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I am a little paranoid about using the front as an intake with the rad on it. That case already has not so great airflow through the front in an attempt to keep it quiet which does work but at a bit of a cost. More of the reason though is I do not like the look of all the tubing going to the same side of the case, I would much rather have it coming out the front, then up and back over to give it an actual "loop" look, I dont mind all the fans, having them set up as I do above just gives me lots of positive pressure to keep that dust out and as for the 360 rad and adding the GPU you are 100% correct but this month I have spent WAY to much on my pc.. Vive..gtx1070..new monitor.. now water cooling. So I had to stop somewhere lol.. Thank you for the the tip about the sale section. Honestly I didn't even bother to look which was silly on my part but when I need to pick some more things up which I know I will, I'll be searching that sale section up and down.

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Sounds like you got your bases covered looking forward to seeing the finished product
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This is what I would get and it's in stock here:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/ek-kit-s240-premium-watercooling-kit.html

That kit has some cheaper components such as the Supremacy MX vs the EVO selected individually. I'm not a fan of the MX.

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Would suggest putting the rad on the front of the case with the fans acting as intake fans. Doing that you wouldn't even need the other fans.

As for cost, if you check on for sale section of this site, especially for rads, fittings, and reservoir (parts that don't go bad over time), you can just get a pump, tubing, and block new and for the same price end up with a better set-up.

Edit: Also to be honest, you may as well plan on getting a 360 rad to go along with the 240 from the get-go. It's gonna happen anyway, might as well just bite the bullet and get it now that way when you put a block on your GPU(s) (and you will, these kits are like a crack dealer giving you your first hit for free knowing you will come back for more later), you won't have to completely take your rig apart to get the new radiator in.

edit 2: MX is designed more for server based cooling, doesn't perform as well as the EVO.

The MX isn't meant for server based cooling, it's just a less costly made block to save a few bucks. The internals are almost identical to the EVO. The cost saving measure is in less jet plates and mounting hardware, BUT the performance difference is less than 2c. The MX is as good as any other block on the market. EVO is only better aesthetically imo.

http://www.xtremerigs.net/2015/06/17/ek-supremacy-mx-review/
 
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post #23 of 25
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This is what I would get and it's in stock here:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/ek-kit-s240-premium-watercooling-kit.html

That kit has some cheaper components such as the Supremacy MX vs the EVO selected individually. I'm not a fan of the MX.

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Originally Posted by DNMock View Post

Would suggest putting the rad on the front of the case with the fans acting as intake fans. Doing that you wouldn't even need the other fans.

As for cost, if you check on for sale section of this site, especially for rads, fittings, and reservoir (parts that don't go bad over time), you can just get a pump, tubing, and block new and for the same price end up with a better set-up.

Edit: Also to be honest, you may as well plan on getting a 360 rad to go along with the 240 from the get-go. It's gonna happen anyway, might as well just bite the bullet and get it now that way when you put a block on your GPU(s) (and you will, these kits are like a crack dealer giving you your first hit for free knowing you will come back for more later), you won't have to completely take your rig apart to get the new radiator in.

edit 2: MX is designed more for server based cooling, doesn't perform as well as the EVO.

The MX isn't meant for server based cooling, it's just a less costly made block to save a few bucks. The internals are almost identical to the EVO. The cost saving measure is in less jet plates and mounting hardware, BUT the performance difference is less than 2c. The MX is as good as any other block on the market. EVO is only better aesthetically imo.

http://www.xtremerigs.net/2015/06/17/ek-supremacy-mx-review/

They sold some that leaked when the Predator 360 v1 got too hot and pressure had to go somewhere. The O-ring disintegrated. Will never use one again, no matter what the reassurance. I use an EVO and custom loop now. In my HTPC I use a Predator 240 dedicated to a GPU with the MX removed from the loop.
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Everything is in and complete! Thanks for the help.



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post #25 of 25
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Everything is in and complete! Thanks for the help.




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