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I have 3 Rads. What should I do?

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Through indecision and an amazing deal I now have 3 Radiators in my possession. I have a GTX360, GTX240, and a GTS240. I already have the GTX360 mounted at the top of my Cosmos S. I have a DD Bay Res, EK-FC88GTS Full Cover GPU Block and a MCP655 vario pump. What should I do with the other 2 rads? Use 1 of them in the loop? Return 1? Return Both?
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use all three! i dunno i am using 2 360 rads in a cpu only loop with crazy silent fans seems to be working pretty well. i say use em all with low cfm fans
    
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I already have 3 133CFM Scythe Ultra Kaze 120x38 fans mounted with my 360 up top so low cfm fans are out of the question.
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I would throw them all in just for the shock value of using 3 rads in a single loop! O_O
    
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Keep the extra GTX is case you need it, sell the GTS or hang onto it to...Every time I give away or sell WC'ing gear I end up needing it...I keep it all anymore, I'll use it sooner or later...
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Keep the extra GTX is case you need it, sell the GTS or hang onto it to...Every time I give away or sell WC'ing gear I end up needing it...I keep it all anymore, I'll use it sooner or later...
But you're saying definitely don't use it in the same loop? As I said I really wanna take my OC as high as I can meaning I'll probably be pumping 1.5-1.6vcore through my Quad.

Therefore I'm considering using my GTX360 up top and mounting the GTX240 in the front. I know many would think it's overkill but as I said, I wanna max my OC and I don't want temps holding me back.
Edited by PuffinMyLye - 5/19/08 at 7:22pm
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Yeah stick the 240 GTX in your loop to, it wont hurt your flow much, if nothing else it will help to keep your temp's more even, they shouldn't spike up as fast...I'd hold off with the GTS though, they are restrictive, the one GTS is probably about as restrictive as both of the GTX's....

That GTS is a good bang for buck rad with in single block loop with a decent pump, it beats out a BIX by a couple of C...You might want to hang onto it, you never know when you might want a single block loop rad...
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Ira how important is it that my Bay Res be high up in the loop? The way I want to mount my 2 rads, I may have to have my Bay Res towards the bottom.
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Ira how important is it that my Bay Res be high up in the loop? The way I want to mount my 2 rads, I may have to have my Bay Res towards the bottom.
You can have it lower if you want to...Just remember not to un-cork it unless the pump is running...It will just take longer to bleed...

I like mine at the highest point, I always have it laid out to where I can take the rad loose and lay it in the lowest spot, then when I turn my pump on and off several times priming the pump and getting it going the air will work itself out fast,with it like that it bleeds almost instantly...I'll shake the rad a few times, and turn it on and off, when you turn it off the air will rise to the highest spot in your loop, which laid out the way i do its the res it rises to...
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You know you want to use the GTS to water cool the GPU. You know you do!
    
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