Originally Posted by webzeb
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
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
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
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
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
the sheer amount of surface area will do plenty of cooling by itself without any fans.