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Originally Posted by cakedude501 View Post

I will give the idea of using a 360 some thought. The is thing is that I am not a huge fan of the really bulky radiators, but I doubt a 45mm is the end of the world.
Does anyone know of good radiators that are 360mm? I mostly payed attention to slim 420's, so i am not familiar with thicker ones.
ek coolstream pe 360mm. Its what im using. Its really popular and only 38mm thick. It performs really well at lower fan speeds too.

Check my cable box sig rig. You can see how great the rad looks in top of R5.

The ek pe have a built in shroud that increases efficiency and the square look sets em apart from other rads.
EK-PE-111.jpg
Edited by Wirerat - 5/16/15 at 5:56am
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I highly suggest looking at stren's 360 rad review:

http://www.xtremerigs.net/2015/02/11/radiator-round-2015/7/
post #23 of 44
Thread Starter 
I made a diagram of my current plan for the loop. Does anyone see any flaws that should be addressed? I also plan to eventually make it so that there are 2 360 rads, one on top and one on the front, Along with my Lightning 290X. My big question is if anyone sees any flaws and if there is a way to incorporate a drain system with the loop I have set up.



Yes the image is a bit crude, but it helps to serve my point and keep it organized.
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post #24 of 44
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Originally Posted by cakedude501 View Post

I made a diagram of my current plan for the loop. Does anyone see any flaws that should be addressed? I also plan to eventually make it so that there are 2 360 rads, one on top and one on the front, Along with my Lightning 290X. My big question is if anyone sees any flaws and if there is a way to incorporate a drain system with the loop I have set up.



Yes the image is a bit crude, but it helps to serve my point and keep it organized.

As far as performance your probably good, but do you think it might be a little cleaner looking if you went pump>CPU>rad and then back down the res inlet?
 
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post #25 of 44
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That would look a lot nicer. I will probably adjust it a fair bit when I get the GPU watercooled as well. I was not thinking about how the temps before and after the radiator are only a 1- 2 degree difference. It is pretty obvious I am new to all of this, but I have learned a lot already. Cannot wait to get this started. smile.gif I am still not that good with understanding where to put a drain port, but I will find a spot eventually, a T connector may be useful there. Or i could put it on the bottom of the res, that may work.
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That would look a lot nicer. I will probably adjust it a fair bit when I get the GPU watercooled as well. I was not thinking about how the temps before and after the radiator are only a 1- 2 degree difference. It is pretty obvious I am new to all of this, but I have learned a lot already. Cannot wait to get this started. smile.gif I am still not that good with understanding where to put a drain port, but I will find a spot eventually, a T connector may be useful there. Or i could put it on the bottom of the res, that may work.

The lowest point in the loop is the outlet of the pump, so probably put the T and drain there.
 
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post #27 of 44
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One final question, I have looked at the parts I am using, and am wondering if I need to worry about galvanic corrosion. I checked the materials, the res uses nickel, the radiator is copper and brass (90% copper), the CPU block I decided to has a copper baseplate, and the fittings I am planning on using are XSPC, and do not state what material they are. Do any of these raise red flags for galvanic corrosion?

Reservoir

http://www.performance-pcs.com/phobya-balancer-250mm-black-nickel.html

Fittings:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/xspc-g1-4-to-3-8-id-5-8-od-compression-fitting-chrome-finish-v2.html#Details

Cpu Block:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/swiftech-apogee-xl-performance-water-block-black.html#Additional-Information

Radiator:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/ek-coolstream-pe-360-triple.html#Specifications

Pump:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/swiftech-mcp655-special-edition-12-vdc-d5-pump-with-speed-controller.html
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post #28 of 44
Refer to the galvanic corrosion table:



Basically, don't use anything aluminum!
post #29 of 44
I'm pretty sure the XSPC fittings are brass, so you should be good, unless someone else knows something I don't.

Why the Apogee block vs. the EK MX block, which is cheaper and has really good reviews right now?

I love my EK PE rad, you will be happy with it, works well in any push or pull or push/pull config.
 
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post #30 of 44
All fittings are made of brass unless specifically listed as being something else. The finish on them is obviously different of course.
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