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Thread: 2x Swiftech MCR-320 vs. 1x HW Labs Black Ice GT Xtreme 480

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    2x Swiftech MCR-320 vs. 1x HW Labs Black Ice GT Xtreme 480

    I need to order a rad to go with a Laing D5 MCP655 pump.
    should i get two (2x) Swiftech MCR-320 or one HW Labs Black Ice GT Xtreme 480?

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    Unless you have big fans (80CFM+) I would go with the dual swiftechs, that way you can have silence and power.
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    I guess that makes more sense. More fans = better cooling.

    So I guess two Swiftech MCR-320s would ultimately make a MCR-640 which sounds better then a GT Xtreme 480. Although I'm not sure what those numbers mean.
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    Temperatures: CPU: 57°C Max, Running Prime95 | GPU: 58.3°C Max, Running 3Dmark | NorthBridge: Untested!
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    MCR hands down, The GT Xtremes have more restriction both in terms of airflow and water. I would go so far as to say that one MCR320 would be better then the 480.

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    cool, time to order!
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      Pump: Swiftech MCP655-B | Rad: Dual Swiftech MCR320's | Fans: 6x Yate Loon D12SH-12's (W/ Variable RPM Rheostat) @ 88CFM Max Each - 528CFM Total!!!
    • (Water Blocks and Fittings):
      CPU: D-Tek Fusion Block | GPU: Danger Den Full Coverage 8800 Block | Mobo: EK's Mosfet, NorthBridge and SouthBridge Blocks
      Res: Swiftech Micro | Tee's: 4x MartinM's High Flow Copper Tee's | Elbow's: None | Y's: None
    Flow Order: >> Rad's 1 & 2 in parallel > Res > Pump > CPU > GPU > SB > NB > Mosfet 1 > Mosfet 2 >>
    Temperatures: CPU: 57°C Max, Running Prime95 | GPU: 58.3°C Max, Running 3Dmark | NorthBridge: Untested!
    Last Updated 11/11/09

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevinbo03 View Post
    MCR hands down, The GT Xtremes have more restriction both in terms of airflow and water. I would go so far as to say that one MCR320 would be better then the 480.
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    would 1 mrc320 and 1 mcr220 in series outperform a 120.3?
    Last edited by disruptfam; 11-10-2007 at 08:22 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by disruptfam View Post
    would 2 mrc320 in series outperform a 120.3?
    Two MCR220's would match or outperform a PA120.3
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    cheers mate
    Quote Originally Posted by skinnee View Post
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