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Hello OCN whats the happs? Questions....many. Well I have a HAF 932. All my rads are Swiftech. My plan is to run a 3x120 rad on top, a 1x120 rad in the rear and a 2x120 rad on the side panel. I know some suggest not to use the side for a rad. But think with enough tubing I should be able to open the panel up 90 degrees with the case laying flat. Ok so for the fan setup. Do I have air blowing into the case thru the rads or sucking air out of the case? Also do I mount the fans on top of the 3x120 or bottom? Same with the other rads? I have a I7 920 with a Dtek Fuzion v2 block and 3 gtx 285s with full coverage blocks. My only pump.....Swiftech 655. Do I need another pump also? And I am using a Micro RES v2. Fans suggestions also needed. Oh yeah also want the coolant to look like glow in the dark or neon. What color coolant do I need and color of cathodes? Any and all ideas and suggestions welcomed.
Edited by redspd3gt - 1/22/11 at 11:40pm
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I dont think you'll need 3 rads. Just have it setup as:

Res-Pump-3x120 Rad-Cpu-120 Rad-Gpu-Gpu-Gpu-Res.

Or you could make 2 seperate loops,just buy another pump and res.
Loop one:Res-Pump-3x120-Cpu (or gpu)-Res
Loop two:Res-Pump-120 or 2x120-gpu-gpu-gpu-res.

The Rads on the side panel doesnt sound like a good idea, id probley stay away from it. I can only see problems with that one.

For the best performance youll want the fans blowing into the rads, getting cool air from outside your case. But you can do either, or a mix.

You might also want to do a push/pull configuration on the rads. 1 fans pushing air in and the other pulling air through.

If you want a good noise/performance ratio you could look at the Gentle typhoon 1850rpms. Any high CFM fan should do. Over 70-75 CFM? Thats a secondary number though, make sure you look at the static pressure of the fan also.

You'll need a UV reactive coolant, just pick you colour. This mixed with UV cathodes with give your disired effect. But id recommed getting UV reactive tubing instead and using distilled water.

Hope that helps!
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No needs for 3 rads. Build that for the kids last sunday. i7 920 at 4.0, AMD6970, and all the temps are really low with MCR320 + EK 140mm, 1 loop.

    
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you should also remember that tubing easily Kinks, so if u put the side panel on the tubing might be kinking inside and you wount even notice, so just be careful, good luck
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you should also remember that tubing easily Kinks, so if u put the side panel on the tubing might be kinking inside and you wont even notice, so just be careful, good luck
what if its a windowed side panel?
    
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what if its a windowed side panel?
He still would have filled the loop.
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