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post #1 of 40
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Just got done ordering my 650D, and my Rasa RX240 kit.

I'm very excited. Should I be THIS excited?

First time with a good cable managing case and first time going with water cooling.

Thinking I should be kind of scarce? Haha.
Edited by Dustin1 - 8/18/11 at 11:49pm
 
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Rasa RX420 kit.
i sure hope my dyslexia isn't acting up on me. . .
neat little case, not a bad deal up on newegg right now for one, $20 off promo code and $20 mail in rebate, with free shipping to boot
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i sure hope my dyslexia isn't acting up on me. . .
neat little case, not a bad deal up on newegg right now for one, $20 off promo code and $20 mail in rebate, with free shipping to boot
Yeah I meant 240..

And that's the reason I got it, got it cheap!
 
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Very nice indeed, it's a great combination.

There is a slight issue if you plan on mounting the rad in the top of the case though. The RX240 will fit fine but you will have trouble attaching fans to it with the motherboard in place. They will interfere with the top of the motherboard.

There are two ways you can solve this. The first is to mount the fans outside the case above the radiator. The RX240 kit comes with fan guards so you're fine on that front.

The second method, and what I have done, is to offset the RX240 slightly from the 650D's mounting holes. Because the top fan grill has quite big holes you can mount the RX240 slightly to the side, not using the intended holes, then there is room to mount fans inside the case without interfering with the motherboard. You'll want four washers to support the mounting screws but it's not difficult to do.

Enjoy your case, it's fantastically designed. My only gripe with it is the inbuilt fan controller is pretty poor, and you may need to order the fan silencing kit. It's totally free to order. I abandoned it in the end though and got a proper fan controller in there.
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It is a good case stock and an even better one once you mod it.
I had to stop using the included fan controller altogether. Put a 7w resistor on the front fan and it is perfect. I used an SR-1 280 so the hot swap tray had to go. cut out most of the internal screens, made a new front, and top to cover my externally mounted fans.
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post #6 of 40
yeah if you're talking internal, the rs240 rad is the way to go
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Just purchased mine too! What a crazy deal on newegg!
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Thanks for the quick responses guys, I wouldn't have an issue would putting the fans on the outside, but what about mounting the rad on the outside and just drilling holes to run your fittings inside and mounting the fans on the inside?

I've personally never done anything with water cooling so I'm just kind of curious as to what else I need to order (If anything) and how I am going to get this all setup and working properly...

The only thing that's really bugging me now is if the rad will have some trouble fitting with the case being stock, I was planning on adding a block for my GTX 470, but I've been reading that the pump and this rad will probably not be able to handle my CPU and GPU (It'll handle it, the temps wont be good though..) can anyone verify this? Or shed some light on it? Because if that is the case, then I'll be ordering a new pump along with a 120 rad.. (Taking out the bottom HDD case and mounting it where that fan currently is in the front) Do you think that would work better with the 240 AND the 120 rad along with the stronger pump? Or would I be good to just leave it all with that single rad?

Sorry for the long-a** reply, you two have given me quite a bit to consider and think about

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Just purchased mine too! What a crazy deal on newegg!
Grats on the purchase! And I know, I got paid at 12:01 and I purchased the case at 12:30
Edited by Dustin1 - 8/19/11 at 12:32am
 
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I've personally never done anything with water cooling so I'm just kind of curious as to what else I need to order (If anything) and how I am going to get this all setup and working properly...
either a kill coil or some pt nuke. . .
as for the ability to handle the heat load, maybe not if you plan on overclocking, either another 120 or if you want to go balls to the wall, get a 200x200mm rad for the front
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post #10 of 40
I have an MCP650 pump and my loop is pump>280 rad>cpu>120 rad>gpu>res>pump.
If you add a 120 you should be fine. Consider doing push-pull on the 120mm rad. You can free up some space internally by having one fan on the outside. Try to keep 90 fittings to a minimum adn remove the unused hard drive cage to maximize air flow through the case and you should be golden.
Don't forget to add a drain port or some t fitting setup to all for draining.

The pic is my old 775 setup where I had NB and SB waterblocks as well - not this time.
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