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Old April 20, 2008, 10:21 PM
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I'm still unsure about whether I want to use it externally. In a perfect world it would be internal, but I guess a triple external would solve all my issues. Does the rad cause any issues with cables or anything?


How much headroom WOULD I have with a PA120.3/MCR220? If its lots I would give it more consideration. I suppose I wouldn't even SEE the rad from the front....but what about damage to the rad, I imagine the case wouldn't be very portable with a big ol' rad hanging off the back....


Edit: Been pricing it out and finding a triple rad is hard, FrozenCPU has some of the Feser rads, which apparently are good, but they are sort of pricey, though available at least. Anyone know of another store that sells triple rads?
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Old April 20, 2008, 10:41 PM
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NCIX should get stock on the Thermochills usually. Man, even with a PA120.2 off the back like me, you will have more than enough cooling power. A tripple would just be icing on the cake.

Cabling and stuff is not a problem, as the TJ09 already has the holes for the tubing to pass through. In terms of portability, well, it's not going to fit in a box, nor will you be able to transport it on a bus or anything. But I did manage to get it to a LAN in mapleridge, along with a friends PC, as well as my 32" Sharp TV, and 1 other occupant, all in one of those tiny toyota mini echo hatchback things. So long as you are genlte with it there is no problems
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Old April 20, 2008, 10:48 PM
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Neither the PA120.2 or the PA120.3 is letting me add em to my shopping cart...gonna try contacting Linus I guess. If I decide on this path(and I am fairly well decided already), the price difference is next to nothing, so the 120.3 is the better choice(it WILL fit on the bracket right?).

By the way, fitting that all in the car is impressive, and my 37" Aquos and I approve wholeheartedly of your TV choice:).
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Old April 20, 2008, 10:55 PM
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Yup. Obviously we have similar tastes hahaha. Same case, similar WC setup, similar TV..... Odd...

Yes the tripple RAD will fit, but I forsee some problems. For one it will block the PSU, so you will need to get some sort of 90 degree power cable. I know you can get them, but not the easiest to find. Also, to avoid kinking the tubing to get it to go up and into the case, you will need to use 90 degree elbows. Most people will not want to use them, as they do somewhat reduce your flow.(I use them, and I didnt see a change in my temps...I guess it depends on your pump, and our MCP655's are beastly)

Basicaly, a 120.2 will be the least painless, however if I were starting it fresh again, I would be putting a .3 on the back for sure. If it fits, why the heck not.
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Old April 20, 2008, 11:08 PM
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For the 90" power cable, I have one somewhere, I have a fairly impressive collection of cables and other such random oddities in a series of boxes at my dad's place, I think it came for a ridiculously old printer. Come morning I suppose I will be sending off a message to Linus.

As for the similar tastes, its like they say, great minds think alike:).

P.S. What about Black Ice rads? I've read that they will be louder since you need a higher CFM fan, is that true?
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Old April 20, 2008, 11:20 PM
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Yeah the black ice are great when you use powerful fans. But the thermochills can beat them with nice slow quiet ones. Depends what you want to use.
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Old April 22, 2008, 03:06 PM
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Alright, so I hit an impasse, I am not finding the 120.3 models anywhere....anyone know of some american vendors that ship to canada? Or of a canadian retailer I can trust who sells them.
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Not sure how long it will take, but this is supposed to be pretty friggin awesome. Feser One X-360 TFC Xchanger Triple 120MM Water Cooling Radiator G1/4 - DirectCanada

And to special order the Thermochill Thermochill Pa 120.3 Triple 120MM Fan Water Cooling Radiator *No Barbs* - DirectCanada
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Hmm... I didn't think NCIX allowed special ordering of watercooling components anymore.

The Feser rads are the subject of much debate right now. Some preliminary testing has shown them to hold their own against the TC's, although there have been a couple concerns over build quality. Hopefully, some more extensive testing will make itself known before long. They definitely have a unique fan spacing, different all the other rads out right now.
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Old April 22, 2008, 03:59 PM
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They don't, and when I contacted Thermochill they stated that NCIX is their only official reseller.
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