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post #11 of 18
F85 doesn't have enough room in it tongue.gif

Own a Dremel tongue.gif hehe

I know what you mean though radiators aren't that easy to find a good place to just throw them in the case.

If you are ok with external mounting then I would recommend it because the performance will be worth it. If you don't travel with your comp then it shouldn't matter other than looks, that is if you don't like the looks
post #12 of 18
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One more concern I have is with mounting a 360 outside the case is the nossel positions on the radiator. The holes for my tubes to fit though the case are near the bottom. So the actual question is the orientation of the radiator. Id prefer to have the ports on the radiator at the bottom instead at the top to save on the amount of tubing coming out the back and having to reach the ports if the radiator is oriented upwards. Does gravity play a factor? I guess it would have to fight it either way but I was wondering if a certain vertical orientation in regards to where the ports are matters or not?

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One more concern I have is with mounting a 360 outside the case is the nossel positions on the radiator. The holes for my tubes to fit though the case are near the bottom. So the actual question is the orientation of the radiator. Id prefer to have the ports on the radiator at the bottom instead at the top to save on the amount of tubing coming out the back and having to reach the ports if the radiator is oriented upwards. Does gravity play a factor? I guess it would have to fight it either way but I was wondering if a certain vertical orientation in regards to where the ports are matters or not?

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if you use bitspower rotary fittings you won't have to sorry about the radiator's orientation at all. There are not many radiators with ports at the bottom and the ones that do are not really that good compared to the ones mentioned.

Like this


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Originally Posted by nickbaldwin86 View Post
I would look into the SR-1 rads and agree with everyone on the amount of rad space needed.... overclocked 480s can get real hot but your CPU shouldn't be a heat concern

If you have the room I think a 360 and a 240 would work best, put the 240 after the CPU before the cards to cool the water before it hits the cards.
I will be doing that with my SR-1s.
OP do not get sr1 rads unless you plan on getting a ton of them. They are made to run super low rpm fans (under 900rpm) and will not give you the best performance in your situation. That being said my setup is running a total of 12x sr1 radiator rad area and 3x 120 xspc rx rad area to cool it. SR1s are amazing radiators, but only if you plan to get tons of them to use in conjunction with low rpm fans. Best build quality of any rad I've seen or used by far tho. The BI GTX series is also made by HW labs just like the SR1 and is of equal build quality.
 
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post #14 of 18
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Thank you so much for your input stallion! Will +rep you later. I think im just gonna use 1 360 radiator mounted outside with both push and pull fans on each side. That being said, with sound polution and money not a concern, what is the highest performing 360 radiator that will fit that koolance steel mounting bracket as mentioned in a post above? I want to get max cooling off one 360 radiator. Thank you again so much!

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post #15 of 18
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=27771

It's a bit cheaper than the koolance external mount and should work just as well, assuming you mount it well.

For the koolance mount I would go with http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=20984

Beastly Radiator, but if you're going to go external I would personally roll with http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=20985

Get some http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=24322
And you'll be getting into low deltas for sure..
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post #16 of 18
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Thanks for your input Cookie! Would radiators that take higher rpm fans cool better? I see the ones you suggested are low rpm designs. What do you think about the koolance rads? This one is a 30fpi for under 60 bucks. Do they not have good rads?

http://www.koolance.com/water-coolin...product_id=815


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post #17 of 18
Both the ones I listed are designed for high RPM fans with pretty good static pressure. Both consist of high FPI counts and are quite thick. They don't do great with low RPM fans, but when you put high RPM fans in there, they quickly become the most effective radiators out there.

As for the radiator you linked....take a look for your self. http://skinneelabs.com/koolance-cu1020v/4/

Here are some other radiators to give you a comparison. Note the HW GTX 360 is in there, along with its lower RPM bother the SR-1
http://skinneelabs.com/triple-radiator-comparison-v2/4/
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post #18 of 18
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Wow great info again cookie. It looks like ill be going with the 360 gtx as you mentioned. Thank you very much for taking your time in replying. It is much appreciated.

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