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if you were to consider taking the larger hdd bay out you msy be able to put a 240 on the bottom I don't think an rs360 needs modding but it does go into the optical drive bay slightly.
My plan once I get the money back in bank after upgrading from a cpu and gfx that was so old it didn't show up in tomshardware hierachy list is to get the messurments of each component of a xspc rasa rs360 kit or if EK sort the nickle problem one of thier kits and make a cardboard mock up including fans on radiaor to see how best to fit
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Huh, do you think a 360mm fan in the top could handle the i7 and a Geforce GTX 590? I may get a Geforce GTX 590 instead of the 6690, just want to make sure that if I get a 360 it will handle both
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I am looking for the best radiator installation in my NZXT PHANTOM, too and I think it is a good idea to put a 280 radiator in the top of the case. There is one from MAGICOOL, which is really thin and optimized for low air speed. I shall take out the two 200mm top fans and put the 280 rad. directly under the top. Then I shall put two 140mm NOISEBLOCKER on the rad to push the air through the rad out of the top of the case. To do this installation I'll have to drill two holes in the top of the case, only, leaving everything else untouched. In addition to that I want to replace the NZXT fan in the read with a 120mm radiator with NOISEBLOCKER fan.
    
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You can fit a 360 up top with minimal modification. You just have to keep your rad thickness and fans total thickness at under 85mm and also mount rad as close as you can to the door to clear caps on the top of motherboard.

I used a swiftech mcr320 with gentle typhoon ap-15's - however i did 3 on the bottom and 2 on the top (could only get 2 under the phantoms plastic top)

To secure the mounting i used thin sheet metal and sealed the top where the old 200mm fan holes were and cut in all the holes needed for fan controller, cables, roof push locks etc.

The same thing can be done without cutting anything and using some sheet metal strips between the top fan and radiator to support everything on top of the case then push the plastic lid in place to secure the top of rad from moving. (this is what i did before making everything perm)



The bottom is much easier... remove the rivets in the drive bays and you can easily fit a 240 w/ push pull down there.

You should be able to mount a 120 if you wanted to keep the drive bay, but i think you are just moving hot/warm air through the rad if you dont have anything to bring in fresh air down there. You could accomplish this better with a radbox on the back of the case if you dont want to do internal modifications.

2 240's and or 360/120 or 240/120 should be ok for the hardware but really depends how hard you push the overclocks.

My temps stay rock solid with 360/240 and i7 920 at 4.5ghz w/ crossfire 5870's

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You can fit a 360 up top with minimal modification. You just have to keep your rad thickness and fans total thickness at under 85mm and also mount rad as close as you can to the door to clear caps on the top of motherboard.

I used a swiftech mcr320 with gentle typhoon ap-15's - however i did 3 on the bottom and 2 on the top (could only get 2 under the phantoms plastic top)

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The same thing can be done without cutting anything and using some sheet metal strips between the top fan and radiator to support everything on top of the case then push the plastic lid in place to secure the top of rad from moving. (this is what i did before making everything perm)



The bottom is much easier... remove the rivets in the drive bays and you can easily fit a 240 w/ push pull down there.

You should be able to mount a 120 if you wanted to keep the drive bay, but i think you are just moving hot/warm air through the rad if you dont have anything to bring in fresh air down there. You could accomplish this better with a radbox on the back of the case if you dont want to do internal modifications.

2 240's and or 360/120 or 240/120 should be ok for the hardware but really depends how hard you push the overclocks.

My temps stay rock solid with 360/240 and i7 920 at 4.5ghz w/ crossfire 5870's

Here is my phantom:
Thank you very much for your reply, it's really helped me understand what I will be able to do. One question though, do you think a 360 in the top and a 120 would be enough to overclock the i7 to 4.5 and keep the GTX 590 cooled?
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Thank you very much for your reply, it's really helped me understand what I will be able to do. One question though, do you think a 360 in the top and a 120 would be enough to overclock the i7 to 4.5 and keep the GTX 590 cooled?
I think it should be enough, make sure you get the right radiators to match the amount of air your fan choice will be moving.

Another thing that might work is removing riveted drive bay and using 140mm fan in case front w/ 140mm rad, 140mm pull fan and leaving the small drive bay in place to hold your drives.
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I could give that some thought I'm just going to need a SSD and I'm still wondering what 120mm radiator to get..
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The nice thing about SSD's is they do not generate heat, and do not have moving parts... so they can go anywhere.

Mine is not really visible but its double sided taped to the 240mm rad.


xspc RX120 is well used. Mine is a RX240
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Ok I will look at that then.
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thanx Stizuner for that 85mm info tells me that if I go RS360=35mm leaves 50mm for fans or Rx360=58.5mm leaves 26,5 so think go RX way only get 3 underneath dont think any fans go 13mm wide
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