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Old July 4, 2008, 10:09 AM
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You have no choice but to use 1/2" tubing if you choose the MCP655.
You have no choice but to use 3/8" tubing if you choose the MCP355.
2 words : aftermarket top. Either XPSC or Petra's
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Old July 4, 2008, 10:25 AM
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I'd actually replace that 655 with a 355 with PTS Top. Second, tubing. I'd go with 1/2". Don't go Tygon, go with Primoflex LRT, tests(by Mr.Apollo4g and Linus) show that does have a better bending radius than Tygon. Get S-Flex fans from Scythe the F or E series is recommended. Lastly... Plz, plz, plz, plz, plz, plz get the Swiftech MCR320!!! It performs in dead heat with the Thermochill 120.2, price match it and it's alot cheaper. It can be pricematched for about $38! Buy it! I begging you!!!
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Old July 4, 2008, 01:03 PM
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I'd actually replace that 655 with a 355 with PTS Top. Second, tubing. I'd go with 1/2". Don't go Tygon, go with Primoflex LRT, tests(by Mr.Apollo4g and Linus) show that does have a better bending radius than Tygon. Get S-Flex fans from Scythe the F or E series is recommended. Lastly... Plz, plz, plz, plz, plz, plz get the Swiftech MCR320!!! It performs in dead heat with the Thermochill 120.2, price match it and it's alot cheaper. It can be pricematched for about $38! Buy it! I begging you!!!
Again for the MCR320, with D12SL-12's (Yate Loon Sleeve Bearing Low's) the difference between a PA120.3 and a MCR320 is about 1C, and with even lower speed fans (800-1000RPM) it only increases to a 1.5C difference. So unless you've got a huge hole burning in your pocket, or will do damn near anything for that last degree or two, I'd say go with the Swiftech and put that money toward something else.

Here's Martin's comparison of the PA120.3 and MCR320:

(From here: Swiftech MCR320 testing results - XtremeSystems Forums)
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True that 3.0 charlie and PLUS One for Noctua Nf-p12s i have 6 of them on the triple rad and their whisper quiet and verrry efficient.

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Well I'm sorry to admit that I jumped the gun and ordered Thermochill rad...I was at work and got impatient, stupid I know! I did get some Noctuas to go with it. The price on that swiftech rad is killer! The only thing that is keeping me from feeling terribly guilty about my purchase is the fact that I got decent price matches/deals on everything else. Thanks for all the advice guys! At least I know I won't be disappointed with the performance... I'll let you all know how it goes with a log/photos once it all arrives. Thanks again!
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i hope you got atleast 3 fans if you got 6 even better the Noctua are awesome fans and verrry silent.
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Well I'm sorry to admit that I jumped the gun and ordered Thermochill rad...I was at work and got impatient, stupid I know! I did get some Noctuas to go with it. The price on that swiftech rad is killer! The only thing that is keeping me from feeling terribly guilty about my purchase is the fact that I got decent price matches/deals on everything else. Thanks for all the advice guys! At least I know I won't be disappointed with the performance... I'll let you all know how it goes with a log/photos once it all arrives. Thanks again!
While I agree that the TC only nets you roughly 1c difference, but lets remember it is also a 360 rad not a 240 or 120.2 as TC labels them, so that tends to dull the shine of the 320's.

Still at the price of the swifttech is attractive for the performance but I would like to see how it stacks up to the 120.3 offering that would be a more accurate comparison. IMHO

Still nice loop, I recommend all metal barbs, I dont see the point of having half your loop in plastic and half in metal, plus it looks like crap and the plastic barbs included in the mcres are about 1/2-3/4" longer than the metal barbs so if space or a tight bend is needed that the metal ones are the way to go. Yes I know you got them just wanted to explain why I think they are necessary.

I would also recommend some stainless steel worm-driven clamps, they can be had at your local hardware store for about $0.50-1.00 a piece.
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Thanks Supergrover, I'm feeling pretty good about my purchase. Like you mentioned the fact that the Thermochill is a 240 will make it a little easier to work with as well. I did pick up those clamps at the hardware store yesterday as well. So the only thing that will be in plastic are the barbs on the pump...I don't know of an aftermarket top for the MCP655, is there one out there?
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if there's one, i havent find it yet

i just ordered a MCP655 too
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Thanks Supergrover, I'm feeling pretty good about my purchase. Like you mentioned the fact that the Thermochill is a 240 will make it a little easier to work with as well. I did pick up those clamps at the hardware store yesterday as well. So the only thing that will be in plastic are the barbs on the pump...I don't know of an aftermarket top for the MCP655, is there one out there?
Careful not to over-tighten the metal clamps, they can cut through your tubing.

And as for the plastic barbs, IMO they offer a tighter seal so no worries
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