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Hello,

I know this is overkill having 3 rads for a cpu loop but considering its 10$ more only it is still a good option ? will it perform more than a dual rad ? or should i stick with dual rad ?

This is for external mount installation.

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post #2 of 11
Just get a 360 rad and be done
post #3 of 11
You mean Dual Radiator or a Triple Radiator? Because if you have the space run the Triple for 10 dollars more, DO IT, you might want to expand your loop one day, and you will be able to!
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Alright. Well i have the space for it.. since im putting it outside in the back of the case.

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post #5 of 11
A triple is generally overkill for a CPU only loop, that being said if you have the option to get one for $10 more then it is worth the investment.

Can I ask what radiators you are looking at for the 240 and 360? If it is something like the MCR320 then you can also add the GTX560 (from your sig) on the same rad.

Edit: Remember it is not just $10 more, it is $10 more plus an extra fan... Still worth it though.
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post #6 of 11
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Personnally this gonna play between the :

Swiftech H20-220 Apex Ultima XT Universal CPU Liquid Cooling Kit (210$) *two rad*
+ Might fit internally in the case
- Price
and
Rasa 750 RS360 Complete CPU WaterCooling Kit (180$)
+ Triple radiator
+ Price
- Need to be mounted back, need to mod a bit the case cause my pci slot have some metal bend between and ive ordered a piece to pass the watercooling tubes.

With which kit would you go ? If i bet on ..
- CPU only loop.
- Silent
- Good performance
- Case compatibility
    
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post #7 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by rushino View Post
Personnally this gonna play between the :

Swiftech H20-220 Apex Ultima XT Universal CPU Liquid Cooling Kit (210$)
...
Rasa 750 RS360 Complete CPU WaterCooling Kit (180$)
If it is a choice between those two and you are happy to mount the rad externally then I would go for the Rasa kit. It has a worse pump but a bigger rad, and it is cheaper...

The RS360 is just good enough to add in the GTX560 if you use 1800RPM fans (I believe the supplied fans are 1700RPM), but for now it will perform very well with your CPU only loop.

Edit: Another plus to having the 360 rad is that you can turn your fans right down and still get good performance. I have even heard of someone turning the fans off during desktop work (browsing, Word / Excel) and getting decent temperatures. I wouldn't recommend it though!
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post #8 of 11
considering your running a gtx 560 which will never need watercooling even if extremely overclocked, id say stick with the dual. Unless you plan on replacing your video cards and putting them under water in the future then get the tripple.

but with your CURRENT setup a dual radiator will be more than enough.
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post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by AliceInChains View Post
considering your running a gtx 560 which will never need watercooling even if extremely overclocked, id say stick with the dual. Unless you plan on replacing your video cards and putting them under water in the future then get the tripple.

but with your CURRENT setup a dual radiator will be more than enough.
Should i go with RASA then (dual rad version) or go with swiftech ? Its really an hard decision lol
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Alright, i decided to go with tripple RASA 750 RS360. Just ordered it!
    
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