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Which rad would be better? I plan to run two gpu's, and maybe the NB and mosfets one day. PA rads seem to be very good, so it makes me wonder if it would be better to go with the 240 over the 360.
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I'm not sure as to which radiator is actually better, but if you have the money go for the 320 or the 120.3. More is always better!
Edited by beelzebub_75 - 5/11/08 at 3:24am
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IMO the Thermochill PA120.3 is far superior to all other rads, except maybe FeserOne (equal). The PA120 series allow you to use lower speed fans, while achieving better results. They also have a lower pressure loss. Don't waste time mulling over the Swiftech/Black Ice or some other garbage and go buy a Thermochill Radiator.

Check out these results:

http://www.martinsliquidlab.com/

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As long as you have good fans, the 120.3 isn't *THAT* better than the MCR-320, at least not to the extent to justify the price increase for the slight thermal dissipation increase you get
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The PA is God... or so claim the reviews on it. Still, if you're looking for "cheap but still good" a MCR with some low speed fans, or a GTS with medium speed fans will do you good. A GTX would be even better, but it's pricey, and for spending that much you may as well go all the way for a PA.
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Originally Posted by Melcar View Post
The PA is God... or so claim the reviews on it. Still, if you're looking for "cheap but still good" a MCR with some low speed fans, or a GTS with medium speed fans will do you good. A GTX would be even better, but it's pricey, and for spending that much you may as well go all the way for a PA.
Yeah, the GTX -> PA is a tough call.. I'm in that choice right now and will probably go for the GTX personally. O.P, the Swifty's really don't give impressive results
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Yeah, the GTX -> PA is a tough call.. I'm in that choice right now and will probably go for the GTX personally. O.P, the Swifty's really don't give impressive results
I was considering another 120 x 3 RAD, even a GTX over the PA 120.3. but in the end, if you are spending that much already, just get the best so there is no doubt in your mind on what you could have had for $xx more!

I went with the 120.3, and it is huge! It is going in my Rocketfish. I dont know where I'm putting it yet...
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The GTX rads are better than the PA series, at both high and low cfms.

Secondly, if you're planning on adding two gpus to the same loop as you Q6600, you will want at least a 360 rad. Honestly, for the cpu, 2 gpus, NB, and mosfets, I would do two loops, or get a 480GTX.
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ThermoChill PA120.2 vs Swiftech MCR320
PA120.2 fitted with shroud and 2x YateLoon D12-SL fans, Swiftech MCR320 fitted with 3x of the same...



As you can see from the above figures, the PA120.2 with shroud manages to effectively match the Swiftech MCR320, with less noise due to fewer fans in play..

ADDENDUM - JANUARY 2007 - Bill Adam's Results from Testing of the PA Series

See:http://www.thermochill.com/PATesting/
http://www.over-clock.co.uk/ivb/inde...howtopic=17958


So a PA120.2 can match a MCR320.

Quote:
Originally Posted by tehpwnerofn00bs
The GTX rads are better than the PA series, at both high and low cfms.
At high cfm's yes, but at low cfm's the PA serie is not beaten yet. Most definitly not by the GTX' wich is not designed for low cfm/rpm fans.





(Roundup: 7 Triple radiators in the test )
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Ya I didn't make it very clear. I'm talking about a second loop for the gpus and what ever else. The 480gtx will only be cooling my cpu..

I think it will be the MCR320 for now. I don't think I can justify the PA price just to cool some gpus that will almost never be used.. The cpu on the other hand needed the 480 as it folds 24/7.

I hope I don't regret it later..
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