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120 mm 140 mm 180 mm radiators

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The radiators are intended for these specific fan sizes, but the question is are they all able to be mounted on the 120 mm case spacing? I have a Cosmos S and it only has space for 120 mm fans top/bottom/sides, does that mean I can only setup a 120 mm radiator and use 120 mm fans?
post #2 of 5
Yes, 140mm and 180mm will be too big, and spacing would also be unavailable. Best bet is to go with a 120mm radiator with 120mm fans. I've never actually heard of a 180mm fan actually. Maybe with a certain adapter you can manage to mount a 140mm rad on there, but I would stick with a 120.
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Then I will go with the Alphacool NexXxoS ST30 360 Radiator, as it seems like a good choice.

http://martinsliquidlab.org/2012/05/01/alphacool-nexxxos-st30-360-radiator/
post #4 of 5
I dont have personal experience with that case but make sure you measure it properly. A 360 radiator doesnt just take up 120x360mm of space.
Not trying to say you dont know what youre doing. But it sucks to run into last minute issues because of incorrect measurements (speaking from experience here lol).

@Captivate, you should look at my build log biggrin.gif
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120mm rads and fans are the best anyway. The best fans when it comes to static pressure are all 120mm. And static pressure is what you need for rad fans, CFM rating is irrelevent here.

Until they come up with 140mm fans that can get as much static pressure as the 120mm ones, you better stick to 120mm rads and fans.

Now there are some 140mm fans that come close to our favorite 120 fans (the GT fans). But what good is it to go with a larger fan that can only come close to the 120mm ones? You would expect a larger fan to be better, but that is just not the case.
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