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I posted a "hello" message earlier with a summary of what I'm wanting to build. Now, maybe I can focus on one aspect at a time.

My current WC rig is an original EXOS, which is an external unit that sits on top of my tower case, with hoses running into the back.

Now I'm thinking of the same idea but "built in", so I'm eyeing something like this: KIT-EHX1020AL.

Looking around, it appears that lots of WC-capable cases simply mount the radiator on the inside, against a grille of perforated holes like you have on the back of the power supply. I'd rather have a full opening, with the fans trimmed off with a nice shroud that matches the case.

Since fans seem to be of a standard size, are shrouds available to fit, as well? I couldn't find anything other than the one from Koolance, as yet. All the kits are bolt-to-the-inside idea I suppose.

Other than finding the perfect size, are there real differences in radiators to know about? Are some just seriously better than others?
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Its not a very good rad tbh its only $60 its self, they have just put that big metal surround on to make it look powerfull. I would pick up an RX360 rad, that will have much better cooling abilities.

RX 360 http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=25389 + Fans.

You could even fabricate some aluminium to go round.
Edited by andrewmchugh - 10/18/11 at 11:00pm
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So the Koolance rads are not very good you say?

How does the XSPC you show compare with Watercool? I see they have 140mm ×3 size.
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