Originally Posted by NinjaNife
Thanks for the links. I have a few questions about some of the parts (to make sure I am understanding this lol). The water block you sent me appears to be for 1366 sockets (mine is 1156), but I have found these two which seem to be the same thing for the 1156 socket:
I would like to know why they are different prices and weights for the same price (they seem to have identical specs except for the weight and color lol). One is probably more expensive because of the extra material, but is the heavier one superior in any way? Or did they just make a cheaper, lighter model..
Also, the radiator you linked seems to be a 3-fan model. I would like to be able to put everything in my case, but I think only a 2-fan one would fit (by replacing the top fan in my case I can put it right up there, since my PSU is mounted on the bottom).. Do you know if there would be a great difference, or should I just get a 3-fan and mount outside my case somewhere? Thanks for your help.
I am also looking at the "Stackable" 2-fan models, which from what I could tell would allow me to have 2 radiators in my case if the first one isn't working well by itself (and both should fit perfectly in the top of my case
i looked at the stackable ones for quite some time (even before release) and there has been alot of research done and they offer no benefits over a single 240mm radiator.
as for the blocks one is full copper the other carries acetal in the top thats why its cheaper there is no $20 worth of temp difference (its a fraction of a degree) you can do the 2 fan one the temps will be about 2-3C higher at full load. if you are going to do a 2 fan model look at the hwlabs ones as well as those will give about the same temps as the 3 fan swiftech.
part of the reason i posted the MCR320 is i have had them in the past and just got another one and love them they are good cheap rads.
just finished my build today if you want i can list specs off for you but vs the V10 with a modified TEC in it i am running 3-4C cooler using water than the V10 could muster at idle and 5-10C cooler at load