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I've tried searching the web and overclock.net, but I can't find if the Corsair 600T can fit two, single 200mm radiators -- one at the front intake and another in the top exhaust -- with MB and Ram installed. Any help?

The case: http://www.corsair.com/pc-cases/graphite-series-pc-case/special-edition-white-graphite-series-600t-mid-tower-case.html

Thanks in advance!
Edited by DrJns - 1/30/12 at 5:17pm
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It won't fit in the top with a fan mounted on it, possibly not even without a fan.

I went a different rout than most. 200 in the front, Quad 480 in the optional mesh side panel.
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Thanks for the reply! I may copy you. Will any radiator fit in the top? Double 120, single 140...
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A slim 240 will fit, with fans under the mesh panel on top.
I was never happy with the poor airflow and noise caused by the mesh panel being right on the fans, so i switched to the large side panel radiator, and just put a couple of exhaust fans up top.
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Your rig looks great. How did you mod the top to fit the two 120s?

Edit: Nevermind, I see it's a stock option. Thanks again! Purchasing now....
Edited by DrJns - 1/24/12 at 8:47pm
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check out my build ill be putting 2-ex240 rads in mine . one in the front vertically and one across the top
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For the top fans, I used the mounting holes that the case comes with, but I cut out the perforated metal, and used round bar fan grills, for better airflow. Airflow is really bad without cutting it out, but that is true with most cases.
The blue tape is to keep from recirculating air from the fans back into the case. One of these days I'll do something nicer looking with it, but it is all hidden under the mesh top panel.

I had to trim the HD cage a little to clear the fans on the side panel radiator.

The side mount setup is about as quiet as anything with four 1900 RPM fans on it can be. wink.gif
I have 9 total fans in the rig, 6 on radiator as intake, 3 as exhaust out the top and back of the case. All PWM controlled based on CPU case(tCase) temperature, in 3 steps.
At below 35ºC, the fans all run at around 650 RPM and are essentially silent.
Between 35 and 50ºC, gaming/light load, they run at around 1100 RPM, not audible over game sounds, etc..
At >50ºC, folding/stress testing, they run at around 1900 RPM, which is not super loud, but would be annoying if I was watching a movie or something in the same room, which I don't.
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Originally Posted by Caleal View Post

For the top fans, I used the mounting holes that the case comes with, but I cut out the perforated metal, and used round bar fan grills, for better airflow. Airflow is really bad without cutting it out, but that is true with most cases.
The blue tape is to keep from recirculating air from the fans back into the case. One of these days I'll do something nicer looking with it, but it is all hidden under the mesh top panel.
I had to trim the HD cage a little to clear the fans on the side panel radiator.
The side mount setup is about as quiet as anything with four 1900 RPM fans on it can be. wink.gif
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Between 35 and 50ºC, gaming/light load, they run at around 1100 RPM, not audible over game sounds, etc..
At >50ºC, folding/stress testing, they run at around 1900 RPM, which is not super loud, but would be annoying if I was watching a movie or something in the same room, which I don't.

Listen to this guy. I copied his 200mm radiator mount/plenum. He is a smart guy. That is also a great case too. Check the link my sig for the club thread. You can get a lot of ideas browsing through there.
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Listen to this guy. I copied his 200mm radiator mount/plenum.

Glad it worked out for you!thumb.gif
If someone ever comes out with decent PWM controlled 180 or 200mm fans, I'll probably delete the plenum in favor of them so I can move the HD cage over to where there is a larger opening behind it for wiring.
I'm thinking of putting in an Aquero system this summer, so I may be deleting PWM fans anyway.
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check out my build ill be putting 2-ex240 rads in mine . one in the front vertically and one across the top

Why front 120x2 instead of 1x200?
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Originally Posted by Caleal View Post

If someone ever comes out with decent PWM controlled 180 or 200mm fans, I'll probably delete the plenum in favor of them so I can move the HD cage over to where there is a larger opening behind it for wiring.

So PWM controlled 200mm fan/rad is not the best idea for front?
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