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post #9511 of 13812
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Originally Posted by z0ki View Post

Alrighty. I done some more searching and found some thinner rads, and i've come with this selection to choose from for my switch 810, as a 60mm rad and with a rampage iv extreme has NO CHANCE of fitting at all!
I need to know which of the one selected is best,
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=14734
http://www.thekoolroom.com/product/hardware-labs-gts-420/
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=207_160_297_1270&products_id=21435
http://www.gammods.com.au/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_2&products_id=6606
Now i know that a 480 quad rad is longer, but i can take out those rivets where that plate is, Will it fit leangth wise now? I would probably do a push pull, apart from the last fan where it will be only push..
Thoughts? And which would you pick out of the ones i've listed?


FORGET trying to get a 480 in the 810 . . . . It doesn't fit and a 420 has as much, possibly more, cooling caspability.

420's are as good as it gets in the 810, and it's a bit of work to get most to go in.

The Black Ice Stealth will bolt right in, but you loose cooling capacity with the thinner rad.

ALL other 420's, (besides the Black Ice series) will require drilling 8 new mounting holes to fit in.

You may want to look at the XT45 420, as it's 45mm thick and gives room for push-pull fans and clears any mobo (well, except maybe the Thermal armor) but that doesn't apply to you. You'll just have to drill 8 new holes for the middle and rear fans.

That's the best bang for the buck if your concerns are ease of install with minimal mods and good cooling capacity.


Darlene
Edited by IT Diva - 11/30/12 at 4:11am
post #9512 of 13812
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Originally Posted by IT Diva View Post

FORGET trying to get a 480 in the 810 . . . . It doesn't fit and a 420 has as much, possibly more, cooling caspability.
420's are as good as it gets in the 810, and it's a bit of work to get most to go in.
The Black Ice Stealth will bolt right in, but you loose cooling capacity with the thinner rad.
ALL other 420's, (besides the Black Ice series) will require drilling 8 new mounting holes to fit in.
You may want to look at the XT45 420, as it's 45mm thick and gives room for push-pull fans and clears any mobo (well, except maybe the Thermal armor) but that doesn't apply to you. You'll just have to drill 8 new holes for the middle and rear fans.
Darlene

Ok, you steered me away from the thin rads now lol.

What about not doing any mods to fit in a rad? I was asking about a 54mm rad earlier (i think it was in here) But i think that would be pushing it really as that will add to 79mm all up. Like i said i have an xspc rx360 and even though i took some of the fan back, it just wont fit due to 8pin wires sticking out from it..

I've been going for 3 days solid now scratching my head.. I just need something to fit without modding just to fit a rad.

If i can find some other ones that are 45mm i'll post back and see how they would fair up.

I'm in Australia so some things are harder to get than if i were in the states tongue.gif
post #9513 of 13812
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Originally Posted by z0ki View Post

Ok, you steered me away from the thin rads now lol.
What about not doing any mods to fit in a rad? I was asking about a 54mm rad earlier (i think it was in here) But i think that would be pushing it really as that will add to 79mm all up. Like i said i have an xspc rx360 and even though i took some of the fan back, it just wont fit due to 8pin wires sticking out from it..
I've been going for 3 days solid now scratching my head.. I just need something to fit without modding just to fit a rad.
If i can find some other ones that are 45mm i'll post back and see how they would fair up.
I'm in Australia so some things are harder to get than if i were in the states tongue.gif


Lotsa guys have used the thin rads, It's just my opinion that it makes more sense to maximize the use of available rad space, and put the most rad that works efficiently in that you can.

The problem with putting in a rad with NO mods, is that only the HWL, Black Ice rads have the same 20mm fan to fan spacing that the 810 has for 140 sized fan rads. . .

So only the BI rads bolt right in without drilling any new holes.

The added problem, is that a rad with 20mm fan spacings is 10mm longer than the same size with 15mm fan spacings.

That becomes a problem because when you put a thick black ice rad in, the fittings are too far to the rear to clear the I/O box, so you have to put it with the fittings to the front, which takes some considerable modding.


Like I posted, if you're set on a 420 sized rad, the easiest with only minor mods, (drilling 8 holes) is the XT45 420,

If you really, really, want a no mod install, while sacrificing only a minimum of cooling capacity, then look at a 54mm thick 360, maybe a black ice SR1 360.

Darlene
Edited by IT Diva - 11/30/12 at 4:28am
post #9514 of 13812
Hi guys started picking some part for my 1st water loop but just wanted some advice on a rad. I picked out a 240mm rad but im thinking would it look silly have a 240mm rad in the top of the switch as there would still be 1 fan space empty in the roof?

Anyway so far this is what i have come up with

XSPC RayStorm CPU WaterBlock
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=WC-069-XS

XSPC EX240 120mm Radiator - Black
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=WC-084-XS

Scythe Gentle Typhoon x2 120mm 1450 RPM
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=FG-014-SY

XSPC HighFlex Hose 1/2" ID, 3/4" OD, 19/12.7mm, 2m, White (Not sure how much i would perhaps need)
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=WC-124-XS

EK PSC Compression Fitting 13mm 3/8" - G1/4 - Black (Not sure again how many of these i would need)
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=WC-188-EK

Would really appreciate any help, thanks a mill
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post #9515 of 13812
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Originally Posted by Georgey123 View Post

Can I join the club, my 810 does not compare to some over your water cooled loops you guys have but its a start biggrin.gif. I only have a h80 but looking at putting a loop in early next year. Click for full size
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Don't see very many gloss black Switches anymore....yours is very nice. Love the fans.
post #9516 of 13812
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Originally Posted by craney View Post

Hi guys started picking some part for my 1st water loop but just wanted some advice on a rad. I picked out a 240mm rad but im thinking would it look silly have a 240mm rad in the top of the switch as there would still be 1 fan space empty in the roof?
Anyway so far this is what i have come up with
XSPC RayStorm CPU WaterBlock
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=WC-069-XS
XSPC EX240 120mm Radiator - Black
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=WC-084-XS
Scythe Gentle Typhoon x2 120mm 1450 RPM
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=FG-014-SY
XSPC HighFlex Hose 1/2" ID, 3/4" OD, 19/12.7mm, 2m, White (Not sure how much i would perhaps need)
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=WC-124-XS
EK PSC Compression Fitting 13mm 3/8" - G1/4 - Black (Not sure again how many of these i would need)
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=WC-188-EK
Would really appreciate any help, thanks a mill

If you can get a 360 kit that would look better on the top. If you just plan to us a 240 that would look better in the bottom.

Also go through build logs here and see how others did it. So far you are on the right track. Make sure you plan for a way add a drain valve in the loop so that you can easily drain it if needed. (Look for ball valves)

Also I would recommend the 1850 rpm fans (AP 15).

What pump are you planning.
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Originally Posted by IT Diva View Post

Lotsa guys have used the thin rads, It's just my opinion that it makes more sense to maximize the use of available rad space, and put the most rad that works efficiently in that you can.
The problem with putting in a rad with NO mods, is that only the HWL, Black Ice rads have the same 20mm fan to fan spacing that the 810 has for 140 sized fan rads. . .
So only the BI rads bolt right in without drilling any new holes.
The added problem, is that a rad with 20mm fan spacings is 10mm longer than the same size with 15mm fan spacings.
That becomes a problem because when you put a thick black ice rad in, the fittings are too far to the rear to clear the I/O box, so you have to put it with the fittings to the front, which takes some considerable modding.
Like I posted, if you're set on a 420 sized rad, the easiest with only minor mods, (drilling 8 holes) is the XT45 420,
If you really, really, want a no mod install, while sacrificing only a minimum of cooling capacity, then look at a 54mm thick 360, maybe a black ice SR1 360.
Darlene

From what I understand NZXT plans to sell the updated tops in a few weeks. If you can wait just get a new top that will fit any 420 without drilling holes.(for those who wanna install a 420 in and don't wanna drill a few holes)
Edited by jassilamba - 11/30/12 at 5:03am
post #9517 of 13812
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Originally Posted by IT Diva View Post

That's the best bang for the buck if your concerns are ease of install with minimal mods and good cooling capacity.
Darlene

Thanks a lot for your feedback.. I think i might just leave it as i have it now.. I have 2 fans in the bottom and 3 on top.. (haven't run it yet as im waiting on a nut for my cpu waterblock due to it being stuffed)

So as i stated, if i run 2 fans on the bottom and 3 on the top, will that still be optimal? of course if i were to have all 3 on the bottom it would be better, but looking to have least hassle. Unfortunately for me a few years ago i would be able to do all this with ease but after a bad car accident 2 years ago my brain hasnt been what it once was.

I possibly did not do the fan shroud thing properly, what is the correct way of cutting/shaving the shroud for it to fit? I've seen it thrown around a fair bit on here but no demonstration on how, or anything online that i could find. I believe i more or less did not do that correctly at all.. The shroud of the fan managed to fit perfectly above the 8pin CPU Connector, but than the fan blade would be obstructed by the sleeving of that cable lol.
Edited by z0ki - 11/30/12 at 5:14am
post #9518 of 13812
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Originally Posted by z0ki View Post

Thanks a lot for your feedback.. I think i might just leave it as i have it now.. I have 2 fans in the bottom and 3 on top.. (haven't run it yet as im waiting on a nut for my cpu waterblock due to it being stuffed)
So as i stated, if i run 2 fans on the bottom and 3 on the top, will that still be optimal? of course if i were to have all 3 on the bottom it would be better, but looking to have least hassle. Unfortunately for me a few years ago i would be able to do all this with ease but after a bad car accident 2 years ago my brain hasnt been what it once was.
I possibly did not do the fan shroud thing properly, what is the correct way of cutting/shaving the shroud for it to fit? I've seen it thrown around a fair bit on here but no demonstration on how, or anything online that i could find. I believe i more or less did not do that correctly at all.. The shroud of the fan managed to fit perfectly above the 8pin CPU Connector, but than the fan blade would be obstructed by the sleeving of that cable lol.

I ordered some simple fan guards from PPCS to install on the fans as mu cables were hitting the fan.
post #9519 of 13812
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Originally Posted by jassilamba View Post

I ordered some simple fan guards from PPCS to install on the fans as mu cables were hitting the fan.

Oh crap!! I have those things!!! LOL im going to try it with those and see how it goes!! If that works i'll be wrapped! if not then i will need someone to tell me how they dremeled their fan's shroud to not be obstructed by something.. very curious on that, as it could be a simple mod that i could do..

DId people actually cut a section of the shroud off with a dremel? Or did they shave it back?
Edited by z0ki - 11/30/12 at 5:42am
post #9520 of 13812
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Originally Posted by z0ki View Post

Oh crap!! I have those things!!! LOL im going to try it with those and see how it goes!! If that works i'll be wrapped! if not then i will need someone to tell me how they dremeled their fan's shroud to not be obstructed by something.. very curious on that, as it could be a simple mod that i could do..

I need to cut the shroud on mine, and I guess while i am at it, will take some pics and make a lil guide, I have to worry about the PWM controller for my pump too.
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