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its a test bench, so lots of space to do whatever.

Then a 560, one purchase to allow you tri-SLI and CPU cooling down the line. Or a 420 for regular SLI and CPU. Trust me you'll start buying all kinds of stuff if you start, and since it's a tech bench there are no space issues.

But that's just me.

560 SR-1 beats out the EK rads hands down with low RPM fans.

AMS 420 is awesome!!!


PS. THIS IS OCN (over ckill network??)!
Edited by Rognin - 1/14/12 at 10:34am
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O, I see what you mean, but I dont ever plan on running sli. I will run one universal gpu block and cpu with this loop. plenty of mounting space, but still trying to keep it small. Going 280mm max I think.
    
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is 1600 still pretty silent for fans? The akasa's I linked look like 1300 max. hmm
    
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post #14 of 33
You might keep an eye on the new Swiftech helix fans coming out. They are supposed to be equal to Gentle Typhoon's, which are the best fans in existence for water cooling. Right now they aren't made in 140mm, but sounds like they will be.
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Buy a cheap 2 x 140mm radiator. Something like the Magicool slim. Then use a set of Bgears 140mm to 120mm adapters. Then use a pair of good 120mm fans. Maybe something like some GT AP-15s. This is the way to go.
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Buy a cheap 2 x 140mm radiator. Something like the Magicool slim. Then use a set of Bgears 140mm to 120mm adapters. Then use a pair of good 120mm fans. Maybe something like some GT AP-15s. This is the way to go.

This is what I've actually already done, my 560 has four BGears 120-->140mm adapters with four GT's, this combination outperforms even 140mm fans!
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apologies but im struggling to understan what is happening here, but i like it. This is the first I have heard of using fan reducers to HELP performance. Interesting.

I thought these slim rad's were typically of a higher fin per inch and thus less effective for silent fans. Is that bs? I couldnt find info on the magicool slim fpi.

either way I would never buy a product made by a company called "magicool" haha, its almost like the founders sat around a table and said "ok guys whats the corniest name we could possibly call our business?" "ooo I got it, friggin MAGICOOL BRO...get it! its like magical, but magicOOOL! WOOOW mann. haha no really these ppl make me rofl. Phobya is a good one too...as if spelling the word correctly would violate some sort of code of coolness, or perhaps violate some sort of copyright on the word itself lol. what a joke.

I know it doesnt matter, its all manufactured in derkistan anyways.

I appreciate your input systemlord and fat.
    
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post #18 of 33
There's a very good chance that you end up with Magicool rads anyway : http://www.overclock.net/t/982251/magicool-rads
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hmmm, this would make me sad, a bit.

its like foxconn for mobo parts or samsung for lcd's.

I know there was some mystery for a while about who made EK's radiators when they first started making them a year or 2 ago. I bet its magicfail also.

Good stuff.
    
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I have a slim Magicool 280 myself, works nicely with slow fans (Thermalright X-Silent). Fpi is not too high, only 14.
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