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Hey

I have decided that i want to mount two 120.2 rads at the front of my TJ07, But i cant decide what two to get.... I will be sandwiching Fans between them and have fans on one side aswell.

I was looking at PA's or XSPC RX's but they seem far to thick.

What Rads would you use in this situation? Im going to buy four to create two Sandwiches one for front and one for the bottom of my case.

Currently i have a PA120.3 and a XSPC RX120.1 so they need to match or better the performance of these two.

Why am i looking to do this?
I like to change my pc alot, and i fancy a change and also a chance to play with some watercooling

Got many things i want to change with my current build so i may aswell do it all in one go.
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post #2 of 6
You're likely to get much better temperature with one thick radiator than a sandwich. Unless you put insanely strong fans on the radiators, you'll see barely if any benefit to a radiator sandwich.

If you want ultimate in cooling performance, get one of the thick radiators like a HW labs GTX or whatever and put big fans on it with shrouds. You're just better off selling your PA setup if you're unhappy with them.

I'm with you on changing out PC stuff now and then (I went from my 4 year old Zalman cnps9700 to an H50 in push/pull, to a full custom setup in less than 2 months )
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Why don't you just get a single 480, and mount it in the bottom?
    
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post #4 of 6
puting the 2 rads together wont help you much the 2nd one will be getting hot air so kinda make it useless.
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post #5 of 6
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Ok.
Thanks people!

I decided to get an XSPC RX 120.2 for the front of my case
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post #6 of 6
If you look at Martins testing you will see that with lower speed fans (~1500 rpm or lower) most rad perform very similarly. If you want a bigger drop in temps you must use a rad with a very high FPI and strong fans. Don't sandwich the rads, the swiftech stackable don't seem to perform very well when sandwiched. Get the HW labs Black Ice GTX and high RPM fans.
 
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