A couple questions
I obtained a radiator (just the rad, no screws or anything) CPU block, and some clamps today, and me being new to this stuff, I have a couple questions. Mind you, I am barely awake right now so some of these questions may sound flat out stupid.
First, I have NO IDEA what brand/model this radiator is, maybe some of you guys would know. It's got 1/2" barbs, non removable.
That's the identification part. Now here comes the probably stupid questions whose answers are not coming to mind or seem iffy.
1) Fans - I have a couple of extra fans laying around here. Is it alright to have different speeds of fans attached to the rad? They're nothing special in terms of CFM, but they do seem to push a good bit of air. I believe 2 are tricools and 1 is a Masscool branded fan.
2) Mounting - I have a CM HAF that this going into, probably top mount if it will fit. My mind is not clicking on how I'm supposed to get the thing mounted to the case. Do I just run a couple screws through the top and screw it into the holes where the fans can go? If so, would you recommend having screws in every possible hole?
3) The other parts - I still need a pump, tubing, extra clamps, screws, coolant and some stuff to put in the coolant for anti whatever. Here's what I've scoped out, mainly looking for some cheaper stuff. May look into getting a res instead of trying my luck with a T-line.
NCIX.com - Buy Danger Den DDCPX-PRO 12V Water Cooling Pump with Mounting Hardware 1/2IN Chrome Barb Fittings - DD-CPX-PRO In Canada. - Costs less, I googled it and people don't seem to be having problems with it.
NCIX.com - Buy Swiftech Hydrx Water Additive Coolant 2 oz Bottle - HYDRX2OZ In Canada. - If I go the distilled water route.
NCIX.com - Buy Primochill 3/4IN ANTI-KINK Tube Coils - for 3/4 Inch OD Tubing - UV Red - PCC-34-UVR In Canada. - Mostly for looks, but a little extra kink support won't hurt I guess.
NCIX.com - Buy Primochill Primoflex Pro LRT Black 1/2IN ID 3/4IN OD Tubing (10 Feet) - PFLEXP10-34-BK In Canada. - Basically all NCIX has. Preferably black because I don't want to have to put black dyes and what not in the water. Think 10 feet would be enough for a HAF loop? Just basic CPU, Rad, pump and maybe reservoir.
And with that last comment, which reservoir would be recommended? I see a lot of people using the MicroRes, so that's what I was thinking.
And one last thing :bleh:
Clamps - Metal safe for the Primochill? Also, Rona should have all these screws and clamps I would need, right?
Thanks for any help. Laughing at me is fully permitted and expected. :haha:
No idea what radiator that is, fairly generic looking.
Using random fans would work but might not offer the best performance. However for a CPU loop with a 320 radiator, I don't think you're going to need a ton of airflow anyways to keep it cool. I'd just grab 3 Yates or Zalman ZM-F3s though. Cheap fans anyways.
Parts you picked seem fine, metal clamps from Rona would do. Might want to consider PT_NUKE over HydrX.
As per mounting, doesn't the HAF come with some brackets?
Make sure you clean that radiator out well. Looks kind of old/dirty.
I was planning on flushing the rad today, but I forgot to grab distilled water. The HAF comes with no brackets of any sort according to the HWC review (too lazy to pull my box out.) Also, the 320 is extreme overkill, but for free I'll take it.
You suggest PT_NUKE, but I have no way of getting it as I'm getting everything in one shot from NCIX. Unless I'm blind and it's in there somewhere. Unless someone has it for sale here.
Oh, and by the way the block is the Swiftech Storm.
That's a Black Ice Xtreme 3, I have one sitting in my basement. Early model though...
Thought it was something like that. Basically just went by what the bottom near the barbs looked like.
it's a nightmare to try and get that to work on the HAF...it's designed for a 2 x 120 on top...
If you want...I've got a 2 x 120 Black Ice Extreme II for sale...$30 takes it!
I'm not gonna buy another rad :rofl:
Secondly, I have seen a triple rad in one before, just gotta remove that top piece which I never use anyways as it's too far under my desk. Hell, might just use it as a double rad and not stick a fan on the end of it. Who knows, still gotta work that stuff out.
Bumpity bump for the night owls. Might have some input for me. I think most has been answered, but a second opinion doesn't hurt.
Theres a 3x120 rad mounted. It looks like they screwed the rad onto the fan and that onto the case all with one screw. That is how i've got my rad set up right now. It was a bit of a pain, but thats mostly because my neopreme i got with my rad didn't have the holes quite right.
As for the res. I would definetly recomend the micro-res, as its easy to fill, and you can actually see if you have flow, unlike with just a T-line. That being said, I highly recomend you get a T-line to drain your loop. It's much easier that way.
I've used the primochill worm drive clamps for all of my tubing NCIX.com - Buy Primochill Zinc Plated Steel Worm Drive Hose Clamps for 3/4IN OD Tubing (2 Pack) - C-S-34 In Canada. . I don't know how much they are at rona though.
the hydrx take a pass an go to canadain tire prestone(white botte)pet safe
anti-freeze is less toxic then hydrx EG stuff
what pump using ?
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