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Im planning a water cooling loop for my build.

It be in a Corsair 900D case.
So got lots of room for rads.

My question-

How much better is a thick rad vs thinner rad (480-mm quad rad)

I was looking at Alphacool rads.

Was originally planning on an Alphacool Monsta 80-mm thick rad.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16237/ex-rad-412/Alphacool_NexXxoS_Monsta_Quad_120mm_Radiator_-_80mm_Thick.html

-The price is $144 ( 480-mm quad by 80-mm thick

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/15666/ex-rad-375/Alphacool_NexXxoS_ST30_Full_Copper_Slim_Profile_Quad_120mm_Radiator.html

-the price for this is $84 (480-mm quad 30-mm thick

Is the extra thickness much better for the price or is it not worth it.
Or is the extra thickness only helpful if you have it in a push/pull configuration.

Also would it be better to buy 2 of the thin rads instead of one thick rad, only $30 difference.

So instead of putting one thick rad in push/pull. i put 2 thin rads in push.
Would this be a better setup.

Off topic a bit.
What fans would work well with the listed rads?
TY.

If any one got any better ideas please advice.

Sorry wrote this in a rush I apologies for any spelling errors.


all advice appreciated thanks
Edited by icebrain1 - 8/14/13 at 1:04am
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Hello,
At the end of the day the thick / thin rad debate ends at fans ...... if you do not like noise and want low RPM fans then I suggest you get thinner rads ,. but if noise is not a issue , I would get 80mm thick rads and 2300+ RPM fans , I am at the same spot you are!!! watercooling my 900D ! thumb.gif


-ROG
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i use 80mm thick low FPI radiators and i run my 1000rpm fans at 5volts, so they run at about 450rpm.
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Originally Posted by REPUBLICOFGAMER View Post

Hello,
At the end of the day the thick / thin rad debate ends at fans ...... if you do not like noise and want low RPM fans then I suggest you get thinner rads ,. but if noise is not a issue , I would get 80mm thick rads and 2300+ RPM fans , I am at the same spot you are!!! watercooling my 900D ! thumb.gif


-ROG

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Originally Posted by Sean W. View Post

i use 80mm thick low FPI radiators and i run my 1000rpm fans at 5volts, so they run at about 450rpm.

OK thanks for the advice.

So I think i'll go with 2 thin rads with 4 fans each (push configuration), instead of a single thick rad with with 8 fans (push/pull configuration).

Thanks.
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