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I am using a MO-RA 420 Pro Stainless Steel Edition (for looks) for my signature rig and this thing has been amazing! I run 9X Corsair ML 140 Pro fans on it at 450rpm and it can cool both my 7940X + 1080Ti (both overclocked0 without breaking a sweat.
Bear in mind that an external radiator will always be more efficient than even an equal part placed in a case. And given that there is no case or a way to put a rad with the surface area of the MO-RA at an optimal position with unrestricted airflow INSIDE a case you will be hard pressed to achieve a better balance of performance/noise with anything else. If you do not mind having an external rad then go for it 100%. For me there is no going back and I am even thinking of going with a second MO-RA (passive) and maybe find fans that work even lower to avoid even having dust build up (not bad for 9 months in mine).
I am also recommending the Stainless steel version + rombus grills - they are so well made finish wise and they look very premium.
A tip : I did not want to use quick disconnect since I find them unreliable and flow restricting so I installed ball valves at the outlet of my MO-RA. This way you can easily shut-them off, unplug the tubes (keep them up - no leaking) and do some maintenance. You can install ball valves at both ends if you want but I did not find that necessary.
I keep my MO-RA a bit higher than my PC (behind its back) on a shelf on the wall. E.g. My tower is on my left hand side adjacent to the wall and the MO-RA behind it on the shelf and a bit above. I hear no fans this way and the MO-RA is close to the coldest wall in the room further increasing its efficiency.
I just need to finish a cover I am designing for the cables coming out to make them look pretty but have not made up my mind yet, regarding its final look or material (plexi + stainless steel most probably).
The D5 pumps from Barrows and....are not real D5 pumps from Laing as far as I know so while functional I do not know how they perform sine I do not own any neither do I intend to get one. I prefer to stick to the true an tried solutions out there. I.e. get a D5 pump from anyone else.
Asus Rampage VI Extreme
Asus Strix GTX 1080Ti OC
Samsung M.2 960Pro 512GB
EK RVIE Monoblock
Phanteks Asus Strix 1080Ti GPU Block
EK-XTOP Revo Dual D5 PWM
Heatkiller 200mm Reservoir
9X Corsair ML140 Pro Fans
Coolermaster Cosmos 2
Windows 10 Pro
BenQ SW320 32" 4K
Logitech MX Master 2S
Logitech MX Master 2S
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Last edited by Abaidor; 12-29-2018 at 12:19 PM.