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Old October 11, 2010, 10:40 AM
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Going to setup my loop soon for my build and had a few questions.

1) will it affect an MCP655 to mount it upside down with the outlet facing down? The inlet will still be below the resevoir so i dont htink its an issue, but if someone could clarify that for me it would be great.

2) Does it matter how the radiator is mounted? Does it matter if the fittings are on the top or the bottom?

3) Will a TFC 240 be sufficient for an i7 920 oc and a GTX 480? Or should i mount a 120mm TFC along with it and stack them together? And for that matter, how much weight can the swiftech radboxes support?
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Old October 11, 2010, 10:52 AM
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I don't know about the first question but for the 2 other here are my advice.

2: If the fitting are not facing sown, the loop will still work, you will only add a lot of resistance to the loop that could maybe lower your performance.

3: To me a 240 is enough as long as it's a good rad, not like a swiftech crappy 240. Your TFC 240 should be fine.It will allow you to OC the CPU and then water go to the video card. It's sure that temp wont be optimal but i will work. That will also limit the GPU OC by a lot.
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Old October 11, 2010, 10:59 AM
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dont intend on overclocking my card at all actually, its just to keep noise and heat down. Im thinking about picking up a TFC 240 from another member here shortly, and its a fine looking unit. Ive already learned my lesson about using swiftech rads lol. Im using a pair of sflex 1600rpm? (not quite sure on the exact speed) but plan on swapping those out for a pair of 38mm x 120mm sflex fans mighty soon as well.
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Old October 11, 2010, 11:43 AM
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1. As long as pump is primed w/ water it doesn't matter what direction it is in.

2. Doesn't matter what direction the radiator is. The only benefit of having them at the top is that it will be slightly easier to bleed.

3. A 2x120mm radiator will be sufficient depending on your fan choice. If you plan on using some low speed fans don't expect to get stellar temperatures.

BTW there is nothing wrong w/ Swiftech radiators in terms of performance. If it funny how many times this graph needs to be posted.
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Old October 11, 2010, 12:29 PM
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Im looking at a pair of 120mm Sflex 3000rpm 38mm fans on it, would a push pull config with the fans be overkill?

NCIX.com - Buy Scythe Ultra Kaze 120MM High Static Pressure Fan 38MM 3000RPM 133.6CFM 45.9DBA - DFS123812H-3000 In Canada.

I would have gotten deltas, but those are too bloody expensive for me.

I had an MCR220 and I found the PA120.2 I had outperformed it a good bit.
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I'm running an i7 at 4ghz and a heavily overclocked 5870 on a mcr320 with some sub par fans and it's doing just fine. I do however, need some better fans. I would say that you should be OK on that rad with some good fans, but if you're looking for really good temps you'll probably want to grab that second rad.
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Old October 11, 2010, 06:14 PM
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Im looking at a pair of 120mm Sflex 3000rpm 38mm fans on it, would a push pull config with the fans be overkill?

NCIX.com - Buy Scythe Ultra Kaze 120MM High Static Pressure Fan 38MM 3000RPM 133.6CFM 45.9DBA - DFS123812H-3000 In Canada.

I would have gotten deltas, but those are too bloody expensive for me.
Do you care how loud the computer is? You can never go wrong w/ strong 38mm fans
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