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What makes the Darkside better, I note it has higher fluid capacity but lower fin density than the EK rads, does that not kind of cancel each other out?
There's the Alphacool rads two which I quite like the build quality of.

Darkside rads perform the same as XSPC rads as they are based on the same tooling, but they are only 27.5mm thick @17fpi, if you take the HWLabs gts slim rad which is 16fpi of which is one of the best performing rads out there, but are a little bit to wide to fit in the bottom chamber due to the width of 133mm, Darkside rads holds more liquid as its core is slightly bigger than the EK and the shielding is built closer to the core with less wastage space, plus its a good rad for sub 800rpm, but at the end of the day if you like EK then stick with them, i was just giving you a suggestion. Alphacool did have a problem with using excessive amounts of flux, so they was difficult to clean out and took awhile to do, but i heard they have improved this in there newer version with the blue logo , the older ones had these gold labels that used to fall off.
post #32 of 61
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Originally Posted by Mads1 View Post

Darkside rads perform the same as XSPC rads as they are based on the same tooling, but they are only 27.5mm thick @17fpi, if you take the HWLabs gts slim rad which is 16fpi of which is one of the best performing rads out there, but are a little bit to wide to fit in the bottom chamber due to the width of 133mm, Darkside rads holds more liquid as its core is slightly bigger than the EK and the shielding is built closer to the core with less wastage space, plus its a good rad for sub 800rpm, but at the end of the day if you like EK then stick with them, i was just giving you a suggestion. Alphacool did have a problem with using excessive amounts of flux, so they was difficult to clean out and took awhile to do, but i heard they have improved this in there newer version with the blue logo , the older ones had these gold labels that used to fall off.

Thanks for you input on this it's much appreciated!
What's the difference going to be in performance between any of the brands? 5-10 % or more? I'm only leaning towards EK due to a desire to make the entire loop an EK product, but if another brand of rad would give 25% better cooling then that's where I would have to go.
post #33 of 61
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So I've been pointed to a review and the EK SE seems to be a bit of a shocker.

http://www.xtremerigs.net/2015/07/03/ek-coolstream-se-360mm-radiator-review/5/

So that seems to be pretty much the end of that idea then!

So next I will see if I can go with 1 x PE and 1 x SE just to keep the entire loop EK.

If not its going to have to be a different brand of 30mm rad so Darkside or perhaps Magicool from that review and others I've read.

It kind makes a mockery of EK's claim "This radiator offers best cooling capacity in 25mm thick radiator class"
post #34 of 61
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So I have had a play with my step drill bit and fitted two pass throughs into the mid plate of the case, I have mounted my pump to the dividing plate.
I did consider keeping the pass through's parallel but that would have meant have horizontal tubing coming off the pump and I am trying to avoid any horizontal tubing in the main section of the case.



This has allowed me to measure the clearance I have for rads and fans and according to my tape measure its 57mm.....



Just got to get some slim rads ordered and hope Dpd hurry up with the gpu block to allow me to progress further.
I'm unsure on whether to have a go at sleeving the cables myself or buy a ready made kit.
Edited by Trunkey - 8/20/16 at 9:10am
post #35 of 61
Pass-through's look fine good gob thumb.gif
post #36 of 61
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I have ordered some para cord off the bay as its cheap enough and we will see what I can do with it.
post #37 of 61
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I have received my Magicool radiators and installed them, really do need EK to get on with delivering my gpu water block so I can get on with planning the rest of my loop.
Lamptron modding tool and heat shrink has arrived so now awaiting my para-cord delivery.
post #38 of 61
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Blocks have finally arrived!

With any luck at weekend I can get round to marking the mid plate for the gpu pass throughs


post #39 of 61
Wow where did you get a pair of titan x pascals from ?
post #40 of 61
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Direct from the Nvidia store, I'm running one on air with my 4790k at the moment and it's awesome, huge step up from my R9 290x.
It's doing over a million points a day folding.
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