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Just wondering, is ADDING a res a viable option here? Theres no reason you cant have two. You could save some money AND get better temps by slapping on another 240 or even a nice 120/140 instead of REPLACING the old one.
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Heh confused me with the adding another res I was like what the.. haha but he should be able to add another rad. You could just do what I'm planning on doing which is to put a 240 in the front and another 240 or even a 360 off the back.
    
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post #13 of 29
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Originally Posted by intamin33;12355326 
Well it depends more on what fan speeds you typically run at. 2000+ RPM= the GTX series rads, I think from 1500 onward, the RX series. They're both good rads. If your cpu block is the ek supreme hf then I think you can get away with the 655 with the RX rads, but if you do the GTX rads you'd need to switch to a 355 pump with a top. Just out of curiosity, where did you mount the rads? I'm planning on putting a loop into my own 1200 with a GTX 240 in the drive cages and on the back so yeah.

Heh credit for this post goes to charliehorse since I pretty much asked him this question in a PM LOL.

My rad right now is mounted on the back of my case on the outside (obviously). When I get a new one, I'll put the new rad in the old ones place and the old one in the drive cages like you mentioned. I just have to figure out how to mount it properly.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Zero4549;12355355 
Just wondering, is ADDING a res a viable option here? Theres no reason you cant have two. You could save some money AND get better temps by slapping on another 240 or even a nice 120/140 instead of REPLACING the old one.

I think you meant to say rad. And yeah. I was planning on getting a 360 and was going to keep the 240 and put it in my drive cages. I kind of just want a new rad anyway because I don't care for the looks of this one and it's mounted on the outside of my case. I would prefer to have a thicker rad as oppose to the skinny one I have now.
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Originally Posted by intamin33;12355517 
Heh confused me with the adding another res I was like what the.. haha but he should be able to add another rad. You could just do what I'm planning on doing which is to put a 240 in the front and another 240 or even a 360 off the back.

haha. should have read this one before I posted my last comment, but yeah. I think that's what I'll be doing.
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post #16 of 29
Nicee tell me how it goes as Im trying to currently put one in the front as well but I know nothing in terms of case modding so yeah lol.
    
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Originally Posted by intamin33;12356536 
Nicee tell me how it goes as Im trying to currently put one in the front as well but I know nothing in terms of case modding so yeah lol.

lol. Me either. I have a dual bay res. and when I went to put it in I saw that I couldn't because of those little bracket things that help hold an optical drive or something. So, my case mod for that was to beat them done with a little hammer. Luckily you can't see how horrible that part of the case looks.
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post #18 of 29
If you do put a radiator in the drive bays and the top, make sure to have them both as either intake or exhaust. If you have the front as intake and the rear as exhaust the first radiator will heat up the air too much, and it will make the second exhausting radiator mostly useless.
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post #19 of 29
If you did an external mount would it help the temps? And Im still a little confused.. So if the front are intakes then the back one has to be an intake and then how would that work? The big boy fan on top of the 1200 is an intake as well. Or if theyre exhausts.. Warm air comes out of the front and the back.. And cool from the top and through the side panel if you put another 120 there..
    
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External mounting always helps temperatures, but it may make the case look a little silly. Remember that a fan pushing air through a radiator usually pushes only about 50% of it's CFM as when pushing in an open air situation, so if you have a 240mm radiator intaking you only need a single 120mm fan exhausting to maintain good airflow.

I would mount the radiator in the front of the case, and run them both as intake. Use the side and rear fans as exhaust and you'll have a good airflow setup.
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