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post #7071 of 15204
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Definitely get the water cooling for your CPU. You will never regret the 240 rad. I think you make a good point of keeping your top fans if you're not going with full water cooling. You will want to be careful when moving it with the rad on the back though. I mean it's sort of obvious. You essentially are hanging the rad off the back of your case with long screws.
As far as recommended rads you should check out the XSPC RX 240 kit.

How big of a bump can a rad take and not break? Are these things durable or do they spill water everywhere real easy?
post #7072 of 15204
No help with the 3.0 to 2.0 header adapter? =(
post #7073 of 15204
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Definitely get the water cooling for your CPU. You will never regret the 240 rad. I think you make a good point of keeping your top fans if you're not going with full water cooling. You will want to be careful when moving it with the rad on the back though. I mean it's sort of obvious. You essentially are hanging the rad off the back of your case with long screws.
As far as recommended rads you should check out the XSPC RX 240 kit.

How big of a bump can a rad take and not break? Are these things durable or do they spill water everywhere real easy?

A Rad will act as a fan inside your case either intaking or exhausting air. Just mount it inside. But to answer your question the fins are pretty fragile. A direct hit on them will probably cause a leak.
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post #7074 of 15204
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A Rad will act as a fan inside your case either intaking or exhausting air. Just mount it inside. But to answer your question the fins are pretty fragile. A direct hit on them will probably cause a leak.

Yeah if you set it up as exhaust problem solved. thumb.gif
 
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post #7075 of 15204
Ok, I see so it will do the same function as the 2 fans, plus the water cooling. I could use one of 2 fans as a side fans. In the future I guess I could put another rad if I needed one.

Should have done this from the beginning.

It seems as if people recommend the Rasa or the H100. Is one better than the other?
post #7076 of 15204
I would say the rasa because of more customization ie colored tubes thumb.gif
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post #7077 of 15204
Ok, thank you for all the input. I think Im going to mount the top with a 240mm rad. In the future if I need more cooling ill inquiry about mounting a rad on the bottom or back, but I think one rad should be enough for now. Ill move one side fan, probably the LED one to the side, and buy a front fan.

Guess ill keep the other 200mm fan in storage, along with my Hyper 212 heat sink.

Also, plan to buy a Blue Ray drive that can burn, and in the future an SSD when the price goes down.

Maybe I will post a pic but my Phantom is not that impressive compared to some on this forum.

One last question. For water cooling I just need to buy the radiator and it should be fine, or do I need to buy tubes and anything else?
post #7078 of 15204
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Ok, thank you for all the input. I think Im going to mount the top with a 240mm rad. In the future if I need more cooling ill inquiry about mounting a rad on the bottom or back, but I think one rad should be enough for now. Ill move one side fan, probably the LED one to the side, and buy a front fan.
Guess ill keep the other 200mm fan in storage, along with my Hyper 212 heat sink.
Also, plan to buy a Blue Ray drive that can burn, and in the future an SSD when the price goes down.
Maybe I will post a pic but my Phantom is not that impressive compared to some on this forum.
One last question. For water cooling I just need to buy the radiator and it should be fine, or do I need to buy tubes and anything else?

You should get the XSPC rs240 kit. It will be easiest since its your first time.
 
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@kenny yeah i know i sure hope its the motherboard :S and not the 2 480's cause they cost a **** load :S
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So I'm getting all my watercooling parts for Christmas and since I ended up with 2 360 rads, I decided I wouldn't bother trying to cram them in my phantom haha. Here's a quick thrown together SketchUp of the external rad box I'm planning to build.

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There's a fan controller in the middle if you can't see it.
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So what do you guys think? I'm open to any ideas biggrin.gif
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