Thin rad thoughts
Ok so I'm changing cases again, need something smaller a lighter than my monster core x9. For the x9 I bought 3 360mm 60mm thick alphacool xflow rads, great rads just a bit to big for my new case the Corsair Crystal 570X. One fits without modding but can't put a 240 into the roof due to the overall size of the xflow and limited wiggle room front to back without modding (even then it's doubtful), as well as limiting Rez/pump locations.
So been researching thin rads for the past two days and have come down to the Black Ice Nemesis 240GTS® Ultra Stealth U-Flow Low Profile Radiator and Black Ice Nemesis 360GTS® Ultra Stealth U-Flow Low Profile Radiator. I'll be using the 3 included sp120mm rgb fans that come with the case and I purchased another 3 pack. Looking to do front and top as I take with the rear the only exhaust basically for cosmetic reasons. As the fans look great when not viewed thru the back framing. Now the gts360 beat out the competition at 2 out if 3 fan speeds (only lost at 1850) but came in second on the 1850 speed.
I'll be cooling my 7700k OC to 5GHz @ 1.335 vcore and a EVGA GTX1080 FTW2 which I'll run stock most if not all the time. I'm pretty sure those rads should keep me at decent temps across the board but was wondering on what y'all thought. For instance currently while gaming I see 45cpu and 72gpu temps running a single 360mm 60mm thick rad gpu not on water yet. And keep in mind the xflow is a single pass rad where the water goes straight thru so less time fir cooling per some review sites. The gts's are twin pass so the water stays in the rad a tad bit longer.
Anywho your thoughts are welcomed and appreciated.
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