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In my upcoming build I only wish to water cool my CPU. What radiator would anyone reccommend for this?

I was thinking about this however will a 120mm rad be sufficient? Also, would you suggest i cool anything else on the mobo? Mosfet, chipset, anything else?

My CPU will likely be a 9450 or a QX9650.
    
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the 45nm quad produces very little heat, though i probably would recommend a 240mm radiator just so you can get as much heat as possible out.
Price difference between a 120 and 240 isnt much anyway.
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PA160 or no single fan RAD 240 if you can fit it
    
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what in the crack? 70 bucks?!!! PetrasTech here sells it for less, heck even if u add fittings its still less. i got a 240mm stealth blue color no bent fins im willing to sell for 45 bucks shipped including barbs. that gen2 crap dont mean nuttin if the descriptions the same....
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Im an Aussie. We pay ALOT for this stuff. Unfortunately Thermochill's aren't readily available here and are expensive to import.
    
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post #7 of 27
I'd go for a double on it...You might get by with a single using shrouds and a push-pull with you fans, you would need some higher cfm 120x38mm fans on it, but if you have to buy one anyway try to get a 240....

I bet you might be able to find a 1976 Pontiac Bonneville heater core there...They will fit 2-120mm fans and will dissipate a good amount of heat..The 1986 Chevette heater core is another one, you can only fit a single 120mm fan on it, well 2 if you do a push-pull..

..Barbs for heatercore?

..How to make a dual heater core fan shroud...


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post #8 of 27
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Ok. I've come back to you all with a list of components. Now you can all nit pick and bash me over them

RAD: Black Ice GT Stealth 240 Xflow

PUMP: Laing D5 Vario 12V

CPU BLOCK: D-Tek FuZion V2

FANS: Noctua NF-P12 x2

RESERVOIR: Swiftech MCRES-MICRO

TUBING: ClearFLEX 60 Premium Tubing (1/2)

How does that look so far guys?
    
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Ok. I've come back to you all with a list of components. Now you can all nit pick and bash me over them

RAD: Black Ice GT Stealth 240 Xflow

PUMP: Laing D5 Vario 12V

CPU BLOCK: D-Tek FuZion V2

FANS: Noctua NF-P12 x2

RESERVOIR: Swiftech MCRES-MICRO

TUBING: ClearFLEX 60 Premium Tubing (1/2)

How does that look so far guys?
i like it i think that should make for a pretty nice cpu loop
    
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Will i only need 4 of these barbs?
    
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