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Rad choices for TJ08-e with 2011 socket

Discussion in 'Extreme and Water Cooling' started by Avo4Dayz, May 23, 2017.

  1. Avo4Dayz

    Avo4Dayz Member

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    Hi,
    I've gotten this case as an upgrade for my gaming build and considering cooling options to OC a 2011 socket with. I've been researching different radiators and AIOs that fit inside but still a little confused which way to go.

    There's a 180mm fan intake on the front where I could mount an EK WE 180 rad or a Phobya 200mm. Alternatively I know I could fit a 120x2 rad also (with a bracket).

    Inspiration for the 180/200mm:
    http://imgur.com/eEnWA

    The plan was to be lazy and use a 240mm AIO and retro fit it. So the 180mm intake fan would be used for push and use 2x120 for pull. The 240 would cover 2/3rds of the 180mm case fan.

    I have also considered a simple CPU custom loop using a 180/200mm as above, but am unsure if I would consistently be bothered to keep up the maintenance on the loop, especially when I travel a lot. But I could reason this if the 180 rad would significantly outperform a 240 AIO, 1-2C is negligible for my uses.

    Sure I could air cool, but just enjoy playing around also.

    Opinions on rad performance? I know this has a lot to do with fans, so that's where I get lost... Rad/Fan considerations.
     
  2. havabeer

    havabeer Member

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    the 180 rad does have a bee's dick more surface area then the 240, but you are right there probably is only 1-2 degree's between them if that.

    i like the idea of the large 180 rad just because its a bit different and looks cool, the one large fan wont need to spin as fast so shouldn't be as noisy either. also there's not real maintenance on a custom look. just fill it up, bleed it and add a biocide/corrosion inhibitor, if you use car coolant you'll never have to change the coolant ever, maybe top it up every year or so.
     
  3. BigDave

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