higher than I would like. I have to get a third at least and try to find room for it.

There is no such thing as too big on the rad. Within reason of course. :-p

Also my ek 3870 block is the most restrictive part of my loop. Maybe the GTX is different.
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a pa 120.2 or pa 120.3
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post #6 of 6
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Originally Posted by imone03 View Post
will 120.2 rad be enough for overclocked quad and 8800gtx?
The answer to that question lies in the performance specs of the parts, and probably not in forum responses.

How many watts of heat will your (overclocked?) quad generate?
..and data like this. and this. See this.

There's more data available, lots more.
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