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Hi guys. After thinking a bit, I decided my case could not fit a RX360 internally so I have been thinking if an exhaust mount was practical or is even possible.
After buying the Waterkit, I'd probably have it cool my GPU and CPU for acouple months and then I was thinking of running 580s in SLI in the future and adding a RS240 internally for solo CPU cooling once I get my second GPU.

Hows this sound to you guys out there? Is it possible and would I run into any trouble?
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Not sure of what an exhaust mount is. Posting to find out/bump.
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Perhaps he means an exterior radiator mount (to his case's 120mm rear fan slot?)
    
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If you are referring to externally mounting your rad with something like the Swiftech Radbox or the Koolance Rad Mount then no, you will not have any problems.

It should end up looking something like this:

(random pic pulled of the internet)


Externally mounting your rad can actually be a good thing, as you will usually have a supply of cool air and you will not be dumping the heat back into your case. When you get your second 580 and add the RS240 I would just go for one big loop. It is cheaper and performs similarly to dedicated loops.
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If you are referring to externally mounting your rad with something like the Swiftech Radbox or the Koolance Rad Mount then no, you will not have any problems.

It should end up looking something like this:

(random pic pulled of the internet)


Externally mounting your rad can actually be a good thing, as you will usually have a supply of cool air and you will not be dumping the heat back into your case. When you get your second 580 and add the RS240 I would just go for one big loop. It is cheaper and performs similarly to dedicated loops.
Yeah something like that, but instead have the end of the radiator on the exhaust and then having two of the fans of the RX360 going upward, so I'll have no trouble using my back USBs and such. You guys think most cases will be able to do this as long as there are watercooling holes in the back right?

More like this:

(Pulled from a old overclock thread
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...asa-rx360.html)

Think I'll have any trouble?
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Should do fine. The Koolance mount lets you push the whole radiator away further, though, reducing the chances of cables getting in the way. I'd try to mount it in the middle of the rad so your case doesn't get all top-heavy xP

The one GingerJohn posted is the Koolance one.
Edited by audioxbliss - 8/20/11 at 10:45pm
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Yeah, I'm probably just going for the RX360 Kit. Seems pretty nice for the price. I'll see what I can do about mounting it in the center.
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Yeah, I'm probably just going for the RX360 Kit. Seems pretty nice for the price. I'll see what I can do about mounting it in the center.
Center mounting the rad is going to be better as it will reduce the stress on the mounting. If you have it sticking out the top then there will be quite a high bending moment on the mounting bracket and case, which may or may not be a problem.

The rad should clear your Mobo's I/O panel anyway (should be off to the side), the only issue you might have is with the GPU I/O.
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I think your going to have a heck of a time bleeding the system with the rad mounted like that.
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I think your going to have a heck of a time bleeding the system with the rad mounted like that.
Not really. It will make it slightly more difficult but there are two main options:

1. Mount the rad with the ports at the top. That way the rad will bleed really easily as the air is trying to escape upwards and will naturally come out of the port.

2. Leave some slack tubing and whilst bleeding detach the rad from the case and lay it down. The Koolance bracket is ideal for this as it has a quick release.
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