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post #432 of 1472
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Originally Posted by begjr2 View Post
Yea man u might want to look into getting a 1500 Watt plus psu pretty soon
Without it would only run 12 fans max.
But if I chose to add this rad it would rise to a number of 21.

We have already discussed this once I believe didn´t really come to a final conclusion though.

21 low rpm fans at max 1500 rpm ....I don´t know
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With your ascension's setup I would get the mora you posted and place that on the front in a push/pull config (as intake) since it's so cheap then I would put 3 x 480 rads up top (as intake) then use the remaining fans for exhaust. If you can find any other rads for cheap in your country I would swap out the mora for them, even swiftech. You can do it in phases as well so you don't have to spend all of the money at once. 3x good 360 rads are more than enough for any setup on the market. Anymore radiators than that is just for epeen.
 
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Yeah it is only reasonable to buy a 9x120 mm rad that is the same price as a RX480 with maybe worse production values but just much better cooling performance because of the extra cooling capacity.

But I thought maybe filling the top up with 3 cheap 480 would even be better I am not sure yet I will have to make some calculations first but if you guys are interested take a quick look.
http://www.aquatuning.at/index.php/language/en/cPath/25
A lot of their stuff is being reselled at frozencpu for example.

I thought either 9x120 in the front and up top ...the remaining three fan spaces in the top as exhaust ...I will of course turn the front panel 90 degrees ..and the exhaust fans will be the first ones to the front so they can efficiently exhaust the hot air from the front rad ...and still get most of the exhaust air from the top rad.
Then maybe the 360 option in the backpanel the first two as exhaust to get the rest of the top radiator exhaust air.
And the 2 remaining in the backpanel near the mobo area 120 mm buffer rads for in between
But that´s just a long shot I don´t know if I will have the money yet.

Another thing that is bothering me right now is power consumption I don´t wanna drive up the electric bill.
And 26 low rpm fans at 12 Volt will consume 65W which is a lot considering they are just fans.
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The swiftech mcr series seems to be reasonable from aquatuning. right at 79 euros for the mcr 420 (480 rad). Get three of those to put up top in push/pull exhaust and use the front fans as intake without a rad. More than enough cooling and your components won't be soaked in heat from the rads in front.
 
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Originally Posted by fat_italian_stallion View Post
The swiftech mcr series seems to be reasonable from aquatuning. right at 79 euros for the mcr 420 (480 rad). Get three of those to put up top in push/pull exhaust and use the front fans as intake without a rad. More than enough cooling and your components won't be soaked in heat from the rads in front.
Great idea ! I just evaluated my financial situation^^
Right now I would only be able to spend a max of 160€
That would grant me either 1x 1080 rad or 2 x 480 rads etc..combinations.

I am not sure ...I already have a Phobya G Changer 1.2 360.
The Phobya G Changer 1.2 480 are 80€ too and perform much better than swiftech...they are even on RX level

Considering my money situation a 1080 rad seems more reasonable because it would provide more cooling space for the money right?
I am thinking:

Front panel 90 degrees...(I have trinity so 3x360 options)
the front 360 option closest to the top will have my G Changer 1.2 360
the other two 360 options in the front will contain intake fans that will blow directly onto the mobo area.

If I put a 1080 rad in the top it would grant me the possibility to have the last three fans spaces that are right above the G changer 360 on the frontpanel to suck up the hot air the rad is exhausting.

Backpanel 360 option...the first two could be exhaust to get the rest of the 1080 exhaust air(will be push/pull so the air will be directed towards the exhaust fans ) and the last one for HDD cage.

And the two last fan spaces next to the mobo area could be like I said before buffer 120 mm fans to place in between the loop to score better temps


is that a plan?

Edit:just had another great idea inspired by your post.
What if I had 2 x 480 rads... the left side and right side of the top will be occupied by 480 rads and in the middle I could have exhaust fans sucking the hot air they produce right out ??
Edited by Kung Pow - 2/20/11 at 5:35pm
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^^ risking pulling hot air back into rads
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Great idea ! I just evaluated my financial situation^^
Right now I would only be able to spend a max of 160€
That would grant me either 1x 1080 rad or 2 x 480 rads etc..combinations.

I am not sure ...I already have a Phobya G Changer 1.2 360.
The Phobya G Changer 1.2 480 are 80€ too and perform much better than swiftech...they are even on RX level

Considering my money situation a 1080 rad seems more reasonable because it would provide more cooling space for the money right?
I am thinking:

Front panel 90 degrees...(I have trinity so 3x360 options)
the front 360 option closest to the top will have my G Changer 1.2 360
the other two 360 options in the front will contain intake fans that will blow directly onto the mobo area.

If I put a 1080 rad in the top it would grant me the possibility to have the last three fans spaces that are right above the G changer 360 on the frontpanel to suck up the hot air the rad is exhausting.

Backpanel 360 option...the first two could be exhaust to get the rest of the 1080 exhaust air(will be push/pull so the air will be directed towards the exhaust fans ) and the last one for HDD cage.

And the two last fan spaces next to the mobo area could be like I said before buffer 120 mm fans to place in between the loop to score better temps


is that a plan?

Edit:just had another great idea inspired by your post.
What if I had 2 x 480 rads... the left side and right side of the top will be occupied by 480 rads and in the middle I could have exhaust fans sucking the hot air they produce right out ??
@XDillin: true that could indeed impose a problem.
Then there is no other way to go 1080 in top and 1 x 360 in the front and rest intake outtake.
But I will wait for yours,begji´s and stallion´s ideas and input before I pull the trigger
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Honestly I wouldn't have that many rad.s no need at all there is need at all. 2 480 is a big overkill.
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It is a money question here.
I will need another radiator anyways.
And for a good 480 ..example:the RX480 I would easily spend 120€
For 140€ I could already score 1080 rad.
It is much more reasonable to buy the 1080 cause it a.)provides much more cooling power and costs the same?
Doesn´t that sound logic to you?^^
See for yourself:http://www.aquatuning.at/index.php/language/en/cPath/25
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