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Just built a new rig (details in my sig) OC'd it to 4.8ghz and cooled it with a XSPC Rasa 240 kit. Folding 24/7 the temps sit at 70c and I said: SELF!... WHAT? Your CPU can run Cooler! So... I started looking at some external rad ideas and found this... Overkill in the best possible sense of the word but now my concern is 2 fold if I end up trying this.

The first would be the wiring for the fans. It took about a day for me to figure out how to lay out the wires in the Azza 1000 case so that all the wiring ran though the back of the mobo mount and that the back panel would fit cleanly. I know the PSU I have would be able to power 4 or 8 180's no problem. However I don't know if I can make it look clean while using that PSU to power externally located fans. Are there small PSUs or some other way to externally power the fans?

The other issue is would the res/pump combo from the kit be able to handle the addition?
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post #2 of 12
My main concern would be: where do I put that huge ass radiator?

Unfortunately, I'm pretty sure that poor RASA pump would have a hard time dealing with all of this sad-smiley-002.gif
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post #3 of 12
Get a 4 pin extension cable and a PCB splitter where the 180's will be. Use velcro and stick it on the rad. One wire coming from the puter and no wires dangling at the rad...

Easy peasy baby! thumb.gif
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post #4 of 12
The pump will be fine, the rad will add little restriction to your loop... Your cpu block will probably restrict the flow more then the rad would.
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post #5 of 12
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hmm... I think I can work that with the space I have at the top of my tower need to get a sleeve for the molex to help it stand out less but! I think that would work! Thanks for the help guys
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post #6 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rognin View Post

Get a 4 pin extension cable and a PCB splitter where the 180's will be. Use velcro and stick it on the rad. One wire coming from the puter and no wires dangling at the rad...

Easy peasy baby! thumb.gif
. This guy knows what he is talking about. thumb.gif
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post #7 of 12
The XSPC pumps that come in the kits aren't the best, but if you are just adding more rad I agree it should be just fine. I wouldn't add another block with that pump though. If you ever decide to add another block to that loop, here is a good pump guide:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1108918/what-can-my-pump-handle-a-guide
Edited by Hindsight - 1/20/12 at 11:13am
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post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thanks Hind I do plan on adding another block(s) to the loop part of the overkill of this rad idea I'm having.
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post #9 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rognin View Post

Get a 4 pin extension cable and a PCB splitter where the 180's will be. Use velcro and stick it on the rad. One wire coming from the puter and no wires dangling at the rad...
Easy peasy baby! thumb.gif

Or this
Phobya Y-Cable 3Pin Molex to 4x 3Pin Molex 60cm - Black
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=29225
post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thinking about this a bit more and I'll likely have to upgrade the pump to handle the extra blocks and tubing so I'll likely get a res > pump set up mounted inside the case instead of dual bay. Which will free up 2 bays for me. Is it possible to run 4 (possibly 8 if I go with the pro version) 180s on a single line and power it through a fan controller? if so what fan controller would you guys recommend?
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