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It has also been proven that if you do have more then one rad that you get better over all temps if you put them one after another in the line. I don't have time to find the link I have to get some friends to the airport.
    
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Its already a triple rad...... I think im fine there until I decide to upgrade to cool the gpu as well, then its time for another.
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1. Water doesn't "dissapear" in a closed loop.
2. A BIX3 is more than enough. Adding an additional radiator won't do anything noticable especially if you're only running a CPU block.
3. Keep your ratio of water to coolant 20:1 (95% water, 5% coolant).
4. If you do end up cooling your GPU later, it won't increase the temperature more than ~1 C so another radiator is still not necessary. You're setup is more than adequate.
    
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its a nice setup, and could definatly handle a gpu or 2 if thats what you end up doing in the future, i have a similer pump, a black ice extreme (1x120mmfan) and i cool a chipset,dual core cpu,gpu and everything is oced and my load temps are 46c on my cpu (1.6vcore) running dual prime95

but my rads in a push pull setup with a shroud on both sides- just saying that youll be set for whatever upgrades you make in the future
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The thing im scared about, I dont wana mess with my gpu, I never touched the fan or hs on my gpu and im scared to do it -_-


Is putting the gpu block easy / safe
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Yeah it's easy and safe as long as you take your time and so it right. There's a video on the DD site that shows how to put one on if you're not feeling too confident. It's real simple though.
    
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In that case, what is the best gpu block that you can get, and will 12' of tubing still be enough?
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post #28 of 40
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Originally Posted by Transonic
Yeah it's easy and safe as long as you take your time and so it right. There's a video on the DD site that shows how to put one on if you're not feeling too confident. It's real simple though.
Yeah if your gonna w/c you gotta go for the gpu to. Youll thank yourself in the end when you see those pwnage temps
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In that case, what is the best gpu block that you can get, and will 12' of tubing still be enough?
Maze4 all the way. Yes 12' is plenty, 10' was plenty for me and my radiator sits behind my desk about 1.5' from my rig.
    
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Yea, I got my setup on 10 feet. If you saw my rig in the sticky, then you'd nee it sits 2+ feet away.
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