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    Hello,

    Here is the thing. I got a few bucks to burn now and I want to improve temps in my water loop. ITs for my i7 rig in specs, it crunches 24/7 and here in Miami it gets a bit hot during the day.

    I have the following choices. I am running a Swiftech Apogee GTz which sucks on this platform.

    Now choices are below

    1- Get the HK block with backplate
    2- Get four Scythe Ultra Kaze 133CFM fans 120x38mm
    3- Get four more Scythe Slipstreams 1900RPM 110CFM 120x25 mm fans for push and pull configuration. this option cancels out option 2 of course.

    My rad is a HW Labs GTX 480. They are very restrictive with airflow and they cool really well with high flow fans. I dont know if I would be better off with just four of the ultra kaze (option 2), or just eight from option 3 in push and pull.

    Also for push and pull does it have to be the same fans on both sides of the radiator? because I can get my hands on some fans that flow 98 CFM locally, if its ok I rather get them locally than buy them online.

    Thanks in advance guys :toast:
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    anyone? :confused:
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    Be aware, the HK doesn't allow 19/13mm fittings. Otherwise I can recommend that block. Its awesome!

    Well I run my GTX 360 with threeSlip Streams (800rpm I think) and three Yates (which answers your question about same fans), and I believe it would work way better with other fans that push some more air. Six fans keeps the whole thing cool enough tho, so would eight, but it can be even better, noamsayn dawg :laugh:

    My thoughts on this one.
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    so which of the three options do you recommend?
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    Two. If you're willing to trick with reducers and such adapter thingies to fit 19/13mm (what tubing size do you have anyway?) I say combine one plus two. As far as I know GTX rads need high CFM fans.
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    Sorry for the OT, but was that supposed to be top secret? :p
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    Lol:laugh: HWLabs Black Ice GT Extreme 360 radiator, refered to as GTX 360:laugh:
    I don't run a GeFroce GTX360. I have an image to protect, I don't have low-end stuff in my comp:roll:
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    i have 1/2" tubing
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    Thats 19/13mm alright.
    I would first upgrade to higher CFM fans. That alone should drop some degrees.
    If you want you can still upgrade to a better block then.
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    im just tempted to go get some fans locally rather then purchasing online :laugh:
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    8x 98 CFM vs. 4x 133 CFM. Push/Pull is effective after all... Well I reckon the 98ers are quieter, too:laugh:
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    Get a Heatkiller block they got some in stock on ppc a few days ago
    you will have to use the barbs for 1/2" because compression fittings wont fit

    i can send you 2 kazi fans just pay shipping, the are a little modded but they can get the job done(cut out the bottom screw holes)

    Then hook them up to a fan controller so when you leave for work give them Full power then when your home just lower then if needed
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    i was thinking only 4 98cfm, using them with my existing 4 scythes 110cfm. what do you think?

    I have 1/2 barbs on the CPU now so that wont be a problem. What kazi fans, the 133cfm ones?
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    question, what will be a bigger temp drop. Fans or CPU block? Im assuming CPU block right?
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    didnt have enough long screws so i just cut them off

    the rad was at the bottom of the case, so those fans just sat on top

    The biggest one would be the cpu block because you can have the best rad and it will be killed by a bad block
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    dont got funds right now for block. Just checked :( Fans run about $25 cheaper. I'll see what I do. Good to get some feedback though :D
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    and I just realized my job deposited the money early. Uhh boy, maybe fans and CPU block :D
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    he doesn't have them yet

    it looks just like the one that's on it now but clear and without the logo
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    interesting. I'll contact him about it. He seems to be offline now.

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