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I am working on my first WC setup, which is going in a Lian-Li PC-P50R... and I am trying to keep the setup fully enclosed. I am looking to cool 1 cpu and 1 gpu in a single loop with a slim 280 radiator, mounting it above (or below) the top 2 exhaust fans (2 stock 140 fans, 1000 RPM) in the case like in the following build:

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=257981

I have a couple of questions:

1. is this radiator going to be enough
2. is it going to make a huge difference that it is a slim
3. would it be more/less beneficial to put the fans before the rad or after
4. thoughts on these 280 slim radiators, or a better one that you know of?

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10200/ex-rad-177/Koolance_Dual_140mm_Copper_High_Flow_Radiator_-_Black_No_Nozzles_HX-CU1402V.html?tl=g30c95s930

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_457_458&products_id=27800

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_457_458&products_id=25416

Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 7
First of all, yes a 280 will cool your CPU an a GPU just fine! For sure the slim model means that you wont have as much cooling space, but for your setup I think it will be just fine.

The HW labs rads are really nice, I can;t speak to the koolance as I have never used one.

As far as Push/Pull goes, you can argue pros and cons for both, but really we are talking minimal difference here, I would just go with whatever looks, and fits the best. Once you get the actual gear in front of you and start to lay it out, you will see what works best for you!

Also, I'd go with FrozenCPU for the parts. Performance PCs is great, but they take forever to ship (im my experience) FrozenCPU seems to get me stuff FAST!
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post #4 of 7
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thanks for the response, exactly what I was hoping for.

+rep and nice rig btw.
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post #5 of 7
Cool thing about that case is if you need a little extra cooling down the line you could internally monut another 120 rad on the back. Kinda like what I did but you might even be able to fit inside!
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post #6 of 7
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i had thought about that in case I eventually add a 2nd gpu or mobo cooling, to take out the two front HD bays and mount it vertically there.
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post #7 of 7
yup, tons of options! Definitely browse around the WC threads here and you will get all kinds of ideas!
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