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I mean that the layout may prove difficult, especially in smaller cases. Sometimes to get around that, 90 degree fittings can prove useful. Yes, they may cut down flow, but there may not be a way around it >.<
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Originally Posted by firedude721 View Post
When you say watch out for 90 degree fittings, what are you implying? I know they cut down on flow....but...
I think you answered your question.. they impede flow.
I just Googled your case and.. Good luck!! I was thinking it was a smaller case. but it's a mid tower and mids are typically more suited for 240 radiators with/without modding.
so a 360.. espesh an RX **** thick action will be a chore.
Is there a final budget?
I would suggest maybe a cheap full tower maybe a HAF 932, with little to no modding you can fit what ever you like in there..!!!
Just a suggestion
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How much is "some"?
If you know the case, I'll explain with words. Otherwise let me know and I'll post some pics of what I intend to do.

For the reservoir I will cut out a circular hole in the bottom front of the case (through the mesh) and anchor that reservoir to that. My Raid HDs will sit above that in the 3.5 bays.

The pumps will be beside the 3.5 bays in the back of the case so you don't see them at all, which is where the tubing will run for the most part (at least the black tubing for the behind the scenes work)

The 360 rad will sit on top of the case flush with top. I will cut three 120mm fan hole in the top of the case and I will cut the plastic tray on top so the Rad sits flush inside of it. The barbs will be facing down so that the tubing won't be seen. the fans will be inside of the case like normal.

The 120 rad I will mount on the back side of the case with the 120mm fan on the inside in it's usual spot.

I'll also have to drill some holes for tubing to pass in an out.

Let me know if you need pics.
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Originally Posted by firedude721 View Post
If you know the case, I'll explain with words. Otherwise let me know and I'll post some pics of what I intend to do.

For the reservoir I will cut out a circular hole in the bottom front of the case (through the mesh) and anchor that reservoir to that. My Raid HDs will sit above that in the 3.5 bays.

The pumps will be beside the 3.5 bays in the back of the case so you don't see them at all, which is where the tubing will run for the most part (at least the black tubing for the behind the scenes work)

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The 120 rad I will mount on the back side of the case with the 120mm fan on the inside in it's usual spot.

I'll also have to drill some holes for tubing to pass in an out.

Let me know if you need pics.
Okay mental picture is materializing in my head. I see..
Well apparently you have this pretty much planned out case modding wise, which is good you're in the right direction.

OT:I was on the same boat back in the day but I had an NZXT Tempest didn't water cool that cause the HAF just came out.

Anyways.If you're on doing those mods then go for it sound like a plan.
As another member pointed out 90 degree fittings might have to be used if they fit however they do pose a flow impendence but with the right placement of those fittings minor problems will occur.
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Originally Posted by bfeng91 View Post
I mean that the layout may prove difficult, especially in smaller cases. Sometimes to get around that, 90 degree fittings can prove useful. Yes, they may cut down flow, but there may not be a way around it >.<
I planned to use 90s anyway (I think they look nice in places personally)

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Originally Posted by v1ral View Post
I think you answered your question.. they impede flow.
I just Googled your case and.. Good luck!! I was thinking it was a smaller case. but it's a mid tower and mids are typically more suited for 240 radiators with/without modding.
so a 360.. espesh an RX **** thick action will be a chore.
Is there a final budget?
I would suggest maybe a cheap full tower maybe a HAF 932, with little to no modding you can fit what ever you like in there..!!!
Just a suggestion
Well, actually, someone told me that I wouldn't be able to water cool with my case at all. It kind of pissed me off. (I thought, you don't know who you are speaking with!) I considered the other cases like the HAF and Corsair, but this has become more of a personal challange lol. It's been difficult, but I'll make it happen and I'll post pics.

As far as budget. I really don't have one I guess, but I'm still shopping for prices. I want to get all the best stuff for the best price. (With in reason) Most of all I want it to look perfect.
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Originally Posted by v1ral View Post
Okay mental picture is materializing in my head. I see..
Well apparently you have this pretty much planned out case modding wise, which is good you're in the right direction.

OT:I was on the same boat back in the day but I had an NZXT Tempest didn't water cool that cause the HAF just came out.

Anyways.If you're on doing those mods then go for it sound like a plan.
As another member pointed out 90 degree fittings might have to be used if they fit however they do pose a flow impendence but with the right placement of those fittings minor problems will occur.
I figured that I would have to use several 90s and that's sorta why I got two pumps. (Just in case )
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I planned to use 90s anyway (I think they look nice in places personally)



Well, actually, someone told me that I wouldn't be able to water cool with my case at all. It kind of pissed me off. (I thought, you don't know who you are speaking with!) I considered the other cases like the HAF and Corsair, but this has become more of a personal challange lol. It's been difficult, but I'll make it happen and I'll post pics.

As far as budget. I really don't have one I guess, but I'm still shopping for prices. I want to get all the best stuff for the best price. (With in reason) Most of all I want it to look perfect.
About the part of being not able to water cool in that case.. I am glad you have your mind set on modding the thing.
Good thing you think it's a challenge.. if everyone listened to the ill informed when water cooling first happened we wouldn't have great stuff now.

Hope I made sense
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Originally Posted by v1ral View Post
About the part of being not able to water cool in that case.. I am glad you have your mind set on modding the thing.
Good thing you think it's a challenge.. if everyone listened to the ill informed when water cooling first happened we wouldn't have great stuff now.
Honestly, I just planned on getting the H70 from corsair until that guys said that I couldn't watercool it. Which is why I really want to make it spectacular and then post it. Uh huh....told ya so.

I'll also be making the non see thru side pannel see thru...which should be fun
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Honestly, I just planned on getting the H70 from corsair until that guys said that I couldn't watercool it. Which is why I really want to make it spectacular and then post it. Uh huh....told ya so.

I'll also be making the non see thru side pannel see thru...which should be fun
Cool!!!
Have fun and happy modding!!
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