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Ok i could buy an '77 bonneville heater core or should i just buy a rad? if i buy the heater core, ill have to fix it up, make it look good, make a shroud to mount the fans to and a mount it my case or leave on the desk.
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post #2 of 22
Heatercore

You'll get great temps for nothing. The shroud isn't that much and it's fun to do all of that stuff.
    
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ya think? maybe ill do a build revew lol but i want to do it so it looks very pro.
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Well then make it look pro
    
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hmmmmmmm
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post #6 of 22
If you don't want to put any time or effort into it and don't mind spending an extra 20 dollars the black ice x is a nice choice plus a lot easier to mount somewhere than a heatercore. If you like the diy stuff get the heatercore Id personally get the bix if I could do it again be cause mounting it is kind of a big issue.
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hmmmmmmmmmm
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post #8 of 22
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Originally Posted by Blue_Fire
hmmmmmmmmmm
You sure do think a lot...
Get the heatercore, for $13 you can't beat the performance. All you have to do is paint it and put a nice home made shroud on it, and BAM, instant cool-looks (not really like that, but you get the point ).
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post #9 of 22
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well they sell a triple 120mm fan rad. lol the black ice xtream 3 lol. i dunno, what kind of comparison of performance am looking at here? i think i can make a shroud, no problem. but at what performance will i gain over the dual 120mm rad?
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post #10 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blue_Fire
well they sell a triple 120mm fan rad. lol the black ice xtream 3 lol. i dunno, what kind of comparison of performance am looking at here? i think i can make a shroud, no problem. but at what performance will i gain over the dual 120mm rad?
The dual HC with a shroud and good fans will beat a BIX III, adding my home made shroud lowered my temps by 9C!!!
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