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What I already have:

Swifty ApogeeGT
MCP655 vario

I'm looking for a radiator that will be able to adequately cool both my CPU (Q6600) and GPU (3870x2). I don't plan to go much beyond the Quad's current state of 3.0GHz and the GPU will remain stock-clocked. The radiator can be no larger than a triple and thickness is of no concern.

The MCR320 is a nice rad to mount up and live with but I don't think it's enough. A PA120.3 is killer but I hate that 'non-standard' fan layout because I'd much, much rather just go the RadGrillz route.

Fan-wise, I would probably run some medium Yates or something to that effect. I want things to be as quiet as possible to no insane Panaflos.

Thanks!
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PA 120.2 or .3, I know 100% that a .2 with 2 high fans, or 4 (push-pull) will handle a high clocked quad and a high output video card. I have a quad at 3.6 and my gtx at max clocks on my 120.2 and the cpu temps did not rise at all
    
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I say go for a PA 120.3 or a BIX360

Both are great radiators.
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PA 120.2 or .3, I know 100% that a .2 with 2 high fans, or 4 (push-pull) will handle a high clocked quad and a high output video card. I have a quad at 3.6 and my gtx at max clocks on my 120.2 and the cpu temps did not rise at all
On 3870x2, I would go with a 3 fan rad. 2 gpu's and a quad are pushing it for a 2 fan rad imo.
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I'll just support what others have already stated......yes a 360/120.3 is the way to go. With a 360 some medium to high speed fans are preferred. If money isn't really an object and the fan layout of a 120.3 is that much of an issue you could always opt for a Feser TFC Exchanger. It also has a less dense fin layout than the 360 and only slightly more dense than the 120.3. It "looks" like a good mix of the 2 styles and is VERY non-restrictive per martinsliquidlab. With the PA and Feser you can use lower speed (quieter) fans.

I have a TFC on order from danger den and it should be arriving very soon.
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I'd go with a Black Ice GTX360 Rad, that should handle that loop with some fairly high CFM fans (80+).
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Thanks so far guys! I figured a Quad and an x2 was a tall order. My Tuniq works like a charm so perhaps it can keep its job. I don't think those high-CFM fans are going to work out for me either so perhaps I won't WC both components.
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