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45mm 120 rad or 240mm rad

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Just now, Hikaru12 said:

It would be a custom loop. I probably should have clarified in the OP.

Still the same applies.

I've got a 45mm 120mm radiator that just about fits inside my case (380T). I could fit a slim 240mm in here better but that's an additional cost (not significant but still adds up). I'm wondering if the 120 would be enough to cool a 7600k to 4.8ghz overclock or if I should aim for the larger surface area of the 240. As far as I'm aware surface area is superior to rad thickness. Thanks.

 

Edit: This would be for a custom loop.

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nah

 

air coolers beat most 120mm AIOs

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12 minutes ago, Hikaru12 said:

I've got a 45mm 120mm radiator that just about fits inside my case (380T). I could fit a slim 240mm in here better but that's an additional cost (not significant but still adds up). I'm wondering if the 120 would be enough to cool a 7600k to 4.8ghz overclock or if I should aim for the larger surface area of the 240. As far as I'm aware surface area is superior to rad thickness. Thanks.

Yes surface area matters more than thickness. I would go for the 240mm rad. 120mm rads are on par or even outperformed by high-end air coolers.

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Just now, JDE said:

nah

 

air coolers beat most 120mm AIOs

It would be a custom loop. I probably should have clarified in the OP.

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Just now, Hikaru12 said:

It would be a custom loop. I probably should have clarified in the OP.

i still would go for the 240 :S

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Just now, Hikaru12 said:

It would be a custom loop. I probably should have clarified in the OP.

Still the same applies.

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1 minute ago, JDE said:

i still would go for the 240 :S

That sounds about right. What do you suggest I do with those 120s I have hanging around? I have a 60mm 120 and another 45mm 120. This were purchased a while back before 240s were cheaper than they are now.

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Just now, Limecat86 said:

Still the same applies.

custom would be slightly better, possibly beating air but i would still recommend 240

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Just now, Hikaru12 said:

That sounds about right. What do you suggest I do with those 120s I have hanging around. I have a 60mm 120 and. Another 45mm 120. This were purchased a while back before 240s were cheaper than they are now.

use it for the GPU :D

 

 

idk though i dont know much about custom loops

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