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Got more than I bargained for on that last thread. Let's try to keep this one on topic. Please post your advice on adding another radiator on my loop with the pump having the following characteristics:
http://www.hothardware.com/viewartic...leid=789&cid=9

Had to start a new thread lat one got shut down. I would like to just add another radiator without upgrading the pump etc. Some say I am good to go given the pump I have. If you have done something like this were temps dropped nicely or not? Also please post some recommended radiators. I am thinking of a 3x120 fan rad. Thanks guys.
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Seems like you would need a better pump before applying another radiator. 350LPH is not much for that kind of restriction, but I am not the experienced type. I know Ira-K has had this kit, he may be of more efficient advice.
    
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Really, with kits like that, the pumps are very weak and something like a triple radiator would only hinder your loop. I recommend building your own wc loop after you save some money. Now that's something we'd all be willing to help you with.

But for now, I'm afraid you're stuck with your kit.
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Really, with kits like that, the pumps are very weak and something like a triple radiator would only hinder your loop. I recommend building your own wc loop after you save some money. Now that's something we'd all be willing to help you with.

But for now, I'm afraid you're stuck with your kit.
Thanks for the feedback!
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You can add a double rad to that easily...It has the 10 WattLaing DDC in it....Go with a GTS rad so it won't have as much pressure drop...You might want to take out the aluminum rad that is in it now also...Copper and aluminum can cause corrosion in you water blocks.....Danger Den :: Radiators :: Black Ice Series :: GTS Stealth Radiator :: Stealth GTS 240 Black Ice
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You can add a double rad to that easily...It has the 10 WattLaing DDC in it....Go with a GTS rad so it won't have as much pressure drop...You might want to take out the aluminum rad that is in it now also...copper and aluminun can cause corrosion in you water blocks.....Danger Den :: Radiators :: Black Ice Series :: GTS Stealth Radiator :: Stealth GTS 240 Black Ice
Thanks man. Do you know a good replacement for the one in the Nautilus 500? (In terms of fitting in the unit)
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Thanks man. Do you know a good replacement for the one in the Nautilus 500? (In terms of fitting in the unit)
You could just take it out and use a double rad..Hang the double rad on the back of your case..Ot the Danger Den Black Ice Pro 120 would fit in it with some mods...It's thin enough to fit...If you do all that look at one of these pump tops to ..It will really jack up flow..You can change it over to 1/2" fittings with one also, which would be good.. I use it on the 18 Watt DDC it fits the 10W one to....Petra's Tech Shop
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You could just take it out and use a double rad..Hang the double rad on the back of your case..Ot the Danger Den Black Ice Pro 120 would fit in it with some mods...It's thin enough to fit...If you do all that look at one of these pump tops to ..It will really jack up flow..You can change it over to 1/2" fittings with one also, which would be good.. I use it on the 18 Watt DDC it fits the 10W one to....Petra's Tech Shop
Sweet. So the pump top just opens up the width of the flow then?
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Sweet. So the pump top just opens up the width of the flow then?
Kind of...It moves the inlet tube to the top of the pump... Check this out.. They are using a 18W DDC but you can see how the tops are made...DDC Top & Pump Performance Comparison (Petra's, Radiical, Alphacool, etc.) - XtremeSystems Forums
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post #10 of 12
as stated ditch the rad in there and get a good one and put in there, if your jsut cooling the cpu then you dont need to rads just one good one
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