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Originally Posted by Nightz2k View Post
These probably won't be much different, if at all than the rest in performance. But they look ...cool.
Really?! You don't think doubling the radiator size will have much, if any impact on performance?! I realize the block eventually gets maxed out regardless of the radiator, but just from mods people have performed on their h50s, I'm willing to bet the 180 improves temps by 5-10C over the 120.

While it is simply an h60 with a larger radiator, it's actually a big deal because now it's not necessary to mod them and void your warranty to get that performance.
Edited by cmeeks - 5/10/11 at 8:12pm
    
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post #22 of 39
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Id like to see some numbers on that bad boy, compare it with the D14 and Silver Arrow.
If you'll take a look at the link posted by OP, you'll see we show the thermal resistance numbers and include a Noctua D14. That and the 570LC were two specific coolers we wanted to pitch it against.
post #23 of 39
I'd be interested in buying the 180mm version but I doubt they would sell that cooler, just like the case.
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post #24 of 39
Considering it has over twice the surface area of a 120, that 180mm unit should give some decent performance.
    
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post #25 of 39
I thought radiators were supposed to be located above the pump?

And you all know that the H60 itself is a rebrand, right..
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I thought radiators were supposed to be located above the pump?
No reason why. If you are thinking of convection currents (hot water rising) then it is very much a second order effect compared to the pump power.

Edit: Wait, for sealed systems where there might be some air, then yes. You wouldn't want the pump at the top where a bubble might sit and air lock it. I was thinking about proper water cooling...
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post #27 of 39
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make GPU liquid coolers with 180mm.

1 cpu 180mm, 2 gpu 180mm in FT02. Epic.
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wow what a nice system
    
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post #29 of 39
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Really?! You don't think doubling the radiator size will have much, if any impact on performance?! I realize the block eventually gets maxed out regardless of the radiator, but just from mods people have performed on their h50s, I'm willing to bet the 180 improves temps by 5-10C over the 120.

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I'll agree on the size of the 180's, should be an improvement. But bigger and wider would make a 5-10c difference ? Maybe a 240 rad, (cause you can use more fans) but this we don't know yet. I really hope it does perform a lot better compared to what's out there now.
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I'll agree on the size of the 180's, should be an improvement. But bigger and wider would make a 5-10c difference ? Maybe a 240 rad, (cause you can use more fans) but this we don't know yet. I really hope it does perform a lot better compared to what's out there now.
Look at the thermal resistance numbers from the link above. And I've seen it personally. Our 5GHz overclocks have dropped over 10C.
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