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first off, can i get away with using a swiftech mcr 220 rad for my i7? i would like to run at 4 ghz. im getting a haf 922 and it can accomodate a double rad standardly. i was planning on getting a triple but i dont know how i feel about modifying the case to fit a triple inside.

my other question is, what effect does a larger resevoir have other than holding more water? is it more beneficial to have a larger res? i plan on using the xspc res top for the mcr 355 pump.

thanks for any help!!!
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post #2 of 7
The xspc res top is a great choice for the 355. You could mount a 240 rad externally. You also have to take into consideration the room for the fans to
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i know about the fans, my concern is the length. i really want to kepp most of everything inside the case. i know i can put a double rad inside with the fans and be fine. i can also do a triple rad but i would have to do som case modding on the top of the case to allow for the third fan spot. so im just wondering if a double can sufficiently cool my processor.
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Double is enought for just CPU even with higher ambient temperature. If you want to be sure, you can go with thicker radiator and fast fans.
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Double is enought for just CPU even with higher ambient temperature. If you want to be sure, you can go with thicker radiator and fast fans.
Thicker rads generally don't require fast fans only low to med speed fans.
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post #6 of 7
The double will be ok, and will fit in a 922.
Perhaps if you want more cooling you could think about another 240 out the back of your case (there are holes and grommets there already)

The bigger the res, the slower the temp change is, However the difference in 500ml res and a 1L res is marginal. If you are using a 20L bucket then its a different story.
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anyone have any temps of their i7 920 at 4 ghz using a double rad?
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