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So I'm sitting next to my HAF X right now. I haven't installed anything in it yet because I haven't received all my water cooling stuff yet but I've come to a horrible realization.

Can I even fit the radiator on top of the case with push/pull fans without having clearance issues with the motherboard? I knew the HAF X had tons of vertical space, but I never thought I'd need even more...

If you look at pics of my motherboard on Newegg, the mosfet heatsink extends pretty high up, and the RAM sits slightly higher than most motherboards too. My fans are SickleFlow 120's (I believe they are 25mm in depth). The radiator is 63mm...so that is 25+63= 88mm (the top fans would sit above the case). Doing a quick measurement here, there is only about 80mm of clearance from the top of the case to the edge of my motherboard. But looking at build logs and pics of RX360's and a HAF X, it seems like it can fit?

I would be devasted if it doesn't fit..can someone with personal experience chime in?

EDIT: Doing some more measuring:
Space between side of case and top of mosfet heatsink is 30mm. A standoff is roughly 10mm, so 30+10=40mm from top of mosfet heatsink to side of case. From the side of the case, the mounting hole for 3x120 is 50mm away. However, the radiator is maybe 10mm thicker on each side than the actual 120 fan, so that leaves a space of 50-10=40mm away from the side to the edge of the radiator. So maybe I am safe..?

EDIT 2:
Got the radiator and motherboard installed.
It will fit in both Gigabyte X58 and Z68 boards.

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Originally Posted by kiwiasian View Post
I can confirm that it fits, but there is a lot of pressure on the motherboard by the fan.

To anyone in a similar situation: With a HAF X, an RX360, 25mm fans in push/pull, and a Gigabyte X58 board, it will fit but there is a lot of pressure on the motherboard.
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Originally Posted by Elmateo487 View Post
Just for informational purposes.

It will fit push/pull RX360 with 25mm fans on a Gigabyte Z68 ud 4 board also. With slight pressure on the mobo, and I mean slight

Edited by kiwiasian - 6/22/11 at 10:01am

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I just asked someone 2 minutes ago, still waiting on reply to my PM

If the fan are mounted on top, it will fit, only a couple MM from the RAM.
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I just asked someone 2 minutes ago, still waiting on reply to my PM

If the fan are mounted on top, it will fit, only a couple MM from the RAM.
But you see the mosfet heatsink on my motherboard is retardedly high.

That is my main point of concern.

EDIT: Also, the mosfet heatsink begins right at the top edge of the motherboard.
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when i was picking out a case haf-x was in my top choices but i got mixed results some told me i could do push pull others said no.

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How do I mount a radiator on the top?

HAF will support a 240, 360, or 280mm radiator with no modification. Remove the top 200mm fan, and use the 8 holes to attach the radiator. The top panel must be removed by pressing on the internal plastic clips within the chassis. Some extreme radiators over 60mm thick, or too heavy may run into some issues in support, although most 360mm radiators will be accommodated with no issues.

Edited by Bal3Wolf - 6/17/11 at 7:34pm
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How do I mount a radiator on the top?

HAF will support a 240, 360, or 280mm radiator with no modification. Remove the top 200mm fan, and use the 8 holes to attach the radiator. The top panel must be removed by pressing on the internal plastic clips within the chassis. Some extreme radiators over 60mm thick, or too heavy may run into some issues in support, although most 360mm radiators will be accommodated with no issues.
I know the case can support the radiator, but it's a matter of if there is enough vertical clearance for push/pull fans. Actually scratch that entire idea--since it doesn't matter whether it's push/pull or not (since half of the fans will actually be above the case) it's a matter of whether I can fit a 25mm thick fan on a 63mm thick radiator and still be able to install it with no issues.
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Well heres a thread might help you it really depends how tall your mosfets are like in my rocketfish my fans sit on top of some mosfets.

http://www.overclock.net/intel-build...x360-rasa.html
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not sure if this is apples to apples, but in my HAF 932, and RX360, I run push/pull no problem, on two different boards too.
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Well heres a thread might help you it really depends how tall your mosfets are like in my rocketfish my fans sit on top of some mosfets.

http://www.overclock.net/intel-build...x360-rasa.html
I just saw that thread. OP is using a UD3R and he said that the fans come into very close contact with the mosfets. Unfortunately on my board, the UD5, the mosfets are quite a bit higher than the UD3R's. This was what got me concerned.

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not sure if this is apples to apples, but in my HAF 932, and RX360, I run push/pull no problem, on two different boards too.
I believe the 932 is a little higher than the X.
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you will have a problem then push or pull should work ok tho.
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you really dont need to do a push /pull on a rx360. Just one or the other and you will be fine
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