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Gotcha. Makes sense.
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Ya id agree that aesthetically it's pretty meh. The res is meant to draw the eye so having the pump directly attached to the res breaks up the sleek look.
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post #23 of 34
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He could always switch to folding and help out a good cause. Plus I'm sure there is more to it than just mining.

Fittings: barbs or compression. In my opinion, if you want the job done right the first time go compression fittings. If you do, make sure your tubing matches with ID and OD

Tubing: Clear flexible Primochill ADVANCED LRT (nothing else), else it will leach plasticizer. Hard tubing, acrylic you can find it cheap on McMaster.

Pump: If you need a solid pump I would go D5. Any brand will do as they are all made by liang and just rebranded. You could go DDC but I personally think the D5 is the way to go.

Res: Tube/inline, or bay. Tube looks better IMO and fills your case nicely if you have extra room. Easier to fill and move around too. Bay is used if you are tight on space and have the room for it in your ODD bays (which you don't even have!). I would go pump separate from res, as it gives you more options.

Radiators: most brands are good. Alphacool has some QC issues but generally gets the job done. High end would be pretty much anything hardware labs. If you want performance and don't care about noise get radiators with a FPI(Fins per inch) of >20. Else <20 and get some quiet fans around 1000 rpm. If you get 30 FPI you pretty much need 2000 RPM fans unless they are in push pull. You need 120x1 area of radiator for each component +1 for OC +1 for Headroom. So budget accordingly to what you are doing. Mobo and ram don't need their own 120.

Fans: For radiators you want high static pressure fans. If you can find them generally for the best noise to fan speed ratio Gentle typhoons are the way to go. The favorite here is the AP-15s but they are extremely hard to find at the moment. I've also heard good things about bgears and ELoops and Cougars. Make sure if you are mounting them horizontally the bearings are designed for that. (IE Yate loons work great as cheap radiator fans but can only be mounted vertically).



You TOTALLY lost me in the radiator section there. The CPU an both GPU will be over clocked for sure. Would be 2 separate loops so 2 smaller radiators should do it?
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If I were doing it I'd grab x2 240 or x2 280 radiators and equip with low rpm low noise fans since it's going to "out in the open"

Likely an overkill, but it will give you the wow factor and I think it will open up some flexibility on fan selection for low rpm low noise fans while still more than getting the job done.
Edited by wevsspot - 4/1/14 at 1:48pm
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If I were doing it I'd grab x2 240 or x2 280 radiators and equip with low rpm low noise fans since it's going to "out in the open"

Likely an overkill, but it will give you the wow factor and I think it will open up some flexibility on fan selection for low rpm low noise fans while still more than getting the job done.

Quiet is key for me, main reason i didn't go with 290x crossfire.
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post #26 of 34
I've got to recommend the XSPC RX series v3 rads. Performance and build quality are amazing.

Quiet fans - go push / pull combining Noctua NF-F12s, with either Noiseblocker e-loops or (if you can find them) Scythe Gentle typhoons. Run them at about 750rpm via a controller and they are silent.

Also - I'd stick with 240/360/480 rads, simply because 120mm fans are so much better than 140mm. For your system, 2 x 240 or a 480 rad would be minimum, 2 x 360 would be overkill.

I like overkill!
Edited by Wihglah - 4/1/14 at 2:37pm
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I've got to recommend the XSPC RX series v3 rads. Performance and build quality are amazing.

Quiet fans - go push / pull combining Noctua NF-F12s, with either Noiseblocker e-loops or (if you can find them) Scythe Gentle typhoons. Run them at about 750rpm via a controller and they are silent.

exactly what i was looking at....
http://www.xs-pc.com/radiators-rx-series/rx240-dual-fan-radiator-v2

When you say push/pull do you mean fans on each side of the radiator?
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When you say push/pull do you mean fans on each side of the radiator?

Yep - put the Noctuas in push, and one of the others in Pull.

So the exhaust from the Noctua would be aimed at the rad, and the others would be pointed away.

Combining fans gives you the benefits of both, whilst avoiding adding identical noise frequencies.

Cougars are pretty awesome as well.
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Yep - put the Noctuas in push, and one of the others in Pull.

So the exhaust from the Noctua would be aimed at the rad, and the others would be pointed away.

Combining fans gives you the benefits of both, whilst avoiding adding identical noise frequencies.

Cougars are pretty awesome as well.

Why the need for one type of fan on one side and a different type on the other?
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It's not essential, it's just awesome.

If you have 4 fans the same, you get 4 times the loudness of the same noise.

With 2 of each, you get 2 x 2 different noises. (which is generally a slightly quieter experience)

Plus the good air flow / pressure characteristics of both types are added. So if one is slightly better at air flow and the other slightly better at static pressure, you get both. thumb.gif
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