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post #11 of 17
I am in love with my 360 gtx from hl labs. Keeps my loop very cold.

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post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by pali View Post
I am in love with my 360 gtx from hl labs. Keeps my loop very cold.

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What fans and RPM do you use on the radiator for success with it? I've got one coming, and I've been trying to figure out what will work for me, but it may work for the OP as well if he goes with this radiator.
post #13 of 17
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I disagree. Get a good 360 rad and you'll be fine. Look at an xspc rx360, 120.3, or ever a feser 360 rad and you'll have no problems. I also think you can find room in that case for a 360.
+1 a decent 360 rad should that without any hassle.
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post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by Kal777 View Post
for a CPU and GPU loop youll be wanting at least a 480mm rad or 2x 240mm rads in series.
LOL WUT?

360 will be fine. Depending if you're going for optimal temperatures or decrease in noise will depend on the brand and make.
post #15 of 17
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Just a tip, i would avoid Performance-pcs.com if you want reasonable shipping. I placed my orders on Saturday and hoped to have my stuff in hand by this weekend, got everything i ordered from jab-tech and aquatuning (shipped monday from Germany and is now sitting on my desk) but I wont be getting the performance-pcs shipment until NEXT tuesday ;/
My experience has been the exact opposite of this. I have ordered a lot of stuff from performance-pcs and have always had great experiences.
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post #16 of 17
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Thanks for everyone's help, I finally got my loop purchased and in! Here are the pics of the finished product. I had sort of an impulse while purchasing and ended up getting Black Ice rads--I know they are single flow...but they seem to be outperforming my oc'd hardware (mid 35C during hours of load/gaming), and I don't mind the fan noise--and a DD res, instead of the EK. I know some probably give me grief about the coolant and external res mount, but it is neat to see the green coolant swish around, and it is fun to watch my gf shake her head each time she walks past the tower, mumbling 'nerd,' or 'dork,' or some other benign insult...haha

EK Supreme HF CPU Block, EK-FC6970-Acetal GPU Block, Danger Den Reservoir (RES-005), Black Ice GTS 240 X-Flow Radiator, Black Ice GTS 120 X-Flow Radiator, PrimoChill PrimoFlex Tubing 7/16"ID 5/8" OD, Bitspower Matte Black Barbs, Swiftech MCP655-B Pump, and Distilled Water + HydrX Coolant.

I think in the end I spent in the mid $500's (U.S. dollars) with shipping.

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post #17 of 17
Looks really nice. You might want to fill the reservoir up a little more for looks.
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