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Hey guys I need some help here.
I am trying to decide on what radiators I should go with for my build. I know this isn't the watercooling thread but figured it would be best to post with the case I am using. thumb.gif
Out of all options what would you guys choose?
2x240
1x240/1x200
1x240/1x120
I will be cooling a 2500k and a 670FTW. Both will be overclocked as well. I will also be needing a pump and fans biggrin.gif
I currently have an XSPC Raystorm and a BP Z Tank 150mm. I feel like such a noob asking all these questions but before I go hog wild and spend money I dont have I would like some input.
Do I go crossflow XSPC rads. or Alphacool? Thickness?
Thanks for all suggestions guys, I really appreciate any feedback. thumb.gif

How do you plan on fitting 2x 240mm rads?

for thickness, obviously the thicker the better but you'll need to keep in mind the thickness you can fit

EX series are great, Alphacool are good.

The religiously-praised watercooling fans around these parts are the Scythe Gentle Typhoons, either 1850 or 2100rpm.
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How do you plan on fitting 2x 240mm rads?
for thickness, obviously the thicker the better but you'll need to keep in mind the thickness you can fit
EX series are great, Alphacool are good.
The religiously-praised watercooling fans around these parts are the Scythe Gentle Typhoons, either 1850 or 2100rpm.
Offset bracket up top. I don't need optical bay and have a plan for my SSD/Laptop drive mounting so all that is going to be taken out thumb.gif
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Offset bracket up top. I don't need optical bay and have a plan for my SSD/Laptop drive mounting so all that is going to be taken out thumb.gif

So no rear fan?
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So im on the precipice of ordering some watercooling parts with my leftover cash after xmas shopping.

I need a small res that will work in this case, and i cant decide between the swiftech mcres 2 or the ek multioption x2 150.
I intend to keep the bottom HDD cage, not sure which of these would be easier to mount?

Also, still cant figure out if a single 240mm ex XSPC rad would cool a 3570k and 690, or if i should get an additional 120.

halp?
post #3395 of 11727
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So im on the precipice of ordering some watercooling parts with my leftover cash after xmas shopping.
I need a small res that will work in this case, and i cant decide between the swiftech mcres 2 or the ek multioption x2 150.
I intend to keep the bottom HDD cage, not sure which of these would be easier to mount?
Also, still cant figure out if a single 240mm ex XSPC rad would cool a 3570k and 690, or if i should get an additional 120.
halp?

Always go for overkill smile.gif

Why the need for an HDD cage? Everything in this case becomes a lot easier without it
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Always go for overkill smile.gif
Why the need for an HDD cage? Everything in this case becomes a lot easier without it

I already have 3 2.5 inch drives and a 3.5. replacing the 3.5 would be far too much time, hassle and money.

It seems like keeping it shouldn't cause me any real hassle, as long as I can find a res to go on top of it. I intend to get a swiftech apogee drive II so pump mounting isn't an issue.

I just have no experience with non bay reservoirs, and tbh I can't even figure out what the inlet/outlet ports are meant to be from looking at the ek.

the ek is a much better option for me cause its available in my country, pretty much the only res likely to fit i can get here. Think it will fit on top of the hdd cage?
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So no rear fan?
Don't think I will be needing a rear fan. If I absolutely need to I will just mount one externally as I will never see the back of the case. I wont mind a fan back there, but having external radiators is not my thing tongue.gif
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Don't think I will be needing a rear fan. If I absolutely need to I will just mount one externally as I will never see the back of the case. I wont mind a fan back there, but having external radiators is not my thing tongue.gif

I see tongue.gif

I currently have an H100 up top, Corsair AF140 in the back, Bitfenix 230mm in the front, and I'm going to mount a Kuhler 920 where the HDD cages were thumb.gif
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Rav3n, its a huge post so im not quoting it and ruining everyone elses day lol. thanks man! i believe that 180mm and 120mm can handle a 690 and a 3770K, but im considering the need for a disc drive; the external ones are not much more expensive. thats IF i buy the prodigy, i can either buy one or go with a SM8 biggrin.gif

Lol! Np, I had a lot to say this a.m. biggrin.gif I have an external optical drive, seemed the best way with everything I have going on in the Prodigy. wink.gif

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Originally Posted by audioholic View Post

Hey guys I need some help here.
I am trying to decide on what radiators I should go with for my build. I know this isn't the watercooling thread but figured it would be best to post with the case I am using. thumb.gif
Out of all options what would you guys choose?
2x240
1x240/1x200
1x240/1x120
I will be cooling a 2500k and a 670FTW. Both will be overclocked as well. I will also be needing a pump and fans biggrin.gif
I currently have an XSPC Raystorm and a BP Z Tank 150mm. I feel like such a noob asking all these questions but before I go hog wild and spend money I dont have I would like some input.
Do I go crossflow XSPC rads. or Alphacool? Thickness?
Thanks for all suggestions guys, I really appreciate any feedback. thumb.gif

I don't have personal experience with this, but I've heard a few say that the 200 mm rads are a bad choice unless you plan on relocating the pwr/reset/fp audio panel. 180 mm is as large as you can get away with up front w/o the relocation. Again, that's hearsay, but it looks to be true from what I can see from the gap between my 180 mm front fan & the panel.

Afaik, that leaves the only choice being the MagicCool rad.

If you want the very best radiator; Martin's (at Martins Liquid Labs) test results indicated for fans above 1000 rpm, all the way to 2200 rpms, the AlphaCool NexXxos UT60 reigns supreme (no, the Monsta wasn't tested, but there isn't enough room for it anyway). The tests were all on 360 mm rads, although the 240's are exactly the same per each manufacturer. Just shorter ofc.

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