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To change rads or not

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I am using two heater cores to cool my CPU currently (a DTek Pro Core, and a Bonneville double), and they do a great job, but, look at the setup, it's pretty ungainly, to say the least.

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I have a bit of cash and could get a 360 rad to replace the heater cores. I could mount it with the same Radbox I'm using for the Bonnie right now... I was looking at the Swiftech MCR-320QP on sale @ Petra's right now, for $50. That should be plenty to cool an OC'd Phenom II, right?

I know it's not a necessary upgrade, or one that will even result in lower temps, but aesthetically, it's worth it, yes? As long as I wouldn't be risking higher temps. . . maybe I should consider a different radiator instead? Fwiw, fans are Panaflow Ultra Hi Speed, Push/Pull.

Thanks,
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I would Get a Good 360 RAD its more then enough for that CPU and you would have more or less the same temps. And it would look Nice... Maybe a BI GTX or XSPC one...
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This is overclock.net. I'm guessing you can always find someone that would say it would be worth it. I have no experience with that rad, but a 360 should be fine for a CPU.

I think it'd look nice replacing those heater cores
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totally worth it, but if its a CPU only loop a 240 alone is enough, the 360 really wont get noticeably better temps
    
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Originally Posted by OutOfBalanceOX View Post
totally worth it, but if its a CPU only loop a 240 alone is enough, the 360 really wont get noticeably better temps
Wow, that's a great point. If that's the case, next time I refill I'll just remove the single heatercore from my loop and do some testing.
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