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i am wondering which rad is better for cpu or gpu?

i have mcr240 right now for cpu. i may buy rx120 for system.

shall i put rx120 for the cpu and mcr240 for gpu or rx120 for gpu and mcr240 for cpu.

which is better for temp wise?

and

how do i put in it a single loop?
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post #2 of 27
That might not be enough rad area for both CPU and GPU. In a single loop it doesn't matter, all radiators will help cool all the components. I would try to add another MCR-220 if you can, to get 4x120 of radiators instead of 3x120. To make a single loop just connect everything together...

Edit: With the 570 in there you'll definitely want more rad area. You may be close to the heat capacity of the loop, but remember that would require the fans to be maxed out. Even then you're close- I'd say minimum 240 rad for the 570 and 120, but really 240, for the CPU.
Edited by SaltwaterCooled - 1/5/11 at 1:28pm
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post #3 of 27
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the only problem how am i going to buy 2 x 240 rad on the haf 932.
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post #4 of 27
Well if you could sell the mcr240 you might could get a rx240 and it might be able to cool your cpu and a 570 sence your cpu does not put out alot of heat.
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post #5 of 27
A single thick 240mm radiator with some 1500+ RPM fans would work pretty well. You won't be getting phenomenal temperatures, but still much better than air cooling.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by charliehorse55 View Post
A single thick 240mm radiator with some 1500+ RPM fans would work pretty well. You won't be getting phenomenal temperatures, but still much better than air cooling.
Really? I would've said he'd be better off air vs the 240.

Edit: I see you said 'thick 240mm' I guess that helps, I'll have to look at the graphs again. Seems to me an MCR-220 dumps about 300w at max flow at 3k+ fans, which would barely cover the 570; does the X3 really not put off enough heat to make much difference?
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post #7 of 27
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maybe i will just do single loop with 2 x 240 rad.

pump - cpu - video card - 2 x 240 - pump

pump - cpu - rad - video card - rad - pump
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post #8 of 27
I have a 360 at top, 120 at rear and a 120 at bottom in my HAF932, that kind of set requires zero modifications to case. With some cutting you could also put that 240 at bottom and have top free for a 360.
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post #9 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by rickyman0319 View Post
maybe i will just do single loop with 2 x 240 rad.

pump - cpu - video card - 2 x 240 - pump

pump - cpu - rad - video card - rad - pump
May give you slightly better temps, but in a small loop like this shorter tubing runs are more helpful than loop order. (annnnd begin loop order debate...) I'm of the mind that the temps in the loop equilibrate so that order doesn't matter beyond a degree or two, which isn't enough for me to make long tubing runs.
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post #10 of 27
Why not just get the RX360 radiator? It fits into the top of a 932 without any modification and would easily cool your 570 and CPU.
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