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post #11 of 14
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Its true I understand exactly what you guys are saying and from my hour of research you are right. Its just I love this case and was hoping i could make it work. But I dont want to waste my money in a system that is less than air cooling.
post #12 of 14
You want a minimum of 120mm worth of rad per component, doesn't matter which radiator you have if you're going by normal watercooling (like no chilled water). If you want decent temps you should upsize the case like someone else said and get a 360rad instead. If you're dead set on the case you'll have to mount the rad externally if you want temps that are "average" for watercooling instead of a 240mm rad which would get you close to aircooling temps.
post #13 of 14
I think all Corsair cases that accommodate water cooling have at least enough space between the motherboard and top panel to fit in a thick radiator and 120x25mm fans. I have an RX240 in my 800D and two 120x25mm fans, they work, but there is almost no space between my motherboard and the fans. So my first suggestion would be to email Corsair or get in contact with a rep and see if they know what kind of space is in the top of the case, before you buy it.

If you're going to have space issues, maybe try out the EX-series radiators from XSPC. I'm not sure how they actually perform, but the company claims better performance than the RS series without the added thickness of the RX. thumb.gif
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I think all Corsair cases that accommodate water cooling have at least enough space between the motherboard and top panel to fit in a thick radiator and 120x25mm fans. I have an RX240 in my 800D and two 120x25mm fans, they work, but there is almost no space between my motherboard and the fans. ......

Do you have your RX240 setup with push pull all inside of the case?
If so, I know exactly what you mean... tongue.gif
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