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If I get the HAF X and add the 2nd top fan, can I just use both those fans to cool off a RX360 rad?

They seem to suck out a lot of air = sucking out a lot of hot air from rad.

I'm trying to avoid buying expensive typhoons and shrouds.

$540 is really to much for me. I know WC a gpu + cpu isnt cheap...but come on lol it shouldn't be THAT much for a simple cpu/gpu loop.

post #2 of 16
I reckon taking them out and using the three Gentle Typhoon's in pull with a shroud would be a better solution.
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post #3 of 16
If you want to save a LOT of money:

XSPC RX360 Kit - $190
EK GPU block - $110
Primochill Black 7/16" ID 5/8" OD Tubing - $20
Typhoons: $50
2 x Bitspower 1/2" Barbs - $5
3x Yates for shrouds - $9

Total: $384 + Shipping
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I would skip the haf x. There are better cases out there for watercooling
Edited by fat_italian_stallion - 1/20/11 at 4:11pm
 
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post #5 of 16
Depending on the motherboard you are using, you wont be able to use the RX360 with fans in push without modding the case or having the fanns mounted crooked.

Before I modded the top of my Haf X, the fans would touch the Ram and Motherboard heatsinks.
post #6 of 16
First, you have to keep in mind that you'll need to have a "pull" config with your rad since it wont fit on top; there's not enough space even for the slim Swiftech rads; I had to do some cutting in the case.
You can save a lot of money by not buying compression fittings; standard fittings are about 2-3$/piece. You might want to invest in clamps, but you can buy those for about 0.80$/piece at a hardware store.
If you want to save more, start by watercooling just the CPU.
Also, I'm partial on buying shrouds, you can make your own for a lot less, just find some non-working fans and cut them out. You can also make a wanted thread here and I'm sure a few people can send you shrouds for a lot less than 10$/piece. If you want the blue LED's; well...
Adding a second fan could be "viable" but I wouldn't go that route; I tried with only one fan; had a 220 rad, and it was pretty bad: almost no air was getting out
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post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by fat_italian_stallion View Post
I would skit the haf x. There are better cases out there for watercooling
Well, I'm leaning more towards HAF 932 Black edition. it has a full clear side to show off mah epeen, and is black interior, and has same WC capability of HAF X

I'm also leaning towards the RASA kit + gpu block...that does seem much cheaper.
post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by charliehorse55 View Post
If you want to save a LOT of money:

XSPC RX360 Kit - $190
EK GPU block - $110
Primochill Black 7/16" ID 5/8" OD Tubing - $20
Typhoons: $50
2 x Bitspower 1/2" Barbs - $5
3x Yates for shrouds - $9

Total: $384 + Shipping
Hell yes to the Yate Loon, even the high speeds are not that loud, unless you're one of those super sensitive people, then buy some yate highs and a fan controller and still spend less then the GT's.
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post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by Tom1121 View Post
Hell yes to the Yate Loon, even the high speeds are not that loud, unless you're one of those super sensitive people, then buy some yate highs and a fan controller and still spend less then the GT's.
You missed the point of my post, the Yate Loons are to be gutted for shrouds to use with the GentleTyphoons.

EDIT: Also, if you are thinking about getting a new case I would recommend the 700 or 800D. I think that it's very important to invest in a case as they will last a long time and really make or break whether you like working on the computer or not.

EDIT2: If you are worried about cost don't buy your stuff from FrozenCPU they are by far the most expensive water cooling store around. The only advantage is that they generally have more stuff in stock/larger quantities, but you pay about a 5-20% premium for the privilege.
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Originally Posted by charliehorse55 View Post
You missed the point of my post, the Yate Loons are to be gutted for shrouds to use with the GentleTyphoons.

EDIT: Also, if you are thinking about getting a new case I would recommend the 700 or 800D. I think that it's very important to invest in a case as they will last a long time and really make or break whether you like working on the computer or not.
That'll work too haha, but still the Yate Loon highs are damn nice fans for the money. Gt's are great but man at $14 per fan or higher they hurt my wallet.
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