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post #4611 of 6404
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It is not necessary to match brands unless you are OCD ... I personally prefer to keep things uniform as it makes things easier ...

What is important is to try not to mix to many types of metals in the loop ... that is why I suggested the full copper radiators, it will help choosing blocks as there are a lot of awesome copper blocks out there...

I'll be going with matching rads then, it will bother me if I don't. So this rad would be a good one right? And would these fans be alright? I really like the looks of them with the ring and the colors (if the ring was painted yellow) would match the rest of the build.

As for multiple metals it looks like my GPU block is Nickel, I assume that's OK? Not much of a way to avoid that AFAIK.

Thanks much for the help so far. thumb.gif
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post #4612 of 6404
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Is there any specific reason you are going with the magicool rad ?

I would suggest the Alphacool NexXxos UT45, it is thicker and it is full copper ... (not brass like the magicool)

Unless you are not doing the HDD cage mod or removing the fan filters I don't see an upside to the magicool variant

good find. i didn't even know there WAS an option outside of magicool considering FT02/RV02 are pretty much the only 2 cases that even use that size rad in the 1st place biggrin.gif
post #4613 of 6404
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I'll be going with matching rads then, it will bother me if I don't. So this rad would be a good one right? And would these fans be alright? I really like the looks of them with the ring and the colors (if the ring was painted yellow) would match the rest of the build.

As for multiple metals it looks like my GPU block is Nickel, I assume that's OK? Not much of a way to avoid that AFAIK.

Thanks much for the help so far. thumb.gif
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Base is made of nickel plated electrolytic copper

it's copper. it's nickel plated to prevent corrosion but the block itself is copper.
post #4614 of 6404
If you are going to put a 120mm rad in the top, make sure to measure your opening. Some radiators are too wide to fit in there.
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post #4615 of 6404
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If you are going to put a 120mm rad in the top, make sure to measure your opening. Some radiators are too wide to fit in there.

I had to take out the fan control switches to get my phobya rad in the top.
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post #4616 of 6404
I dont think there is a radiator available that would allow you to leave the fan control switches in place. I had to cut out a small piece of rolled over edge so that my top radiator would slip into place. There are radiators available that will slide in there without cutting anything though.
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post #4617 of 6404
Couldn't you also mount it so that the fan is between the rad and the case? That seems like it'd give enough clearance to keep the switches and everything.
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post #4618 of 6404
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Originally Posted by ShortAlieN View Post

I dont think there is a radiator available that would allow you to leave the fan control switches in place. I had to cut out a small piece of rolled over edge so that my top radiator would slip into place. There are radiators available that will slide in there without cutting anything though.

I used a rx120 in my old FT02 and didn't have to remove the switches.


Edited by khemist - 4/2/13 at 10:57am
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post #4619 of 6404
Oh, well if ya want to do it the easy way.... rolleyes.gif
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post #4620 of 6404
Oh, i see what you mean, it's probably because i'm not using push/pull now that had to take them out.
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