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what if i put a 120 mm rad between my cpu and gpus in a standard setup
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It might help a little...I'd rather see you just get 1 bigger rad and use it, but if you already have it, stick it in there and see if it helps any...
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ok kool thanks, my cousin gave ma a black ice xtreme 120 and i dont really know where to put it

btw i ended up cannibalizing the usable components from the nautilus and am using a black ice xtreme 240

will also be getting 1/2 inch tubes and d tek fusion
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Heck yeah I'd stick it in there...Always use what you have first, the BIX isn't a real restrictive rad anyway...You might want to just stick the 240 in first, then after a couple weeks when your loop is all settled in add the BIX...That way you'll know for your self what its doing...I like playing around with them like that....

Now if you were going to buy a new one and didn't have any other I'd say just to get a 360, most of the $$$ for a rad is that first 120mm anyway...

You know I've modded that one out that I have and have yet to really use it for anything...I was using it as a res cooler for my 5 gallon bucket res, but it was just to bulky, so ended up just using a 10W DDC and a Chevette core to cool that...I like it though, I'll end up with it on a GPU or something sooner or later I guess...Lord knows I have enough $$$ in the thing, I've got to use it for something other then a paper weight......

I guess you got a top for the 10W DDC that was in yours? They really help the flow a lot, well I guess you did if your going to run 1/2" tube...
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no i didnt buy a top, could you explain a little bit? im curious

i was planning on just using a 1/2 to 3/8 converter

i just wanna get all this sorted out b4 i put it all together
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no i didnt buy a top, could you explain a little bit? im curious

i was planning on just using a 1/2 to 3/8 converter

i just wanna get all this sorted out b4 i put it all together
Sure...A top like this..Petra Top..Straightens out the return side of the pump,the suction line, it has a straight shot into the impeller...That gives it better flow, only hurts head a little..It lets you use any size barbs that you want to also, so it would be a little less restriction with one then using reducers...But if you need the $$$ worse right now for something else you can always add the top later on.

Martin has a good thread around here on pump tops, you might want to look it over before you get one, the Petra's are what I used to use on them, there are better ones out now...
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so ur sure that that particular top will fit this pump?
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Yes...If you bought a used top you would have to worry about it, its not hard to mod anyway..But as long as yours is a blue impeller DDC that top is fine...

If you have a black or orange impeller DDC all you would have to do is scrape off a little ring of plastic that is around the the inlet barb on the inside of the pump top...Nothing to it...
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wow thanks im totally thinking about doing that, how did u orient the barbs so that they fit the case?
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post #10 of 12
I just completed my DDC 3.1 testing last week, it's the same as the 3.2 results but at a slightly more compressed scale with the lower wattage.



They are all pretty much a good gain over stock, the alphacool reservoir top is the only one really trailing behind and that's because of the side inlet that shares the same 90 bend as the stock top.

    
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