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Okay I would like some opinions on what you see in my cart in the picture. I know there's a few things missing, I'll be getting those later when i order everything else. Just wanna know if I'm in the right direction? What i will be WC in my upgrade is my current 17 2600K, and 2x 680's or w/e when kepler comes out. My case will be switch 810 reason you don't see degree type fittings because i have no idea how I'm gonna do my loops in the case. Suggestions or click to order? Should i get the XSPC RX360 Triple 120mm Radiator Rev 2. and the RX120 instead?

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Change the rads out and you will be fine. Those rads are decent, but I am sure you can get better with slightly more money or maybe even the same amount.

If you are using fans which are more than 1500-1600 rpm, then the Black Ice GTX is for you. If below, then use SR-1 or RX series. It should easily fit in the case you listed. Also angles may not be neccessary, you may have very minor kinks, but thats about it.

With the case you are using, a cylinder res would probably work a bit better. Specially since bay res's are known to make it really difficult to bleed.
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post #3 of 29
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So for 360 rad how bout Black Ice GT Stealth 360 Radiator -Black or Black Ice GTX Xtreme 360 Radiator -Black or Black Ice SR1 Low Air Flow Optimized -360 Radiator -Black. 120 rad would be bout the same.
    
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I would do Black Fittings with the White Tubing. Chrome is going to stick out like a sore thumb. If you have a specific color combination try going with that. For Blue and White go with Blue, Red for Red an Black but whatever you do don't go with Chrome. You'll find yourself hating it the moment you put it all together. mellowsmiley.gif

Also I'm not quite sure about the Koolance Res either. I'm sure there are better available for less. $83 for a Bay Res that doesn't do nuthin but hold water is too much imho. wink.gif

how many Bays do you have available for your Res btw? eh-smiley.gif

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I would do Black Fittings with the White Tubing. Chrome is going to stick out like a sore thumb. If you have a specific color combination try going with that. For Blue and White go with Blue, Red for Red an Black but whatever you do don't go with Chrome. You'll find yourself hating it the moment you put it all together. mellowsmiley.gif
Also I'm not quite sure about the Koolance Res either. I'm sure there are better available for less. $83 for a Bay Res that doesn't do nuthin but hold water is too much imho. wink.gif
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Agreed. The res is not the best of choices. It does not need to be super pretty either as the phantom has a door covering the bays. If you want a bay res I would recommend a simple dual bay model like the Alphacool Repack Dual Bayres
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Well since he's getting a D5, I would suggest possibly a PrimoChill D5 Res. Takes care of two things at once and 3 if you count decoupling of the pump by solid mounting it into 5.25 bays for stability. $70 at PPCs', so some money could be saved on the Pump make up. thumb.gif

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They got more than UV Red. I think you can also get a clear front as well.

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Save some serious cash by just going with a D5 pump w/o the bling and mount it to a bay like this. smile.gif

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Hey guys thanks for the replys. I check them out better once im on the computer. But im not using phantom case ill be using new switch 810 case. Far as rads go should I choose any of the ones I named? Plus im doing red/black/white theme so ill choose the black fittings instead of black chrome.
    
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Also I'm not quite sure about the Koolance Res either. I'm sure there are better available for less. $83 for a Bay Res that doesn't do nuthin but hold water is too much imho. wink.gif

define better. biggrin.gif. Aesthetically? Durability?

Cheaper? sure. But can't get more durable than a hunk of acetyl.

I think it would depend on the look of the case. I think the chosen reservoir would look good on a sleek glossy black case (like the switch 810 case).
Edited by lol12ek - 2/17/12 at 1:52pm
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Also I'm not quite sure about the Koolance Res either. I'm sure there are better available for less. $83 for a Bay Res that doesn't do nuthin but hold water is too much imho. wink.gif

define better. biggrin.gif. Aesthetically? Durability?

Cheaper? sure. But can't get more durable than a hunk of acetyl.

I think it would depend on the look of the case. I think the chosen reservoir would look good on a sleek glossy black case (like the switch 810 case).

Agreed with the looks department. But the one I pointed out solves two issues pump expense and you can get it in black too. Being the final pic of my last post. smile.gif

It also creates a little more room in the case that the separate pump would be sure to take up. wink.gif

As far as choice of Rads I don't see a problem with them. I think that the RXs' are better but they're also thicker and more expensive. He could probably just for with the RX360 and do away with the 120 entirely given that the RX360 is 63mm thick. Add fans to that and that's 113mm thick in Push/Pull and 88mm thick in single fan configuration. The RX is nearly double the cooling space of the RS360 which if you look at the overall real estate of the 120 it's thicker than both combined if you were to lay the 120 open and on top of the 360. So while it's not much of a savings it should handle whatever is planned for those two Radiators. Hell if I didn't have space constraints in my system I'd probably want the RX over the RS. But mine are such that I have to go with 20mm fans and am looking for a Rad that is 30mm or thinner. smile.gif

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Oh, my assumption was that he wanted a single bay reservoir. I noticed someone asked how many bays he had available, but I must have missed the answer.

100% agree with multiple purpose reservoirs. smile.gif
Edited by lol12ek - 2/17/12 at 2:23pm
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