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Adding two 120 Rads to my 360 - worth it?

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hello ocn,

currently i'm running a single 360s rad with 3 800rpm fans and the aquastream pump.


my question is: is it worth adding one or two 120 rads to my loop?

or is a second loop a must for better temps? second pump, second res + the two 120 rads?


thanks guys.
post #2 of 12
what is in your loop, cpu only? no
cpu + single gpu? no
cpu+ dual gpu? maybe add 1 if you must

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More information.. what fans are you using? CPU block? what rad?
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XPCS 360 with 3 800rpm enermax clusters.
i7-920@4.2GHz - watercool heatkiller 3
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XPCS 360 with 3 800rpm enermax clusters.
i7-920@4.2GHz - watercool heatkiller 3
gtx 470@900Mhz - watercool heatkiller gpu3
Get 1800 RPM fans on that rad : /
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post #6 of 12
I have 360 and 120 for my 4.1 I7-870 and OC gtx 470 and it keeps it nice and cool. Not sure another 120 would give you much more bang for your buck. Better ambient temps probably a better answer (turn your A/C down )
post #7 of 12
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Get 1800 RPM fans on that rad : /
im with him. Definately invest in some faster fans.

if you wanted to add another 120 in, it should be like this

pump -> cpu -> 360 rad -> Videocard -> 120 -> res

That would show a decrease in your water temps, by how much i cant say, depends on your ambient room temperature.
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im with him. Definately invest in some faster fans.

if you wanted to add another 120 in, it should be like this

pump -> cpu -> 360 rad -> Videocard -> 120 -> res

That would show a decrease in your water temps, by how much i cant say, depends on your ambient room temperature.
id go pump -> cpu -> 120 rad -> gpu -> 360 -> res

that way the water is coolest going to the cpu and it will still be way cooler than the GPU at load
    
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Loop order doesn't really matter, water will reach same temp in a few min
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post #10 of 12
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ok, but 1800rpm isn't quiet at all.

i guess full wc loop is a for a quiet system.


so i think my only way to reduce temps is reducing oc, right?
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