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I was just wondering which is better and why. I want to do multiple loop because it looks cool, but I don't know how to set it up so I will probably do it if I cool my GPU and CPU.
    
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Depends on what you're trying to cool and how much space/noise you can handle. Single loops are for cooling just a couple components (CPU only, or a north bridge if you're feeling frisky), while multiple loops are for maximum temperature control. Single loops are mainly for people who either aren't cooling much, or don't want the hassle of multiple radiators with multiple fans each and multiple pumps, etc.
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Depends on what you're trying to cool and how much space/noise you can handle. Single loops are for cooling just a couple components (CPU only, or a north bridge if you're feeling frisky), while multiple loops are for maximum temperature control. Single loops are mainly for people who either aren't cooling much, or don't want the hassle of multiple radiators with multiple fans each and multiple pumps, etc.
Alright well, I want to do a 2 way loop. I want to do CPU and GPU. I already have a 1 x 120mm radiator and am going to buy a 2 x 120mm radiator. Which do you recommend I use with what. I will also probably buy another pump for my other loop.
    
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My personal opinion is that either of those radiators by themselves aren't enough to cool one component. I'm not sure of the heat output of your processor or video card, but if you want decent temps, you'll probably want that double rad on the CPU, and another double on the GPU. But with that setup, assuming it is your sig rig you want to cool, I'd just run both rads inline with each other, maybe one before and one right after the CPU. Get a good pump though...
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Yeah I'd stick the 240 on the CPU to...The GPU will work better with higher temp's, more so then the CPU anyway...

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