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medwes April 20, 2012 12:15 PM

is it better 2 rad MCR320 or 1 XSPC RX360
 
Hi i am doing a new rig and want to know if it is better cooling with 2 swiftech MCR320 in one loop or 1 XSPC360 performance? They will be standing on the bottom of my TJ11.
Notice that i already have one MCR320 from my old rig that i can match with a second MCR320 i'll sanwich between them a set of 3 fans and form one side of one of them a set of 3 fans
any idea ?

lowfat April 20, 2012 12:28 PM

Two MCR320's will be almost twice as good as an RX360. However sandwiching radiators is useless. I'd just stick w/ the single MCR320 you already have.

Adzsask April 20, 2012 12:31 PM

Don't sandwich your rads, if you want lower speed fans then the RX360 is better, otherwise leave her be.

medwes April 20, 2012 01:09 PM

Ok i'll keep my old MCR320 since i'm only cooling the i7 3820 and my HD 5970 that will be enough I hope.
But the TJ11 don't have any bracket to hold the Rad !!! anyone have some idea ?

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medwes April 20, 2012 01:29 PM

Cool thank you i'll get the XSPC seams mor solid :)

medwes May 12, 2012 02:12 AM

Hmm , my loop is now cooling the i7 3820 and 2 x amd 5970 with 1 mcp655 and 1 MCR320(the quiet version not the xp) and it is getting hot, a little bit!!
what is better ?
add a MCR420 to the MCR320 and silent fans and probably a second mcp655
or keep only the MCR320 and add push pull fan

lowfat May 12, 2012 07:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by medwes (Post 628803)
Hmm , my loop is now cooling the i7 3820 and 2 x amd 5970 with 1 mcp655 and 1 MCR320(the quiet version not the xp) and it is getting hot, a little bit!!
what is better ?
add a MCR420 to the MCR320 and silent fans and probably a second mcp655
or keep only the MCR320 and add push pull fan

Push pull won't gain you a lot. Maybe 1-2C. If you have room to add a second radiator then do it. It will definitely be the best thing you could do for the loop. You really don't need a second pump unless you want the redundancy.

Adzsask May 12, 2012 09:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by medwes (Post 628803)
Hmm , my loop is now cooling the i7 3820 and 2 x amd 5970 with 1 mcp655 and 1 MCR320(the quiet version not the xp) and it is getting hot, a little bit!!
what is better ?
add a MCR420 to the MCR320 and silent fans and probably a second mcp655
or keep only the MCR320 and add push pull fan

should have picked up an XSPC RX360, love mine and keeps even my 130 watt i7 nice and cool.

lowfat May 12, 2012 09:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Adzsask (Post 628871)
should have picked up an XSPC RX360, love mine and keeps even my 130 watt i7 nice and cool.

It wouldn't have been any better. The MCR320 is no slouch. It is within 1-2C of the more expensive radiators, even w/ lower speed fans. He has 4GPUs and a 3820 on a single 3x120mm radiator. That is a substantial amount of heat for any triple 120mm radiator.


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