Originally Posted by PuffinMyLye
Originally Posted by XNine
I've used Alphacool and EK rads in my builds, both are solid performers. Of course, if you want to go the insanely expensive route (why not!) you could go with Aquacomputer rads. I've never seen a review to say how well they perform to lower cost solutions, but they are pretty!
Some Radiators that have multiple ports:
Newer XSPC rads
Money isn't as much of an issue as is finding rads with the right thickness to fit in my case and that will work well with my AP-15 fans.
Originally Posted by akira749
Possibly but for me, all my rigs have front rads mounted vertically and they all have the ports at the bottom. For me it was easier like this to configure my loops.
I've always thought it was easier too but always was told not to do it. I wonder how big of an impact it actually makes on temps if at all.
If money is no issue, I could sure use a new car! My 97 civic is getting very old. I'll even settle for a new used car!
Nah, rad ports in the bottom make zero difference in temps. As long as your pump is lower than your res and you have adequate fans for your radiator, you'll be fine.
You'd be surprised by how much you can fit in those S3 pedestals. Take a look at the dimensions on the site. That should help in giving you an idea of how much room you have and what kind of gear you want to put in your rig. I always go with what my gut tells me is right, even if it costs a bit more, because in the end, I've found through past mistakes, that when you compromise you only end up spending more in the long run to get what you should have the first time. I spent way too much money my first couple of years of building/modding because I compromised too much.