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Anyways as I said you'd be better off with a single, thicker radiator such as the XSPC RX240.
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It's thicker, but also has less fins per inch. I based my design off a stacked radiator due to space constraints, surface area, flow, and price. Plus, in automotives (where I've been for years), stacking radiators has often worked just fine. Granted, the temperature gradiant is different in this application, but I'm expecting good results either way.

Once it's all together (since the hardware was already ordered, and I'm waiting on it), I'll post up some temps.

Also, the only other way to make use of the radiators would be to have fans outside the case blowing in, and going to a central exhaust duct. It's a secondary thought, but would be a serious pain to do if I ever had to open the case due to going through both sides, although the air would eject out the back of the case via a 1x120mm fan, so positive pressure would abound.

I'm trying to keep the fans in the case, and keep shrouds to improve the airflow through the radiators. Keep in mind 4 38mm thick panaflo fans will be used. Airflow through the radiators won't be bad at all.

At the least, if the temps aren't where I want, I can try forcing air out the back of the case instead of stacking the radiators. We'll see what happens.
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Okay, if you will using fans like that, I would suggest getting a single HW-Labs GTX240 radiator. It has 20 FPI and will outperform both the RX and RS series radiators easily at those fan speeds.
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But would it outperform 2 RS240 radiators? Mind you the water is being split between them, not passing from one to the other. The RS240 radiators are around 13 FPI.
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Yes, I still believe it would outperform 2 RS240s. The HW-Labs radiator also has a lot of other optimizations that make it much more ideal for high speed fans.
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I went through a few revisions, but finally decided on the below:

1.2x D5B (as I already had one..figured a 2nd one wouldn't hurt) mounted in an EK dual serial top.

2.Dual RS240 radiators mounted on case sides, flowing from outside in, with water split between them in and out. Panaflo high RPM fans outside pushing, Scythe 1900 rpm fans pulling inside, ejecting out the back top of the case.

3. EK Supreme HF plate 1 on CPU, split off to VRM and chipset blocks (Enzotech WMST-88 and DD MCP Universal)

4. Y'd back together, flowing into 120 Swiftech radiator

5. EK 6970 copper/acetal block

6. Y line (T would not fit) back into the inlet of the pump.

Running 1/2" ID silicone tubing, DD/Bitspower "Fatboy" fittings, enzotech "30" angled rotary fittings where needed. I had a helluva time bleeding it through a Swiftech Microres, even one pump was too much, so it was slowed down a lot.

CPU load is 34C with Prime95 Torture Test. GPU is 36C with Kombustor DX11 1080P resolution. Chipset reads 38C under Prime, so I'll likely need to seat the block a little more there. I have not set up the Panaflo fans yet, due to lack of time, so readings were all with 120x25mm fans, 5 in all (1 per radiator). Ambient was 71F in the room at the time. Not the greatest so far, but not a bad start, I think.

For noise, it's pretty much silent aside from the pump noise, which is by no means annoying.
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