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post #11 of 29
that happens to be the best liquid FT02 build I've seen:D it's the build that changed my mind about FT02 not being a liquid case at all

it's unfortunate that lvl8hacker is no longer on OCN because of this build and the resulting MOTM problems.
post #12 of 29
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Originally Posted by psyclum View Post

well you can always go with the safe route and get a TJ07
Or if you want overkill you can always go with a TJ11. but that would seriously bump up your budget biggrin.gif
Unfortunately, the TJ07 chassis is made of - pretty fin - aluminum, which means structural noise.
(Humming, thrumming and growling types of sounds like SPCR says...)

Budget would not be a problem.
It really easier to find a second-hand TJ07 than a FT02 here in France. The second one is - really - rare...

Don't want to be a killjoy, but as you can imagine I rad 'a few' reviews before posting, without finding my Graal. biggrin.gif
post #13 of 29
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What doest MOTM mean?

This build looks great.
I guess he was using the Maxicool rad. What about the performances ?
post #14 of 29
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Originally Posted by psyclum View Post

that happens to be the best liquid FT02 build I've seen:D it's the build that changed my mind about FT02 not being a liquid case at all

it's unfortunate that lvl8hacker is no longer on OCN because of this build and the resulting MOTM problems.

Yeah, lvl8 was a really awesome guy, was a shame to see him go :/
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What doest MOTM mean?

This build looks great.
I guess he was using the Maxicool rad. What about the performances ?

MOTM = Mod Of The Month

the 540 rad is better than a 360 ( of the same thickness ofc ), and the AP181 fans are made for static pressure last I remember ( or maybe that was just the AP182's ) so they work great on a rad. You can even run them at a low RPM and be virtually inaudible, even at max RPM they really aren't loud at all, no engine whine just the air moving.
post #15 of 29
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Originally Posted by webzeb View Post

What doest MOTM mean?

This build looks great.
I guess he was using the Maxicool rad. What about the performances ?

well... it's hard to describe the situation behind the "mod of the month" issue w/o trash talking someone else's hard work biggrin.gif the winner of that month's MOTM definitely put in his time just like everyone who enters the contest, but the work was much more "cosmetic". lvl8's build was far more practical and elegant. however, it's not as "flashy" and ended up losing the "popularity contest" that flashy builds tend to generate. there are definitely supporters on both sides of the argument and that time the "bling" won out at the end. I'm gonna just leave it at that before getting myself into any more trouble biggrin.gif

performance wise, a 540rad is like having a 480 rad + somewhere between a 240 rad and a 360 rad in a daisy chain. it's a big a difference in performance of what you are planning smile.gif with that amount of surface area (and the resulting liquid inside) to dissipate heat, you don't need alot of airflow to get things cool. takes a long time to even heat up that amount of water biggrin.gif

I wouldn't call AP181 on full blast quiet tho. that is simply not true. but the AP181 at low (700RPM) would be considered bearable by most people. to get it to "quiet" status, you'd have to use a fan controller to dial it down to about 500RPM which may be too weak for a rad.

there is an alternative to getting something like that tho and that is the external rads like the phobya 1080 rad. chain 2 of those puppies together and you wouldn't even need fans biggrin.gif the sheer amount of surface area will do plenty of cooling by itself without any fans. biggrin.gif
post #16 of 29
Maybe the new Corsair 900D when it comes out? You have a lot of rad space to work with, you can even add two 480 and one 240, run fans a very very low speed thumb.gif
post #17 of 29
Thread Starter 
Many thanks to both of you!

Is there any alternative to the FT02, in the same spirit (aluminium bezel, steel chassis, large area at the bottom of the case..)?

The 900D is a huge beast, but I'm not sure it's WAF compliant.

Cheers.
post #18 of 29
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Originally Posted by webzeb View Post

Many thanks to both of you!

Is there any alternative to the FT02, in the same spirit (aluminium bezel, steel chassis, large area at the bottom of the case..)?

The 900D is a huge beast, but I'm not sure it's WAF compliant.

Cheers.

The Silverstone TJ07 could be a nice alternative to the FT02, with a large area at the bottom.

WAF compliant = Wife Acceptance Factor??
post #19 of 29
Thread Starter 
Right, WAF is Wife Acceptance Factor.

Regarding the TJ07, as previously said, the chassis is made of (thin) aluminum and so it may not suit my needs.
Every aluminum case I owned, including my old CoolerMaster made of 2.5 mm thick aluminum (!) (except the side panels), was subject to "humming" and other structural noises... frown.gif
post #20 of 29
Put it over a piece of carpet tongue.gif

For a more rigid chasis, I can only think in the Corsair 650D or 550D, but you will need to mod them to fit a 360 rad. There are other great brand around, but I only have experience with Corsair, Lian Li and Slverstone. Maybe someone can recommend a Fractal or a NZXT.
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