Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › How Many Radiators?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

How Many Radiators? - Page 2

post #11 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by FreakManUltra View Post

So im planning my first liquid cooled rig and have no clue on what radiator I should go with.
Basically to cool AMD FX-8150 and 2x SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7970
would this rad do the job Black Ice GT Xtreme 420 Radiator with 3 140mm fans in a pull config? I have no plans to overclock anything. Its already overkill.

One thing to note, the GTX series do best with high static pressure, high rpm fans. You didn't mention what 140mm fans you plan on using, but there's not a lot of good 140mm fans out there for the GTX series, you may find you get better performance with 120mm fans and a 360mm rad, as there are many great 120mm choices out there. If you're looking for 140mm fans for less noise or slower rpms, you may be better off with a different radiator more suited to that type of fan.
Primary System
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 860 Gigabyte P55A-UD4P 2x EVGA GTX460 2x 4gb Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung F4 XSPC Rasa cpu block 2x XSPC Razor 460 Black Ice GTX 360 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
MCP-350 Windows 7 64bit Samsung SyncMaster SA300 23" Filco Majestouch "Otaku" Tenkeyless 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair TX850W v1 NZXT Whisper Logitech Performance MX Altec Lansing ATP3 
  hide details  
Reply
Primary System
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 860 Gigabyte P55A-UD4P 2x EVGA GTX460 2x 4gb Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung F4 XSPC Rasa cpu block 2x XSPC Razor 460 Black Ice GTX 360 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
MCP-350 Windows 7 64bit Samsung SyncMaster SA300 23" Filco Majestouch "Otaku" Tenkeyless 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair TX850W v1 NZXT Whisper Logitech Performance MX Altec Lansing ATP3 
  hide details  
Reply
post #12 of 23
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the info Cole. I love the "do it" jab too lol!
post #13 of 23
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by bakageta View Post

One thing to note, the GTX series do best with high static pressure, high rpm fans. You didn't mention what 140mm fans you plan on using, but there's not a lot of good 140mm fans out there for the GTX series, you may find you get better performance with 120mm fans and a 360mm rad, as there are many great 120mm choices out there. If you're looking for 140mm fans for less noise or slower rpms, you may be better off with a different radiator more suited to that type of fan.

bakageta,
What brand of radiator would you recommend for 140mm fans. I am looking for a good balance of cool and quiet.
and/or
What fans would you recommend for the GTX Rad?
post #14 of 23
Haha no problem. Seems like OCN is all about overkill and I love it. As far a fans for the GTX I know alot of people including myself use Gentle Typhoons for dense rads and they have so many different RPM choosing you can find the sound/performance that works for you. Also Tribewerk fans are also very good but also very expensive.

Edit: I just realized you were looking for 140mm fans. is there any particular reason you want to go with 140mm? It will be much easier and probably cheaper to find excellent fans and a rad at the 120mm level.
post #15 of 23
Thread Starter 
The Nzxt Switch 810 has 140mm fan mounts in the top and it seems like everyone who gets that case goes the 140mm triple fan rad route.
I guessed that the 140mm option would have more surface area for heat exchange.
post #16 of 23
oh okay gotcha, I'm not familiar with that case. Check out this page if you haven't looked at frozencpu.com already. They have a pretty big selection of 140x25mm fans. I've heard good things about the xspc, yate loon and Kaze series fans. LINK
post #17 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by FreakManUltra View Post

bakageta,
What brand of radiator would you recommend for 140mm fans. I am looking for a good balance of cool and quiet.
and/or
What fans would you recommend for the GTX Rad?

If you're looking for a quieter setup with 140's, I'd go with something like the Black Ice SR-1 420mm. Of the popular brands, most make only 120mm rads, but the SR-1 is a very solid performer at low- to mid- rpm and comes in 120mm or 140mm. It's got the same great build quality of the GTX series, but it's much more suited for what you have in mind. With a lower fin density, static pressure is less important, as well. If you want to stay with a GTX series, I can't think of a 140 I'd use. For 120's, you'd want at least a Gentle Typhoon AP-15, and honestly it's even better suited for stuff like San Ace H1011's, both of which are pretty far from quiet, but not yet into the unbearable range.
Primary System
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 860 Gigabyte P55A-UD4P 2x EVGA GTX460 2x 4gb Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung F4 XSPC Rasa cpu block 2x XSPC Razor 460 Black Ice GTX 360 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
MCP-350 Windows 7 64bit Samsung SyncMaster SA300 23" Filco Majestouch "Otaku" Tenkeyless 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair TX850W v1 NZXT Whisper Logitech Performance MX Altec Lansing ATP3 
  hide details  
Reply
Primary System
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 860 Gigabyte P55A-UD4P 2x EVGA GTX460 2x 4gb Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung F4 XSPC Rasa cpu block 2x XSPC Razor 460 Black Ice GTX 360 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
MCP-350 Windows 7 64bit Samsung SyncMaster SA300 23" Filco Majestouch "Otaku" Tenkeyless 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair TX850W v1 NZXT Whisper Logitech Performance MX Altec Lansing ATP3 
  hide details  
Reply
post #18 of 23
well if you want to fit a 420 and 280 in the 360, be prepared to get a dremel

some 420 rads don't play nice in P/P setups and a 280 at the bottom usually requires a mod

search for the 420/280 switch build on OCN to give you an idea
 
AirPC
(17 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel i5 2500k Asrock Z68 Fatal1ty Professional  Powercolor 7970 G.Skill Sniper 2133 MHz 8gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
OCZ Agility 3 Asus Blu-ray combo drive XSPC Raystorm EK FC-7970 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Koolance PMP-450 Black Ice SR-1 360 xspc d5 dual bay reservoir Windows 7 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Potalion 2710qw Logitech G510 Corsair TX850M v2 NZXT Switch 810 
MouseAudioAudioOther
Logitech G400 Asus Xonar DX Creative Aurvana Live Logitech C310 
Other
hauppauge colossus 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5-2500k @4.5 GHz 1.325v MSI P67A-G43 EVGA GeForce GTX 570  8 GB Samsung Eco  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
OCZ Agility 3 240 gb WD 500 GB 2 TBGreen OCZ Agility 3 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Asus DVD+R Noctua DH-14 Windows 7 64-bit Acer 23.6" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Standard Antec Truepower New 650w NZXT Source 210 Sidewinder X8 
Mouse Pad
Nvidia freebie lulz 
  hide details  
Reply
 
AirPC
(17 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel i5 2500k Asrock Z68 Fatal1ty Professional  Powercolor 7970 G.Skill Sniper 2133 MHz 8gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
OCZ Agility 3 Asus Blu-ray combo drive XSPC Raystorm EK FC-7970 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Koolance PMP-450 Black Ice SR-1 360 xspc d5 dual bay reservoir Windows 7 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Potalion 2710qw Logitech G510 Corsair TX850M v2 NZXT Switch 810 
MouseAudioAudioOther
Logitech G400 Asus Xonar DX Creative Aurvana Live Logitech C310 
Other
hauppauge colossus 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5-2500k @4.5 GHz 1.325v MSI P67A-G43 EVGA GeForce GTX 570  8 GB Samsung Eco  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
OCZ Agility 3 240 gb WD 500 GB 2 TBGreen OCZ Agility 3 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Asus DVD+R Noctua DH-14 Windows 7 64-bit Acer 23.6" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Standard Antec Truepower New 650w NZXT Source 210 Sidewinder X8 
Mouse Pad
Nvidia freebie lulz 
  hide details  
Reply
post #19 of 23
Just to let you know, a 420 sr1 will fit with push/pull anything thicker then that will not

Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
post #20 of 23
Thread Starter 
So the I decided on the phobia g-changer 420 radiator and phobia fans (links below). Saw a few videos on you tube and it fits in push pull with out modding. I'm going to start by using the 1 big rad in pull config and see how temps go and if needed add a phobia g-changer 240 in the bottom. I'll have to do a little case cutting for that to fit. What do you guys think? Please let me know because it's stock air cooled now and sounds like a jet plane and the graphics cards idle at 50c.


[=http://www.frozencpu.com/products/13014/ex-rad-244/Phobya_G-Changer_420mm_Radiator_-_Black_35196.html?id=hMWGTWCW&mv_pc=147][/]

[=http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16103/fan-1007/Phobya_140mm_x_25mm_G-Silent_14_Black_Edition_-_1400_RPM_79120.html?id=hMWGTWCW&mv_pc=148][/]

[=http://www.frozencpu.com/products/13013/ex-rad-243/Phobya_G-Changer_280mm_Radiator_-_Black_35195.html?id=hMWGTWCW&mv_pc=151]Phobia gChanger 280[/]
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Water Cooling
Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › How Many Radiators?