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I just want to cool my currant i 5 661 and over clock the hell out of it, is a 120mm rad enough and if it isn't will a 240mm rad fit in the front of my case, where the hdd drives go?

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120mm is more than enough.
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Would it still be fine if I got a sandy bridge chip?
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Sandy bridge run cooler than my i7 920 and that did fine with an h50
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Corsair H50 would suffice
    
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I'm getting a custom or a xspc kit cause plan to expand latter
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yes there are ways to fit a a200mm fan in your rig....

if you are going to do a custom loop..... you are going to have to mod your case..........

eg:


the little section where the hard drives are held... drill that whole section out.... leave the optical drive bay section in.

then you will need to get a 3 in 4 hdd bay... that will fit in to the optical drive bay.


now with the original hdd bay removed there is now space for the pump res etc....


now your psu is ontop of the case. so at the botton you will need to cut the whole bottom section out to fit a rad.

then you will need to get somehitng like this . that will fit on your case and then the rad will fit on it... but this is for rads that are 240 and bigger.

the 120 mm rad i would stick by the exhaust hole... as it will fit lovely.


then from there do all your plumbing then conect it all up (you water kit) leak test. - now saying this, make sure your mobo is disconected from the power supply and all.... if there is a leak you do not want it shorting out ur pc.

now the front 120 mm fan remove that and mount your res there and then mount your pump next to the rad that is on the bottom of the case (remember i am talking about 2400mm rads) and yeah.


that is how i would do it.... the case is going to be very tight and full... take pics for us to see


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yes there are ways to fit a a200mm fan in your rig....

if you are going to do a custom loop..... you are going to have to mod your case..........

eg:


the little section where the hard drives are held... drill that whole section out.... leave the optical drive bay section in.

then you will need to get a 3 in 4 hdd bay... that will fit in to the optical drive bay.


now with the original hdd bay removed there is now space for the pump res etc....


now your psu is ontop of the case. so at the botton you will need to cut the whole bottom section out to fit a rad.

then you will need to get somehitng like this . that will fit on your case and then the rad will fit on it... but this is for rads that are 240 and bigger.

the 120 mm rad i would stick by the exhaust hole... as it will fit lovely.


then from there do all your plumbing then conect it all up (you water kit) leak test. - now saying this, make sure your mobo is disconected from the power supply and all.... if there is a leak you do not want it shorting out ur pc.

now the front 120 mm fan remove that and mount your res there and then mount your pump next to the rad that is on the bottom of the case (remember i am talking about 2400mm rads) and yeah.


that is how i would do it.... the case is going to be very tight and full... take pics for us to see


awesome thanks +1 rep

if i got the ras 120 mm rad kit, would the pump/res be able to fit in the optical drive area, and would the rad fit in the front or would it have to be exhaust?
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well it depends on where you want to place the pump and all.... if you are going to do what i said and get a hdd 3 in 4 and put ur hdd's there and tehn remove the hdd bay and stick teh pump and res tehre... i would put the 120mm rad in the exhaust fan section... more space to work with... then when you do add a second rad you can cut the bottom out stick in one of those grills i said and place the rad there.
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