I may have to re-think using a 240 radiator due to space and mounting constraints. Thinking of going with a 120 radiator but have to measure what thickness would fit ideally in the case.
Using the “one component, one 120 radiator” rule, do you believe I would have any disadvantage cooling both the CPU and motherboard VRM’s? I think I should be fine, what are your opinions?
Do I, due to space constraints:
A) Use a 30 mm radiator in push/pull or just pull
B) Use a 55 mm radiator in pull only (no room for push/pull)
Keep in mind if I only use one Noctua fan, I can only set it up as pull, as the case mounting bracket does not allow me to mount the radiator directly to it. I must mount the fan to the case bracket.
Well, this seems like the most logic setup. The 55 mm radiator is mounted to the chassis using one Noctua fan (NF-P12, 1700 RPM PWM) and is using one push/pull configuration on one side while the other side of the radiator has one Noctua (NF-P12, 1700 RPM PWM) in push. I cannot fit another fan behind this one but I will have more than enough cooling power and quite frankly, looks pretty good IMO.
The rear consists of two 80 mm Noctua (NF-R8, 1800 RPM PWM) fans.
Used 45 degree and 90 degree fittings on the end tanks.
I will be using EK-CryoFuel clear premix fluid (1L) as my fluid of choice. Used Mayhems red pastal fluid in this very machine/cooling loop for the past 4+ years, not a problem with it at all but I want clear going forward. In fact, the red color did not even stain the reservoir over this time. It is still crystal clear. Will be running Mayhems Blitz basic cleaning system through the loop for 12-24 hours prior to adding the EK-CryoFuel.