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August 12, 2012 6:53:17 PM

As far as I know, there are 2 200mm radiators on the market, the Antec and the Phobya. Which one is better? What other parts would be recommended? I am running a i5-3570K with an Asus P8Z77-V Lk and Vengeance RAM inside a BitFenix Spectre Pro. Which 200mm fans are the best? Would Bitfenix Spectre Pros to the job well?

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August 12, 2012 7:23:41 PM

What pump, resevoirs, tubes or blocks are good?
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a b K Overclocking
August 12, 2012 8:05:45 PM

well i can tell you what i like and what i have used here is a link to my build remember this is after 15 years of doing this, i did not start out this way.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/274855-29-experimenta...

i like the 655 series of pumps

i like the tube style res

i like thick wall tubing 3/8ID 5/8OD i did not get it because all of my fittings are 3/8ID 1/2OD and i did not want to buy all new ones

i like copper blocks thay seem to work well

but this is me, you may have different tastes then me. The bits power res is what I own, chemical resistant tubing lasts longer than other types, I am currently using norprene tubing to see if it lasts longer than the chemical resistant, and the 655 series pumps give me a solid 5 years at 24/7 operation.
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August 12, 2012 9:11:20 PM

What parts would you suggest if i want to keep the price down. What is the cheapest i could get with decent quality?
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August 12, 2012 9:39:34 PM

The thing is, the BitFenix Raider only has a 200mm fan mount on top and the 120mm on the back. How about the Koolance RP-985 for a resevoir/pump?
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a b K Overclocking
August 12, 2012 9:46:13 PM

it is a smaller pump but it should handle the loop as far as radiators are you wanting to use 1 2x200mm and 1 2x120mm rads?
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August 12, 2012 9:54:09 PM

That seems pretty expensive.
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August 12, 2012 9:57:16 PM

By the way, my case literally can't mount a dual 120mm rad.
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a b K Overclocking
August 12, 2012 10:23:43 PM

Well I do call myself toolmaker if I wanted it all in the case or on it in this matter. I would remove the lower half of the HHD cage and mount the 2X120mm there, with cut out’s for the exhaust you may need to put larger feet on the case for proper air flow and the 2x200mm I would mount on the top of the case on the outside of it. It is not hard to cut holes in a case and drill a couple of holes for bolts to hold it all together.
Here have a look at mine and you can get the idea I don’t let the little things stop me.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/274855-29-experimenta...
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August 12, 2012 10:33:45 PM

I have a XFX PSU so the bottom fans are out of the question. Any good 5.25 drive bay res/pump options? I do not hve any optical drives
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a b K Overclocking
August 12, 2012 10:36:02 PM

As far as the 360 setup I was going to suggest a rad box made out of wood they work quite well and the case can be placed on top of it MOTO built one and it came out looking very nice had a bay res with pump mounted in it as well

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August 12, 2012 11:34:57 PM

I would prefer all internal. What is the best single drive bay resevoir/pump combo? I want to use a Mountain Mods Acrylic fan drive bay cover to keep positive airflow.
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August 13, 2012 12:19:44 AM

By the way I do not care about the looks of it. The front bezel covers would hide it.
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a b K Overclocking
August 13, 2012 8:48:14 PM

Ok I get what you’re doing, your asking if a 200mm rad with fan can support a CPU the answer is yes, but when you go to clock it the temps will only be as good as an expensive air cooler, it will get a little hot under load clocked. If I were to guess I would say around 155 F top. I am basing this on my systems that I have built with 2 x 240 rads and fans. The system clocked would heat up after a few hours and I would have to shut down the game for an hour to let it cool down.
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August 13, 2012 8:49:50 PM

Whats a good coolant to run through the system? And will a rear 120mm radiator help?
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a b K Overclocking
August 13, 2012 8:59:54 PM

I have never really worried about whether it was a rear top or bottom mounted if you have good air flow through the case it will work fine you do not want to be pulling or pushing hot air through the rad.
As far as coolant I am currently using water wetter at 3% distilled water at 97% and 3 drops of HTH super extended algae guard added every 2 months flushed and filled every 6 months.
Before this I used water wetter 3% antifreeze 17% and distilled water 80% for years without any issues what I am using now is new for me.
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August 13, 2012 9:12:37 PM

I'll have a 120mm fan on the top 3 optical bays, so there will be fresh air.
So I have all the parts down, just need tubes? Are the parts good?
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a b K Overclocking
August 13, 2012 9:19:38 PM

the parts listed above are good parts and I like the thick wall tubing so 3/8 ID 5/8 OD tubing with fittings to match I like the chemical resistant tubing but the norprene may be a better buy I do not know yet I haven’t had it long enough to know

chemical resistant tubing will give you a solid 6 years before having to be replaced.
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August 13, 2012 9:20:15 PM

Best answer selected by UVB076.
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August 13, 2012 9:20:27 PM

Thank you man, I'll keep this stuff in mind.
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a b K Overclocking
August 13, 2012 9:23:04 PM

Your welcome and thank you for the BA
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August 13, 2012 9:52:39 PM

What's the best single 120mm rad out there for a decent price?
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a b K Overclocking
August 13, 2012 11:01:52 PM

at that size you want it as thick as you can get it
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August 13, 2012 11:26:49 PM

I'll be using low RPM silent fans in push pull.
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August 14, 2012 12:15:19 AM

That may be too thick. It may obstruct a fan.
Since a Corsair H80 will support a decent overclock, maybe one that is around the same thickness? What is your opinion on that?
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August 18, 2012 1:12:33 AM

http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=LNyMSBUc
So would this be a decent cooling upgrade? 120mm and 200mm in the front as just fans, push pull 120mm in the back and 200mm rad on the top. What and how many fittings would be required and where would I get tubing?
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a b K Overclocking
August 19, 2012 10:28:41 PM



i did not realize that, but here you go, try checking out other sites you may find them cheaoer but i do not think so
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August 19, 2012 11:35:24 PM

I live in Canada. Also, I do not have the means to cut my case. My Raider is my baby D:
I have all the fans I would need if I got the 2x200mm fans.
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