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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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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. So could I use a 3x120 on the top and another 2x120 on the back?
  4. badoosh said:
    So could I use a 3x120 on the top and another 2x120 on the back?

    you can have triple on top and dual on the bottom for all internal build ;
    http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showthread.php?t=917911
  5. Can I use a 3x140 possibly for all my hardware and mount it on top?
  6. badoosh said:
    Can I use a 3x140 possibly for all my hardware and mount it on top?


    I think that was your first question to begin with and the answer was yes,here are some links to help you just a little bit:

    http://www.clunk.org.uk/forums/water-cooling/33772-water-cooling-guide-beginners.html
    http://www.overclock.net/water-coo [...] reads.html
    http://www.overclock.net/water-coo [...] reads.html
  7. Quote:
    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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