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Looking at getting the cooler master cosmos C700P case and removing the OD cage so I can have a 360 rad at the front and on the top. Will be cooling a overclocked 8700k and 1080ti. Possibly also the motherboard VRMs, unsure for that yet.

For case fans, I want 3x on the front of the front rad, as push. and 3 on the bottom of the top rad as a push setup.

Im abit stuck between choosing what radiator to get. I cant get hardware labs in AU, so chose is EK, XSPC, Phobya, bitspower and alphacool.

Looking at a 2x 45mm rads Alphacool NexXxos XT45 360mm Phobya G-Changer 360 V.2 360mm As Im thinking a low FPI rad would be best for for abit more airflow/silence. Though not sure if the case will fit a 45mm easily rad up top that easily. Jay did a video on this and it looks like the fans on the rad are touching the esp plugs, also this could depend fan thickness. https://youtu.be/XeqW-b4HCF8?t=10m58s

Anyone have any suggestions for other rads i should look at?

I could also do a 60mm rad at the front then drop to a 30mm rad at the top.
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Originally Posted by Zyther View Post

Looking at getting the cooler master cosmos C700P case and removing the OD cage so I can have a 360 rad at the front and on the top. Will be cooling a overclocked 8700k and 1080ti. Possibly also the motherboard VRMs, unsure for that yet.

For case fans, I want 3x on the front of the front rad, as push. and 3 on the bottom of the top rad as a push setup.

Im abit stuck between choosing what radiator to get. I cant get hardware labs in AU, so chose is EK, XSPC, Phobya, bitspower and alphacool.

Looking at a 2x 45mm rads Alphacool NexXxos XT45 360mm Phobya G-Changer 360 V.2 360mm As Im thinking a low FPI rad would be best for for abit more airflow/silence. Though not sure if the case will fit a 45mm easily rad up top that easily. Jay did a video on this and it looks like the fans on the rad are touching the esp plugs, also this could depend fan thickness. https://youtu.be/XeqW-b4HCF8?t=10m58s

Anyone have any suggestions for other rads i should look at?

I could also do a 60mm rad at the front then drop to a 30mm rad at the top.
Based on what others are saying in the Phanteks Evolve thread the 30mm hardware labs 360mm radiators perform pretty similar to the EK PE-360mm radiators, being a fellow Aussie I know EK over here is probably the easiest to get smile.gif
post #3 of 14
Getting rads that fit nicely is of no use if the setup can't handle the heat load you have, or you to waste money by buying capacity you don't need.

I would suggest that you start looking at the heat removal capacities of rads with the type (preferably the exact model) fans you plan on using and with the water flow rate you will have from whatever pump you plan on using.
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You could get a bracket/mount from EK to let you hang a radiator outside the case if you wanted ( hanging from the exhaust side )
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Based on what others are saying in the Phanteks Evolve thread the 30mm hardware labs 360mm radiators perform pretty similar to the EK PE-360mm radiators, being a fellow Aussie I know EK over here is probably the easiest to get smile.gif

Yeah Umart has decent stock for EK, only thing with EK is the FPI is pretty high unless I get a XE
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Yeah Umart has decent stock for EK, only thing with EK is the FPI is pretty high unless I get a XE
I was thinking PCcasegear smile.gif
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Umarts next to my work so saves abit on shipping smile.gif

Hmmm i could order in some hardwarelabs rads
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Umarts next to my work so saves abit on shipping smile.gif

Hmmm i could order in some hardwarelabs rads
Hardware labs GTS radiators from all reports are really good smile.gif
post #9 of 14
Any FPI below 20 is considered lowish nowadays. I personally own 2x EK XE360 with Noctua NF-F12 fans and during idle the fans sit at 450 rpm and during load they don't ever go above 1000 rpm. Flow is 215 l/m.
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post #10 of 14
This may interest you, http://www.xtremerigs.net/2015/02/11/radiator-round-2015/ I Know it's a few years old but a lot of the rads haven't changed.
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