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It all depend on the RAD and fans used.
Black Ice® GTX Gen Two Xtreme 240 + 4 x Ultra Kaze 3000 will beat any 360 RAD out there unless its a Black ICE 360.

What if I wanted a silent loop? >.> Would the rasa 240 loop be enough?
    
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What if I wanted a silent loop? >.> Would the rasa 240 loop be enough?
You should be fine, just put some quiet Yates or GTs on there. From your pics earlier it looks like you could always add a 120 rad on the rear fan later if the single 240 wasn't cutting it.
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What if I wanted a silent loop? >.> Would the rasa 240 loop be enough?
If you want it to be quiet I would suggest a 360 or 480 radiator. It depends on your definition of silent really.
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u have 3 options of mounting a radiator in the case

2 of which require modding, i think

first is a 240 on the front side like you suggested. i'd suggest a rx240 instead of the rs240, couple it up with 2/4 gentle typhoons and you'll be set if you want a quiet rig.

it will cost you some $$ though. the cheaper option is to grab 2/4 yate loons

2- bottom portion of case. drill holes, mount rad...done.

3- top, drill hole, mount rad, done.

but then again, i wouldnt want to go around doing surgery on that case =(

EDIT: also, if you need more cooling power, couple the 240 rad with a rx120 or rs120 rad.
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If you want it to be quiet I would suggest a 360 or 480 radiator. It depends on your definition of silent really.
And the level of performance he wants; the 240 + good/quiet fans can handle both blocks, but with higher deltas.
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yes, it would definitely be fine. just dont expect 5ghz clocks with low temps.
    
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post #17 of 37
My MagiCool XTREME dual 240 was enough to cool a PII 940 and a 3870x2 both oc'd so you are set .
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And the level of performance he wants; the 240 + good/quiet fans can handle both blocks, but with higher deltas.
Again, it depends on the definition of "silent". If you want to use 500 RPM fans even under load you're going to need more than a 240. However if you are okay with having 1000-1500 RPM fans during load and 500 RPM at idle then he would be fine with the 240.

Personally that's what I do but they might not be okay with that.
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Again, it depends on the definition of "silent". If you want to use 500 RPM fans even under load you're going to need more than a 240. However if you are okay with having 1000-1500 RPM fans during load and 500 RPM at idle then he would be fine with the 240.

Personally that's what I do but they might not be okay with that.
That would be perfectly fine. 1000-1500 RPM doesn't bother me tremendously with the Yate Loons I have. I can always get a fan controller too.

What are the advantages of having a 360 rad compared to a 240?
    
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More surface area. The larger/more radiator you have, the lower your temperatures will be and the lower your fans will have to spin. If you are fine with those fan speeds I'd just pick up two GentleTyphoon AP-14s (1450 RPM) and hook them up to the motherboard for automatic fan control. They will be about as loud as a 1100 RPM YateLoon while offering excellent cooling performance.
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