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Originally Posted by Taylorsci;14665133 
Because your radiator is lower in the loop than your drain, you'll have to flip the case to get all the water out.

Ok I see, yah I figured that. The rad is only held down with one screw, so I will probably just pull it out and try that.

I have a 6950 in rma and I know I will want to try to add it to the loop asap.
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Originally Posted by lightsout;14665160 
Ok I see, yah I figured that. The rad is only held down with one screw, so I will probably just pull it out and try that.

I have a 6950 in rma and I know I will want to try to add it to the loop asap.

That works too smile.gif

You have two 6950s or the rma was after the pic? Also how are your temps with ambient?
post #23 of 44
Thread Starter 
It definitely fits, another user: 'mironccr345' has his RV02 watercooled (Which I'm certain has identical internals to the FT02) and it seems to easily hold a 360mm radiator at the bottom without interfering with the graphics cards.

http://www.overclock.net/14419597-post2282.html

Does anyone reckon just a 240mm radiator and a few fans would keep a decent temperature ont he CPU?

Or am I totally missing something (Most likely this) ?
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I know I'm going to get ragged on for this.

Go with the Corsair H80/H100. It will get you just about as high an overclock as the kit (to the point you wouldn't notice the difference).
Reasons for WC:
1)Lower temps (not very notable on the CPU, awesome for GPUs)
2) (Can be) Silent

Reasons against WC:
1)You will regret having to move around a full WC setup. I'm assuming this will be your only/main PC at school? Loop failures, maintenance, and setup times = time spent not gaming or doing homework. May not seem like it now, but this will eventually get to you.

2)You will pay 100$+ to add a gpu to the loop. You will need more radiator for 2 gpu + cpu as well. Expect to spend a metric ton on WC if you want to go beyond the CPU.

3) You can always get an H80/H100 and at a later date add a GPU dedicated loop.




Water cooling would be fun as all get out, but the need to move the computer and the fact that you'll be balls deep in school/living expenses are a strong case against it.
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post #25 of 44
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Originally Posted by Nugu;14665569 
I know I'm going to get ragged on for this.

Go with the Corsair H80/H100. It will get you just about as high an overclock as the kit (to the point you wouldn't notice the difference).
Reasons for WC:
1)Lower temps (not very notable on the CPU, awesome for GPUs)
2) (Can be) Silent

Reasons against WC:
1)You will regret having to move around a full WC setup. I'm assuming this will be your only/main PC at school? Loop failures, maintenance, and setup times = time spent not gaming or doing homework. May not seem like it now, but this will eventually get to you.

2)You will pay 100$+ to add a gpu to the loop. You will need more radiator for 2 gpu + cpu as well. Expect to spend a metric ton on WC if you want to go beyond the CPU.

3) You can always get an H80/H100 and at a later date add a GPU dedicated loop.




Water cooling would be fun as all get out, but the need to move the computer and the fact that you'll be balls deep in school/living expenses are a strong case against it.

If he's going to end up with a loop anyway why waste the money on an H80?
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What I mean is add a GPU loop after he's done with school (while still using the H80/100 for the cpu). If he still desires to drop that much money on it.

The GPU is what would benefit the most from water anyways. Modern Air and AIO coolers can keep cpu's at their "generally safe 24/7" voltages.

The only reason I recommend the AIO water coolers is because he stated he'll be moving it around a lot too. The weight of the cooler will be held by the case (unlike a air cooler) and Corsair has always been good about failures/leaks and replacement.
Edited by Nugu - 8/21/11 at 2:19pm
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post #27 of 44
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Originally Posted by Nugu;14665787 
What I mean is add a GPU loop after he's done with school (while still using the H80/100 for the cpu). If he still desires to drop that much money on it.

The GPU is what would benefit the most from water anyways. Modern Air and AIO coolers can keep cpu's at their "generally safe 24/7" voltages.

The only reason I recommend the AIO water coolers is because he stated he'll be moving it around a lot too. The weight of the cooler will be held by the case (unlike a air cooler) and Corsair has always been good about failures/leaks and replacement.

Using the AIO + a GPU loop isn't a cost effective solution. The loop shouldn't leak unless you put it together poorly.
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I was looking at the 2 RASA kits with the pump/res located within the dual drive bay style.

I was wondering if the cooling between the RS240 (Thin Radiator) and the RX240 (Thick radiator) is significantly different?

I have tried to find a comparison but cannot locate one.
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post #29 of 44
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Originally Posted by Browncoat;14666796 
I was looking at the 2 RASA kits with the pump/res located within the dual drive bay style.

I was wondering if the cooling between the RS240 (Thin Radiator) and the RX240 (Thick radiator) is significantly different?

I have tried to find a comparison but cannot locate one.

Iirc it's around 4c difference. The RX rad due to its thickness can handle a greater load and this makes it a rad you'll keep around in the long run. Typically in a hobby, you buy cheap stuff in the beginning and end up replacing it with better gear as you get more experienced. The RX rad is a keeper, there's no upgrading it and you'll keep it for future builds etc space willing.
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Originally Posted by tsm106;14671323 
Iirc it's around 4c difference. The RX rad due to its thickness can handle a greater load and this makes it a rad you'll keep around in the long run. Typically in a hobby, you buy cheap stuff in the beginning and end up replacing it with better gear as you get more experienced. The RX rad is a keeper, there's no upgrading it and you'll keep it for future builds etc space willing.

Cheers for the explanation smile.gif

I may as well go for the RX then - it does cost a little more but since it's a better one it might hold a little more value if it turns out I hate watercooling for some reason.

Now to work out how I'll place everything biggrin.gif

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Since I'm using a slot card, the thick/thin 360 wouldn't work as I'd only be able to do push OR pull.

If I use the RX240 it won't obstruct the card at all and I should also be able to use it in a push/pull configuration.

Out of curiosity, does the radiator NEED to be used with 120m fans?

The case already comes with 3x 180 fans ( The one in the image under the HDD bays is the 180 and I was wondering if I could somehow use those 2x 180 instead of 3x 120?

I'm a totally new to this so excuse me if that sounded totally stupid.
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