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Hey everyone:

I'm planning a watercooling loop to go in an NZXT Phantom 820 case. Below are the parts I've selected. I'l be using 1/2"ID x 3/4"OD tubing with compression fittings for almost everything. For the CPU and GPU loop connections, I'm going to use Koolance QD3 quick disconnects, so I can unhook them easily without draining the loop.

Here is the complete list of parts I'm going to use, with links. WaterCoolingNoPrices.xlsx 12k .xlsx file

There will be a dual-140mm radiator intake on the bottom of the case. There will also be 200mm intake fans on the front and side panels of the case.

For exhaust, I'll use the triple-120mm radiator and fans mounted in the top of the case, as well as a high-CFM 140mm rear exhaust fan.

I may not need to explain it this thoroughly (relatively new to WCing), but the water flow will go from reservoir -> pump -> CPU block -> top triple-120mm radiator -> GPU block -> bottom dual-140mm radiator -> reservoir.

My question is, what are the optimal 120mm and 140mm radiator fans I can use for this setup? I'd prefer LED fans and green ones, if I can get that specific. The LED's can be any color, and I can manually change the LED's to green for my internal color scheme.

Optional follow-up question: Does the loop look/sound like a good plan overall?
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What size radiator do you plan on using I can't open the link at work, whats the fin count? We need more info to recommend the right fan. This radiators with low fin counts you want a slower, but more pressure fan. Thin radiators with a high fin count you want a faster, high CFM fan.
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post #3 of 5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CurrentlyPissed View Post

What size radiator do you plan on using I can't open the link at work, whats the fin count? We need more info to recommend the right fan. This radiators with low fin counts you want a slower, but more pressure fan. Thin radiators with a high fin count you want a faster, high CFM fan.

Bottom dual-140mm radiator will be a Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 Full Copper Dual 140mm Radiator (http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16825/ex-rad-426/Alphacool_NexXxoS_UT60_Full_Copper_Dual_140mm_Radiator.html?tl=g30c95s930)

Top triple-120mm radiator will be a Black Ice Xtreme III Radiator w/ Customizable Fittings - Black (http://www.frozencpu.com/products/2163/ex-rad-45/Black_Ice_Xtreme_III_Radiator_w_Customizable_Fittings_-_Black.html?tl=g30c95s161)

Hope this helps.Sorry, I tried to contain as much info as I could by attaching that document, and i mentioned the radiator sizes in my original post redface.gif
Edited by Att1cus - 3/20/13 at 7:54am
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Black Ice Xtreme III Radiator w/ Customizable F... Swiftech MCR220 "Quiet Power" Dual 120mm Radiat... FrozenQ Liquid Fusion Dual Bay Reservoir - Acry... Koolance QD3 Quick-Disconnect fittings for CPU ... 
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240GB OCZ RevoDrive3 X2 PCI-Express 2.0 SSD 1TB WD Caviar Black (WD1001FALS) Swiftech Apogee Drive II HEATKILLER® GPU-X³ GTX 680 "Hole Edition" Refer... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Black Ice Xtreme III Radiator w/ Customizable F... Swiftech MCR220 "Quiet Power" Dual 120mm Radiat... FrozenQ Liquid Fusion Dual Bay Reservoir - Acry... Koolance QD3 Quick-Disconnect fittings for CPU ... 
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post #4 of 5
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Looks like I'll be using my current 120mm R4-L2R-20AG-R2 CoolerMaster sickleflow fans. Since i'll be using triple-120mm radiator Black Ice Xtreme III Radiator w/ Customizable Fittings - Black (http://www.frozencpu.com/products/2163/ex-rad-45/Black_Ice_Xtreme_III_Radiator_w_Customizable_Fittings_-_Black.html?tl=g30c95s161) and it has a notoriously high fin count. The coolermaster fans have a pretty awesome static pressure of 2.94 mmH20.

Still looking for suggestions for the lower dual-140mm radiator fans.

TY
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Black Ice Xtreme III Radiator w/ Customizable F... Swiftech MCR220 "Quiet Power" Dual 120mm Radiat... FrozenQ Liquid Fusion Dual Bay Reservoir - Acry... Koolance QD3 Quick-Disconnect fittings for CPU ... 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair SP120 Fans Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dell U2713HM 27'' IPS Display Logitech G19 
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240GB OCZ RevoDrive3 X2 PCI-Express 2.0 SSD 1TB WD Caviar Black (WD1001FALS) Swiftech Apogee Drive II HEATKILLER® GPU-X³ GTX 680 "Hole Edition" Refer... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Black Ice Xtreme III Radiator w/ Customizable F... Swiftech MCR220 "Quiet Power" Dual 120mm Radiat... FrozenQ Liquid Fusion Dual Bay Reservoir - Acry... Koolance QD3 Quick-Disconnect fittings for CPU ... 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair SP120 Fans Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dell U2713HM 27'' IPS Display Logitech G19 
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Corsair AX1200 (1200 watt) NZXT Phantom 820 Logitech G700 Laser Gaming Mouse Razer Goliathus XL 
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post #5 of 5
If you dont mind the colors and the price go for Noctua NF-F12 fans those are 120mm for 140mm go for Noctua NF-A14 FLX fans
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