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Old May 17, 2008, 06:39 PM
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You mean, 2 PA 120.1's over one MCR320?

I wouldn't. The TC's are nice, but they're not magic. Unless you're running your fans down around the 600rpm mark (maybe), I'd expect the triple to do better.

You certain that you can't get one on the back? The case in this post has a PA on the back. At least, I'm pretty sure it's a PA. Might be a GTX, but it's too thick to be anything else. It's a little crowded, but might be worth considering?
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You mean, 2 PA 120.1's over one MCR320?

I wouldn't. The TC's are nice, but they're not magic. Unless you're running your fans down around the 600rpm mark (maybe), I'd expect the triple to do better.

You certain that you can't get one on the back? The case in this post has a PA on the back. At least, I'm pretty sure it's a PA. Might be a GTX, but it's too thick to be anything else. It's a little crowded, but might be worth considering?
Heh... you linked to the wrong post... that's my worklog.... :)
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Ok, I see the one you were trying to link to now.

Judging by the res cap on the bottom I'm gonna say that's a swiftech Q-Res.

I'll have another look when I redo the loop with a new waterblock, but I did hold it up to the rear and it seems it was conflicting with my motherboard heatsinks.
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I was referring to the post by Varroa. With the Apogee Drive, Corsair HX620, and the Koolance GPU block? Unless you've got a second Cosmos S that you haven't told us about?

Edit: I don't think it's a rad/res. I've got one of those myself, and there's a extra bulge opposite the fittings because of the "res" function. That, and I'm pretty sure the rad in that picture is too thick to be a Swiftech. The little black blip underneath is the bleeder screw, I think.
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This is the image you're talking about right?

Coolermaster Cosmos S
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Yep, that one. (See edit just above here)
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I agree that it looks too thick to be a Q-Res. I'll have another look with the PA 120.1 tomorrow to see if it would fit in there. I'd really like for it to fit, but the case is still new enough that I don't want to have to do too much in the way of modding to get it there.... :)

Worst case scenario, I might be able to do it externally with stand-offs but this case is already stretching the limits of desk space so I'd have to do some major measuring to see if it would fit on the desk as I currently have it set up. :)
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Now that I've had a third/fourth look I'm seeing two options......

One is to use a radbox internally to raise the rad off of the bottom which would give me clearance into the open part of the case side, but raised in this position the rad would be blocking the intake air from the HDD cage.

The second option is to move the pump/res and mount the rad in the front drawing in fresh air through the grillwork. Not only would this not block the airflow from the HDD cage, it will also draw in some more fresh air which shouldn't be too warm if I place the PA after the 320 in the loop.

Don't know why I didn't think of that route first.... Oh, yeah... that's gonna take some work, and I'm gonna have to drill a few holes in the case..... :)
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Well actually the Thermochills are magic. If 2 120.1s are equal to a 120.2 then yes they are magic. See the link for details, refer to the chart at the middle section. Sure the Thermochill loses by 6 of the 11 tests. But it does not lose by 1 degree or higher. Plus with 2 120.1s you get better silence than that of the MCR320.

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...re=Thermochill

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Well actually the Thermochills are magic. If 2 120.1s are equal to a 120.2 then yes they are magic. See the link for details, refer to the chart at the middle section. Sure the Thermochill loses by 6 of the 11 tests. But it does not lose by 1 degree or higher. Plus with 2 120.1s you get better silence than that of the MCR320.

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...re=Thermochill
Actually, my plan is to leave the 320 in place and supliment its cooling with a single PA 120.1.
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