Originally Posted by Chopper1591
Yeah that will work out fine. But if you mount it external you can easily go with the rx120. Don't be so stubborn, i tell you you are not going to get great cooling with an single ex120 radiator. The 7970 dumps out quiet allot of heat especially when overclocked and over-volted. Don't take the risk man. It is only like 20-30 bucks difference.If you don't have an 1k psu you can even mount the rad on the lower side of the case. Taking in cool air from underneath the case.
Forget that. Seems like it is just too tight to fit on the floor of the case.
THe part you say to forget... may be a good idea from a past build: Long ago, I done some working on a build for cold air intake; At the time I was worried about condensation due to high temp differences, and actually was able to get a hold of some material and equipment that dehumidifies the air from the HVAC-Unit itself; It's not just for the PC, but the entire home. Dryer air is better for ppl with lung issues, but bad on skin...etc... PERFECT for cold air on a PC unit. I have a custom built flex hose to either direct air in from the top rear, or a custom stand for setting over a vent that has an internal scoop for air direction. It worked really well for keeping it like a refrigerator on the inside...haha I won't be over volting the card. For one, MSI can tell if it's been smoked from that, and personally, factory over clocking is perfectly fine... this isn't a build to accomodate a maxed out card, tip top 23123132123 Ghz.. just factory settings, to deal with average temps. It will be later on when I actually throw some cash into some extreme stuff and better quality. For this build, what I have and the thermal TDP and disappation, the numbers work. Soon, I will post a foto, and one of the two will be wrong; Should it be me I will gladly be humble and give my apologies; Should I not be wrong, well, I just continue my day, and nothing more. Not here to
anyone. This card on factory over clock settings just gets wayy to hott for me. if it dropped it 10C I would be satisified.. Is it gonna keep it 35-45C full load? Probably nowhere near that; Long as it doesn't get about 70, I am good with that...even though MSI says the thermal limit is between 95-105C, NO WAY do I want my card to run that hott, some little something be not as good as the rest and then, smokkeed card.. then Im down for 10 days waiting on a return after going thru a BS warranty or square trade warranty.... Nope.. just tryin to keep norm temps down like 10-20C and if I acheive that, I am happy with what I've done; Keep in mind I'm not trying to Max everything out here. All the photos, info, criticisms, disagreements and suggests have been taken at more than face value with me, and I take your alls' personal exp. and apply it with technical details of products; Then I call sites that have done reviews and find out what can be done for this and that; Apparently, this newer style radiator is NOTHING like the old design which has been a scurve of many people's thoughts; Poor heat disappation, leaks, and other stuff too; But, for this model, they have really did it well, apparently. Do you own this new model? Have you based your responses from dealing with this new or old model and what did you have it coupled with? GPU, CPU? Id like to know because it seems you're against this radiator for an important reason and I'd like to know... Maybe I learn something to prevent trouble ahead.
Speaking from personal and friend expierences, There have been times where a thicker rad has actually cause less heat disappation because of thickness; It takes longer to move heat from more surface area. while a thinner rad with mid range fan can move away more heat of same in arrangement. I saw a review on something similar to that on one of the corsair H series on guru or on tweaktown...may have been frozenpc...anyways I cant remember.. I believe each item has a unique application to which most benefit can be derived. Some are better if having a thicker rad, some not.
MatthewEdited by matthew3041230 - 8/21/13 at 12:58pm