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WC Fractal Design XL without drilling/welding

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Heya, I have a Fractal Design XL with an Antec H2O 620 at the moment but cannot get my temps as low as I would like (idle 30c, load 60c @ 4.2ghz).
I have even tried using a 5400rpm fan but surprisingly that made no difference.
I am assuming that the Antec cannot move the coolant around fast enough to get the temp any lower.

So, my question is what would be the best move to a non closed water cooling solution in this case without doing irreversable modding of the case?

There doesn't seem to be an easy way to mount a dual rad in the case, only singles.
Would a cooling loop with two 120mm rads (one at back of case, and one in 5.25 drive bays) be a good solution or would the restriction of water flow negate the benefits?

Failing that, is it worth going for the Corsair H80 instead of the Antec?
Is there any modding on the Antec cooler itself increase performance?

I am pretty new to water cooling and this is my first computer build for about a decade, in hindsight a more suitable case from the offset might have been a better start.
However I love the style etc of the Fractal Design XL and when I built it two months ago I wasn't planning on OCing.

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated, thankyou.
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i7 2600K MSI Z68 GD80 (G3) Asus GTX 560 DCII OC 16GB Corsair Vengeance LP 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Corsair Force 3 GT 60GB Sony external DVDRW Windows 7 64bit/ *nix 64bit Asus VE247H 
PowerCase
850W Silverstone Tech Gold Fractal Design XL 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600K MSI Z68 GD80 (G3) Asus GTX 560 DCII OC 16GB Corsair Vengeance LP 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Corsair Force 3 GT 60GB Sony external DVDRW Windows 7 64bit/ *nix 64bit Asus VE247H 
PowerCase
850W Silverstone Tech Gold Fractal Design XL 
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The dual 120 radiator setup is the way I'd go.

But really, you're much better off modding the case to handle a 120.2 or 120.3 radiator.
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