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Old October 16, 2007, 05:58 PM
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Default Black Ice Radiators, which one?

Trying to decide between rads that I plan on buying from DirectCanada. They referred me here for some help.

I intend on:

D-Tek Fuzion
AquaExtreme 50z pump
Black Ice Xtreme 3x120mm or Black Ice GT Stealth 3x120mm

Fans dependent upon the rad.

How much performance am I looking at between the two rads. They are the same price, BIX is out of stock but the BIGTS is in stock. I rather go BIGTS and 3x120mm ~70cfm fans instead as it could benefit the budget, over 3x120mm 115cfm panaflo's and a fan controller. How many degree's am I looking at, and would lower CFM fans work with the GT stealth?

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Old October 16, 2007, 06:01 PM
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Neither of these rads are ideal.

If you want to use low CFM (read: fans that do not destroy your ears), then you should be checking out the MCR series of Swiftech radiators.

Besides performing better, they are cheaper, and come with a more complete set of mounting hardware.
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Old October 16, 2007, 06:48 PM
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So an MCR 320 with some Antec Tricools will get the job done?
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Old October 16, 2007, 08:19 PM
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Depends on what you're looking to cool, and how well you want it cooled. But to look at Swiftech's charts (and anecdotal evidence on various forums) an MCR320 with three Tricools (at full speed) should have no trouble handling an OC'd Quadcore and a GPU. Possibly more, depending on how low you want your temperatures.
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Old October 17, 2007, 08:55 AM
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Right now its a CPU only loop but I should be adding a 7900gs in the future. I just got a solid deal on a free Swiftech Storm, so I should have the cash to get the beefy fans and rad.
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Old October 17, 2007, 12:59 PM
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and MCR320 should be fine for that. The price is awesome on them at NCIX/DC right now too :)
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Old October 19, 2007, 02:01 AM
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and MCR320 should be fine for that. The price is awesome on them at NCIX/DC right now too :)

ditto just bought one, dropped my temps 10C and no noise
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Old October 19, 2007, 02:14 AM
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Get yourself a thermochill and call it a day
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Old October 19, 2007, 08:54 AM
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Unfortunately they're out of my budget, those thermochill's. Here's the loop

Swiftech Storm Rev2 > RES > Black Ice GT Stealth (with 80cfm Rosewills) > D4 (MCP655) > Storm

Should be a decent loop.
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