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Currently I have a just a Swiftech MCR220-QP, Now what I'm thinking is mounting a radiator to the side of my computer desk and use these quick disconnects: Koolance VL3-M10B-P and Koolance VL3-F10B-P. For the Radiator I am looking to spend around 100-110 dollars and I have two choices, the XSPC RX480 or the MagiCool Xtreme Nova 1080, are there any pros and cons to these two? In my loop I'm using a D5 pump in an XSPC dual bay reservoir. Would the Nova offer too much restriction to offset any and all performance gains? How does it compare to the RX480?
    
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you might want to get the vl3n qdc, only a slight increase in restriction, but no need to wipe up the spilled water from the other vl3 connectors, and those are panel mounted ones
as for the rads i have no clue
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Dang! 1080!

What all do you have in your loop? I think that is going to help the advanced folks, and I am not one of them. lol
 
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Shockingly enough they will perform about the same with decent rpm fans. The nova is ment more for passive cooling super low and quiet rpm fans where the 480 is great in the mid rpm fan range. What are you trying to cool and what noise level are you looking for?

The pump will be fine with either rad. Most rads are not considered restrictive.
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Well as of right now I currently have just my cpu and NB underwater, in future I want to add my 6950 and when I crossfire add that too. Whether that's a 6950/70 or 6990 I'm not sure at the moment, noise isn't too big of a deal. I'm looking at something between 1100-2000RPM fans
    
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