radiator option comparisons

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Which of these two configurations would cool the best?


Two of 360x40mm

or

Three of 360x28mm
 
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3456000 vs 3628800 so not much in it. Radiators cool really badly; what does the cooling is the fans! (sorry to state the obvious) so it depends what fans you put with the rads.

FWIW, I would recommend fewer, thicker rads over more, thinner rads but I'm not fussed about noise. Thicker rads need "stronger" fans but you'd also have three fewer fans so it probably balances out.

Do the two 40mm rads and use good static pressure fans like Noctua. Then if it's not enough cooling you can always add another rad.
 
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3456000 vs 3628800 so not much in it. Radiators cool really badly; what does the cooling is the fans! (sorry to state the obvious) so it depends what fans you put with the rads.

FWIW, I would recommend fewer, thicker rads over more, thinner rads but I'm not fussed about noise. Thicker rads need "stronger" fans but you'd also have three fewer fans so it probably balances out.

Do the two 40mm rads and use good static pressure fans like Noctua. Then if it's not enough cooling you can always add another rad.

regardless of the radiator used, only these fans will be used: https://www.thermaltake.com/riing-plus-12-rgb-radiator-fan-tt-premium-edition-single-fan-pack.html
 
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