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  1. dipsta New Member

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    Right i get my first watercooling custom kit tomorrow, and was wondering that when i install the rad on the top, am i better off having the fans pushing through the rad or pulling in the top part, or both?


    Whats the best way to go with this?
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    i'd say push. pushing air through is more effective then having the fans suck the air through the rad. ideally you want cool(er) air to be blowing on the rad. if you decide to put fans on either side, it'll mean more noise
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    right ok dude, just seems a shame that the case top is for fans pulling.

    Ill have to mount the rad at the top of the case under the panel . Rendering the top bay useless
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    there ya go all done, temps much much better
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    sorry for the crap shots btw
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    very nice! is this your first WC loop for that system? took me a min to work out the angle of your shots. do you have the rad fans blowing from the top of the case downwards and onto the mobo?
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    No theyre at the top pulling, happy as the temps are fine, yes its my first very first proper system
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    congrats on the fine loop. i've been looking into cooling my rig soon.
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    why is your pump upside down

    yep you got it the why your not suppose to lol
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    shit really? i didnt know that, is that something to do with the lubrication of internal components cos thats the only reason i can see fit.
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    yeah it's upside down, i didn't notice it until just now. i'm not sure if it IS a good idea to have it that way, but if it's working and not making any undue noises, i'd leave it. it is a closed system after all.
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    yeah it might not last as long has it should
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    Actually from what I have read, having the fans pull air through the radiator is the preferred method.

    I have my 120.3 radiator installed in my Cosmos S case with the fans on top of the case and the radiator mounted underneath them.
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    i've read that fans are more efficient at blowing than sucking air when you stick them next to a rad. i guess it doesn't matter as long as the liquid is being cooled properly
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    well its not making any noises but i have turned it around anyways,

    the fans are pulling, and the system is very quiet.
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    can you give us more details about your cooling loop (the parts you used etc) and temp comparisons?
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    Right............
    1. dtek fusion
    2. ek water block acrylic for 4870x2
    3. xspc resevoir
    4. Swiftech MCP655 Pump - Variable Speed Control
    5. XSPC RS360 - Black
    6. 3 meters of 1/2 inch hose
    7. 3 metres of 1/2 in uv coils
    8. 3 120mm silent fans

    Thats it.

    before
    1. cpu idle 52
    2. cpu load 75
    3. gpu idle 75
    4. gpu load 95

    after
    1. cpu idle 44
    2. load 59
    3. gpu idle 38
    4. gpu load 40

    its quieter, prettier and im more than happy with th result.

    Tried arctic silver, which raised temps over the ocz freeze by 3-7 degrees
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    thanks mate, much appreciated
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    cost me over 250 but well worth it.
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    yeah, i'm looking at costing for my second ever cooling loop, and it'll be over £200 for sure, but i'm going for the best of the best parts. some of the same parts you have (which is why i asked about temps etc. i have a couple of questions for you: what fans did you use? i'm looking at Yate Loons D125H-12 (high-speed variety) and did you use all 3m of the hose?
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    The most efficient is to have the fans blow onto the radiator - the incoming air is more "laminar" and the outgoing air to the radiator is turbulent. Turbulence causes more heat transfer from what I've read (a hell of a lot more in water though).

    Having positive or negative pressure inside a case is a whole 'nother dicussion. ;)

    Anyway nice looking rig @ dipsta
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    that's what i thought also.
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    thanks for the website, one for the bookmark
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    Speak to AYD say indy sent you, hes a star and is at the end of the phone and full of advice

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