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Old December 11, 2013, 10:25 PM
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Collecting all the bits for my custom loop , and I'm wondering - would a 240mm rad and 120mm rad suffice for the 2 680s and an i5 4670k?

Was planning on doing the loop in the following order :

Pump -> CPU -> 120mm rad -> GPU's -> 240mm rad -> reservoir (planning on a pump/res combo)

I could do a 280mm top radiator, but will that extra little bit make that big of a diff?

Im not going for killer clock speeds as I would like to keep the temps on the GPU's a little more even and to eliminate the god awful noise of the ref fans lol.
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Old December 12, 2013, 05:16 PM
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What fans will you be using? Fan speed is generally as important as the number of radiators. If you are going to be using above 1500rpm you'll be perfectly fine.
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Old December 13, 2013, 10:45 AM
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Using Cougar Turbines in a push config. Well planning that anyways.
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which case and why not a single triple rad?
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Old December 14, 2013, 11:00 AM
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Bitfenix Ghost Nanochrome. Unfortunately it only has enough room for a top 280mm/240mm rad and a 120mm rear rad. I cant seem to get my cards to oc worth a damn at this point, so now its about keeping them quiet more than anything.

My custom loop wasn't really planned at all, but my 3 blocks I needed came up really really cheap and I figured I wouldn't pass up the opportunity for what I thought would be a cheap loop lol. I would prefer to keep this case as its exactly what I wanted in a case feature and look wise.
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Old December 14, 2013, 11:20 AM
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A 2x140mm radiator is nearly as good as a 3x120mm. Do you already have the radiators and fans?
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Old December 14, 2013, 11:32 AM
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Have the fans, waiting until after xmas to get the rads. Was looking at a Stealth GT 280mm with a double wide 120mm for the rear.

Edit - Anyone know if the Swiftech compression fittings are any good? I would assume a fitting is a fitting providing it doesn't leak and does with what's supposed to do?
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I personally haven't had any trouble with any new fittings. I have bought some shitty used 2-3 way swivel 90* and 180* in the past though.

These are my favorite kind of 90's I find them easier to tighten.
90 Swivel Elbow Lok-Seal? adapter - Rouchon Industries Inc., dba Swiftech - PC Liquid Cooling Systems CPU Cooler VGA Water Block Heatsink Pump Radiator Heat Exchanger Kit
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Old December 14, 2013, 01:04 PM
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Definitely do not buy the Stealth 280. They absolutely require high speed fans to perform worth a damn. Anything less than 2000rpm and the radiator will not perform well. If you want a slim radiator use XSPC AX or EX 280s or an HWLabs SR1 if you can fit a thicker radiator.
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Old December 14, 2013, 05:27 PM
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Measured it out, the SR1 280 will fit in the top compartment of my case with room to spare! The downside to that radiator is that I don't see it on Dazmode's site, and I would prefer to order the rest of my gear from there at once. Im guessing he must have something along those lines fir a radiator.
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