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Idea for a project:

I mount one of these, or these, on the side panel of an ATCS 840, with every other fan pulling air out of the case.

This would cool an i7 950, and two GTX 580s. Possibly a third.

Anyone found any numbers for either of the rads above? I can't seem to find any concrete numbers for either against the RX360 or similar.

Can a case side panel take that much weight? I'm not so much worried about the sheet metal as the folds around the edges that hold it to the chassis.

Opinions, comments, and suggestions welcome!
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The case should take the weight, depending on the mounting used.

BundyMania did a review of those rads here, there is also another review by HESmelaugh with the Mo-Ra 2 stacked up against some 480mm rads, like the RX480, here.

There is no doubt about it, these things are beasts. More than enough to cool your system, probably with very slow speed fans too.
Edited by GingerJohn - 3/22/11 at 12:00pm
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You don't need to worry if you're going to use a rad that big.

You can pretty much garuntee whatever temp the water goes in, all of the heat will be gone...



And I don't think you'll need to worry about the weight at all on the side, depending on how much you cut out of the middle.
    
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Here is a comparison chart for a few popular rads including the Mo-Ra 2 Pro which has similar performance characteristics as the Mo-Ra 3. As for the Phobya Xtreme Nova 1080 I am uncertain.

Watercools Mo-Ra 3 definately has the potential cool 3 580's and a i7 950 providing you use a decent pump with good head pressure and HSP fans (or a P/P config) to compensate for its low flow design.

Nice choices btw.
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Thanks Ginger and Interpolation for the links. Very helpful. From the look of things I'm going to have to buy a second pump, or maybe just running the 655 at 12V will be enough.

If you have a look at the fan mount on the Phobya, that's what I'll be cutting out of the panel. Nine 12cm holes, and 36 hole for screws. If I get the Phobya, I might just use that mounting plate as well.

I'm planning for it to go something like this:

Exterior -> Radiator -> Case Wall -> Fan mount -> Fans.

From the looks of it, there should JUST be enough room on the inside for nine 25mm fans without it hitting anything. I'll probably route the tubing round the back, and use quick disconnects to make the door easier to take off.

IF - and that's reasonably big if - I go ahead with this, it'll probably be towards the end of next month; I'm a little low on funds at the minute.
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From the look of things I'm going to have to buy a second pump, or maybe just running the 655 at 12V will be enough.
Maybe, maybe not. If you do go ahead I would stick with the one pump and see what you get, you can always upgrade later.

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If you have a look at the fan mount on the Phobya, that's what I'll be cutting out of the panel. Nine 12cm holes, and 36 hole for screws. If I get the Phobya, I might just use that mounting plate as well.
It should be fine mounted straight to the side of the case. The rad will provide some stiffness too remember, so assuming that the door mounts hold you won't need the fan mount. It will make a handy template though if you use it or not.

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I'll probably route the tubing round the back, and use quick disconnects to make the door easier to take off.
Good idea, if you get a spare QDC fitting and a length of tube you can also use it as a drain line, just disconnect one side of the rad and put the spare fitting on with the tubing running into a bucket.

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IF - and that's reasonably big if - I go ahead with this, it'll probably be towards the end of next month; I'm a little low on funds at the minute.
IF - and that's not as big an if as you might think - you go ahead with this, I demand pictures.
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Maybe, maybe not. If you do go ahead I would stick with the one pump and see what you get, you can always upgrade later.
That's the plan.

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It will make a handy template though if you use it or not.
My thoughts exactly.

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Good idea, if you get a spare QDC fitting and a length of tube you can also use it as a drain line
Genius!

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IF - and that's not as big an if as you might think - you go ahead with this, I demand pictures.
IF I can find someone to take my RX360, and IF I'm arsed finding something to carve a perfect 120mm hole, then sure.
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You can use something like this to cut a perfect 120mm circle.



120mm hole saw
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