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So I'm here in my room drawing out sketches of possible WC setups instead of going out and socializing or doing something productive like studying for tomorrow's Economics exam or working on my term papers, awesome...
Anyways, I already read all the guides and hundreds of posts and preatty much have made up my mind. The only thing that's giving me headaches now is the radiator. I plan to run both a CPU and GPU blocks and need your opinions on the adecuate radiator for the job. I have come up with two possible solutions (I know that a heater core is the best of the best, but I already decided to go for a radiator instead):
http://www.dangerdenstore.com/produc...&cat=72&page=1
or
http://www.dangerdenstore.com/produc...&cat=72&page=1 (will require some modding of my case but I don't mind because it will be fun and will give me something to do during the summer )
My question is: will the single radiator be more than enough? Will the triple radiator be overkill for what I plan?
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a single rad is good enough for just a cpu, but if you plan on running a cpu and gpu look like you said you are you really should get at least a double rad. So, I would scrap the single rad from your list of options and choose between a double or tripple rad.

so your choices should be between these two:
http://www.dangerdenstore.com/produc...&cat=72&page=1
or
http://www.dangerdenstore.com/produc...&cat=72&page=1
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Get the double heatercore from DD. It's better than all double radiators IMO and rivals triple for a fraction of the cost. That's what I am going to get once I watercool.
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Originally Posted by soloz2
a single rad is good enough for just a cpu, but if you plan on running a cpu and gpu look like you said you are you really should get at least a double rad. So, I would scrap the single rad from your list of options and choose between a double or tripple rad.

so your choices should be between these two:
http://www.dangerdenstore.com/produc...&cat=72&page=1
or
http://www.dangerdenstore.com/produc...&cat=72&page=1

I think I will go with the triple radiator. A double will still fit inside the case but a triple will have to sit outside (most likely the top of the case). If I do put the radiator on the outside I will have to cut holes for the tubes, but if I leave it inside (double radiator) I can leave the case as it is (no modding) and possibly a cleaner look (no tubes dangling outside the case). Decisions, decisions.

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Get the double heatercore from DD. It's better than all double radiators IMO and rivals triple for a fraction of the cost. That's what I am going to get once I watercool.
The thing is that a heatercore will have to go outside (too damn big) and honestly that thing looks ugly.
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I cool my CPU, Chipset, and 2 gpu with dual 120mm rads and get great temps so the double rad should be good for ya. And your right, way cleaner look when installed inside the case.
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doing a rad outside of the case is more effective because its not dealing with all of the other heat inside the case... you can also get the double rad and the piece that mounts it to the back of the case(which i did) and im pretty happy with it
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I'm thinking of screwing a double rad. to the top of the case (already have one blowhole could add a second) and screw two thunderblades behind. The top blowholes will let the rad. breathe a bit:

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I used a swiftech radbox to put my heater core on the back of my case
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