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I have a 360 rad up at the top and I want to put a 240 rad in this case (Haf X). I was thinking about putting it vertical were the green hot swop trays are. I have to cut the top out (where the hot swop trays and 5.25 bays meet) because it will go into one of the 5.25 bays but what do you guys think?

I know I could take out the hot swop tray fixture and just lay it flat but it would take up too much area on the bottom and I think with it vertical it will look better. I do not have use any of the hot swop trays anyways.

Do you think the 230mm fan will mess with the air flow in a bad way? I want to put a push/pull 120 fans on the 240 rad (it will fit).

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Sounds like it would work, have you measured all this out and have a plan for mounting?

With that many fans on the rad (4 if I'm reading correctly) the front fan wouldn't effect the rads efficiency at all. The only thing that would effect performance or potential of the rad is the side of the cage closest to your front intake fan.

Aesthetically you might find taking the entire cage might look better.
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Originally Posted by DigitrevX View Post

Sounds like it would work, have you measured all this out and have a plan for mounting?
With that many fans on the rad (4 if I'm reading correctly) the front fan wouldn't effect the rads efficiency at all. The only thing that would effect performance or potential of the rad is the side of the cage closest to your front intake fan.
Aesthetically you might find taking the entire cage might look better.

I planed out mounting the rad to the cage itself but I might just take the front part out. I should be starting this today, I made a build log:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1181328/build-log-baby-eater-w-dolphin-tears-as-coolant-custom-water-loop/0_50#post_15890984
Thanks for your input.
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post #4 of 7
I did a HAF X with a 360 top and removed the psu wire cover and the last three hard drive bays and put a 240 at the bottom with pull fans.
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post #5 of 7
I dont know if anyone has done this with the haf X but I think it has been done with the haf 932.
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post #6 of 7
I am doing this with the 932 right now, I can post up some pictures of my progress later tonight (if I remember...)
Removed the hard drive trays, cut out the perforated fan cover, and cut a hole in the bottom of the 5.25" bays for an EX360 to fit through.
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some 1 did a 480 up top and 360 in front on a haf-x if that helps smile.gif

http://www.overclock.net/t/1131361/skynet-water-cooled-haf-x-840mm-radiator-990x-tri-sli-evga-580-hydro-coppers
Edited by Greenback - 12/8/11 at 11:55am
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