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well to me i would rather have the psu on the bottom since you want to have the hot air out of the case not coming in the case. so you want to have either 2 140 at the bottom only fans or 140 120 like me at the bottom and put the rad up top plus you can only put a fan for the rear since a rad would block the side panel from closing.
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Rad placement is a tricky thing. They usually end up on the top because of hot fluids' natural tendency to rise. Another thing is intake/exhaust. If the fans are pulling in from outside the case, they will probably get cooler air, but they also dump all the heat into your case. If they exhaust, your case temps will go down but the rad is moving warmer air over the fins, which results in warmer water in the tubes. I put my power supply on the bottom purely for cable management reasons (also I use air cooling). Some people put PSUs on top if the case has poor airflow because they act as a secondary exhaust fan. All in all, it's about where your priorities lie. And remember with the elysium, you can also mount the radiator in front. For ease of use and neatness, I think I would put the PSU on the bottom and radiator on top.
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A simple and silly question perhaps, but is there any difference whether a 3x120 rad is placed at the bottom and PSU at the top of the case instead of the other way around?

I figured I might get away with a little less tubing and have easier access to fans if I place it at the bottom. I have the EK-CoolStream Rad XT 360 and planning to put Gentle Typhoon AP-13s in pull configuration. Most people seem to have PSU at the bottom and rad at top so I figured that may be somehow recommended configuration.
I wouldn't say that's the "recommended" configuration, both the PSU and the rad fit anywhere.
But IMAO, there's less tubing needed if you put it at the top because it will be much closer to the CPU..
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so far i do not like the case "ERRORS"
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i would say make room for this huge case it's ginormous. only one of my desks supports it.
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Psshhhh, desks, mine's on the floor. XD
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im waiting for my phone to send a pic i just took for how it looks in my room.
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this is why i mean have a big desk.
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Thinking about rad placement and actually, I think the bottom is best but with a little mod.

Having it on top means either venting warm air over the fins out of the case, or warm air into the case. Instead, if you have the rad on the bottom, mod a grill on either side, I was wondering if there is enough room to stand the radiator on it's side and have fans dedicated to pulling cold air in for the rad and exhausting it straight out - something kind of like the TJ11.

What I am looking to do with this case is figure out if a mod like I suggest is plausible, and whether it would work also with a rad at the front using the same principle. The last bit might not be do-able without having it vent into or out of the case.

Then have the side fan for intake to cool non water cooled components, top fans for exhaust I think, though if I don't have some other intake it will leave the case with too much negative pressure and it will become a dust magnet. May need to think about this some more.....

The thing is, in my opinion this case doesn't look the best, it might not have the best quality materials and completely tool free installation, but there is a lot of potential. I think I just need to bite the bullet and buy one, trying to figure out if things would work without it in my hands feels a bit wishy washy.
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