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Hey guys,

So I am going to be doing maintenance on my loop shortly and have been thinking about upgrading my case to either a 900D or a Caselabs case. Now with a new case brings more room for rads.

Would I benefit at all by adding another 360 rad to my loop?

I already have a 140, 240 and 360. All rads are 11fpi.

Please discuss......
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post #2 of 9
Hmm, I'm not sure it will improve something.

You have all those rads for CPU block and 2 x GPU blocks?

Do you have water temperature under full load and ambient temperature?
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post #3 of 9
It probably wont do much, but you do get the benefit of running your fans at a lower speed.
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I also run a MB block, but thats f'all heat load.

This is on my 3930 rig.

I don't know my water temps, but the sensors on the water blocks directly are 28'c idle and no more than 42'c when folding. I'd would think the conductive temp of the water would be close to that.

I already run Triebwerk fans that are pretty much silent. I don't even run the 140 fan much, only folding.
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I also run a MB block, but thats f'all heat load.

This is on my 3930 rig.

I don't know my water temps, but the sensors on the water blocks directly are 28'c idle and no more than 42'c when folding. I'd would think the conductive temp of the water would be close to that.

I already run Triebwerk fans that are pretty much silent. I don't even run the 140 fan much, only folding.

What are you CPU and GPU temps? if you have money to waste, id get the rad just for the bragging rights/make the case feel more full. Other than that i don't think you'd see more than a degree or two of difference.
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Yeah, fill out that case, you won't see temps different but with more rads=slower fans, Add enough and you could possibly make it a passive system
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Would I need to add another pump if I added another couple rads?
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post #8 of 9
Rads hardly account for any restriction. If your pump is not a strong one I would suggest adding another
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I would say go for it if you have the money, but if not then don't worry about it.

Looking at your sig, you already have a dual D5 pump setup, yes? If so, then another pump is definitely not needed. What you could do is get the Koolance 24V pump controller and essentially turbocharge your existing pumps. I don't have experience with this, but some of the very knowledgeable and highly respected members do, and all of them have said it is a good choice...
   
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EVGA GTX780Ti Classified K|ngp|n Edition @ 1483... 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws-Z @ DDR3-2248 9-10-9-26 1T Samsung 830 256GB SSD WD10EZEX 1TB HDD 
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WD10EALX 1TB HDD Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB WD3200AAKS 320GB HDD WD5000HHTZ 10krpm 500GB VelociRaptor 
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LG/Hitachi Slim DVD-R/W Custom MB-Backside VRM-sinks (Copper) 3x NZXT RF-FX140LB 1-2krpm 98.3CFM Case Fans 2x Corsair SP120-PE Case Fans 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Heatkiller GTX680 "Hole Edition" Block + Backplate XSPC Single-Bay Res (Single 5.25 bay) EK Multioption Res X2 - Advanced 150 DD "Fill-Port Res" + Fill-Port Fitting (Red) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
2x MCP35X + Heatsinks/80x15mm Fan XSPC EX420 Alphacool NeXXos UT60 240 6x Bgears Blasters 140mm 1800rpm Fans 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
4x Koolance 120x25mm 2600rpm Fans Comp/Rotary Fittings (BP/XSPC/Monsoon) Primoflex Pro LRT - White (1/2x3/4) Windows 7 Professional 64bit  
MonitorMonitorMonitorMonitor
Dell P2210Hb 21.5" 1920x1080p Viewsonic VA2012WB 20.1" LCD 1680x1050 Dell U3014 Eizo 27" 1440p 10bit RGB-LED Backlit AH-IPS Panel 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
55" LG HDTV (their top 2014 model) Ducky Mechanical (Browns) NZXT HALE90 850W + 8 blown-up AX1200/i's NZXT Switch 810 (White) 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
R.A.T.3 + MX510 My Desk GRADO RS1i Headphones Grado PS1000 Headphones 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Bitfenix Hydra Pro Fan Controller 5ch 30W/ch Bitfenix Alchemy Individually-Sleeved Extension... NZXT Individually-Sleeved Front Panel Wires (Bl... Phobya Sleeved 1x3pin-to-4x3pin Fan Splitter 
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Sleeved Wires w Paracord myself (no Heatshrink) Custom Front and Top Panels w HexxMesh *In Prog... Working on Custom Pedestal Prototype 
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