How many radiator space I need for water cooling

Lucky75

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Hello guys,
I have Mo-Ra 420 PRO with 420 and 280 Alphacool radiators.
Did I need all of them for better and low noise cooling ?
I can sell 420 and 280 radiators and build only with big one or keep them all for better temps.
 

Tsumi

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If you have the space for it in your case, you might as well keep what you currently have. A 420 + 280 radiator will cool any single GPU setup quietly.
 

Ready4Dis

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Yeah, a 420+280 is a lot of cooling. What are you trying to keep cool and how much overclocking are you doing? It really depends on what you're running on how much radiator area/volume you need. A single 480 rad is pretty good for most builds, but again highly dependant on what you have and what you are trying to do.
 
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If you're keeping the MO-RA, your other two radiators will do nothing for you but add loop restriction. You're already well beyond the point of diminishing returns with that MO-RA.
Sorry to hijack, but I plan on modifying my loop to include a 45mm 420 and 2 60mm 360 radiators with good fans. Would this amount of rad space be approaching said point of diminishing returns to the point where adding a 3rd thick radiator would be a waste?
 

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Sorry to hijack, but I plan on modifying my loop to include a 45mm 420 and 2 60mm 360 radiators with good fans. Would this amount of rad space be approaching said point of diminishing returns to the point where adding a 3rd thick radiator would be a waste?
Single CPU + single GPU system, yes. Multi-GPU and/or multi-CPU system, no.
 

Hakaba

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I think the Mo-RA 420 will be fine with fans at 300–500 rpm. Everything together is kinda [H]ard (I get it the whole point of this place), but you would not get real world gains... Just the ability to a passively cool your system (possibly).
 

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Sorry to hijack, but I plan on modifying my loop to include a 45mm 420 and 2 60mm 360 radiators with good fans. Would this amount of rad space be approaching said point of diminishing returns to the point where adding a 3rd thick radiator would be a waste?
Yes, but you should do it anyway if you can fit it in your case. You can never have too much radiator (or coolant volume).
 

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I'm using a thermaltake p3 case that I'm modding to fit the 360 rads... Couldn't hurt, right?
I have a Core P5 that I'm using with my 2080 Ti and 9900K. I don't remember the exact name of the rad I'm using, but it's a 480 made by XSPC, and about 45mm thick. It's... enough. I wish I could fit a second one somewhere. If you've figured out a way to attach more, I say go for it, especially on the P3, which is obviously smaller.
 
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I have a Core P5 that I'm using with my 2080 Ti and 9900K. I don't remember the exact name of the rad I'm using, but it's a 480 made by XSPC, and about 45mm thick. It's... enough. I wish I could fit a second one somewhere. If you've figured out a way to attach more, I say go for it, especially on the P3, which is obviously smaller.
RazorWind

Haaaay there buddy! I heard your wish from across the internet! Check out my Thingiverse page: I've designed and tested brackets for attaching multiple types of rads to that case!

https://www.thingiverse.com/search?q=vangoghcomplex&type=things&sort=relevant
 
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You know, I think we've talked about this before. Those are wicked cool. Now I just need a 3D printer so I can manufacture them...
Before I got my own 3D printer, I had good luck farming the work out. There are all kinds of companies out there that will print designs you send them.
 
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I have a Core P5 that I'm using with my 2080 Ti and 9900K. I don't remember the exact name of the rad I'm using, but it's a 480 made by XSPC, and about 45mm thick. It's... enough. I wish I could fit a second one somewhere. If you've figured out a way to attach more, I say go for it, especially on the P3, which is obviously smaller.
All I've done is drilled holes in the back panel to mount the radiators - nothing fancy at all.
 
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