Originally Posted by Jimma47
Very nice. Is there room to push/pull your front mounted radiator? Or would that push the drive bays too close to the PSU? From the pics it may work. But hey if your temps are fine as it is then there's no point
For the cost in interior space, fan dollars and effort - especially with say an H100 system I really wonder if the couple of degrees benefit of push/pull are worth it. I guess it depends how close to the danger zone your temps are or your goal. Lowest possible or very stable with usable interior space and room to grow.
This looks very nice. Even with the yellow bits
I did fit one additional scythe fan above the drive bay to pull. I'm only using five fans currently and the side fan is disconnected. My idle temps are 29-30C for the CPU (in BIOS, need a program for windows). I'm not overclocked yet. I had to shift the drive bay about half an inch and drill some new holes to make it all fit. The front bezel plastic on the inside was also shaved so the fans would clear.
My 5870 ramps up to 37C during a two hour session of Tribes Ascend beta.
I did want to sleeve the cables originally but mostly got impatient at all the parts on the table. I think when I refill the system in five or six months I'll look into doing that.
2x XSPC EX240 Radiators
4x Yate Loon 120x20mm Medium speed fans pushing / 1x scythe fan pulling on the front rad
Koolance RP-452x2 v1.3 (wasn't as difficult to bleed as people say)
2x Swiftech RP-450s pumps
EK North bridge block
Primochill 1/2ID x 3/4OD tubing
Distilled water with a few drops anti algae
MX-2 paste on everything
Thanks for the compliments, much appreciated!