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Old November 27, 2012, 09:26 PM
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A general rule is that you get a 120 per component you are running in the loop. For example, in my loop, I am cooling my CPU and GPU, so a 240 rad is the minimum to get (I am actually using a 360 rad in the loop).

With FPI, the more the better, however with more FPI, you need higher performing fans to push air through the tight space. Rads with lower FPI can be used with low speed fans.

And in terms of thermal capacity, each rad is different, but the thermal capacity of it also depends on what fans you have pushing air over it. If you have a slim rad w/ high FPI with slow fans on it, your loop will run really hot, as the fans cannot push enough air through the rad quick enough.

Hopefully this helps a bit.
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