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I have recently aquired my first water cooling piece of equipment, a Thermaltake Silent Water Kit. It works great. I have already replaced the stock black and orange fan with a Red LED fan. Looks good. I have a Thermaltake Tsunami Dream tower, and it is reall cramped in there now. I am actually considering mounting the radiator on the outside of the tower to free up space. Right now the radiator is only about an inch from the cpu clock. I don't care for the stock black hose so I just bought 3ft of transparent hose. My question; The thing comes with about 18inches of hose on each side, so I have all this extra hose taking up space in my tower. Does the hose need to be that long? If I decided to leave the radiator inside, could I shorten the hose to 6 inches or less. If I put it outside of the tower I cannot see needing more than a foot. Will shortening the length of the hose(slightly reducing the amount of coolant) effect the cooling performance negatively.

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you can cut the tubing to the required size with scissors, and that black and orange thermaltake fan will provide better cooling than an led fan id imagine, the tt fan is 50+ cfm.
    
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Yeah alk is right on both counts
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Depends on the fan he used to replace the stock Tt fan. If it's a thunderblade LED for instance (if 120mm), it will flow more.
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I think you had the right idea the first time...It will cool better with the rad on the outside and reduce your case temp. to...Making your tubing as short as practical will help to....
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First of all we don't laugh...we were all noobs at one point. OCN is one of the few sites on the net that would rather educate than mock.

The cool thing about water cooling is you have lots of options. You can basically set it up any way you want.

You're kit is bad (I don't mean to be harsh), but I understand that some people like to start small. Your temps will be much better if you decide to upgrade down the line.

Please let us know if you have any other questions!
    
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You're kit is bad (I don't mean to be harsh), but I understand that some people like to start small. Your temps will be much better if you decide to upgrade down the line.
that aint true dude,
his kit aint bad, its a kit for starters (or call it newbz)

nah, your kit cools good enough i just read an old review about it. but once u wanna overclock a lil more you'll have to upgrade, like snerp said ^^
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that aint true dude,
his kit aint bad, its a kit for starters (or call it newbz)

nah, your kit cools good enough i just read an old review about it. but once u wanna overclock a lil more you'll have to upgrade, like snerp said ^^
I've seen quite a few of TT kits fail & to top that off the cooling is worse than some high end air solutions. That may not be bad to you, but it's bad to me.
    
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isn't the TT kit the one w/ that plastic cover that cracks and leaks water all over the hardware? or am i thinking of the wrong one?
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I've seen quite a few of TT kits fail & to top that off the cooling is worse than some high end air solutions. That may not be bad to you, but it's bad to me.
Ain't that the truth Buddy....The T-Take stuff is falling apart all the time..And like you say a high end air cooler is better for temp's......Bigwater pump died? - Overclock.net - Overclocking.net
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