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Hey. I just installed my 360 rad on top with my GT fans on the bottom. The fans block the top EATX12v plug and the CPU_FAN connector may be a very tight fit. I have a fan controller so I don't think that connector is such a big deal right? Do I use both the EATX12v and the EATXPWR connector? or just one of them? This is my first build in years and a lot has changed lol I have the Asus deluxe motherboard.
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post #2 of 8
On the P8P67 you need to use the 24 pin connector and the 8 pin (AKA 2x4 pin) power for the board. That must be a mighty big rad you have. I have a Black Ice SR1 Rad with 2 fan on the bottom (cant add the last due to CPU still being on air) and the stock 230s on the top and my temps are pretty good.
    
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post #3 of 8
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I was able to get the plug in but its very tight fit with the wires. I had to bend the ATX 2x4 pin wires right where they connect to the plug. If you modify the Haf X rad mounting points you can move the rad towards the large fan side of the case and get you about 1/2 and inch of extra space. This would get the rad farther away from the ATX 2x4 plug and the Asus Deluxe mb heatsink. The XSPC 360 with 3 GT fans on the bottom does weight a considerable amount and the cross beams where the rad mount to seem to sag a bit. It also doesn't help that you can only use four screws to hold the rad up instead of 6. I will probably cut the top half up and make a custom mounting system when I do a push/pull setup.
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post #4 of 8
Yea, it seems like they could use some more support for the rad, although mine seems to be fine, AFAIK. The XSPC 360 is about 3mm deeper my Black Ice SR1 360 rad but I assume with the fans its too deep, and runs over the board just slightly.I am a bit surprised CM didn't have more supports in there. Really an easy way to prevent any sag would be to grab a strip of metal that's long enough to reach both sides of the case put a couple holes in and screw it to the rad.
    
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post #5 of 8
I had to use pliers to put my 8 pin connector into my P8P67 pro board since it was a weird angle. I should have plugged it in before installing the radiator, but I didn't know it would be a tight fit before I put the components together. The same applies to the fan connector, except it wasn't a tight fit, just an awkward fit.

Here's a pic of what my space looked like
post #6 of 8
Yep, I have that same board, just not in my main rig. My main one has watercooled GPUs but the CPU is still on air so its easy to put the 4 pin in, well relatively.
    
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post #7 of 8
I installed the fans on the top on the rad. They fit in the small space up top, you may want to try that.
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Yea I was looking to add the three fans on top but I read somewhere about them not sitting flush on the rad so push/pull wouldn't work very well. Yea I got to talk to my cuz he build custom vehicles from the ground up so I'm sure he can cut something out for me. I just got to draw it up and send him the specs. After I get done testing the loop I'll install everything and take some photos.
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