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December 19, 2010 5:10:04 PM

Hey everyone, I decided that it was time to upgrade to a water cooling custom loop and I have a few questions. My case also needed to be upgraded so Im upgrading to the Haf X

1) I will be using a 360mm rad w/ 3 120mm fans, and I was wondering how to mount them. Would it be Top of Case --> 360 Rad --> 3 120 fans OR Top of Case --> 3 120 fans --> 360 rad?

2) Should I have the fans on the rad on intake or exhaust?

3) For the fittings for the tubes, I am using 3/8" ID 1/2" OD Tubing (havent decided what brand), and I was wondering should I go for the normal barbs with the clamps to secure em, or should I use compression fittings?

First thread btw, so correct me if I'm in the wrong forum D:.

Thanks guys

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a b K Overclocking
December 19, 2010 6:25:02 PM

Welcome to Tom's
Yes you can mount 360 on top,internal mounting of rad always looks clean and the way you mount fans defends on the type of rad you going to use,can you post the specs of the system in question and why HAF X ?
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December 19, 2010 11:16:37 PM

Alright, so I ordered my Haf X (should be comin in soon):
Parts are ( I have all the parts already)

Mobo: Asus Rampage III Extreme
CPU: Intel i7 OC'ed @ 3.5 GHZ on air
Ram: 6 gigs G.Skill ddr3 1600mhz
HDD: 1 TB Sata 6gb/s 7200 RPM WD Black
GPU: Radeon 5770(2) in crossfire
Asus dvd drive
If I missed something just say so...

Water cooling Parts:
XSPC X2O 750 Dual 5.25” Bay Reservoir Pump

Black Ice GT Stealth 360 Radiator - Black

Swiftech Apogee XT Extreme "Flagship" Performance CPU Waterblock- Sockets 775/1156/1366

Cooler Master HAF-X XL-ATX Compatible High Air Flow Full Tower Case (RC-942-KKN1)

2.5 Meter (8 feet) Feser Tube Active UV Hose - Retail Packed - 3/8" ID (1/2"OD) Anti-Kink Tubing - UV White

These I still have to order but I need feedback first. What fans should I use?

I chose the haf x for one beacuse it could mount a 360mm internal rad. The second was the enormous amount of room after installing all the parts for cable management. It also looks pretty nice.
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a b K Overclocking
December 19, 2010 11:40:20 PM

instead of buying res/pump combo + rad..you could get this;
http://www.jab-tech.com/XSPC-Rasa-750-RX360-CPU-waterco...
i think it would be cheaper
Black Ice GT Stealth 360 is not the best choice;
http://skinneelabs.com/triplesv2.html
there is a lot more cases that would fit 360,but if you like X ..i guess thats all you need

Edit; if choose to go with black ice (high FPI) you need powerful fans like ;
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/scge120mmsic2.html
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December 19, 2010 11:46:38 PM

Took a look at the Rasa Kit, interesting. Those scythe fans look amazing and seem like they have amazing performance. Thanks a bunch for the fan part of this question, I will definitely go with them.

I have a feeling your not a big fan of the Haf X. Can you recommend some good looking cases that can fit a 360 rad up top inside, and that has a black interior?

Edit: I want a dual bay reservoir. If the pump wasn't in the reservoir, where would I mount it? Could you also recommend a good 360 rad? I don't really want to buy a kit because well idk. Feels better getting seperate parts, IDK why :D .
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a b K Overclocking
December 20, 2010 1:25:43 AM

Intake fans give better performance. I personally do exhaust since my case has dust filters on other fans.

Gentle Typhoons produce some of the highest static pressure among fans. Very good for radiators but there are better. The Feser fans are better but cost a lot more and quite thick.
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a b K Overclocking
December 20, 2010 1:36:01 AM

you can chose the case mention in this thread ;
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=26...
the XSPC 360 RX rad that come with RASA kit is very good RAD
here is new dual bay res;
http://photos.dangerden.com/Reservoirs/Basic-Monsoon-D5...

and here are some good links for you;
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooling/226970-water-coo...
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=20...
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December 20, 2010 3:00:53 AM

Thank you to both of you.

Ortoklaz thank you so much for your time and information packed comments!!
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December 20, 2010 3:04:47 AM

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