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Alphacool UT60/Monsta rads have these, as do the EK XTX and the XSPC RX series I believe.

That (no PC/measly laptop at GF's place) is why I stay with her and am building her a rig in the TX10. So whenever I am changing components in my rig, there is always another a few centimeters away biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by geggeg View Post

Alphacool UT60/Monsta rads have these, as do the EK XTX and the XSPC RX series I believe.

Lol I was afraid you were going to mention those two. I was originally planning on going with two RX240's but then I was told the fit would be really tight in the S3. Maybe I could fit a Monsta in the front but I don't know how much room I'd have for my pump/res combo. Besides doesn't the monsta require high RPM fans?
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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! tongue.gif

Some Radiators that have multiple ports:
Alphacool Nexxos
EK XTX
Newer XSPC rads
post #7684 of 22188
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I've always been under the impression that you should always have the rad ports towards the top of a vertically mounted rad to eliminate air pockets at the top.

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.
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Originally Posted by XNine View Post

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! tongue.gif

Some Radiators that have multiple ports:
Alphacool Nexxos
EK XTX
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.

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Originally Posted by akira749 View Post

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.
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Originally Posted by XNine View Post

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! tongue.gif

Some Radiators that have multiple ports:
Alphacool Nexxos
EK XTX
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.

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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! biggrin.gif

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.
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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! biggrin.gif

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.

Can't help you with a new car, I just bought my own new car a few months back biggrin.gif!

I wasn't actually planning on buying the pedestal unless I had to (trying to clear up space) which is why I was talking about mounting a 240 up top and one up front. Are you saying using the pedestal would make it much much easier on me?
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Don't buy a pedestal just for making a drain more convenient biggrin.gif
post #7689 of 22188
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Originally Posted by geggeg View Post

Don't buy a pedestal just for making a drain more convenient biggrin.gif

Hahaha too true. However the pedestal WOULD make the S3 area much cleaner and I could put a top window on biggrin.gif.

But yea my preference is to fit it all without the pedestal.
post #7690 of 22188
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Originally Posted by PuffinMyLye View Post

You mean directly off the outlet? And how do you go about bleeding your loop straight off the pump? Do you just attach a piece of tubing so that it's the highest point in the loop?

Hey Puf.,

I basically have a male quick disconnect going into the pump. Then I use a Bitspower shutoff valve to prevent flow to the main line. All flow pulled to the pump is pushed out via my quick disconnect, which I connect with a male end. I keep my male end in a storage container in the closest.

Thanks!
Benjamin

PS: I may get the pedestal in the future to add RAD capacity and clean up my center area a bit... but likely not doing this for at least another year, when I change the line entirely to acrylic.
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