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Shoehorning a 360 rad on top of an antec 900 II

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Well time to start my first mod as I like my 900 II case but dont want the rad hanging off the back

Parts that I have as of current
I5 2500k (currently at 4 ghz quick oc with a sub par Heatsink)
Asus P8p67 mobo
8gigs 2gbx4 1600mhz Gskill ram
Msi 6950 Ref card with unlock flash
750w psu
Corsair 30gb ssd
WD caviar black 500g sata 3 hd

Parts to come shortly

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12...l=g30c321s1310

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12...l=g30c309s1373

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811999230
open for suggestions on a similar fan controller (must be shallow mount as rad fan will come close to front)

also looking for ideas on cheap fans that will do the job for this (120x25) as the goal here is lowering the noise of the system (dam 6950 card and cpu cooler sound like a banshee ocd)

if any led color pref blue ik common but i just like the blue and black theme

when parts come in ill post pics i however have the top off atm and have the front pannel ziptied on and the big boy sitting there lol

EDIT: going for push pull on the rad push fans in case rad just ontop and the the pull untop of that going to be using mesh I think to cover it up
Edited by JozefH - 10/29/11 at 11:03am
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if you want quieter fans then get the RX360 kit as it works better on slow-medium fans over the RS that needs faster fans
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Lamptron fan controller
Yates loon fans
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yes i would like the rx 360 but space will be a limitation as im going to in a way remold the top over the rad/fans did some thinking measuring and more thinking today and what im doing is basically gutting the top panel except the first 4 inches and the sides/rear then im going to use a automotive hood scoop faceing the rear as a "cover" fiberglassed in facing the rear
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Ok so heres my basic concept im keeping the front panel cutting but saveing the piece just behind it so i can reuse it for styling and the very back and the lip all the way around as it droops over the edge of the top and buts up with the side panels please excuse the crude drawings/pics as it was paint and a camera phone
Edited by JozefH - 10/30/11 at 3:20am
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Please dont destroy your Antec case, just get some quieter AIR cooling.
get Accelero Xtreme Plus for GPU and the case will be much quieter without the WC troubles.

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You can fit a 360 in the front, just you will lose all your hdd racks but, they can just be relocated.
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I would get better tubes! because i got the same kit with tubes it came with and now it looks like I'm running 50% water and 50% DR. Peper!
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Lol I wouldn't start something like this if i didn't have the know how on to do this I'm going to rebuild the top around the system using fiberglass and yes ik the rad can fit in the front that was the initial thought but i decided to do this as I have never seen it done and then where would I put the drive bay? or a fan controller so this 1 mod will take some time and creativeness but will solve all my problems plus I have an idea in my head on how the end product will look and i think it will be sweet ill sketch later
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anyone know if the fans that come with the xspc kits are any good?
and is fesser one coolant still one of the better choices or has something else came out?
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