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Originally Posted by madmanmarz View Post

Thanks, that's a good point.

Alright I'm just gonna keep an eye out on the bay for any deals and mount one vertically. Unfortunately there's a listing out for the 200mm radiator I just bought starting at 9.99 mad.gif
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Option 1 is not easy to bleed, it's basically a 'T' Line.

Option 2 is the preferred way and more common. Easier to bleed thumb.gif

As for external mounting it's your decision and what works for you. I've got the rad mounted to the rear of my server because there was no real space inside the case.
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Aight just wanted to post a poor man's update. I cleaned my entire system with vinegar, took apart the blocks and cleaned them out, ported out the MCW80 with a dremel to be more like an MCW82. Found an XSPC dual bay d5 res on Perf PC's for 9.99 because it's version 1 / scratch and dent. Bought a used/for parts D5 pump for $30, cleaned it up, ran some vinegar through it for a few hours and got it working pretty good. Seems like the rotor is out of balance because it vibrates a bit (used to be much worse) between speeds 4-5, but works great and super quiet on 3. Kept my radiators on the outside but cut holes in the case to run the hoses inside. Realized after I was done that I could've kept the top hoses completely inside as well, but oh well it looks pretty good. Took a bunch of the fans out, so there's only a single 120 on the 120, and a single 200 on the 200 rad. No more VRM fan just letting case cooling/side fan take care of that, but I did leave a quiet 120mm blowing behind the mobo. Also upon disassembly I noticed I wasn't using enough thermal paste on the CPU so I used more as is recommended with AMD.

Results are phenomenal!! I still have to put the rear/side panel on but aside from that, the computer is dead silent, idle temps are about the same and load temps are better! with less fans and less noise! I think my system was just really dirty and I just hadn't used enough thermal paste but now I have upgrades in all departments. Also I put a bit of water wetter in the loop cause I run that stuff in my bike and my truck too =)







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