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Greetings! I guess this is primarily aimed towards HAF X users. I have been researching for an answer to whether having an internal or external radiator is more beneficial in terms of performance (overclocking) for hours. . From what I've googled/researched, an external radiator will lower temperatures better than an internal radiator setup. My focus here is on performance.

Specifically with a HAF X case, would there be a significant increase in performance to justify sticking my 360 rad externally instead of internally. I know there are HAF X folks who primarily have their rads internally. But if it's only a degree or two less, I don't think it's worth it.

Please keep in mind, I'm only doing a single cpu loop only for now. When finances permit, I will water cool my gpu's in the future. Cheers and thanks!
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Internal
post #3 of 13
With the gpu's on air, and the 360 external, there is a likely chance you will just suck hot exhaust from the gpu's straight into the radiator.

Internal looks better, is easier to build, easier to fill, easier to maintain, easier to drain, ... it's just better.

With that being said, I currently have one of my 240's external because I didn't have anywhere to fit it yet with my 360 and 120 internal need to sell some stuff and get new radiator setup anyways
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post #4 of 13
The haf series have phenomenal airflow...

You wont be getting that if you put it on the rear of the case since it mainly exhausts up, I think there's a good chance you will decrease performance putting it on the back.

So my vote is internal
    
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My friends got a 360 internally in his HAF X. But really HAF X's aren't big enough to fit them properly.
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Internal unless you need ALL your drive bays, I think you lose a couple with a 360 up top.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Willhemmens View Post
My friends got a 360 internally in his HAF X. But really HAF X's aren't big enough to fit them properly.
No, they are definitely big enough to fit them properly...



EDIT: Internally.
Edited by Nutty Pumpkin - 5/14/11 at 3:02am
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post #9 of 13
lol, You have like 400mm of fans up the top in this case standard (I believe one is "optional", so prob means it doesn't come with the case but oh well), how on earth could you not manage to fit a 360mm rad up there?

To be honest I wouldn't be too surprised to get a 480 rad in there.
    
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post #10 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nutty Pumpkin View Post
No, they are definitely big enough to fit them properly...



EDIT: Internally.
Not when they they over lap the motherboard when you use a thick radiator.

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