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post #11 of 35
Just an FYI, thicker rad does not mean better cooling performance. Getting a thin (~30mm) rad with fans above 1200 RPM will perform the best. I would go thicker only if you plan to use fans less than 1000RPM.

Look here for more radiator information

I'm sure you can fit 2 240 rads in your case when you get GFX blocks. I just recently bought two EX240s to start my watercooling setup and fit them in my corsair 400r.
Edited by fuadm424 - 4/4/12 at 7:21pm
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post #12 of 35
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I'm confused are u saying a 240mm rad in the top with the stock fan that comes with the case?
post #13 of 35
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ill be using GELID solutions 1,000 RPM silent fans, as i ahve about 12 of them not being used. and i love them im not looking to overclock a TON right away, i can always order new fans, but for now i want a clean look and a custom loop that will work
post #14 of 35
1/2 inch barb and 7 1/16 inch tubing I find makes the tidiest looking loop. With the tubing so tight on the barb, you won't need those ugly clamps. thumb.gif
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1/2 inch barb and 7 1/16 inch tubing I find makes the tidiest looking loop. With the tubing so tight on the barb, you won't need those ugly clamps. thumb.gif

He should still use clamps as a safety net. Especailly if this his first build. Yes you can do it better safe than sorry
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1/2 inch barb and 7 1/16 inch tubing I find makes the tidiest looking loop. With the tubing so tight on the barb, you won't need those ugly clamps. thumb.gif

Barbs and zip-ties get 'er done.3/8 and 7/16 tubing isn't as "kinky"

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post #17 of 35
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ill be using compression fittings, for assurance and aesthetics, im just geting more confused about the 240 radiator issue, my case cannot support a push pull int he top due to the clearance of my crosshair V, i tried mounting a corsair H60 in the top and i can only have the radiator, and a fan outside the case, there isn't enough room. if 2 nice 120mmx2 radiators will work ill mount them in the case, one in top and one in the front, the ONLY problem im seeing is my from 120mm fans are ziptied in.. as im not a pro modder and the case doesn't support dual 120mm fans by standard.. so these are issues im working out
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This^^ or compression fittings
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post #19 of 35
Thread Starter 
aslo as a referance this is what my build will look like roughly when its complete

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll165/kojack51/Corsair%20600T%20White%20Water%20Cooled%20Build/DSC01864.jpg

minus,a different res, and 120mm in the front in push pull, if i can figure out how to mount it properly
post #20 of 35
Thread Starter 
actually just realized mounting a 200mm rad in the front with the stock fan would do well, as in the picture, and give me a lot more room in the case.

with this config and 120mm x2 in the top i believe we have a winner, using white 1/4 inch ID and 3/8 OD and compression fittings, i should be GTG for just CPU cooling and room to grow when i get my GPu blocks, let me know

ill be ordering this in the next 4-5 weeks =D
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