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trying my hand at AIO CLC?

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my case is this = clicky clicky

 

well I been on air for most of my PC life, but might want to try my hand at water but not go for broke and go custom loop

 

the only space i have for the rad is up top which is fitted for 2x140 fans which means (a single 140 rad or a 280 rad right?)

 

upon reading, single rads are pretty much chumps compared to their 280 brothers and would lose to most mid-tier air coolers so, the only 280 rad based AIOs that i can find online are the h110 from corsair and the kraken x60 from nzxt.

 

can anybody offer their first-hand experience on these?

-pros

-cons

-etc

 

what would you guys recommend i go for?

 

*saw that krakens are backed only by 2 years by nzxt and corsair is backed by a 5 year warranty period = :thinking:. this does sway me a bit

 

 

PS

1) is doing p/p a.k.a 4 fans improve on the cooling on these guys?

2) is replacing the stock fans on these units a viable option?


Edited by DF is BUSY - 11/16/13 at 8:35am
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there is also the swifttech H280. It's nice because you can tun it into a custom closed loop later if you want. They lost a patent lawsuit with someone or other (thermaltake?) and can no longer sell in the US, but you can jump theough the mail order loophole and buy one from NZXT in Canada.

coolermaster seidon and eisenburg also available in 240. I think Antec also makes one. The thermaltake 2.0 extreme is 240, and may be a swifttch clone (yes the patent says otherwise, but swifttech was selling them for like a year before thermaltake did)

You do have a single 120mm in back. You could go with a double thick 120mm with two fans on it. You get this gigantic brick protruding over you otherboard, but there's no longer any air cooler in the way so it works fine. The h80i and the cooler master 120v are available cheap atm.

P.S. Unless numbers are important to you, I supect that 212 you were talking about earlier will still do you fine. We're talking a maybe 10% bump here.
Edited by bombastinator - 11/16/13 at 2:59pm
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4770k some mid range asrock. extreme 4 maybe? 2x gigabyte windforce 7950 2 x 8 corsair balistix sport 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
crucial ct960 LG blu-ray used venamous x win 8.1 pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Crossover 30Q5 PRO 30" 2560X1600  cheapest piece of crud I could find antec HCG 750 some thermaltake microcenter blue-light-special... 
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came with the cheapass keyboard who cares? some $30 no name 2+sub speakers I bought at mic... 
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