Production Meshlicious - 14.5L Vertical, 280AIO mainstream case

robojim

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Consider 280 GTS X-Flow, it has the same performance as the U-flow version but has very low flow restriction and it's much easier to drain. That's the best radiator for Meshlicious in my opinion. WCUK have some in stock right now, not sure if they ship to the EU.
I thought of this too but found a very good deal on an XR5 so I just nabbed that. If I find when I eventually add a GPU I need more, I could swap the rad.

Ended up buying a VTX 120 pump res too so I think pressure won't be a problem either.
 

Dawelio

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Why is everyone so hung up on a rads thickness? As far as I'm aware, there's basically no difference at all between an 27mm (AIO) and an 30+mm thick rad?... And if there are, it's probably so little it's not even worth it in the end.

Just go with whatever radiator is available and be happy :)
 
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yes you are correct. but as long as you can maintain 1 GPM it doesn't matter which should not be an issue for a DDC with 1 CPU block and a few fittings (IIRC your will be CPU-only loop?)
I might run the loop CPU only once I get my new GPU (depends on waterblock pricing and availability), but given that i have zero indication of when that will be I'll be running my Fury X in there until further notice. I don't have a flow meter, so I have no idea what rpm equates to 1gpm in my loop, but my setup is aimed for silence first of all and ramps both fans and pump very low at idle, so I'll definitely not hit that except when the fluid heats up properly under sustained loads. As such, I prefer to avoid highly restrictive components.
Consider 280 GTS X-Flow, it has the same performance as the U-flow version but has very low flow restriction and it's much easier to drain. That's the best radiator for Meshlicious in my opinion. WCUK have some in stock right now, not sure if they ship to the EU.
According to the review linked above by @colghoun that's not accurate. The X-flow is below average (at least at low rpms, I didn't look at high) while the regular gts tops the chart by a signifinact margin.

AFAIK UK shipping would mean customs, additional VAT and a lot of hassle. We can thank Brexit for that one.
 

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I might run the loop CPU only once I get my new GPU (depends on waterblock pricing and availability), but given that i have zero indication of when that will be I'll be running my Fury X in there until further notice. I don't have a flow meter, so I have no idea what rpm equates to 1gpm in my loop, but my setup is aimed for silence first of all and ramps both fans and pump very low at idle, so I'll definitely not hit that except when the fluid heats up properly under sustained loads. As such, I prefer to avoid highly restrictive components.

According to the review linked above by @colghoun that's not accurate. The X-flow is below average (at least at low rpms, I didn't look at high) while the regular gts tops the chart by a signifinact margin.

AFAIK UK shipping would mean customs, additional VAT and a lot of hassle. We can thank Brexit for that one.
I see only 360mm radiators there.
280 GTS X-flow review on Xtremerigs shows that it outperforms 280 GTS slightly at 750 RPM in push with 1 GPM flow rate and at 1300 RPM it performs the same. That is my source.
 
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Valantar

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I see only 360mm radiators there.
280 GTS X-flow review on Xtremerigs shows that it outperforms 280 GTS slightly at 750 RPM in push with 1 GPM flow rate and at 1300 RPM it performs the same. That is my source.
Hm, seems odd that there would be differences that big between a 280 and 360 of the same design, though I guess the combination of longer and fewer flow channels for the 360 adds up overall. Still doesn't help with availability though. I'm not interested in putting much effort into digging up a rare radiator, so for now I'm leaning towards just going with the Corsair.
 

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Hi guys,

Any idea if this AIO will fit? https://www.alpenfoehn.de/en/products/water-cooler/gletscherwasser-280-en

The length is listed at 322mm, 2mm over the maximum dimensions for the mechlicious. I don't really know enough about the case to decide whether those limits are hard set, or 2mm wont be a problem?

As far I've noticed, I tried getting my Kraken Z63 installed yesteday, while it do fits, you have some room on the bottom of the case technically. However, due to the rails on the case, where you screw the radiator/fans to the case, isn't that far down, you can't really slide the radiator up or down a few mm. Hence making it difficult to actually say if those 2mm will do or not.

I would like someone else to hop in and maybe give a more definitive answer, I don't feel comfortable doing it unfortunately.
 

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