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Ok, ATM running a MCR320-QP with 6 GT15's in push-pull, cooling a Q9650 (Se rig) and NB. Cpu staying lower 60's under load (think i have some minor clogging in the block so will clean everything once i get the new parts.

This is what i will be ordering:

Magicool Pro Slim Profile 2X120mm Radiator
EK-FC580 GTX
Bitspower Matt Black "T" Fitting
Bitspower G 1/4" Matte Black Temperature Sensor

+ Assorted fittings etc.

Made a quick drawing of what the loop will look like ( paint )

I will be adding the T fitting with the temp sensor right after the 240 rad, that way i will know the temp after each rad (already have one in the res right after the 360 rad)

My questions are:
1. What will give the best temp:
- Magicool slim 240 rad with 2xGT15's vs 4xSlip Stream 120x12mm In Pus-Pull

I only have about 60mm space for rad and fans.
When it comes to the 240 rad, i'm open to suggestions, but i need to know that it will fit on the hdd cage of a ATCS 840 (I have looked closely at the drawings and measurements on the Magicool and it should fit.

2. The 240 rad would be a slim rad in the middle of the case it will take air that has passed the hard drives, this air would be about 28c before the rad. Will i be better off going with a thick 120mm rad in 3 of the 5.25" bays (there should be enough space for a thick one with 2 fans in push pull, and this would take air from the outside of the case (ambient is about 19-22c)

3. Any other loop order you can see? AFAIK the order has little to no effect on the temps, but cutting down on the tube is always good.
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Anyone?
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60C for a 22C ambient seems pretty high for your setup, unless your current card is dumping a lot of heat into your case. You have a Swiftech XT right?

To answer your questions:
1. Go with the two GTs as that should be good for your slim, low FPI rad. Plus the noise profile would be the same as the rest of your fans.

2. A larger rad would do a better job than a smaller thicker one even with that 6C heat dump from your HDD cage.

3. What kind of res do you have? I have an idea to make your loop a little bit cleaner.
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For the loop, you could do Res>Pump>GPU>CPU>360>240>res

Go with the AP15's and get a thicker rad, RX240 perhaps?
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For the loop, you could do Res>Pump>GPU>CPU>360>240>res

Go with the AP15's and get a thicker rad, RX240 perhaps?
He said a thicker rad would not fit there with fans. A MCR220-QP or Magicool would be give him about the same cooling performance.
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60C for a 22C ambient seems pretty high for your setup, unless your current card is dumping a lot of heat into your case. You have a Swiftech XT right?

To answer your questions:
1. Go with the two GTs as that should be good for your slim, low FPI rad. Plus the noise profile would be the same as the rest of your fans.

2. A larger rad would do a better job than a smaller thicker one even with that 6C heat dump from your HDD cage.

3. What kind of res do you have? I have an idea to make your loop a little bit cleaner.
Yeah i know, have had a problem with clogging before so i think there might be a minor clogging in the cpu block.

Case temp is about 27c under load so the card is not dumping a lot of heat in the case.

I have the EK multioption 150 Adv.

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Originally Posted by bfeng91 View Post
For the loop, you could do Res>Pump>GPU>CPU>360>240>res

Go with the AP15's and get a thicker rad, RX240 perhaps?
Dont think there is room for a thicker rad, i would at least have to move the res to another place in the case. Also there is only 8mm /0.3" under the fans mounted on the hdd cage so the rad must not extend further than this below the fans.
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Yeah i know, have had a problem with clogging before so i think there might be a minor clogging in the cpu block.

Case temp is about 27c under load so the card is not dumping a lot of heat in the case.

I have the EK multioption 150 Adv.



Dont think there is room for a thicker rad, i would at least have to move the res to another place in the case. Also there is only 8mm /0.3" under the fans mounted on the hdd cage so the rad must not extend further than this below the fans.
Okay, I would go with the loop order bfeng91 stated if that's possible. A tube coming out of the 360 into a 90-degree fitting on the 240 would clean the loop up some.
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Dont think there is room for a thicker rad, i would at least have to move the res to another place in the case. Also there is only 8mm /0.3" under the fans mounted on the hdd cage so the rad must not extend further than this below the fans.
Really? I thought the space saved from not going push/pull would warrant enough space for a thicker rad... I guess I'm wrong?

Magicool thickness is 30mm. With two fans, that puts the thickness at 80mm.
XSPC RX240 thickness is 58.5mm. With one fan, that'd be 83.5mm. Any possibility that you could squeeze that extra 3.5mm in somehow?
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Really? I thought the space saved from not going push/pull would warrant enough space for a thicker rad... I guess I'm wrong?

Magicool thickness is 30mm. With two fans, that puts the thickness at 80mm.
XSPC RX240 thickness is 58.5mm. With one fan, that'd be 83.5mm. Any possibility that you could squeeze that extra 3.5mm in somehow?
The push pull option was with 12mm fans on each side, not 25mm.

There is about 60mm of space.

25mm fan + 30mm rad = 55mm
12mm fan + 30mm rad + 12mm fan = 54mm

How does this look?
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My bad I missed the 12mm fact.

Looks good. That tube from the res to the 240 might be a tight squeeze though.
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