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Dual 140mm vs Triple 120mm Rad

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a b K Overclocking
December 14, 2012 5:18:40 AM

The triple setup is probably going to work a little better as it has more area. It also depends on the thickness and even the types of fans on them. 280mm vs 360mm with just the fan sizes in mind. Also, the fin width matters as well. There's a TON of variables when it comes to radiators to look at.
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a c 177 K Overclocking
December 14, 2012 5:32:25 AM

Assuming everything else is equal (FPI, fans, flow rates, ambient temps, quality of the radiators), the triple rad. Simply has more surface area to dissipate heat with.
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December 14, 2012 5:39:21 AM

To give a better explanation:

Swiftech Dual 140mm "Quiet Power" Radiator... Quiet power, if not known, has a smaller fin density (12fpi).
Swiftech Triple 120mm "eXtreme Performance" Radiator... extreme Performance, if not known, has a higher fin density (20fpi).
Both are about 37mm thick.
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a b K Overclocking
December 14, 2012 7:09:51 AM

Well you answered your own question there didnt you.
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December 14, 2012 7:16:48 AM

thequn said:
Well you answered your own question there didnt you.


Well you got the best answer here now didn't you? :D 
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December 14, 2012 7:17:13 AM

Best answer selected by AcidElement.
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a c 177 K Overclocking
December 14, 2012 9:23:53 AM

If you get a higher density radiator, you have to get stronger fans (not CFM, air pressure) to compensate. But you will achieve better cooling than if you had a low density radiator with weaker fans (assuming everything else is equal).
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a c 330 K Overclocking
December 14, 2012 12:27:10 PM

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