I'm moving my computer to a new case and custom water poling it for the looks and I want to know what the best raidiators are that I can get for the cheapest and still performs great
I'm gonna be using a tt core x9 case and I want as many raidiators as possible and the biggest as we'll as being able to fit big d5 reservoirs in it please help thanks
Personally, I used two Swiftech MCR220-XP Dual 120MM "EXTREME PERFORMANCE" Radiator Series and one Swiftech MCR320-XP Triple 120MM "EXTREME PERFORMANCE" Radiator Series in my Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 (see pics in sig).
Radiators have been working hard for 2.5 years, still cooling like day one and no leaks! They were also practically clean on the inside (when cleaning them, before 1st use).
The case can fit 2 480mm rads and 1 360 mm rad and possible a 240 and at least a 120 so what's the best I could get for that size I was hoping to go mostly thermaltake with my build sense my case is so I was looking at the pacific 480
HWL makes top quality rads and aren't ridiculously expensive. EK makes some good rads, also, but avoid the SE series which are horrid performers.
The other big thing is what are you looking to do? Are you looking for quiet above all else, or absolute performance that sounds like a helicopter in the room? You listed out enough rad space to cool a pair of quad GPU systems effectively, so I am kind of clueless as to what you are doing here. I'me not a proponent of the "as many rads as possible" school of design. More starts becoming meaningless at a point much earlier than most think, and it simply implies a lack of actual thought in design.
I basically want astetics but it still needs to cool properly and be quiet but I am new to water cooling so I might say things wrong or not no anything but I want to use the core x9 because it has the most water cooling capabilities for its price so that's why I want so many rads because I want it to look good even if it is point less but I plan on water cooling everything in my system eventually
Put two of those in the top of the X9 and call it a day, should cool anything you loop to it, but you can always still add another rad in the basement down the road if you need it. D5's are technically pumps, not reservoirs, so I think you meant to say a D5 pump/res combo?
As mentioned, do not use Tt radiators, they are aluminum and will cause problems when you mix them with copper or nickel components.