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Originally Posted by Krulani View Post

I'm setting myself up for super overkill here, because unlike his/yours I'm still doing the radiator on the top too. 3 radiators for 1 GPU and 1 of those Impact full mobo blocks, I should be able to run the fans at incredibly low speed. I think (and hope) the DCP 4.0 pump that i bought can push through all of that by inself without bogging down.

Added: Also, I bought the left side door with the standard window with ventilation, so that the radiator gets more than 1-2mm's of "breathing" room. I would like to keep it all housed in the HDD bay. I'll cut holes for the rad, and 2 smaller holes for the in/out ports of the radiator.

Just sayin' man, I really don't think the 3rd radiator is going to do anything for you. I had the exact same CPU, GPU, and their respective water blocks, as well as the same pump in a different full tower build, and now all of those same components are in a new Mercury S5 build where the only things that have changed is that I went to 12mm acrylic tubing (so thinner tubing), a smaller EK res, and most importantly the, the radiators and the temps were within 2-3 degrees of each other. My full tower build was huge and overkill. I had a UT60 280 rad and an XT45 420mm rad setup, whereas now I've got just two ST30's (one 280 and one 240), which is well under half the radiator capacity and yet my temps are virtually the same. Both builds are silent and these are still the results. If you add a third rad, you might shave off a couple degrees but it's not going to gain you any actual performance. Either way, your temps will be down to that point where it doesn't matter if you add one more radiator or five more radiators, you're just not going to get much closer to ambient room temperature.

Obviously it's your build and you can do whatever you want, I just thought I'd say in case you want to save a lot of work and money. You can use a dual rad up front and a dual rad up top (preferably a 280 since a 280 has almost as much cooling capacity as a 360) and have a build where you won't be able to hear anything except for maybe that pump and you'll still have way better temps than you need to overclock your CPU and GPU as far as they can go. A third rad is barely going to affect temps, let alone performance. smile.gif
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Finished redoing the artwork, deleted the 240 that was too big for the AX1500i:

The rads are now push pull so that's 24 GT AP-14 fans smile.gif



And 22 of my fans came in:



"Neo Zuko" biggrin.gif
Edited by Neo Zuko - 3/16/14 at 2:29am
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post #5443 of 22267
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Originally Posted by Neo Zuko View Post

Finished redoing the artwork, deleted the 240 that was too big for the AX1500i:

The rads are now push pull so that's 24 GT AP-14 fans smile.gif
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

And 22 of my fans came in:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

"Neo Zuko" biggrin.gif

Correct me if i'm wrong but your have 3 x 360 rads in P/P that's 18 fans. You also have your 480 in the top in P/P so another 8 and the single in the back i/o panel. 18+8+1 = 27 fans not 24 wink.gif
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post #5444 of 22267
I have a 360, 360, 480, plus 4 case fans. Push pull on rads. the front has HDD cages not a rad.
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post #5445 of 22267
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Originally Posted by akira749 View Post

Correct me if i'm wrong but your have 3 x 360 rads in P/P that's 18 fans. You also have your 480 in the top in P/P so another 8 and the single in the back i/o panel. 18+8+1 = 27 fans not 24 wink.gif

There's no rad on the front. thumb.gif
post #5446 of 22267
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I have a 360, 360, 480, plus 4 case fans. Push pull on rads. the front has HDD cages not a rad.

That I didn't know biggrin.gifthumb.gif
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post #5447 of 22267
HOLY WINDSTORM BATMAN!!!!!

Personally I never will build an overkill like this but love seeing people that do.thumb.gif
post #5448 of 22267
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Originally Posted by Neo Zuko View Post

Finished redoing the artwork, deleted the 240 that was too big for the AX1500i:

The rads are now push pull so that's 24 GT AP-14 fans smile.gif
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Looks awesome, what application did you use to draw the case design?
post #5449 of 22267
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HOLY WINDSTORM BATMAN!!!!!

Personally I never will build an overkill like this but love seeing people that do.thumb.gif

you will get the itch sooner or later
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Got the res faceplate in,need to shunt it over a bit tho.



Tapping the res and welding it this week!
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