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So im thinking about purchasing the U2-UFO from Mountain mods after getting sick of waiting on the Obsidian 900d to do my first water cooling build. But the U2-UFo only was spaces for 360mm rads so I was wondering if the Alphacool either monsta (80mm thick radiator) or the UT60 would be enough to silently cool a overclocked 7970 and 3770k at 4.6ghz+
Thanks also your guys's thoughts on the U2-UFO for a watercooling build?
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Can't you get one of the custom sideplates? Extra $10 and you can get sideplates with more holes for fans/rads.
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Can't you get one of the custom sideplates? Extra $10 and you can get sideplates with more holes for fans/rads.
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Can't you get one of the custom sideplates? Extra $10 and you can get sideplates with more holes for fans/rads.
The U2-UFO only has up to 360mm rad (even with changinh parts which i did) other cases you can get a 480 but not this one. Ive thought about getting the Ascension but I kinda like this one more and with both setup the way I want it this is $30 cheaper
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And to Answer your main question, I do not think it would cool it too well, it would be possible, but they would both get quite hot.
The U2-UFO only has up to 360mm rad (even with changinh parts which i did) other cases you can get a 480 but not this one. Ive thought about getting the Ascension but I kinda like this one more and with both setup the way I want it this is $30 cheaper
Use the CYO picker, you can select a side panel which allows you to mount a radiator on it, therefore you can have multiple radiators, not just a single 360.
Here I have configured it for up to 3, 360mm rads:

Here I have configured it with the "Duality" Front, which allows for 2 360mm rads infront:

Edited by ALMOSTunseen - 3/3/13 at 8:47pm
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Stick with the U2-UFO, use the CYO (choose your own) picker! http://www.mountainmods.com/CYO_picker.php

I'm building a U2-UFO build of my own soon, here's the configuration that I will be using (not that you asked for it, or anything):


I plan on using two triple 120mm radiators in the front, and possibly one in the back, depending upon the final hardware setup that I go with.
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Use the CYO picker, you can select a side panel which allows you to mount a radiator on it, therefore you can have multiple radiators, not just a single 360.
Here I have configured it for up to 3, 360mm rads:

Here I have configured it with the "Duality" Front, which allows for 2 360mm rads infront:

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Originally Posted by TheSurroundGamr View Post

Stick with the U2-UFO, use the CYO (choose your own) picker! http://www.mountainmods.com/CYO_picker.php

I'm building a U2-UFO build of my own soon, here's the configuration that I will be using (not that you asked for it, or anything):


I plan on using two triple 120mm radiators in the front, and possibly one in the back, depending upon the final hardware setup that I go with.

I thought you were trying to say that I could have a 480 somewhere lol. Yes I know i could have 2 360's in the front also. But my question still remains would 1 monsta or ut60 360 radiator do for my build.
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I thought you were trying to say that I could have a 480 somewhere lol. Yes I know i could have 2 360's in the front also. But my question still remains would 1 monsta or ut60 360 radiator do for my build.

Yeah, one triple 120mm radiator will do fine. The real question is, just how fine do you want your temps to be? Also, what's the ambient temp of the room that'll be host to your build?
   
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Yeah, one triple 120mm radiator will do fine. The real question is, just how fine do you want your temps to be? Also, what's the ambient temp of the room that'll be host to your build?
I would be fine with a max of about 30 C over ambient.
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My rule of thumb is 240mm of radiator surface area per core of GPU/CPU. So, that's two 120mm radiator spaces for every GPU or CPU chip that you have. In your setup, you will need a total of four 120mm radiator surface areas, or 480mm of radiator surface area to cool your setup. Now, you can try it with one triple 120mm, or make it a sure thing and grab another 120mm triple for a total of 720mm of radiator surface area. I'd spend the extra $50-$60 on an extra triple 120 rad just to make sure. Summer will definitely make you want to do so. thumb.gif

You could also buy a single 120mm radiator and use the 120mm fan hole on the back panel of your case. Ideally, you want to keep the back panel for exhaust fans. Juuuust go with the two triples! thumb.gifthumb.gif
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My rule of thumb is 240mm of radiator surface area per core of GPU/CPU. So, that's two 120mm radiator spaces for every GPU or CPU chip that you have. In your setup, you will need a total of four 120mm radiator surface areas, or 480mm of radiator surface area to cool your setup. Now, you can try it with one triple 120mm, or make it a sure thing and grab another 120mm triple for a total of 720mm of radiator surface area. I'd spend the extra $50-$60 on an extra triple 120 rad just to make sure. Summer will definitely make you want to do so. thumb.gif

You could also buy a single 120mm radiator and use the 120mm fan hole on the back panel of your case. Ideally, you want to keep the back panel for exhaust fans. Juuuust go with the two triples! thumb.gifthumb.gif

I talked to Mountain Mods and they said there is 7.5 inches between the mobo tray and the front in the way that I want it setup. Do you think that I Monsta (80mm thick) 360 radiator would be enough? Personally I think it would be and when summer rolls around I could through another in there if I wanted thumb.gif but I dont think id need to.
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