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You have a nice little kit there that will serve you will a long time. I have had my ddc for over 5 years smile.gif.
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Which do you think for the radiator? The ST30 or the XT45?

What about the reservoir and fans? I noticed they have a V2 of the reservoir I linked. The better air flow fans I have are not likely as good for watercooling and air pressure now I think on it, they have decent airflow (86 CFM) but would probably need a shroud or something to go around them to increase the pressure do to the mesh holes in the sides.

 

I decided to just go ahead and get the ModMyToys fittings since the shipping on them alone at Jab-tech was $18. I'm paying for 2nd day air at PerformancePC and even with everything else (including the ModMyToys fittings) it's $248 right now ($28 Shipping + $15 because they included state sales tax >v<)


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Alright so my parts list so far is.
Radiator: Alphacool NexXxoS ST30 or XT45
Pump: DDC-1T
Reservoir: Bitspower Water Tank Z-Multi 250
Waterblock: XSPC Raystorm CPU Waterblock
Tubing: Primochill Primoflex LRT Tubing
Fittings: Monsoon Free Center Compression Fittings 6-Pack though I really like the look of these I'm not sure it's worth double the price unless shipping costs work out to be about the same.

Anyone want to improve upon this?
So Pach, your case is just the newer version of mine, where would you mount the rad, pump and the reservoir?

If you can fit push/pull fans I would go with the Swiftech 320xp radiator, its really thin but due to it's higher fin density it performs similarly to rads twice as thick with high rpm scenarios (2200rpm) according to martins tests, of course these tests were in just push so if you had push pull one could assume you'd see similar results.
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Which do you think for the radiator? The ST30 or the XT45?
What about the reservoir and fans? I noticed they have a V2 of the reservoir I linked. The better air flow fans I have are not likely as good for watercooling and air pressure now I think on it, they have decent airflow (86 CFM) but would probably need a shroud or something to go around them to increase the pressure do to the mesh holes in the sides.


Manufacturer specifications for fans mean absolutely nothing in the watercooling world. They're measured in open air situations with no restriction and not mounted to a chassis. Look for user testing and reviews online to find some accurate relative performance graphs. CoolerMaster R4 SickleFlow fans aren't the quietest fan ever(not loud by any means either) but they're cheap and good performers.
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I see... well I'll look into the fans but I don't know about the rad. I'd have to go 2 push/pull and one pull or push to put it in the top.

Found out why Performance PC's is charging sales tax. They're in the middle of the state >v< but I guess their price discounts are worth the taxes.


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Don't forget to use the discount code "ocn55" when ordering from Performance-PCs for a 5.5% discount
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Oh right I was meaning to ask which it was again, almost takes care of the sales tax. I wish there was one for Newegg, but alas I guess they'd lose too much money.

Do you have any fan recommendations morency (or any other comments such as XT45 over ST30 or some different reservoir)? I could probably wait a little while. I do have 5 Excaliber and 5 Turbinemaster Mach 1.8's they should do for now.

     
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Gentle Typhoons, if you can find them, are the best noise to performance ratio around. AP-15 or AP-14 is what I would go with. I also use Coolermaster R4s(Sickleflows) and they make great radiator fans. They are a bit loud when running full speed, but I run mine between 1000-1500RPM and the noise is much lower. I've also used Yate Loon High and Medium speed fans. Those are nice fans too, especially the price. But again, the High Speed version is loud at full speed. I also hear good things about Cougar fans and the XSPC Xinruilians.

I personally would go with the ST30. It's cheaper and has close enough performance to the XT45 that I don't feel it's worth the extra cost and thickness. The fans you choose will make a bigger impact on performance than which radiator.
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I would do push with some corsair sp120 fans quiet ed, cheap and great on rads.
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UGH. I found some Typhoon AP-15's for $15 but I'd need 6 or 7 for the entire case and...

After listening to a few after the Typhoons the Noiseblocker NB12-3 is next in line followed by the Corsair SP120's but... I might as well get the Typhoons for that price


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UGH. I found some Typhoon AP-15's for $15 but I'd need 6 or 7 for the entire case and...
After listening to a few after the Typhoons the Noiseblocker NB12-3's followed by the Corsair SP120's but... I might as well get the Typhoons for that price
$15 is pretty darn good for the GTs. They'll last forever, eventually the bearings will loss lubrication like any fan, but unlike most other fans they're extremely easy to relube.

If you're looking to go the budget route the CoolerMaster R4 sickle flow perform nearly dentically to the gt ap15 assuming both are at 100% but it's notably louder. Not legitimately loud by any means but still not exactly quiet and they're $7 a piece. Honestly though for 15 a piece id go with the GTs in a heart beat.
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