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post #1 of 10
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motherboard: asus maximus iv gene-z
2 580's on sli

The 580 is 266.7mm in length and the vulcan can take up to 350mm length video cards.

So can't I just mount the h80 in the front with the two fans? The tubes can go through I think. Well???
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post #2 of 10
The hoses won't reach that distance.
Not without stretching and having a high tension, anyway.

EDIT: Not to say it isn't compatible. It's designed to go at the top rear of the case.
Any reason why it can't?

Also, why is this in the Small Form Factor Systems section?
Edited by Nicnivian - 8/8/11 at 4:25pm
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nzxtvulcanmicroatxcase3.jpg

It would fit where the red circle's at, right?

Fan>Case>Radiator>Fan right?


Sorry, just want to make sure of everything beforehand.
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post #4 of 10
No. The back fan slot is only 92mm. And no, a 92mm to 120mm adapter would not work. People have successfully mounted the H50 and H60 to the front 120mm fan mount, but I'm not sure about the H70 and H80. Since the GTX 580s are 10.5 in cards, you will probably have to cut into the 3.5" bay to get the tubing to fit.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The_0ctogon;14513004 
No. The back fan slot is only 92mm. And no, a 92mm to 120mm adapter would not work. People have successfully mounted the H50 and H60 to the front 120mm fan mount, but I'm not sure about the H70 and H80. Since the GTX 580s are 10.5 in cards, you will probably have to cut into the 3.5" bay to get the tubing to fit.

Ah, didn't realize the back fan was only a 92mm.
At any rate, even if you could get the hose to reach, it'd be stretched to hell and look butt ugly.

If I'm reading the stats on this case right, you have 2x 120mm fan mounts on the top.
That'd be your best bet.
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post #6 of 10
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So it'd fit here?
nzxtvulcanmicroatxcase3.jpg

And how will it be setup in push/pull? Fan>case>radiator>fan ? What will happen to the handle?

And is the 3.5inch bay at the bottom of the case screwed in? Can I get it off or it's not built that way?
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post #7 of 10
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http://www.overclock.net/water-cooling/1084209-corsair-h80-corsair-h50-hose-lengths.html
Quote:

Corsair's site indicates:

H50 11" - 12"

H60 11.5"

H70 9" - 10"


And since the H50 can reach the front easy...
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1590/3/
Quote:
The Kuhler H2O 920 is a nice unit. The hoses are 13 inches...

So the hoses on the kuhler h2o 920 are 13 inches. Problem solved, right?
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post #8 of 10
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Anybody?
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post #9 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nebster;14519913 
Anybody?

Sorry. Only just got back around. tongue.gif

After fitting my H80, I can't see it sitting at the front is all. The hoses are NOT very manageable to say the least.

They don't stretch or bend.

Not sure about the Kuhler. Never had my hands on one. But I think the best idea would be mounting it on top.

My only concern with that would be if the pump has to work too hard and doesn't cool as efficiently. You'll have to ask someone who has personally experienced the set up on that.

EDIT: I don't know how important it is to you, but the thought of having the hoses stretching from the front to the CPU just makes me cringe at how ugly that'd be.
Especially if it's worming over Graphics cards and other cables.
But that's just me.

Edited by Nicnivian - 8/9/11 at 8:13pm
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post #10 of 10
So can you put it at the top?
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