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Hi everyone been reading a while and it's time for some posts. Firstly I've got 2 200mm fans in the front of my case I did have to cut the support plastic just above the drive blanking plates and went in fine. That was my only gripe with the case. Oh and it looks empty currently. So time for my questions had a crazy night and bought £500 worth of kit. X2 phobya 450mm balancers x2 nexxxos 480 xts 2 pumps and tubing fitting. Now I need to figure out how to mount the 2 balancers horizontal one above the other anyone got experience doing this or any idea of brackets available to help achieve it.

Many thanks

Quick thought is it possible to mount things on the hhd caddies they seem to have extra holes.
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Looking to order my waterblocks and wanted to get some opinions on the two that I am looking at. Either the Koolance 380i or the Heatkiller IV Pro. Any thoughts on performance? Or is it purely aesthetics now-a-days?
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Looking to order my waterblocks and wanted to get some opinions on the two that I am looking at. Either the Koolance 380i or the Heatkiller IV Pro. Any thoughts on performance? Or is it purely aesthetics now-a-days?

HK IV or EK EVO all day long over any other block imo. Search for summer waterblocks roundup 2014 to see performance results. I'm personally torn between these two for my next build...

EDIT: Here is the link for the roundup. Performance wise the 380i is middle of the pack at best.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1505481/summer-water-block-round-up-2014
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Looking to order my waterblocks and wanted to get some opinions on the two that I am looking at. Either the Koolance 380i or the Heatkiller IV Pro. Any thoughts on performance? Or is it purely aesthetics now-a-days?

I have a 380i in my Core X9 Snow Edition and love it. It's an older block, but it is still one of the best performing blocks out there.
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Looking to order my waterblocks and wanted to get some opinions on the two that I am looking at. Either the Koolance 380i or the Heatkiller IV Pro. Any thoughts on performance? Or is it purely aesthetics now-a-days?

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Looking to order my waterblocks and wanted to get some opinions on the two that I am looking at. Either the Koolance 380i or the Heatkiller IV Pro. Any thoughts on performance? Or is it purely aesthetics now-a-days?

I have a 380i in my Core X9 Snow Edition and love it. It's an older block, but it is still one of the best performing blocks out there.


I have a 380 in one of my chiller builds, still a great block . . .

The EK-EVO seems to be the newest rage, but all three are top of the heap, and in truth, it's probably as much dependent on how perfect your mount is, as to which one would give the lowest temps.

Doubt you'll find more than a degree difference between the 3 in real world setups.

Go with the one that fits your build aesthetics best. . . . .

There's so much rad space in the X9, that it's easy enough to have enough rad to compensate for some slight of the block.


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I can confirm a Bitfenix Spectre Pro 230mm fits in the front of the Core X9. They are quiet and have really great CFM. biggrin.gif
    
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This is my first water cooling build. Can I put two 360 rads with the fittings on top facing up on the bottom floor of my X9 or will air get in the hoses and cause trouble? Would it be better to put 90 degree fittings in the front of the rads? confused.gif

Edit: Actually I was going to use link two AIO Predator 360s to cool my three Titan X's with a terminal and three water blocks and the fittings have to be be facing up. Is the fittings on top a problem? cool.gif
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This is my first water cooling build. Can I put two 360 rads with the fittings on top facing up on the bottom floor of my X9 or will air get in the hoses and cause trouble? Would it be better to put 90 degree fittings in the front of the rads? confused.gif

Edit: Actually I was going to use link two AIO Predator 360s to cool my three Titan X's with a terminal and three water blocks and the fittings have to be be facing up. Is the fittings on top a problem? cool.gif

I have a pair of 240s on the bottom of my x9 and the connection hoses go pretty much straight up into the rest of my loop. There is no air leakage. I didn't need to use 90° fittings, although I did use them to connect the 240s in series.




That being said, you may have other problems if you try two 360s in the bottom. I'd recommend a 360 radiator only on the side of the bottom without the PSU. My measuring tape seems to think a 360 radiator would barely squeeze in with a 180 mm PSU length, but the radiator would be jammed against the front panel, and you'd have PSU wires interfering with radiator air flow. Additionally, there are no vents on the bottom for the first 60 mm away from the front panel, so half of that first 120 mm fan on the radiator would be pushing/pulling directly into flat metal. I suppose you could cut more vents into the bottom, but this seems like a bad idea structurally. A pair of 360s won't likely work for you on the bottom of the x9.

EDIT: added pic.
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I have a pair of 240s on the bottom of my x9 and the connection hoses go pretty much straight up into the rest of my loop. There is no air leakage. I didn't need to use 90° fittings, although I did use them to connect the 240s in series.




That being said, you may have other problems if you try two 360s in the bottom. I'd recommend a 360 radiator only on the side of the bottom without the PSU. My measuring tape seems to think a 360 radiator would barely squeeze in with a 180 mm PSU length, but the radiator would be jammed against the front panel, and you'd have PSU wires interfering with radiator air flow. Additionally, there are no vents on the bottom for the first 60 mm away from the front panel, so half of that first 120 mm fan on the radiator would be pushing/pulling directly into flat metal. I suppose you could cut more vents into the bottom, but this seems like a bad idea structurally. A pair of 360s won't likely work for you on the bottom of the x9.

EDIT: added pic.

I have room for one 360 in the bottom and one on the side. Where do you get the bracket listed on the Thermaltake website for 'Alternative Support' listed on the radiator support picture? Did one come with it and I just need to find where I put it? headscratch.gif

http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00002562
    
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Where do you get the bracket listed on the Thermaltake website for 'Alternative Support' listed on the radiator support picture? Did one come with it and I just need to find where I put it? headscratch.gif
http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00002562

My x9 came with two of the brackets used for HD cage or radiator. If you have a white x9 you should have three of these, but the black x9 ships with only two. They ship under the HD cages, holding them down on the floor.
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