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I have seen a case called Xigmatek Elysium this case can hold a 420mm radiator with 140mm fans my question is would this be batter then a 360mm radiator ? will it give batter performance ? I will be doing a push/pull config so its either 6x 120mm fans with a 360 or 6x 140mm fans with a 420 in other words bigger fans batter ? plus the radiator will be more bigger to mount the 140mm fans. By the way it will be a Black Ice GTX360 or GTX 420 Rad
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What will you be cooling?
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Originally Posted by shadowman007;14462552 
I have seen a case called Xigmatek Elysium this case can hold a 420mm radiator with 140mm fans my question is would this be batter then a 360mm radiator ? will it give batter performance ? I will be doing a push/pull config so its either 6x 120mm fans with a 360 or 6x 140mm fans with a 420 in other words bigger fans batter ? plus the radiator will be more bigger to mount the 140mm fans. By the way it will be a Black Ice GTX360 or GTX 420 Rad

Bigger fans would help assuming they were the same RPM and thickness. The issue is that there aren't any where near as many 140mm fans as there are 120mm fans. Also there are a lot more powerful 120mm fans (barring industrial grade fans that I don't want to get into) that are cheaper. Also some 420mm radiators have mounting holes for 120mm and 140mm fans so if you can fit a bigger radiator then why not? lol.
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Originally Posted by dixson01974;14462611 
What will you be cooling?

Good question biggrin.gif just my CPU at the moment maybe my graphics card in the future. But to be honest I want to cool my cpu as much as possible and get good overclocks on my cpu am sure their is no such thing as "Overkill" in the water cooling world the more cooler the batter
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Originally Posted by shadowman007;14462660 
Good question biggrin.gif just my CPU at the moment maybe my graphics card in the future. But to be honest I want to cool my cpu as much as possible and get good overclocks on my cpu am sure their is no such thing as "Overkill" in the water cooling world the more cooler the batter

If you can find a 420 that has mounting holes for 120mm fans i would do that. It gives you the radiator space you want and the fan selection you need.
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post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by VW_TDI_02;14462724 
If you can find a 420 that has mounting holes for 120mm fans i would do that. It gives you the radiator space you want and the fan selection you need.
Would that be good giving space to rad ? I have seen some nice 140mm fans like the Noiseblockers PK-3 well I do have one as my outtake fan in my Haf X case and boy it blows air out like there's no tomorrow smile.gif
Edited by shadowman007 - 8/4/11 at 2:37pm
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If you think those blow a lot of air you haven't played with a Scythe Ultra Kaze biggrin.gif. Also those noiseblockers only have 1.781mm of static pressure while a medium speed yate loon has 2.03mm of static pressure.
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If you think those blow a lot of air you haven't played with a Scythe Ultra Kaze biggrin.gif. Also those noiseblockers only have 1.781mm of static pressure while a medium speed yate loon has 2.03mm of static pressure.

Which yate loon is that model ? and is it a 140mm ?
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The more rad space the better.
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