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Think a single 80MM rad would handle an E8400 comfortably?
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=22597

I am considering setting up a all-internal LCS for a Microfly MX6 case...just because I don't think it will fit any nice air coolers. Assuming an ambient air temp of about 25C/77F, should I be able to maintain 30-35C temps? I will most likely leave the CPU stock speeds, and it will be lapped.

It would be a CPU only loop on a D-Tek FuZion, pump would likely be some swiftech flavor...maybe a 355...I have a 655 but I have a feeling that might be a little too much oomph for a single 80mm rad.

There is room for a 120 rad,and I have a thermochill 120.1 left over, but I would prefer to use an 80 if possible, would be an easier solution for the case I think.

80.2 would also be a possibility, but that may require some cutting/grinding of my case..
Edited by Mr_Me_II - 6/16/08 at 5:16am
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Don't think it would remove enough heat by itself. May want to go with a minimum of a 120mm x2 (240 Rad.). A BIX 240 would work well with some high CFM fans.

http://www.dangerden.com/store/produ...&cat=85&page=1
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1x 120mm rad is enough for sure. as long as you don`t OC it to the extreme
i`ve had a single 120mm rad on my E6750 for a few months and it kept it nicely cool when at 3.5Ghz, but when i set some higher clocks the rad couldn`t keep up anymore.
but an 80mm rad...i doubt if it`ll be enough.
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Don't think it would remove enough heat by itself. May want to go with a minimum of a 120mm x2 (240 Rad.). A BIX 240 would work well with some high CFM fans.

http://www.dangerden.com/store/produ...&cat=85&page=1
My Thermochill 120.1 did a fine job cooling my E6600 @ 3.2, and the NB on my 680i in the same loop, idle temps between 35-40 with the overclock, load never went above 45.

Considering the E8400 is a 45nm chip, which from what I have seen procude less heat...I dunno it just seems like a 80 should be able to handle it? If they can't handle a single CPU why would they exist? =\\ I don't wana put my 120.1 in there it would be huge and bulky compared to the rest of the case

Suppose I could go for one of those bay-mount complete LCS systems like that one Thermaltake offers, but then I wouldn't have any optical drives
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