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Thin 140 vs Thick 120?

Poll Results: Thin 140 or thick 120?

 
  • 0% (0)
    Think 140
  • 100% (10)
    Thick 120
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post #1 of 7
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Hey guys,

Adding a rad to the loop for the gpu blocks, temps are a little high under one 360.
Mounting this as an exhaust at the back of the 800D

140

or

120

Both will have low RPM fans in P/P. Which do you think will perform better?
post #2 of 7
for low rpm fans, the thick 120 all the way
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post #3 of 7
You have a typo on your poll. Instead of "thin" it says "think"

Anyway, the RX120 is a much greater rad, and it isn't very restrictive unlike other high-performance rads
    
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I figured the higher CFM /w 140 fans would compensate somewhat for the thinness.
post #5 of 7
Whats "thick" 120 mean exactly? A 120mm radiator with many FPI, or a built-in shroud? In p/p I would go with a 120mm radiator with a high FPI.

If space requires you use a thin radiator, then obviously a 140mm rad would provide more surface area from which to dissipate heat.
Edited by R00ST3R - 3/25/11 at 10:22pm
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post #6 of 7
From the info out there, there's not much difference between the two rad sizes. Given a choice between thick and thin, I'd take thick.
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post #7 of 7
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Appreciate the help guys. Will go for the 120.
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