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Let's say I only wanted to run 120mm fans at 600rpm.

What size radiator would I need to cool 1 high end cpu and gpu reasonably well (not necessarily my system)? I'm not talking ice cold temps. Something like 55-65 load temps.
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1 - rx360 at least.
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If you dont want to hear anything, save 600$ and simply put your computer in another room, only require a few extensions.
No more noise and $$$ in your pocket.
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With that money just grab another 6950 and a new power supply.
Correct me if im wrong but 620 watts should be thight for cfx6950 ...
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Let's say I only wanted to run 120mm fans at 600rpm.

What size radiator would I need to cool 1 high end cpu and gpu reasonably well (not necessarily my system)? I'm not talking ice cold temps. Something like 55-65 load temps.
I'm trying to keep my computer as quiet as possible, so I empathize with you... You say 600 RPM, but I'd recommend checking out the really long and really amazing fan testing thread and listen to the youtube videos on there of fans at different speeds. With that, you'll be able to compare the volume of fans and the sound that they make, so that you can find the best that works for you, and you may find a fan that can go up to 1000 RPM or higher that still keeps quiet enough to not bother you.

Either way a 240-360 radiator would be best. You'll definitely be set for hot days if you got the RX360, as it has enough fin density to keep up with most systems.
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^^Actually the RX rad series has the least fin density of any radiator, and it's the lowest of the low speed rad group such at the TA and SR1. The low density rads achieve their cooling thru core thickness, and the RX are silly thick.
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that might be all right to leave outside the case.
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post #8 of 9
A 360 RX due to the really low FPI (fins per inch). The SR-1 is also a good choice. If you want really cold temps a 480 would be great however not necessary for decent temps.
 
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Also be sure to check out the Thermochill PA 120.3
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