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Hi guys ive got the bigwater kit and bought all the aftermarket mods except the 5.25'' bay mounted extra rad option.

http://www.pccasegear.com.au/prod2794.htm

my question is does this help drop temps having 2 rads ? i have the room to fit this rad in the drive bays.

also what loop would u use. would u mount it so :-

pump > rad01 > cpu block > resevoir > rad02 > pump ?

or pump > cpu block > rad01 > rad02 > resevoir > pump ?

also is 35C max water temps i get with the kit good ? 30C room temps here now in summer thanks guys

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The temps are fine. The 2nd rad won't help enough for it to be worth the extra investment unless money grows on trees for you...
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yeah i pick my money tree twice a week u noob.

anyone with opinions on a twin rad upgrade ?

any first hand experiences ?
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If you are really interested in performance, Get a heatercore and have it outside.. As for your second question, Didn't we get into this last week?
You can listen to the guy with all the "technobabble" or go with the old standard that most of us go with which is: pump, rad, cpu, gpu (if used)
reservoir (I still recommend, regardless of last weeks argument) and back to pump.
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IMO the only time you'd notice a benefit from a 2nd radiator is if (hypothetically speaking) you have a hot CPU going to two hot SLI GPUs, a chipset etc. Maybe in that extreme case it would be nice to throw a rad #2 in the middle of that hot loop but you're still only looking at a few degrees celcius.

In our more practical loops that have a CPU block, and maybe 1 or 2 GPU blocks, a single good radiator will provide more than enough cooling.
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go with the old standard that most of us go with which is: pump, rad, cpu, gpu (if used)
reservoir (I still recommend, regardless of last weeks argument) and back to pump.
^ I totally agree.
    
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Originally Posted by Transonic
IMO the only time you'd notice a benefit from a 2nd radiator is if (hypothetically speaking) you have a hot CPU going to two hot SLI GPUs, a chipset etc. Maybe in that extreme case it would be nice to throw a rad #2 in the middle of that hot loop but you're still only looking at a few degrees celcius.

In our more practical loops that have a CPU block, and maybe 1 or 2 GPU blocks, a single good radiator will provide more than enough cooling.
^ I totally agree.
sweeeet thanks guys i wont be getting the 2nd rad after all then.

I didnt quite get a answer for the water temps yet. Its starting to go over
40c highest so far 40/41c
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Run the loop so the tubing has the least amount of bends and will allow for the shortest amount of total tubing. Flow is your best friend so set components up in a way that gives you BEST flow. .

I would also suggest a heater core that allows for 2x120mm fans on it,That will allow a greater surface area to remove heat and should lower temps some.

77 bonniville heatercore is about the best rad out there. .
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Run the loop so the tubing has the least amount of bends and will allow for the shortest amount of total tubing. Flow is your best friend so set components up in a way that gives you BEST flow. .

I would also suggest a heater core that allows for 2x120mm fans on it,That will allow a greater surface area to remove heat and should lower temps some.

77 bonniville heatercore is about the best rad out there. .
diehard thanks for the input ive ran the shortest possible tubing making sure everything is close eg. resevoir at bottom for tower so water doesnt have to travel up the tubing etc.

i cant find any heatcore or decent rad that will take 1/4 id tubing it sucks !
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Quote:
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diehard thanks for the input ive ran the shortest possible tubing making sure everything is close eg. resevoir at bottom for tower so water doesnt have to travel up the tubing etc.

i cant find any heatcore or decent rad that will take 1/4 id tubing it sucks !
Ya know you may just try using a better fan on that rad ? Or place 2 fans on it 1 to push and 1 to pull . .

And you can take a heater core to a radiator shop and have them install the fittings..Should cost ya maybe 20.00. . .
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