Originally Posted by jackofhearts495
What fans should I use on an EX240 rad? Bonus points: keep them under $10 a pop. They'll be on a controller, so I'd prefer that they're not inherently silent.
Double bonus points: find a better 240 rad under $70.
I'm thinking about just plopping a few of XSPC's 1650RPM fans on it. I hear they're pretty good, plus they're only like $7 each.
Not sure whether you meant EX or RX. RX240 is about the best you're going to get either side of $70, for under $70 I'd personally recommend a Swiftech MCR-220 QP, I've used mine over the years with great results. It's a great balance of price and performance. I'd recommend Yate Loon High Speed and turn them down with the fan controller. $5 per fan and you're all set. You can look at rads here
, it's a pretty goos sampling and pricing.
Originally Posted by H4rd5tyl3
As much as it pains my wallet to do, I'm going to have to switch to smaller fittings than than my current 1/2 3/4 compressions. Bigger tubing is nice, but some of the bends and turns is like trying to bend a huge burrito, just not happening. I've been thinking 7/16 5/8 for a while but I'm not 100% sure yet. I want something more flexible but not too thin looking... What do you guys think?
I really like my 7/16x5/8, it's big enough to get great flow and yet still pretty sleek looking. It's good good wall thickness for tight bends and I run it clampless over 1/2 barbs, which I think looks better than compressions, but that's personal opinion.
Originally Posted by fat_italian_stallion
Not necessarily true. After adding my ram blocks it lowered the stable voltage of my OCs past 4.6ghz.
You also go six-up which I think is another factor- in my situation where I only have 2 DIMMs, I think there's better airflow between the modules. I don't push the clocks or timings nearly enough to need the extra cooling, so I've never looked into it much. I think the only block I'd get would be a MIPS one, but that's based on looks and my personal distrust/dislike of EK now...