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Hi there,

I'm doing a mod on my HAF 932 to accept a 240 rad at the front (its a black ice xtreme 2) and will be putting a quad across the top (i have not picked the rad, hoping to grab something used) I have a heatkiller for my cpu and have not chosen the block for my vid card as i will have a new video card first, though it will likely be a high end one.

My system will be upgraded soon (currently an i5 @ 4.2 and a gtx 480) but keep in mind I will be having a decently high end single card and an OC'd CPU.

Here's what I want to know;

1) Will the 2 rads be enough to cool this? (I apologize if that's an obvious question) Is the quad rad a total waste and I should just stick with a triple and dual? (the quad means casemodding fun though)

2) I've got quite a few AP-15s, will these be suitable for my rads? I also have plenty of over 200CFM delta's I could use if necessary but the AP-15s are much easier to tolerate

3) Do I need a second pump? I currently have a MCP 355 w/ petras top. Also, will my pump require any kind of cooling?

4) Should my loop go in any particular order?

I am going to be cutting out the HDD bays in the HAF for repositioning, so if I know the ideal loop layout that will help me decide where they will end up.

Thanks for any help
post #2 of 14
The 480 rad will be enough on its own IMO, equally with the 240 and 360, you could prob get away with a triple, but you'll see good gains to 4 fans of radspace and probably see slight gains with the 240 as well.

AP-15s will be awesome

I would see how it does with a single pump, that's a pretty good one, if your temps are in anyway not awesome it will prob be a pump issue.

There's no loop order that matters, just explained that fairly in depth here
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Loop order doesnt matter as long as the res is before the pump.

AP-15's are great for rads. I have 3 and love them.
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if you put something like the RX360 up top I think you can do it in push/pull in a 932 then and a 240 in the bottom would handle a cpu+1gpu no problem and having thicker rad means you can have lower fan speeds on the ap-15 = quieter
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Awesome, thanks a lot for the info guys. I think I'll watch the for sale forum for a bit and see if theres any good trips or quads for sale before i breakdown and buy a new one.

I was reading loop order doesn't matter and that will help me arrange for shortest tubing/best look so I'm happy about that.

I could work a push/pull on the top but I might need some kind of external shroud (don't know the proper name) because a thick rad and 2 sets of fans might be too much to house inside, depending on the rad of course.

If I did need a second pump, in what order would that go in my loop? Just get a top that runs 2 together? Or is there a better confing?

Thanks again
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yup a double top is fine, or you could just put one feeding into the other with some tube and fittings, just so long as they're in series not parallel (tops will all be in series)
    
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had a thin 360 rad and i7 (x58) @ 4.2 ghz and 2 480s in sli overclocked to 850 cores. so ya 480 can handle it. ez as your pump better presser then my mcp 655 so your fine on pump
480 can have a mcw60 or mcw80 on it. mcw80 is better. but wont fit on 580 .
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1. 480 alone can hold your hardwares, but 360 + 240 will works.

2. Save your ears with the Scythe GT A-15.

3. I would say it doesn't hurt to put additional cooling on the pump, Martin did the test on the MCP35X pump the heat output is quite high in certain part of the pump. Get this heatsink for the pump.

4. Like other said as long as the reservoir is before the pump you are fined.
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Loop order doesnt matter as long as the res is before the pump.

AP-15's are great for rads. I have 3 and love them.
Isn't is "as long as the pump is before the res"?
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post #10 of 14
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Thanks all for the info, and the link to the heatsink. I'll pick one of those up.

Is there any detriment to running my 240 with a 480 instead of with a 360? Or will it just be of no real benefit? If I see a decent deal on a 360 in the FS forum I'll probably just pick one of those up instead and save myself some cash, as long as you all feel a 360 and a 240 will be more than enough

And to Zombie, res always before pump so that it continually has waterflow and isn't damaged. (I believe)
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