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Old 18-05-13, 12:00 AM
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Plans for a 600T mod in the future, need advice

Ok, so I am attempting to map out at least the radiator selections for my rig I have presently. The PARTS will be VERY different by the time I go to execute this whole thing (and most likely some time will have passed), but the chassis will remain the same: a Corsair Graphite 600T in gunmetal. I have already done part of the roof mod to remove the mesh and mount my H100i rad in the roof and removed the front mesh.

The plan is to eventually go with a 360 in the roof:
XSPC RS360

cooled by three Corsair SP120 Quiet Edition fans ...but the rest I am unsure of. Should I decide to go with a bay reservoir I will be using this:
Phobya Xtreme 200mm

cooled by a BitFenix Spectre Pro 200mm fan, however I am unsure of how effectively this plus a 360 in the roof will cool two video cards (thinking around the GTX 770 range) plus a processor (will be AMD). All devices will be exposed to overclocking, but nothing too extreme unless the hardware can comfortably handle it. I am still new to custom water cooling loops and need more experience with the efficiency of different solutions, and the H100i is certainly a step in the right direction.

If that would not be suitable enough to use for the hardware I have in mind, then my other option is to ditch the optical drive bays entirely and go with this:
Phobya Xtreme 400mm

with two Spectre Pro 200mm's, simply because I rarely see these rads getting used in anything at all really and would like to try something a little different apart from the comfortable range of 120mm fan-based radiators. I measured the inside of the 600T and I am fairly certain that I can make it fit with little difficulty.

Well what do you guys think? What kinds of issues do you see this arrangement running into? I pretty much have my heart set on using this style of radiators so really the only part I would be willing to change out is the roof rad for something that would work better with low RPM fans. Thanks in advance for any suggestions or advice you might have

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Old 18-05-13, 04:42 AM
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What you have is plenty for your setup. Assuming the GTX 770 is a slightly refined 680, they should not add too much heat to the loop. I might suggest going for an Alphacool ST30 360mm (or the thicker XT45 it it would fit) as it should give you slightly better performance than the XSPC. For a pump/res, I'd just suggest one of these.

Just as a tip, I'd recommend shopping at Performance PCs for your supplies. Their prices are generally better than Frozen CPU and most other companies, and they're located right in Florida.

Links to rads at PPCs:
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Old 18-05-13, 05:26 AM
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nothing against frozencpu, but the perfpc guys are on it..
i got my order in 2-days and it was the lowest shipping rate FedEx. and turned
around and re-ordered and will get it saturday delivery.

i like XSPC, but the RS isn't the rad for that application. the alphacool ST30 or
XT45 (if the room is there) would be the candidates. fans are swell additions.

now 200mm fans are a different bird. not a lot of rad tech in 200mm fans. nothing
really optimized for radiator performance in the bigger than 140m sizes. although
some have made it work (whittling the front grill) to make better air available, but
hadn't seen a clean install without chisel marks or grinder gashes.
i like the 120/140mm market and i'd try and use them to the fullest opportunity.
just hadn't seen a lot of performance reviews on the 180/200 rads to use them.
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Old 18-05-13, 02:03 PM
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Yeah the roof of a Graphite 600T will only hold a 30mm tall rad comfortably. Any taller than that and you run the risk of the roof latch not being able to close properly, if at all. What exactly is it about the Alphacool that outperforms the XSPC in this instance?

The 200mm rad is definitely a crap shoot of sorts because of the lack of performance information on them plus the lack of 200mm rads out there (two... and only one of them is usable). To be honest though that was all of the allure of it for me.
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Old 18-05-13, 10:30 PM
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I think you should be fine with that rad set up. I only have a skinny 240mm and a 200mm rad in the front and I have a 3960x at 4.8GHz and 2 580's heavily overclocked (not exactly cool and efficient). The bitfenix spectre pro works really well with the phobya 200mm and I'm really impressed with the cooling it provides.
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Old 18-05-13, 11:24 PM
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the alpha is 100% copper. brass is a copper alloy. thermals between the two can
be substantial. i think i dropped 4°-6° from a SR1 360 to UT60 360, with no
other changes. so along those lines the RS to ST would be compelling upgrade.
only niggle is for the alphacool using M3 fans screws (which I retap 6-32 or M4).
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Highly recommend the Swiftech H220 using Cougar PWM fans using my installation alternative (USAdystopia Style) against the HDD cages...see updates, too. Expandable and VERY quiet!

If you prefer the H100i I have a couple of videos showing that hardware.

Shall update with NEW video when time permits.
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The rad goes inside the fans go outside, thats the only way it will work

rad = 30mm - fans = 25mm
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Ok, so I am attempting to map out at least the radiator selections for my rig I have presently. The PARTS will be VERY different by the time I go to execute this whole thing (and most likely some time will have passed), but the chassis will remain the same: a Corsair Graphite 600T in gunmetal. I have already done part of the roof mod to remove the mesh and mount my H100i rad in the roof and removed the front mesh.

The plan is to eventually go with a 360 in the roof:
XSPC RS360

cooled by three Corsair SP120 Quiet Edition fans ...but the rest I am unsure of. Should I decide to go with a bay reservoir I will be using this:
Phobya Xtreme 200mm

cooled by a BitFenix Spectre Pro 200mm fan, however I am unsure of how effectively this plus a 360 in the roof will cool two video cards (thinking around the GTX 770 range) plus a processor (will be AMD). All devices will be exposed to overclocking, but nothing too extreme unless the hardware can comfortably handle it. I am still new to custom water cooling loops and need more experience with the efficiency of different solutions, and the H100i is certainly a step in the right direction.

If that would not be suitable enough to use for the hardware I have in mind, then my other option is to ditch the optical drive bays entirely and go with this:
Phobya Xtreme 400mm

with two Spectre Pro 200mm's, simply because I rarely see these rads getting used in anything at all really and would like to try something a little different apart from the comfortable range of 120mm fan-based radiators. I measured the inside of the 600T and I am fairly certain that I can make it fit with little difficulty.

Well what do you guys think? What kinds of issues do you see this arrangement running into? I pretty much have my heart set on using this style of radiators so really the only part I would be willing to change out is the roof rad for something that would work better with low RPM fans. Thanks in advance for any suggestions or advice you might have

Check out my latest build update and youll have your answer to the 400mm radiator in the front of the case question. I had to get a little creative and cut into the bottom of the case so my card reader would fit but if your not planning on doing that it will be loads easier.
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