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January 16, 2011 5:59:00 PM

I need to know if a 3x120mm liquid cooling radiator is enough to cool a Intel Q9550 core 2 quad @2.8ghz and 2x XFX Radeon HD 5770's?

If not what would be the ideal solution for liquid cooling?

Also does the Coolermaster HAF 932 full tower case support a single 4x120 or is it just a 3x120?

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a b K Overclocking
January 16, 2011 8:32:06 PM

badoosh said:
I need to know if a 3x120mm liquid cooling radiator is enough to cool a Intel Q9550 core 2 quad @2.8ghz and 2x XFX Radeon HD 5770's?

If not what would be the ideal solution for liquid cooling?

Also does the Coolermaster HAF 932 full tower case support a single 4x120 or is it just a 3x120?


Yes 3x120 would be just enuf for your setup, (2X5770 around 250W+200W CPU) most of 3X120 rad's are good for 450W heat dissipation
http://skinneelabs.com/triplesv2.html?page=4
January 16, 2011 9:53:46 PM

A HAF case can support a 3x120 in the top no problem. The "caddie" section with the power button is ventilated to it's rea,r so that last zone isn't stifled. With some modding a 4x120 could technically fit inside the top but you'd have to make a hole for the last fan or it could hang out the rear by removing that plate.
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January 16, 2011 9:58:46 PM

So could I use a 3x120 on the top and another 2x120 on the back?
January 16, 2011 10:08:03 PM

Can I use a 3x140 possibly for all my hardware and mount it on top?
a c 324 K Overclocking
January 17, 2011 1:12:57 PM

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Can I use a 3x140 possibly for all my hardware and mount it on top?


Perhaps, but you'll see better results with the 2-radiator setup mentioned earlier...3x120 and 2x120. You are planning on cooling a hot (older Core 2) quad and decently hot Crossfire config. You need more wattage dissipation than you realize.

If you use a single 3x140 rad, you should consider push/pull with some great fans...otherwise, 2 rads.
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