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Ususally, heatercores are less restrictive, so that's why PC users use heatercores rather than radiators, because they add less restriction.
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well how many degrees difference are we talking between the 120mm Black ice Extreme and a dual heater core? I know there are alot of things that this answer depends on, but just give me a general idea on the difference.

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well how many degrees difference are we talking between the 120mm Black ice Extreme and a dual heater core? I know there are alot of things that this answer depends on, but just give me a general idea on the difference.

Thanks for the help so far!

depends what your cooling

if your cooling cpu and gpu, then a single 120mm radiator would probably yield pretty high temps..

For a CPU alone though the single radiator may be fine.. But if your cooling gpu + cpu i'd say at least go dual 120mm somthing or other..
    
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was going to do a CPU, GPU & NB. So I need to think about getting one of the heater cores eh?
    
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Forget the NB, Just do cpu and gpu


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The only prob with leaving out the NB is I found a great deal on a PolarFLO NB and GPU cooler two for one. Will the NB bring the temps up alot?
    
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The only prob with leaving out the NB is I found a great deal on a PolarFLO NB and GPU cooler two for one. Will the NB bring the temps up alot?
The NB cooler will hurt your flowrate, add more restriction, and hurt temps. It's hard to say by how many degrees, but it's best to use a good air heatsink on the NB. The water will not help your oc anyways. I would go ahead and get the package deal then turn around and sell the NB block on Ebay.

Regarding your question about the double heatercore. If you are cooling a cpu and a gpu, it is best to have as much cooling capacity as possible. I would definately go with a double heatercore, or a BIX 2 at the least. A double heatercore will drastically outperform any single 120mm rads.
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