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Hey everyone, I'm thinking of getting into watercooling. My idea was to get two 480 xspc radiators and putting some 1850 Gentle Typhoons on them. It would look like: case wall/fan/rad/about 5 cm gap/rad/fan/case wall.

My question is if just having the fans in a push configuration would be enough or would push pull gave much better results. The radiators would be at the bottom of a case. Also, if that 5 cm gap enough to dissipate the heat if I have a fan blowing at the gap and out the back the of the case.Lastly, should the fans push or pull the air into or outside the case?

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Edited by regles - 3/12/11 at 2:40pm
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post #2 of 9
I dont the 5CM gap is going to be big enough but-
Push pull will yield better results, but push-pull with shrouds will yield even better.
    
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What if the fans are bring the air from within the case and pushing it out?
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I am still kind of perplexed at your set up are the rads gonna be on top of each other aside from the 5 cm gap? Also what are you planning on cooling 2 480s is a lot of cooling.
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post #5 of 9
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Well this is OCN where overkill is norm. I plan to crossfire in the future. The orientation is that it is at the bottom of the case where it lies down sideways( push air out the sides because it is horizontal, so there not on top of one another).

EDIT: I added a bad drawing of what it would look like

Edited by regles - 3/12/11 at 3:12pm
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Pics help even if it is only paint lol. Um you can easily run cf 5970's and an i7 on a 480 I think. Here are some other choices with stats as well

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...ml#post6389202

Just in-case you wanted to look at some other options.
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It might work so its worth a try normally when they are that close there are heat dissipation issues but you never know unless you try.
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Are there any other opinions on whether my setup will work?
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