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I dont have a decent camera.

My case is this
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cases/2009/02/25/antec-nine-hundred-two-902-review/1
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I see your issue after watching the video below. You front intake fans are mounted on the front of the HDD cage and that cage is modular. That does pose a problem. I was able to mount my fans directly on the front of the case. Im going to have to do some more research on that.
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Heres a solution to mod the front fans so you can accommodate the rad. Looks like the holes on the front grill will align with the fan holes.
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So my front 2 fans i take out and align the rads to the screw holes?
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So my front 2 fans i take out and align the rads to the screw holes?

No. You put the fans in front of the rad. "<-" indicates air flow direction Like so:

Typical Push Pull

FAN<-RAD<-FAN<-GRILL

If there is not enough length to mount it that way, then you have to do what I did. Stack fans in front

RAD<-FAN<-FAN<-FAN<-GRILL

So basically I needed at least 75mm to attach it to the front. And if you notice on the pictures the rads are rotated 90 degrees.
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******UPDATED******

Successful 900/1800/2200 Overclock with a couple a cheap $59 Antec 620's with temps topped out at 46c and the VRM Temps via fans sensor at 47c thumb.gif

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Even crappy pics are good, use your cell phone lol
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I dont need too when you can see plenty of pics of the case interior online.
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******UPDATED******
Successful 900/1800/2200 Overclock with a couple a cheap $59 Antec 620's with temps topped out at 46c and the VRM Temps via fans sensor at 47c thumb.gif
Aside from the excellent temps., those clocks are very impressive for a couple of 480's.
Are they completely artifact-free at those speeds?
The highest I could get my 480's up to was 882/2044 or 885/2000, depending on what kind of mood they were in.
I had no artifacts at those speeds, but anything higher would crash either Vantage or 3DMark 11.
Another question I have, do you ever run Furmark?
I know it's brutal, but it does really give you an indication of what your cooling is capable of in a worse-case scenario.
    
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******UPDATED******
Successful 900/1800/2200 Overclock with a couple a cheap $59 Antec 620's with temps topped out at 46c and the VRM Temps via fans sensor at 47c thumb.gif
Aside from the excellent temps., those clocks are very impressive for a couple of 480's.
Are they completely artifact-free at those speeds?
The highest I could get my 480's up to was 882/2044 or 885/2000, depending on what kind of mood they were in.
I had no artifacts at those speeds, but anything higher would crash either Vantage or 3DMark 11.
Another question I have, do you ever run Furmark?
I know it's brutal, but it does really give you an indication of what your cooling is capable of in a worse-case scenario.

Yes before I run the Heaven benchmark I run it thru furmark for about 4-5 mins to check for any artifacts and see where the temps are going. They seemed to hold up just fine without any artifacts. Keep in mind that I had all 4 fans in front of the each RAD at 100%. I almost got my head sucked into the front of the rig. tongue.gif

I know there some debate about stacking fans in series. But I advised my cousin who's and aerodynamic engineer at Northrup. He said to increase airflow and pressure, use a series of fans in front all running at the same RPM. At low RPM's they will keep a high pressure against the RAD.
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