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G'day folks

Currently ive got an random unnamed 240 Rad (came as apart of a kit i got back in 2006).

I'm thinking of upgrading to a Black Ice SR1 360 (To go in the top of my shiny new 800D).

Now though ive got an extra rad hanging around and wondering if itd be worth going dual rad (mount the 240 off the back of the case with a 140mm>120mm adaptor and my old Swifttech Radbox and do Pump>360>CPU>240>GPU>Res>Pump setup) or just put away until an upgrade comes around or something that needs the extra cooling capacity or another project comes along?

This is all going on my Sig Rig, and honestly i don't think i "need" it (and would certainly be cleaner having just the 360 inside) just cause i was getting pretty good temps with that rad by its self originally but i hate having hardware like that lying around like that with nothing to use it on

Hell do you even think its worth upgrading to a 360 ?
Is there any way to mount a 240 rad within an 800D without modifying the case? (assuming the 360 space at the tops taken)

Also finally i was recommended the SR1 Rad (on gentle typhoon 1850rpm fans) or the XSPC 360 which is a little more expensive, though the SR1 was put forward as the same performance and little bit better build quality, what do you guys think? theres not much on offer on that website when it comes to 360 rads and they seem best

cheers peeps
Edited by ShadoX - 1/25/11 at 11:55pm
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You should be fine cooling your GPU and CPU with just a 360. You could just use your 240 that you've been using but you'll probably see a slight decrease using a 360. Using anything past a 360 rarely results in lower temps unless you plan on maxing out multiple components at the same time. In my case its useful because I have my GPUs and CPU going 100% all the time for folding.
    
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i dont thk you even need it with your current sig a 240 probly can cool it depending on how good your 240 is tho.
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post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by ShadoX View Post
Hell do you even think its worth upgrading to a 360 ?
Is there any way to mount a 240 rad within an 800D without modifying the case? (assuming the 360 space at the tops taken)
Unfortunately it's not possible. You would have to unmount the hard drive rivets to even have a chance to fit a 240mm rad in there. Then there is the airflow issue as well. I know mounting it in the back looks ugly, but it is the cheapest and the least labor to do.

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Originally Posted by ShadoX View Post
Also finally i was recommended the SR1 Rad (on gentle typhoon 1850rpm fans) or the XSPC 360 which is a little more expensive, though the SR1 was put forward as the same performance and little bit better build quality, what do you guys think? theres not much on offer on that website when it comes to 360 rads and they seem best
Either rad would be fine. I personally like Hwlabs rads better, but you can't go wrong with XSPC RX series. Both of the are exceptional Radiators.
Edited by Pencuri - 1/26/11 at 12:40am
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yeah see i was a bit iffy about getting a 360, but theres plenty of room, im buying stuff from pc case gear anyway, now would be a good time (combined shipping/etc), as i said i had really good temps with this same setup in my old case, the 240 rad has no problems (but i havn't really OC'ed that much)

lol Pencurl, same thing i was told elsewhere, but its hard to choose between the 2 when ones priced $20 more but no one can really say why, other than, it just is (especially when the SR1 is ment to have slightly better build quality)
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Unfortunately it's not possible. You would have to unmount the hard drive rivets to even have a chance to fit a 240mm rad in there. Then there is the airflow issue as well. I know mounting it in the back looks ugly, but it is the cheapest and the least labor to do.
A 240 rad can be mounted at the bottom of the 700/800D on it's side, in between the lower HD tray. There is enough room for push or pull with a shroud. No modding needed.
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A 240 rad can be mounted at the bottom of the 700/800D on it's side, in between the lower HD tray. There is enough room for push or pull with a shroud. No modding needed.
any photos are links showing this?
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you only need 1 and both of those will suffice your needs
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any photos are links showing this?
Digital Storm's flagship watercooled and TEC cooled flagship model is built into a Corsair 800D. I don't want to link photos since they might be copyrighted. Just do a search for "digital storm sub zero" or browse their product site and you can see close up photos of that set up.

I would never buy a prebuilt from them ($3900 for a i7 950 and 460gtx whaaat?), but you can use their loop as a reference to build your own.

Oh, a nice link to a article with a few slideshow pics. http://www.gizmag.com/digital-storm-...icture/124893/
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I have a 800D case with a 360 in the top and a 240 in the bottom. It wasn't to hard to get the cage out just used a dremmel and some paitence but well worth the effort.
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