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Water Cooling In Fractal Design Define R4

Hey, I'm going to be watercooling a 4670k in a Define R4 case, I can only fit a rad in the front because the top is quite restrictive, this is how I'm planning on doing it.



Red is a XSPC D5 Vario Pump & XSPC Acrylic Tank Reservoir

Green is a Alphacool NexXxoS Monsta 240

And the blue pipe is XSPC HighFlex Hose 1/2" ID, 3/4" OD

The full list of parts I'm buying for my loop is.



Is everything compatible? Are all these parts quality? Thanks.
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  1. I cant mention about compatibility but the Fans are crap for any rad. Change em to Corsair SP120's High Performance edition. Also here's a much similar yet apparently better choice - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-041-OE&groupid=962&catid=1532

    100% compatible and if you aren't extreme OCing , here's a 120mm Radiator version -
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-040-OE&groupid=962&catid=1532

    The choice is yours.
  2. CommentariesAnd More said:
    I cant mention about compatibility but the Fans are crap for any rad. Change em to Corsair SP120's High Performance edition. Also here's a much similar yet apparently better choice - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-041-OE&groupid=962&catid=1532

    100% compatible and if you aren't extreme OCing , here's a 120mm Radiator version -
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-040-OE&groupid=962&catid=1532

    The choice is yours.


    Hey, I forgot to mention that I'm using both of the optical drive bays so that kit is useless, about the fans, the Bitfenix have a slightly lower static pressure and a slightly higher CFM, but they have have the noise level 35 dBA vs 26.1dBA.
  3. Ohh , in that case get the 120mm kit I had mentioned earlier. Also the BitFenix's that I used on my H60 ( same model ) had the temps hotter than what the SP120's did. Both were in Push/Pull. Its nap time here , so bye-bye.
  4. Buzz247 said:
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=33550

    Everything you need at a far cheaper price and performance enabled parts. Fans are rad designed, D5 pump included, raystorm block and mounting included. Fans on it are Xigmatek Spirulian - very nice fans actually. 2 are included. 2 more or 2 Corsair SP120 could be added for full push/pull

    Thermal performance of the 60mm RX240 is comparable to the 80mm Monsta. a little less, but for what you are doing MORE than adequate


    Yeah it would be cheaper if shipping to the U.K. didn't cost £100.

    I think to reduce the price I'm just going to get this:
    https://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-156-XS
    With some compression fittings and some Rotary Fitting. And for the few times I do need an Optical drive I'll just open the side panel and connect it up out side of the case.

    But I am getting an NZXT Hue RGB Lighting kit that requires a 5.25" bay, but since it has no moving parts I can just put it anywhere in the case.
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    lol - well yes - but um.... XSPC is a UK company - you can find the same hit there - just make sure it is the D5 RX version

    DO NOT i repeat do not get the 750 - that x20 pump is garbage. and it is built inside the res, prone to fail, weak as hell at 2/3 the power of the D5.

    RS isn't a bad rad but 2/3 the TDW of the Monsta so no comparison Rx is thicker and more capable

    same site here's the link to D5 RX https://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-145-XS
  6. Buzz247 said:
    lol - well yes - but um.... XSPC is a UK company - you can find the same hit there - just make sure it is the D5 RX version

    DO NOT i repeat do not get the 750 - that x20 pump is garbage. and it is built inside the res, prone to fail, weak as hell at 2/3 the power of the D5.

    RS isn't a bad rad but 2/3 the TDW of the Monsta so no comparison Rx is thicker and more capable

    same site here's the link to D5 RX https://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-145-XS


    How much better is the D5 over the X2O 750? Because it get it it's going to cost me more than double the price.

    Edit: Looking at all the forum posts about the X2O 750 v4 breaking I think I'll steer clear of it.
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