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D5's are quiet, powerful, and reliable. You wouldn't need a backup for one of those pumps rolleyes.gif
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post #32 of 37
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Originally Posted by Syan48306 View Post

D5's are quiet, powerful, and reliable. You wouldn't need a backup for one of those pumps rolleyes.gif

I agree they are great pumps... but I think I will go for the extra power and redundancy of the of the MCP series this time around. Thanks for the input!
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Rad thickness clearance? Please define! (distance between Rads and Fans?) If so, these Rads have about a 1/2"-5/8" of clearance. Dead space seems minimal No room in the case for additional spacers.

I am running push-pull config on all... fans are Rosewill Hyperboreas (1300 max RPM - SP is around 2.76 at max with 89cfm (specs). They move air really well through those rads... and are amazing quiet even maxed out.

I tried some B-Gears Blasters... hated them in testing (loud... rattles and clicks.. whines... bad leds, and even had one that wobbled.) I decided to stick with the Rosewills. I have had two of those running in another system (with fine filters, pretty restrictive) for over a year with no problems... they seem like great fans. When needed, I can run them wide open without blowing eardrums, lol!

The 140mm high SP selection is small... when you want quiet also.

I guess this was a silly question on my part... too many variables!

Phanteks 140mm if you want a good 140mm. Anyways, rad clearance refers to how much area can the radiator take up. For instance, if I have 100mm radiator clearance that means the radiator and fans can add up to be at most 100mm thick. Beyond that the motherboard, drive bays, PCI slots, whatever it may be obstruct the path. For instance if I use the HWLabs GT Xtreme and I want push/pull fans then the radiator takes up 55mm of space, and each fan set will take up 25mm of space meaning I need at least 105mm of clearance.
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Originally Posted by ZytheEKS View Post

Phanteks 140mm if you want a good 140mm. Anyways, rad clearance refers to how much area can the radiator take up. For instance, if I have 100mm radiator clearance that means the radiator and fans can add up to be at most 100mm thick. Beyond that the motherboard, drive bays, PCI slots, whatever it may be obstruct the path. For instance if I use the HWLabs GT Xtreme and I want push/pull fans then the radiator takes up 55mm of space, and each fan set will take up 25mm of space meaning I need at least 105mm of clearance.

Gotcha.... just running the 25mm fans... so 130mm clearance on the drive bay side, and 80mm on both the 280s. No restrictions near the Rads / fans....but could not use thicker fans (except on the drive bay side).
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I would not buy anything new, instead just use what you already have. If that is not enough, grab some QDCs and buy an external Nova 1080 or bigger, but I like sticking to 120mm so I can use AP15s. Btw, invest in a set of QDCs for your gpu array. You can thank me later.
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post #36 of 37
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Originally Posted by tsm106 View Post

Btw, invest in a set of QDCs for your gpu array. You can thank me later.

Any ones in particular you recommend?

I checked out the Koolance QDC's... and see no way to use those with 1/2" OD rigid acrylic. Comments?
Edited by cgipson1 - 3/5/14 at 1:26pm
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Any ones in particular you recommend?

I checked out the Koolance QDC's... and see no way to use those with 1/2" OD rigid acrylic. Comments?

I have a set of the Colders... from a previous build, and they are barbed... so no dice there.
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