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Radiator Question:

If I were to pick up the EK-CoolStream XE 360 (Triple) Dimensions: 400 x 130 x 60mm (L x W x H)

Do I need to go Push / Pull, or would it still work fine if I do Push only or Pull only?


My reasoning...
I'm not sure if the Mercury S8 bottom left slot that is for 360mm rad / fan can fit the fans 25mm + rad 60mm + fans 25mm (110mm total)

It's either that or go with the EK-CoolStream PE 360 (Triple) version, but if I go PE, that is thin (38mm) enough to no need Push / Pull setup.


In a related question...

Mercury S8 Pedestal
Can I fit 2x EK-CoolStream XE 360 60mm with push/pull?

I believe it should probably fit, just not quite sure how much space is left in between for the air circulation

I'll probably add 2 fans in the front and 2 at the rear to help with the exhaust, since the 2 rads will be full input.

For the bottom left chamber you can fit an xe in p/p but you may have issues if you have front i/o with the fan that goes in pull near the front of the case. Take measurements in that area first.

I used to run an xe in the lower chamber of my s8 early on but i removed it. Its too thick of a rad for that lower chamber and leaves nowhere for the air to escape. A lot of air ends up pushing back out of the chamber and gets recirculated back in. I ended up switching to a 30mm rad in push only. You also would have the issue of completely blocking the slot for wiring to come up through the midplate which may or may not be an issue for you.
    
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Radiator Question:

If I were to pick up the EK-CoolStream XE 360 (Triple) Dimensions: 400 x 130 x 60mm (L x W x H)

Do I need to go Push / Pull, or would it still work fine if I do Push only or Pull only?


My reasoning...
I'm not sure if the Mercury S8 bottom left slot that is for 360mm rad / fan can fit the fans 25mm + rad 60mm + fans 25mm (110mm total)

It's either that or go with the EK-CoolStream PE 360 (Triple) version, but if I go PE, that is thin (38mm) enough to no need Push / Pull setup.


In a related question...

Mercury S8 Pedestal
Can I fit 2x EK-CoolStream XE 360 60mm with push/pull?

I believe it should probably fit, just not quite sure how much space is left in between for the air circulation

I'll probably add 2 fans in the front and 2 at the rear to help with the exhaust, since the 2 rads will be full input.

For the bottom left chamber you can fit an xe in p/p but you may have issues if you have front i/o with the fan that goes in pull near the front of the case. Take measurements in that area first.

I used to run an xe in the lower chamber of my s8 early on but i removed it. Its too thick of a rad for that lower chamber and leaves nowhere for the air to escape. A lot of air ends up pushing back out of the chamber and gets recirculated back in. I ended up switching to a 30mm rad in push only. You also would have the issue of completely blocking the slot for wiring to come up through the midplate which may or may not be an issue for you.
This^

I had an RX 360, push-only, in my S8 lower left chamber. This fit fine, but there isn't a lot of space for air circulation, and then there is the front switch/usb cable clearance to deal with.

I've switched to using the S8 pedestal now for two 360's, plenty of room for push/pull even with fat rads.
The XE's would fit fine in the pedestal.
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For the bottom left chamber you can fit an xe in p/p but you may have issues if you have front i/o with the fan that goes in pull near the front of the case. Take measurements in that area first.

I used to run an xe in the lower chamber of my s8 early on but i removed it. Its too thick of a rad for that lower chamber and leaves nowhere for the air to escape. A lot of air ends up pushing back out of the chamber and gets recirculated back in. I ended up switching to a 30mm rad in push only. You also would have the issue of completely blocking the slot for wiring to come up through the midplate which may or may not be an issue for you.

Thank you!

you just confirmed what I was concerned about, not enough air flow after the air goes into the case.

I did plan to use it as an exhaust, which should solve the issue,

but still at 110mm there is no much room left for the tubes pipe work.

I'm leaning more towards the 38mm rad as well, with fan and everything it's 63mm that gives it plenty of room for airflow, and tube works.

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This^

I had an RX 360, push-only, in my S8 lower left chamber. This fit fine, but there isn't a lot of space for air circulation, and then there is the front switch/usb cable clearance to deal with.

I've switched to using the S8 pedestal now for two 360's, plenty of room for push/pull even with fat rads.
The XE's would fit fine in the pedestal.

yes the Pedestal I was pretty sure it should be roomy enough to fit 2 fat rads in push/pull configuration,
but I wasn't sure, so it's good to have someone able to confirm that.

Thanks!
Edited by AllGamer - 8/5/16 at 6:56am
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Okay EK... I'm having some serious issues with the Vardar 140ERs. One month ago, I ordered 4 more so that way I could push pull my 560 rad. Well the fans I received were terrible. PPCS got into contact with you guys (EK) and you guys let PPCS send me 4 more fans and that way I wouldn't have to pay return shipping again. Well... The fans I just recieved are slightly better than the ones I RMA'd, but they are still worse than my original 140ERs that I recieved when the recall was over (basically, they are the ones I recieved when the new fans were made after the recall).

The fans I just recieved still give off like a slight whirl wind/electoral buzz that drives me insane. I unplugged them and listened to the good ones I have, and no issues.

What's going on here?


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We Got us a Steezy # 2 over here lachen.gif

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Well Steezy is a person who, I might say, is notorious for changing, modding ideas... revolving around Money. The joke I suppose was for me... I will admit to that.

Depending on your location, I would assume purchasing items from Slovenia could be a tad expensive. I find it surprising, you found the shipping surprising.

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I've done quite well the past couple of months. Haven't changed anything... Just yet.
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I've done quite well the past couple of months. Haven't changed anything... Just yet.

(Imagine the Crowd going wild)

That's good Steez. Im glad you have found your place in this world, and was able to relax for a while thumb.gif

Hows the Rig running?

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So I'm getting ready to finish my new build, and was wondering if I can get a couple of opinions from people.

I'll be running two GPU's, and, can't decide between running a triple-parallel (with the middle slot blanked off) bridge, or just using compression fittings and tubing between the two GPU's. What do you guys think I should do?
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So I'm getting ready to finish my new build, and was wondering if I can get a couple of opinions from people.

I'll be running two GPU's, and, can't decide between running a triple-parallel (with the middle slot blanked off) bridge, or just using compression fittings and tubing between the two GPU's. What do you guys think I should do?

This is mostly up to personal preference. Photos would help to see what the rest of your build looks like.
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Originally Posted by Sazexa View Post

So I'm getting ready to finish my new build, and was wondering if I can get a couple of opinions from people.

I'll be running two GPU's, and, can't decide between running a triple-parallel (with the middle slot blanked off) bridge, or just using compression fittings and tubing between the two GPU's. What do you guys think I should do?

You are talking about soft tubing?

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Originally Posted by greytoad View Post

I received my ekwb fittings in the post today. The g1/4 trheads do seem shorter than my alphacool threads by maybe 1 to 1 and a 1/2 mm. Maybe I'm restricting my flow. They're really nice feeling too compared to my other fittings. My xspc fittings leave little micro cuts all over my hands. These seem a little better than my alphacool fittings.


I believe a cork with a soda straw thru it would be better than alphacool fittings . . . . biggrin.gif

D.
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My temps are still kinda bad after putting the EK fittings on but no longer horrible. Noticeable improvement in flow and the time it took to bleed the air. I"ll have to follow TCO's advice and do the TIM. At least I can overvolt to 1.2 and get 1405 without throttling. That's not great compared to what other people get with Red Mod let alone a 15 fan, 3 rad with a d5 setup. I have to get things ready for my father coming home from the hospital. He had a stroke in March. I'll probably wait until things settle down and I can get a nickle back plate. The rx 480 is a bit flimsy and there's a lot of bend in the pcb from the block and pressure from the fittings. That could be throwing things off too.

I should say on my undervolt settings it was about a 14 degree drop in firestrike Ultra loop getting the "Soda Straws" out of my loop.
Edited by greytoad - 8/5/16 at 2:42pm
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