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post #1 of 15
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I was looking to upgrade my rad at the very least, maybe my cpu block.

I have an AquaXtreame waterblock for the cpu. It's decent I guess.

Really I'm just wondering what rad I can get for around 50-60 dollars. What do you think I can get for that much?
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post #2 of 15
If noise isn't a problem I'd grab a BIX..BIX 360..With at least this size fan...86cfm Pana..I use these mostly..115 Pana-S/W

You know the BIP will scale pretty well with higher cfm fans on them.Black Ice Pro III Radiator..A fan upgrade might make a good difference in temp's if your using low cfm 120x25mm fans...120x38mm fans have a better air pressure and seem to scavenge air through the rad better..

I've never used a shroud on a BIP, but on thicker higher fin per inch rads they are a cheap way to gain 2 or 3C....Part 1- Temp's with and with-out shrouds

I used to make mine out of aluminum channel, they make a nice solid shroud but they are kind of a pain to make...

I just use gutted fans anymore....How To: Make any Sized shroud in 2 minutes

This is a good guide to....How To: Build A Performance Shroud
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post #3 of 15
I agree with Ira in the black ice xtreme category if you can afford it.

However, in the 50-60 price bracket you're looking at the swiftech mcr320 which does a few C better than the black ice pro (not to be confused with the stealth or xtreme)

I recommend the swiftech mcr320 for that price.
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I'm sorry, I forget to mention I need one thati s 240max. Sorry lol. It's a cpu only loop so 240 should do just fine.
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post #5 of 15
If it's a E6750, then you'll be fine with a swifty mcr220.
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220? Can it take two 120mm fans? Or do I have to use two 110mm fans?
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post #7 of 15
Yeah a Swifty 220 is the same as a 240 rad...What size and cfm fans are you using on your BIP now?
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post #8 of 15
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Yate Loon 120mmx25mm medum. 70.5CFM, 33dBA. Now I have to figure out how to fit it into my CM690. I hope the rad doesn't hit the mobo if I mount it up top. Then I will also have to cut the plastic mesh. Any suggestions on that will help too.
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post #9 of 15
Spend the extra $$$ for a Thermochill PA120.3, believe me it's worth every penny ...

ThermoChill rad allows you to use inexpensive, nearly silent, low speed/cfm Yate Loons, but still coll like a mother ...

Best source for Yate Loon's is Petra's, follow link to the model I use ...

Yate Loon D12SM-12
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Yate Loon 120mmx25mm medum. 70.5CFM, 33dBA. Now I have to figure out how to fit it into my CM690. I hope the rad doesn't hit the mobo if I mount it up top. Then I will also have to cut the plastic mesh. Any suggestions on that will help too.
You wont get any better performance out of a 220 Swifty then you would a 240 BIP, unless you were using sub 40 cfm fans or something..Neither one are hi po rads, they are both single row rads....

I'd pick up a 240 BIX.BIX 240..With some higher pressure fans on the rad..86cfm Pana..I like these better..115 Pana-S/W..That should give you several C better temp's....

Shrouds will help on a BIX....

...How To: Make any Sized shroud in 2 minutes

...How To: Build A Performance Shroud

The GTS is another decent one, its cheap but its fairly flow and air restrictive, I don't think it would do to well with a MP-05 since that block is so restrictive....

You could always put your rad on top of your case or hang it on the back..That woul;d keep it out in the cooler room ambients to....
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