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Old November 28, 2012, 05:01 PM
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My System Specs


Just like keltron says it depends on your goals. And a 120 per component is a good rule for minimum rad requirements.

A higher FPI rad has more surface area, but is more restrictive so it requires more air movement meaning faster, generally louder fans. However, it has more cooling potential if you can give it enough air. A low FPI rad has less surface area but can be adequately cooled by very slow, quiet fans.

Also bear in mind that some rads are thicker than others. A thicker rad will have more surface area compared to a thinner one with identical FPI.

Skinnee labs has some good objective radiator reviews and comparisons. Radiators | Skinnee Labs
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