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I currently own a HAF 932 and I am trying to install a Tri-fire setup with a water loop for the cpu inside the case. Has anyone achieved this? If so does anyone have any tips or advice or maybe even some pictures?

At the moment mine looks like this (except with a GTX 570 instead of the 260):



As many of you may know three GPU's do not fit while the PSU is installed in the bottom of the case. The way I see it I have three options.

First option is to remove the bracket under the PSU which I think will give me just enough room to squeeze the third card in. Main problem with this is there will be no screw holes on the back of the case that will line up with the ones on the PSU. I would also have to turn it upside down which will draw warmer air from the case and GPU's into the PSU. This will also have a visual impact as all the cables will be on the wrong side and it will be upside down.

If I was to do this I could drill holes in the case where the bottom two holes on the PSU are to secure it. I wont be able to do the same with the top two as they will be in the large gap just below the original screw holes.

My second option is to move the PSU to the top of the case and have my rad at the bottom. With everything installed this way my graphics cards will easily clear the rad and fans. The problem with this setup is the barbs and tubing. The barbs will be directly under the graphics cards with very little room to manouver. Straight fittings I feel will not be an option. I would have to hope some combination of 45 and 90 degree barbs will fit. The routing of the tubing may be an issue but I reckon I should be able to manage this part as long as I can work out a solution to the barbs.

My third option is to externally mount the rad but with this comes a new problem. Where do I mount it? It can't go on the back because it will be taking in all the hot air from the graphics cards. It can't really go up top either because A). It will at least double the length of my loop and B). One half of the radiator will be blocked by the PSU. If it did go up top I could put it on a couple of brackets like the swiftech one that is normally used to mount them to the rear but this would probably make it the longest cpu water loop in the world. I like to keep them as short as possible.

I would like to keep the PSU at the bottom if I can but unless someone has a way of keeping it the right way up and secure then option two is looking like the better one. If I can make it work some how.

Maybe there is a fourth option I am missing. Hopefully one that doesn't involve me buying a new case.

So again any tips, advice or pictures where people have achieved this in one way or another would be great.

I would just like to mention that I do realise there is no exhaust slot for the third graphics card but I will be altering the case to allow the air out. I dont have the TFIII in my sig rig anymore either.
Edited by Jokah - 5/26/11 at 10:37am
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post #2 of 8
I was working on a solution myself to fit in another 5850 but decided to scrap the idea and bought a gtx 580. If you didnt already buy the 570s, I would just get a 6990 and later add a 6970 or 6950 and make your life easier.
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the only thing i can think of, is if you stick in an aftermarket cooler or go water
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This guy did it in his HAF X. Maybe you need a different mobo?
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he has water... so water only takes up 1 slot...... so that will be easy to do.... and yes... sometimes a mobo will make a diffrence.... they have the slots at diffrent starting point
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post #6 of 8
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haf x and haf 932 are differnet cases. The haf x is designed to accomodate 3 gpu's.

Spending money on water blocks is not something I am wanting to do at this stage. would be cheaper to get a new case.

I'm actually putting in three 5870's which I already own and I have my reasons for needing these specific cards. Gods knows why I put SLI in the OP. It was late when I drafted this up.
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I didnt it in my last case by removing the PSU support bracket at the bottom. You can also get single slot back plates for your cards and use closer spaced slots.

all of this of course is dependent on the PCI config you have on your particular board.
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The best way to achieve Tri-Fire would be to get a motherboard that has a PCI-e x16 slot right at the top.

Kind of like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...714R-_-Product

That one is open box too, so it's $100 cheaper.

EDIT: And it would fit with your build.
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