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    You're better having fans pull air through the rad then having them push. Fans pushing air through can cause some back pressure and you lose a bit of performance. Although you don't need push-pull if you have the space and money it does give you slightly better performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madafwo View Post
    Good choice with the Mountain mods case.Thanks, took me long enuf but I wud rather be sure

    PA120.3 can handle pretty much anything you throw at it. You can also get the mountain mods blow hole res as well, looks good for the money and should make topping up the lopp really easy.
    Is that the one that fits into the 120mm fan slot? was looking at it earlier

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    Quote Originally Posted by doddsy View Post
    You're better having fans pull air through the rad then having them push. Fans pushing air through can cause some back pressure and you lose a bit of performance. Although you don't need push-pull if you have the space and money it does give you slightly better performance.
    Ok a bit confusing, but I suppose I'll have to do a bit of testing with both scenarios and see what works. Money isnt much of a problem, especially for fans as they arent much

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    Quote Originally Posted by doddsy View Post
    You're better having fans pull air through the rad then having them push. Fans pushing air through can cause some back pressure and you lose a bit of performance. Although you don't need push-pull if you have the space and money it does give you slightly better performance.
    Back pressure from low rpm/cfm fans?

    I have my PA120.3 in the top of my case and I have the fans blowing inwards through the rad. Not only does this give marginally better temps (maybe 2c if im lucky), but it also blows cold air over the motherboard and ram. Yes, cold air, thats how unphased the PA120.3 is with a highly overclocked c2d, gtx and chipset block

    I suppose its just a case of finding what works best in your own setup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    You dont need push pull on the PA series rads, just low powered, low cfm fans are enough, and yes, the PA120.3 will handle that lot easily, with headroom for another GTX and even the SB if you wanted to.
    What wud u recommend then? push or pull and how many, at least I can start with something I know shud be good and go from there

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    I reccomend what Ive already said, low rpm/cfm blowing through, either into the case, or out of the case, doesnt matter for the difference in temps.

    For a PA120.3 you will need 3 x 120mm fans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    Back pressure from low rpm/cfm fans?
    I'm just passing on advice that was given to me by people that have a LOT of experience with watercooling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    I reccomend what Ive already said, low rpm/cfm blowing through, either into the case, or out of the case, doesnt matter for the difference in temps.

    For a PA120.3 you will need 3 x 120mm fans.
    Yeah I know they need 3 fans, was just making doubly sure that just 3 was enuf. With all this push-pull, blowing through-blowing out ive become slightly confused But I drew a little picture (really crapy) so that I know fosure

    Option A:


    Or option B:

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    The second one on option A is how I have mine.
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    That was the way I was gonna do it in the 1st place, all that drawing and stuff for nothing meh. At least im sure now, thanks Clunk( god u must hate me already) Bet u done that a few times already

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    The second one on option A is how I have mine.
    And thats know as push?

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    Btw Clunk, u were right about C2D Cpu's price drops, selling E6600 at Scan for £163 now. Not bad considering I paid £240 for a AMD 4000+ a few months ago

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    The Q6600 dropped to about £350 also, perhaps less in a week or two depending on how it plays out.
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    I think it will be slightly less for the q6600 and I reckon the E6600 will be around £130-140 if the rumours are true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    The Q6600 dropped to about £350 also, perhaps less in a week or two depending on how it plays out.
    Hallelujah, Cpu's gettin better and prices dropping like stones. Its gettin ridiculously easy to build a decent rig if u know what to get.

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