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how much watts can 120mm dissapate?

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How much can a thick 60mm-90mm single 120mm or maybe even a 140mm radiator cool? Is it enough for overclocked CPUs like 2500k/3570k/3770k?
 

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More than enough, unless you are attempting a heavy overclock.
 
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as far as they claim, the copper 120s can kill 400w on their own. but it depends on a lot of factors like speed of airflow, density, humidity in air, etc.
 

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That is a good radiator, I have the 420mm UT60 version and it's a solid performer, too bad they are full of flux that has to be flushed.

Never had such a thing with Watercool radiators though, could have been bad luck with the Alphacool one but I think it is worth noting.
 
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well the antec 920 i have is 120x49 and i feel pretty comfortable with it @ 4.5ghz ivy,the 140 rad you linked is way better so yeah it will be more than enough.
 

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That is a good radiator, I have the 420mm UT60 version and it's a solid performer, too bad they are full of flux that has to be flushed.

Never had such a thing with Watercool radiators though, could have been bad luck with the Alphacool one but I think it is worth noting.
How did you flush?
 
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Just warm distilled water pushed in by a ddc pump which picks water from a fairly big jug :)
 

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Just warm distilled water pushed in by a ddc pump which picks water from a fairly big jug :)
oh that sounds easy enough. Thanks.
 
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just be sure enough to not let your pump run dry if you don't have a jug/tank big enough just let it run for short sessions
 

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just be sure enough to not let your pump run dry if you don't have a jug/tank big enough just let it run for short sessions
do you just have a jug or something with a tube to the pump, then to the rad and out into another tub?
 
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yes exactly, the pump pulls water from a jug into the radiator, then the rad has a free hose that goes into my sink.

I use this method because water where I live is full of minerals and limestone so i can't use kitchen/bathroom hose