Originally Posted by SaltwaterCooled
I don't care much for external rads, but you've got a cool futuristic look going.. How is your performance with the shared airflow? I had issues with a stack config once before, the first rad was just pumping hot air into the second and heating the loop back up
Hopefully you've got enough separation to avoid that!
Thanks... I wanted to give the case a pompadour look ... which would incolve moving the radiator up more towards the front but... then that would be silly so it turned in to more of a mohawk
I think me going against nature and forcing air down is working well. My overall core temperatures as well as my internal case temperatures actually dropped by about 4c. Putting my hand in to the case under the internal rad is no scientific measure by any means, but the air flow and pressure is nuts.
If I went the traditional direction... because I don't have antiquate water cooling on my other components (yet), I'd be sucking hot air in to the rads out of the case. I'm not pulling enough cold air from the base of the case... only 1 fan. If I had a row of 4, then I might reverse the flow but... realistically we are only talking about a difference of 2.5 feet from where I'm sucking in the air.
Initially I had a second row planned for that thick radiator (and it's still the plan because it's almost a must on a rad that thick) but I had trouble mounting the crazy stack between the internal rad, the fans above that rad and the frame, and then the quad rad. I didn't want to use the swiftech box...I needed some double threaded long bolts or something. The box turned out fine but... I had a row of 4 fans planned for the quad.
I'll figure something when i get some more $$