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Hi Mr Armageddon,

Thank you for the feedback, very much appreciated.

When it comes to fitting the roof mounted radiator is it recommended to go for a push configuration where the fans blow air through the radiator over a pull configuration where the fans suck the air through the radiator?

Similarly, assuming there is enough space inside the case, is there any significant benefit in fitting fans on both sides of a radiator in a push & pull configuration?

Thanks
James
I personally like the push configuration, but I don't know if there is really any quantifiable data to prove that it is any better. I have seen guys mount a "sandwich" like push-pull fan configuration on the top radiator in the 800D. There is plenty of room to do it and you get the best of both worlds.

am not going to mess with it for the top as it stays plenty cool as-is, but I am thinking of doing a push-pull fan setup on my lower 240 radiator.
    
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I personally like the push configuration, but I don't know if there is really any quantifiable data to prove that it is any better.
That's very interesting, I think I will go for the push configuration to begin with and see how I get on.

After posting in your thread I came across this review which might make interesting reading:
http://martin.skinneelabs.com/Radiat...ng-Review.html

James
Edited by jamesaevans - 1/8/11 at 9:58am
post #23 of 27
How is the fan controller? I think with the HAF X and my H-70 my fans will be around 6.
and the memory card reader?
Edited by Mako0312 - 1/8/11 at 10:37am
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How is the fan controller? I think with the HAF X and my H-70 my fans will be around 6.
and the memory card reader?

So far so good. I have been pretty happy with the controller thus far, but am thinking about switching to the new Corsair Link kit for software based fan and pump control.

I am going to send my MoBo in for RMA (USB Controller Issues), so I am getting ready to make some changes to the my loops, and will be busy with sleeving the cables this time. Stay tuned.
    
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Well... got some good news and some bad news. The bad news is that my EVGA X58 Classified has developed a bad USB Controller. So its RMA time (luckily EVGA's Lifetime Warranty rocks). biggrin.gif

The good news is that since I have to pull everything apart, I will be making some changes / upgrades to my system while I wait for the new Mobo to arrive. List of things I plan on changing.
  • Ordered a Sleeving Kit (among other things) from MurderMods
  • Got a Swiftech Apogee HD CPU Block to improve Cooling and flow
  • Got a WB for my RAM
  • Got new WB for my 9800GT (PhysX Card). The fan is the only loud part of my system, and I picked up an EK WB for it at Performance PCs for only $10.
  • Taking the two loops and making them one large loop with the two pumps working in series.
  • Getting a new Corsair Link fan/pump/lighting controller for software control of all those components.
  • Going to make and install an illuminated mid panel for some "Bling".
I have also been laying out the new build in Google SketchUp to help me think through a few things. Not done yet but coming along nicely. Here is a pic of what I have so far.

800DSketchUp01.jpg

800DSketchUp02.jpg

If anyone else wants to give SketchUp a shot, most of these components can be found in Google's 3D Warehouse. I did have to build a Swiftech Apogee HD from scratch since I couldn't find one I liked in Google's 3D Warehouse.

Any ideas on how I might be able to improve the design?
    
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post #26 of 27
Looks great man... been watching this build for a long time, sweet rig. Cool to see you are still upgrading/updating it.

OH and nice work with sketch up... I use it to and love it. thumb.gif
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This build is done. Starting a new build, check it out here:

Project Bright Panel: Corsair 800D, Liquid Cooled, Illuminated Mid Panel
    
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