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Originally Posted by VeritronX View Post

Buying the Ek kit and adding to it sounds like a solid plan, definately go for the second rad.. also with the PSU, you need to do some research on that because the 295X2 actually pulls more power than the spec for the 8pin cables allows for, you need to get one that won't trip the over current and switch off from that. To be fair the psu is supposed to trip when you do that, it's just the 295X2 does it by design which is slightly concerning and makes psu research critical.

As for push/pull, having two sets of fans only really helps to overcome restriction.. it's not really blowing more air, it's just blowing the air more forcefully. In my case it helps on the front rad because it's a really high fin density rad, and I'm also pulling air through the front filter.

The fans in my setup are bottom 140, front 2x140 (x2) and 120 all intake through filters, top 3x120 and rear 140 as exhaust. I have the bottom 140 and front 120, as well as the back 140 controlled seperately from the fans on the rads, so when the wc fans are at low speed I have fairly positive pressure in the case that is filtered so it should keep dust out.. when the wc fans ramp up it comes closer to equal but should still stay slightly positive.

If you do end up running two rads with front intake and top exhaust try to make the warmer water enter the top rad before the front one, you will get slightly better cooling because there's more difference between the water temp and the air going into the rad that way.. Having intake fans that don't get heated by a rad also helps.
Thanks, what fan controller are you using?

I have my 295x2 in my current system. I'm using a Corsair tx750 without problems. I am going to upgrade the new system to a EVGA 1600, probably the g2 since I don't think I care about Eco fan.

Any good pics of 2 radiator loops and flow diagrams? google has brought me a plethora of crap.
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Originally Posted by MIGhunter View Post

Thanks, what fan controller are you using?

I have my 295x2 in my current system. I'm using a Corsair tx750 without problems. I am going to upgrade the new system to a EVGA 1600, probably the g2 since I don't think I care about Eco fan.

Any good pics of 2 radiator loops and flow diagrams? google has brought me a plethora of crap.

Rofl, isn't that a bit overkill?
Maybe I missed it, are you gonna add another 295x2?
    
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@MIGhunter
Any good pics of 2 radiator loops and flow diagrams? google has brought me a plethora of crap.

yes, I do, here have a look

http://www.overclock.net/t/1573189/serial-vs-parallel-9-6lpm
post #91574 of 107109
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Originally Posted by Chopper1591 View Post

Rofl, isn't that a bit overkill?
Maybe I missed it, are you gonna add another 295x2?
I was going to but finding one has been a pain. Besides, the EVGA 1600 is only $300 so it's not much difference than anything else and it gives me the ability to expand my GPU later if I find one.

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@MIGhunter
Any good pics of 2 radiator loops and flow diagrams? google has brought me a plethora of crap.

yes, I do, here have a look

http://www.overclock.net/t/1573189/serial-vs-parallel-9-6lpm
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Originally Posted by Masterstroke View Post

Pretty sure it's the other way around.

Nope. Mayhems makes fluid for EK and they just put a label on them.
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Originally Posted by Valgaur View Post

Hello again! biggrin.gif

What kind of coolants are people recommending? Are there certain ones that are bad for blocks, flow and temps? Like the Mayhems Aurora, are pastels okay?

mayhem has 3 types of coolants. Myahem X1 : very good coolant with all the additives you need and requires nothing but a flush to your rads and components. Pastel : amazing looking but requires adjustment of the pH level of your rads so it wont discolor later. this can be achieved by many ways if you have the time. and Aurora which i wont recommend and neither does mayhem for long time use the nano particles on this type are bigger than pastel and can get stuck on your blocks over time. so either go pastel or X1. if you want the plug and play and transparent go with the X1, if you like the matte finish look for your tubes go with the pastel. if you want colors i strongly suggest going pastel white and some non stain dye to achieve the color you desire.
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okay, thank you guys for advice.

I thought I could stop my fans anyway running on low loads but I will let them run on very low speeds.
Glad to have discussed this... thumb.gif
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okay, thank you guys for advice.

I thought I could stop my fans anyway running on low loads but I will let them run on very low speeds.
Glad to have discussed this... thumb.gif

Don't know which fans you have but running decent fans at very low speeds, <600 rpm, will mostly be in-audible anyway. IMO that is.
Even decoupled my pump makes more noise then my 3 Gentle Typhoon's at 600-800 rpm.
    
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My fans are loud. Ultra Kaze 3000. Super static pressure fans. Ok, they´re server fans...I shouldn´t complain about noise haha.
post #91579 of 107109
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I'm thinking either the Pastels or the aurora. How often is the loop cleaning recommended with the pastels and such.

They Last a Year. No Problem. I have a ton of pastel running in multiple Rigs. My Brother is due on the Parvum. Just a distilled flush. Then add the distilled I need and add pastel.

TCO
     
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