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I have a modded front bay in my h100 (currently holds 2x140mm fans together) and I'm planning on putting a 2x140mm rad in there to cool my i7 3770k @ high OCs.

I am looking for a water cooling solution that will be quiet yet offer high performance. After speaking to republicofgamer I learned that low fpi with quiet fans yields good performance.

However, would it be a good idea then to purchase a "thick" radiator that's like 8inches thick with low FPI?

Which 280mm rad would work best to keep my i7 cool while not sounding like an F18
    
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Hell!,
The G changer series from Phobya is a great choice as they are durable and very well made and HAVE GREAT PERFORMANCE! , Also another would be Alphacool! They have a great thing going with there rads too! and also offer thick and thin!

-ROG
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I definitely agree with the Alphacool radiator suggestion, but I've had a bad rad from Phobya... They're still good radiators, but I wouldn't use one again tongue.gif another good idea would be to use a HardwareLabs SR1, they're fantastic for low RPM setups.
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Alphacool UT 60 is your best bet.
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Umm... A Corsair H100 with 2 radiators? Can it's pump even handle that? Doesn't it get like .2GPM with the factory hardware? Were I you I would get another pump in there if you're going to be cannibalizing it into an extended loop.

Anywho, the optimal performance and low RPM fans it's best to use push/pull setup, and get the thickest low fin density radiator you can.

So if you can fit the Alphacool Monsta, go with that, if you can't then get the Alphacool UT60, if you can't fit that go with the Alphacool UT45, if you can't get that, then I would go with the Hardware Labs SR-1 over the ALphacool ST-30 or Phobya G-Changer (which would be the other two radiators in the 30mm thickness range.)

So... Yeah. Do remember to add a better pump though....
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