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How about the rear 2x120mm exhaust fans?

That creates clearance issues with certain motherboards as well as hurts the cooling to ur mobo's mosfets. That's exactly where we placed my friend's rs rad. In order to get his cpu block off he has to take off the radiator as well. Look around, you're bound to find another case, but if not then go for the antec 1200. Just trying to help you build a hassle free setup.
 
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post #22 of 43
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I really like the Corsair cases but they're just so expensive. The only ones on that list that seem to be able to accommodate a 3x120 rad on top are the 700D/800D and the HAF cases.

I'm liking the HAF X (very spacious with a lot of horizontal space and ability to mount a 3x120 rad)
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BTW, the tj07 is not lian-li. it is Silverstone.
yea i forgot, thanks for clarification
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post #24 of 43
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I really like the Corsair cases but they're just so expensive. The only ones on that list that seem to be able to accommodate a 3x120 rad on top are the 700D/800D and the HAF cases.

I'm liking the HAF X (very spacious with a lot of horizontal space and ability to mount a 3x120 rad)
Yea those are the only ones from Corsair that support 360 rads. But it also depends on what you prefer. I like Mid tower cases as a personal preference. Full towers are great and spacious but I dont want something 3ft tall and weighs 90lbs lol.

In my storm sniper i have 2x240 rads and a 120 on the rear. Cooling my i7 950 oc, 6850s (soon 6950s), and x58a NB. SB & Mosfets are still aircooled. Im not breaking any temperature records, but its also much better than air cooling.
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post #25 of 43
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Yea those are the only ones from Corsair that support 360 rads. But it also depends on what you prefer. I like Mid tower cases as a personal preference. Full towers are great and spacious but I dont want something 3ft tall and weighs 90lbs lol.

In my storm sniper i have 2x240 rads and a 120 on the rear. Cooling my i7 950 oc, 6850s (soon 6950s), and x58a NB. SB & Mosfets are still aircooled. Im not breaking any temperature records, but its also much better than air cooling.
How are you even able to fit all that in a mid tower case?
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How are you even able to fit all that in a mid tower case?
Many years of practice haha.

But I use the xspc 5.1/4 bay res/pump combo. Then I have one 240 up at the top, the other at the bottom under the HD tray. And the 120 exhaust out the rear. Then the use of multiple .45 & .90 degree fittings.
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post #27 of 43
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I'm liking the HAF X...I think I'll go with that. I'll just have to buy a 230mm blue LED fan to replace the one in front.

$190
+all the other water cooling parts $360

$550 grand total

Wow.
Any revisions that I can make so I can spend less?
post #28 of 43
Honestly Id go with a F/C block for the video card. Just because that primo chill tubing is tough as balls, and the bends from the cpu to the video card will be tight and could cause an issue of slipping off the barbs it comes with. Since it would have do a U bend.

Im sure someone here has a cheap f/c block for about the same price as the universal.

If you rather get the universal for future upgrades, then thats fine just make sure you add some good clamps to your list.
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post #29 of 43
And great Idea on the case. You will find out cooler master is a breeze to work with. They have really stepped up in the past few years.

And I have like 2 200mm blue fans never used from my storm sniper that I took out. I'm pretty sure the HAF X could fit a 200 in the front. Just pm me if your interested, I don't mind helping another member out.
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post #30 of 43
I would take the HAF X and RASA kit with the RX360. For the gpu I would pick up an Swiftech MCW80. Your temps will be awesome.
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