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Nice build. I started this way putting a pumptop/res combo in the same place you have yours. I also mounted a 240 rest external. Some of my notes if this helps you any:

  • You can't use the GPU bracket or the shroud with the pump and res locations you have, but that may not matter much if you had no plans for them. Waterblock and sli cards are really really heavy and the bracket does help if you can fit it.
  • The door/panel may be tough to close or you may have to remove the door fan to make room
  • The 240 covers up the first video card DVI connector and makes it a pita to connect. I solved this by going push/pull with fans and putting the mounting bracket on the push fan and getting more room off the case using the same extenders you have.

I ended going changing out my external res/pump combo to a bay res/pump combo and it was the best thing I could've done for space in the HAF.

Good luck with your build.
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here's what I have so far.. I'll post some of the progress pics I made, but for now BF3 calls!

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Nice build. I started this way putting a pumptop/res combo in the same place you have yours. I also mounted a 240 rest external. Some of my notes if this helps you any:
  • You can't use the GPU bracket or the shroud with the pump and res locations you have, but that may not matter much if you had no plans for them. Waterblock and sli cards are really really heavy and the bracket does help if you can fit it.
  • The door/panel may be tough to close or you may have to remove the door fan to make room
  • The 240 covers up the first video card DVI connector and makes it a pita to connect. I solved this by going push/pull with fans and putting the mounting bracket on the push fan and getting more room off the case using the same extenders you have.
I ended going changing out my external res/pump combo to a bay res/pump combo and it was the best thing I could've done for space in the HAF.
Good luck with your build.

Yea, the 240 was a bit tight for the DVI. I'll be sure to post an image of that. I was able to fit everything within the case while still being able to close it and really only lost 2-3 external bays which i'm completely fine with.
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Yea, the 240 was a bit tight for the DVI. I'll be sure to post an image of that. I was able to fit everything within the case while still being able to close it and really only lost 2-3 external bays which i'm completely fine with.

How's the RX360 fit? I have a QP360 in my HAF-X and it's a lot thinner and it's a tight fit with just three fans on it.
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I'm just doing 3 fans Pull with no mods to the top. I did have to buy 1 1/2" 6/32 bolts in order to mount the fans where the 200mm fans go.

I did a quick test and it looks like i would be able to mount 3 standard depth (25mm?) without too much trouble if i wanted to. but a shroud would probably be out of the question

Edit: the sleeve color is not final. I wanted to test sleeving paracord and that 8 pin power was the easiest to do.
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Here's clearance with the exterior mounted 240 rad. You can see that the VGA Plugin for the first video card is "somewhat" snug.

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You might be able to fit some fans under it, I think I may have seen somebody do it. even on my rad it looks like a tight fit, and it's almost impossible to get the 8 pin plug into the mobo. I have 25mm fans on the bottom of my QP360 but it's way shorter than your rad.
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You might be able to fit some fans under it, I think I may have seen somebody do it. even on my rad it looks like a tight fit, and it's almost impossible to get the 8 pin plug into the mobo. I have 25mm fans on the bottom of my QP360 but it's way shorter than your rad.

I'm saying I am able to fit them there (for anyone who would be interested in running the RX360 push/pull on 25mm fans). . However I agree with you, it would be a big pita to deal with the 8 pin either pre-post installation of the fans.
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Here's clearance with the exterior mounted 240 rad. You can see that the VGA Plugin for the first video card is "somewhat" snug.

An option would be to get a right angle DVI cable.
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So I'm running the CPU at 4.6 with around 1.34 voltage. Temps right now initially spike to about 55 and flatline from there without influcing the GPU temps In GPU only tests the cards with a slight overclock to 900 run at about 40-45 (depending on ambient) which can be seen with a small spike at the initial part of the run and then flatline. So it seems I'm in a fairly safe spot in terms of cooling power with my current configuration.

I'm currently running Yate Loon Medium speed fans (max at 1500 RPM) in a pull configuration at ~1100 RPMs with ambient temps at around 23-26 depending on the time of day right now. The CPU temps seem a little high however they flatline after the initial load. This leads me to believe that maybe reseating may help load temps, but other than that it is fine in my eyes.

In terms of any modifications to the configuration, I'd like to have a flow meter somewhere in the rig just out of curiosity. Also, I'd like to remove the 90 degree kink on the GPU the next time I'm messing around wtih tubing, and lastly, reduce the amount of tubing for the pump as I've somewhat resituated it as having it ziptied to the chasis was not a good idea for sound/vibrations. (the actual vibration noise was really making me want to punch a baby!)

I'll be sure to post some more progress pictures as well as some CPUZ and GPU test results, but right now I'm satisified. having those GPUs on full load at 40-45 is just amazing in my mind.

If anyone has any thoughts or suggestions it would be most appreciated.
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