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Room To Spare? (H100 and C240 ALC)

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Due to case mod, I have limited space in my case where my wires run. This limits what kind of radiator cooler I can use. Currently the clearance is 1 and 3/4 from the top of the usb ports, to the top of the fan, and 3/4 between the motherboard tray and the edge of the fan to squeeze wires through:



I will be staying with i7 9xx series for a long time (will be looking for 12 thread cpu in the future) . Currently the H50 will not allow me go push the 920 OC as far as I want to go (not enough OC for multi gpu gaming or folding on three monitors with HT on). Thus I'm just wondering those who's had 240 rads before, and experienced h2o coolers, will I be able to install the H100 or C240 ALC for the two right fan slots (like the h50 is now) in a push pull config, while maintain enough clearance for the extra wires required to run through? I'd appreciate the suggestions.

Note: when I originally designed the mod, though I had h2o cooling in the far backs of my mind, it was my intention to stay with air coolers. Therefore wire/radiator clearance was not in my considerations.
    
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wait that a custom case? O.o

and what about a 360 rad? and custom loop
    
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its not custom case its a big tower rebranded lian li. only "wrong" thing is that he got his mobo put up to 90 degrees as it should be (i assume it was done cos of xl-atx mobo)

tons of room, you will be fine
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oh right i see it now lol can see the lian li prettyness (:
    
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wait that a custom case? O.o

and what about a 360 rad? and custom loop
I don't plan on wc the video cards or motherboard. Therefore anything more than 240 for the CPU alone is overkill. However I know I've seen XSPC kits months ago and will check them out. See which is "worth" more in my circumstances.

I think I can make it all work if it was in a "pull" configuration only. Anyways thanks; I think I'll try it out.
    
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Man I can't even stress enough how much better a rasa kit would be... Also you say you have no intention to liquid cool gpu or mobo either but just wait.. Watercooling is extremely addictive and alot of fun and provides a really fun challenge.. I said as well I wasn't going to wc anything other than cpu but sure enough I just ordered stuff to expand to my vid cards...
I would just hate to see you spend the cash for a h100 etc and down the road wish you got a rasa kit for nearly the same price..
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as far as i'm aware the h100 rad is thinner than the alc by about 2mm + i dont think you will have nough room for push/pull as the cables will get in the way and even if you do put a 240 rad there then you wont be able to keep the 120 as the ends overhang and dont stop at the end of the fans
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