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    2nd Rad & Res

    I have a spare radiator & reservoir lying about & I was wondering if I could safely incorporate them into my existing watercoling system?

    I was going to mount the 2nd res @ hi level (externally) to act as a filler/breather & the 2nd rad on the 120mm exhaust fan, the other is mouned on the 120mm intake fan.

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    I will keep an eye on this thread as I too am contemplating using two rads in my w/c setup.
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    As long as you keep the pressures correct and don't over stress your pump it'll work well.

    You could run into problems with freezing couldn't you though?

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    Shouldn't raise any problems with freezing - radiators can only cool to room temperature
    Now go away before I taunt you a second time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rythmic
    Shouldn't raise any problems with freezing - radiators can only cool to room temperature
    Ditto, lol.
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    Why dont you go get a Thermaltake Tsnumi (cant spell the word) and then mount a rad in the front and a rad in the back?

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    I have one, that's what i'm planning to do
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    I have two rads, no problem there
    flow resistance is not much of a problem - most rads have more cross sectional area for the water to flow in than the tubing anyway, so the only restriction is the amount of water that needs to be pushed....

    I have one mounted ontop of the other, int he bottom front corner of my case. I have quite a large fan, however, so the air resistance to the fan is not too great

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    I thought water cooling systems worked like refridgerators? IE, the pressure is increased before it enters the radiator where it cools and as it leave the radiator it cools again, due to the pressure drop. Maybe I'm mistaken???

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    No, not like fridges.

    All a watercooling setup does is use water to transport heat away from components, where it is dissipated into the air through the radiator.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big RICHARD
    I thought water cooling systems worked like refridgerators? IE, the pressure is increased before it enters the radiator where it cools and as it leave the radiator it cools again, due to the pressure drop. Maybe I'm mistaken???
    You're thinking more along the lines of a vapour phase change system like Vapochill or Mach2
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    Wouldn't it depend on your pump really. Aslong as it could cope you would be fine, I thought flow rate would decrease with an extra rad (i'm no expert though)
    if im not mistaken you would need adequate power to push through the extra rad, res and tubing?

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