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Thinking of re-getting my feet wet. Question though -

My loop initially will be a Q6600 and a single HD4870, and down the road, I'll throw in a second HD4870. Due to case size limitations, I can run one 240 rad, but I can't run anything bigger. I *can* run a second 240, as well, but it'll completely cramp the case and a 120 would be so much more convenient.

a) Will a second 120 (MCR120) rad help much when I get a second HD4870?
b) Will a second 240 be worth it over a 120?
c) Is a second rad really needed, even with a Q6600 and two 4870s?
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It all depends on fans. Less/smaller rad(s) = more/higher CFM/louder fans.
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Thinking of re-getting my feet wet. Question though -

My loop initially will be a Q6600 and a single HD4870, and down the road, I'll throw in a second HD4870. Due to case size limitations, I can run one 240 rad, but I can't run anything bigger. I *can* run a second 240, as well, but it'll completely cramp the case and a 120 would be so much more convenient.

a) Will a second 120 (MCR120) rad help much when I get a second HD4870?
b) Will a second 240 be worth it over a 120?
c) Is a second rad really needed, even with a Q6600 and two 4870s?
a.) a 120 rad will help but i don't think it will help much with a second gpu.
b.) i would refer you get a 240 rad. it would benefit you much much more.
c.) i would say its very possible you can get away with just 1x 240 rad but i would think you are pushing the rad's limits. though.
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