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post #21 of 26
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Well go ahead and get the pump let me know how it works out for you in a few months.
Well, I didn't mean to piss you off, I appreciate your help. But I would like to create a custom loop within my budget.

You didnt piss me off. If the pump malfunction for some odd reason, are able to take it back for replacement for free?
post #22 of 26
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I have a Corsair 500R. The problem is it only has 30mm clearance between the motherboard and the roof of the case.

If you want slow moving fans to be installed as you also want the rig to be quiet I would go for Alphacool ST30 Full Copper 240 radiator which is just under 30mm thick, it has proven to be the best rad for under 1000 rpm fans. If the noise is not issue buy Stealth GT Slim 240 as since they are high FPI work well with high speed fans. You will have to hovever either put the fans on the top and rad inside or rad on the top and fans inside the case. Both options have pros and cons. If you have the fans pulling the air through the rads you will loose some of the fans performance, but on the other side when the rad is on the top you will have to get tubes through the case.
Good luck.

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post #23 of 26
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If you want slow moving fans to be installed as you also want the rig to be quiet I would go for Alphacool ST30 Full Copper 240 radiator which is just under 30mm thick, it has proven to be the best rad for under 1000 rpm fans. If the noise is not issue buy Stealth GT Slim 240 as since they are high FPI work well with high speed fans. You will have to hovever either put the fans on the top and rad inside or rad on the top and fans inside the case. Both options have pros and cons. If you have the fans pulling the air through the rads you will loose some of the fans performance, but on the other side when the rad is on the top you will have to get tubes through the case.
Good luck.
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I don't really have a choice because there is only clearance for normal 25mm fans, not bigger.
post #24 of 26
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I don't really have a choice because there is only clearance for normal 25mm fans, not bigger.
I had a similar problem, but the space was 43mm, so I managed to put the rad and Scythe Slip Stream Slim 12mm on the bottom, have a look:


Had to go with 120mm radiator as 240 would not fit, due to VRMs on the other side... I know I could put the rad on top of the case and fans inside or vice versa, but decided instead to go 2x120mm rad with push/pull configuration plus 1x120mm rad in with push fan only-this is a work in progress wink.gif. I may decide in the end to fit 240 rad on the top and fans outside the case, but I will see what result would I have with 3rd radiator, if it will be satisfactory I will stick to such config smile.gif
To help you decide if you will go with push or pull fans have a look on this website.
Edited by chrisf4lc0n - 8/8/12 at 1:18pm
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post #25 of 26
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Now I'm back from my holiday. What do you guys think of this?



The pump will be one of these
Do I have to worry here about mixing metals?
post #26 of 26
Hi and welcome back from holiday.
1. Do not need to worry about mixing metals as long as you add some corrosion inhibitor to the water. I know that copper/brass/nickel are not far on the galvanic index, but over a long period of time some corrosion may occure.
2. If you are planing to install the res on top of the you could as well go for the cheapest one and couple it with the pump using male to male 1/4" coupler...
3. Add some 90 and 45 degrees compression fittings to avoid going too much around with the tubes.

I have made some seroius mods to my config, I have not taken any photos yet, but on top of the case I installed XSPC EX280 res with 2xCougar 140mm fans in push mode only. It required to use a dremel to cut the holes for the tubes to go to the rad which is sitting on top of the case, but it was worth it, as coolant temps are not higher than a degree Celsius above the ambient...

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Edited by chrisf4lc0n - 8/25/12 at 11:32am
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