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Hey all, I decided to sell the Rocketfish I owned instead of my NZXT Rogue! I just couldn't part from this thing!

For those who did not see my old WC'd log here it is, I will often reference to it:
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...nts-brand.html

Ok, so I just sold most of my Wc'ing gear, well before I had a change of heart *and I've had the stock heatsink back on the 4870 and cpu, the NOISE!* so I need to order a few things to get this project up and away.

Parts Needed:
Pump
Tubing
GPU ramsinks
Fans
Rads
Barbs
thermal pads

I had the D5 Vario, and I've read the specs of the D4 and it is almost identical, so I don't think it'll be a problem. The ramsinks I have seen, and all I gotta say is they are amazing.

I'm going with black tubing, if you know of a better tubing/black let me know! I just figure it would be easier to order from two places instead of a bunch.

Now coolant I'm going to use the old stuff I had:


Now you may be wondering what my plan is so here it is, please use imagination. In the previous build of the Rogue I had a 360BIX mounted on the backside of the case, it was bulky, heavy, but it did the job. Now I want to mount everything internally.

With the help from Ira-k *he is my go-to guy for questions!! lol* he sent me towards these 120 Rads.

The plan *Using old loop for reference*:
I'm going to mount one of these 120 Rads with a 3000rpm Kaze w/fan controller on the rear exhaust.


The pump will be mounted on the bottom of the case, unless placing issues arise.


The GPU wb and tubing was in issue, as you can see in the below picture the tubing is getting pinched. So with the help of those ramsinks I am ordering I plan to turn the GPU wb horizontally, thus bringing my tubing around the card *towards the power connectors in the back*


Now one of the main issues, that I bring to the public for advice is the placement of the second 120 Rad. One idea I had was to mod the front of the case, and have the rad underneadth of the CD-ROM, with an 3000 kaze pulling air over the rad and helping cool the ram. That will involve allot of work, so ideas are welcome. I will be posting NEW pictures as soon as the items arrive.

More to come within the next few days.
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It would make the best sense and airflow for the front intake to be a rad. It might be a bit of cutting but you can actually do alot ofthat withthe right type of sheetmetal shears (or snips) and finish it up with some sandpaper by hand to deburr it. Once it's done it's done.

If you do not already have the rad take a look at the PA160...it comes with a shroud that makes iteasy to mount.
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CyberDruid, it is always great to hear from the 'man'. I did take a look in your for sale thread before I went look elsewhere btw.

The PA160 does look nice, but that price tag is killer. Would it give me that much more performance over the 120 rads I had listed? I'm trying not too go way overboard as far as $ is concerned. If I can get similar performance from a diff rad. that is all I'm asking, please let me know. I have not pulled the trigger to order anything just yet, trying to get you'll s advice first!
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I'm looking for the best 120 rads out there, that are not an arm and a leg.

Ira-k pointed me to this one: PrimoChill Radiator Xtreme Series 120

Any other suggestions? I do like that PA160, but I can't justify 99.99 on the thing! I will be getting two of these puppies, so keep that in mind when suggesting! Thanks all!
Edited by PhelanJKell - 12/14/08 at 6:50pm
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Linky no worky

The PA160 is a bigger rad andmight be harder to fit anyway.

If you have a budget and need to work inside that then by all means get what you have planned to get.
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Link fixed!

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The PA160 is a bigger rad andmight be harder to fit anyway.
I am tight for room in the case, so 120's are probably my best bet!

CD is that a crested gecko in your avatar? lol
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post #7 of 14
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I pulled the trigger, after some confirmation about the Rads from Ira-k, I sent in the order. I got 3 of the 120' Rads just in case, figure if I need more then I'll have one extra.

Will post pictures and info when I can!
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I got my D4 and loop assembled, I started it up and I can hear it running, but I checked the flow in my D-Tek GPU wb and it seems like it isn't flowing. There are no kinks in my tubing, so I don't really know what to do...?

They were brand new rads, I didn't test them though before installing...ugh. Any ideas? I do not have any left over coolant so if I dump the stuff right now I will have to go get some distilled water and just use pt-nuke with it.
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Originally Posted by PhelanJKell View Post
I got my D4 and loop assembled, I started it up and I can hear it running, but I checked the flow in my D-Tek GPU wb and it seems like it isn't flowing. There are no kinks in my tubing, so I don't really know what to do...?

They were brand new rads, I didn't test them though before installing...ugh. Any ideas? I do not have any left over coolant so if I dump the stuff right now I will have to go get some distilled water and just use pt-nuke with it.
Shake your pump and see if its air-locked, you might just have a big air bubble in it.
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XSPC RS120, cheap, has low resistance and is an all round great Rad

http://www.martinsliquidlab.com/XSPC...or-Review.html
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