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I am looking for a new 360mm Rad. I have come to the conclusion that my current Rad just does not provide enough cooling, even when paired with my 240 rad. They are both Black Ice GT stealth versions. The 360 is an x-flow model. I am looking to get a nice thick 360 rad while keeping my 240 like it is. I am looking for suggestions on which to get. Also any suggestions on tube routing improvements are welcome. I am running 655's in series in a Koolance 452x2 Res. Below is a pic of my current rad setup. The pic does not properly show my new koolance res but you can get the idea of the setup. Thanks for the input.

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skinneelabs has a pretty detailed analysis of most decent 360 rads:

http://skinneelabs.com/triple-radiator-comparison-v2/

What kind of fans are you using?
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skinneelabs has a pretty detailed analysis of most decent 360 rads:

http://skinneelabs.com/triple-radiator-comparison-v2/

What kind of fans are you using?
Thanks, I am using SilverStone FM121 fans.

I am trying to drop my temps and my noise level. These fans are a nice combo between air movement and noise, especially since they are adjustable. I would just like to keep the fans low and temps low as well.
Edited by xxlawman87xx - 6/4/11 at 10:58pm
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You could always just add a 120 rad to the bottom with some washers and a 6-32 screws depending on what rad you get.. I'm planning to fit an rx120 in the back and one in the bottom of my build.

I don't know what's your set up in the front bays, but if you run into airflow issues due to the rad in the bottom then you can add a front 120mm fan bay device to compensate.. I had two 120mm fan holes modded into my 800d side window by cyberdruid, and it's a really good option to increase system airflow.
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Best rad:

Black Ice GTX 360

Otherwise:
XSPC RX360
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You could always just add a 120 rad to the bottom with some washers and a 6-32 screws depending on what rad you get.. I'm planning to fit an rx120 in the back and one in the bottom of my build.

I don't know what's your set up in the front bays, but if you run into airflow issues due to the rad in the bottom then you can add a front 120mm fan bay device to compensate.. I had two 120mm fan holes modded into my 800d side window by cyberdruid, and it's a really good option to increase system airflow.
I have considered that.

BTW. my Flow is Pump->GTX480->240 rad ->CPU -> 360 rad -> res. Does this seem ideal to you guys?
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I have considered that.

BTW. my Flow is Pump->GTX480->240 rad ->CPU -> 360 rad -> res. Does this seem ideal to you guys?
Most say loop order doesn't really matter, and that seems to be optimal for the way you have things set up.

If case set up was irrelavent, I'd personally go Pump ->360->CPU->240->GTX480->Res.. My reasoning behind that order is the pump is feeding the water into the biggest rad first and getting it to the most integral component, then feeding it to the 240 which then sends cooled water to the GPU. It basically means each component gets water that's cooled by a rad first.

This likely doesn't matter at all even a little bit.
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For low speed fans I'd get an RX360. High speed fans I'd get a Black Ice GTX. Loop order doesn't matter at all...the water temperature will even out across the loop in a matter of minutes.
    
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Do you guys think I would see more of an improvement from a better 360 rad or the addition of a good 120 rad in the lower area?
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IMO, I would get the upgraded 360 radiator. I think that the x-flow is only a single pass radiator.

I would get a thermochill PA120.3. I remember that the FM121 fans didn't have too great of static pressure, and wouldn't be that well suited for the GTX
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