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You might as well give it a shot since you have it...The GTS has a lot of fins so stick some good 120x38mm fans on it in a push-pull, if it runs a little hot you can always drop your OC back a little till you get another rad, it should work fine at stock speeds....
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Well this is off topic but I got my razer diamonback 3g mouse from woot today its so soft its smaller than my G5 rev. 2.
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Well this is off topic but I got my razer diamonback 3g mouse from woot today its so soft its smaller than my G5 rev. 2.

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Yeah its smooth I like how it says it uses teflon on the bottom
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It all depends on the fan used. A good strong 100+ cfm 38mm fan would probably handle pretty well.

Don't forget the fan selected is HUGE.

In my PA120.3 test, I found a single radiator with Skythe Ultra Kaze 3000 fans was very close to 3 X the performance of a Yate Loon at 1000RPM.
http://www.martinsliquidlab.com/Ther..._3-Review.html

So as a rough estimate:

PA120.3 w/ 1000RPM 120mm fans = PA120.1 w/ 3000 RPM 38mm fan

Don't forget the fans!!!

We probably get alot of folks using lower speed fans in water cooling, but if noise is not an option you can really cut back on the radiator size by going big in the fan department.
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I knew you would quit using the little 47cfm YL's sooner or later Martin....Fans are one of the biggest things you can do to your rig for better cooling...The bigger 120x38mm aren't really that loud anyway, they just become a white noise kind of sound to me after a while, I have to stop and listen for them anymore to make sure they are even on...I still cant handle the big Deltas yet, they just have a high pitched tone that really bugs me, I'm still trying though....
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I knew you would quit using the little 47cfm YL's sooner or later Martin....Fans are one of the biggest things you can do to your rig for better cooling...The bigger 120x38mm aren't really that loud anyway, they just become a white noise kind of sound to me after a while, I have to stop and listen for them anymore to make sure they are even on...I still cant handle the big Deltas yet, they just have a high pitched tone that really bugs me, I'm still trying though....
I havn't stopped using them yet, but I am considering at least bumping up to the medium speed yates.

But yeah, the fan affect is huge, the GTX for example is showing close to 5X the performance differences between ultra low speed fans and ultra high speed fans...that's HUGE!

I'll have my 480GTX results up this weekend hopefully, it's been a fun test. It flat rips with the ultra highs...I don't even have enough heat to throw at it!..
    
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Can't wait to see the results Martin!
    
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I havn't stopped using them yet, but I am considering at least bumping up to the medium speed yates.

But yeah, the fan affect is huge, the GTX for example is showing close to 5X the performance differences between ultra low speed fans and ultra high speed fans...that's HUGE!

I'll have my 480GTX results up this weekend hopefully, it's been a fun test. It flat rips with the ultra highs...I don't even have enough heat to throw at it!..
Oh its a sick rad, I only have around 600W on it and it doesn't even begin to sweat with my 115 Pana's pushing and pulling...Look forward to it, I know its hard to stay in the house this time of year...
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