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Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by ckoons1, Jan 28, 2012.

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    About. What are you cooling?
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    cpu-gpu now but want to have as much headroom for future upgrades as possible. i have an xspc h1 case so room is no issue
    any ideas which would disapate the most heat?
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    With that case, how about using dual loops? A triple rad for the CPU and one for the GPU would work great. I say this because I just did it myself and keeping them separate nothing is going to heat up the other thing. The 3rd radiator in your system isn't doing much as two will handle the wattage/heat load easily.
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    The "Monsta" rad is a good one. I really enjoy its cooling ability. I agree with erocker about dual loops though since you already have 3 rx36o radiators.
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    You have headroom now for anything the magicool would be a downgrade vs 3x360's. I personally run 1x MCR420, 1x MCR320 and 1x MCR220 and it can cool a quite high heatload stable. My loop is running a little faster than yours though.
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    You will be fine with dual or single loops, you will reach an equilibrium either way. Just setup a loop that you can live with/is visually appealing to you. I have a i7 3930k @ 4.8Ghz and 2 GTX 580's @ 970MHz all in one loop and everything runs fine.

    I cant say 100% as I have never tested this scenario but I bet that 3 xspc rx360 radiators is better that 1 Monsta radiator. Get some shrouds on those radiators too, no sense in wasting any space on the rad as a dead zone.
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    Oh, check out skinneelabs.com for some info on rads and other watercooling stuff.
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    thx guys. appreciate it. i currently dont have any radiators because i was going to sell my case and switch to one that held quad or 560 radiators. things fell thru on the deal but the radiators got sold. thats why i'm asking figure since i am currently radiator less i should check out all options.
    i have learned i get better temps with a single loop then dual when using multiple rads. have not tried a shroud yet mmmm
    that monsta is a beastly looking thing and having to only use fittings and tubing for one rad is appealing. does take up a lot of space though
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    monsta rad

    what all do you know about this MONSTA rad ? thx
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    I had it paired with a EK Nickel HF waterblock, IandH res and a Swiftech MCP655 pump. GPU's and motherboard were cooled with a second loop. I was able to overclocke my CPU (i7 970) to 4.7 GHz and keep the temps below 65c:)
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    That doesn't make any sense. One rad for the GPU, and one for the CPU in separate loops will most definitely result in better temperatures than in a combined loop.
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    i use to think the same thing but have found that the xtra radiator make up for the xtra heat from gpu.
    there is more heat but the xtra radiator more then makes up for it
    check this out
    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?254683-Dual-Loop-versus-Single-the-facts
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    Only if both are under load at same time, running folding etc. If for example only cpu is under load then radiator for gpu loop is just sitting there doing nothing.

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