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post #11051 of 13812
As far as i know, youll need to mod the top a little to fit a 480
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Originally Posted by KurruptAus View Post

As far as i know, youll need to mod the top a little to fit a 480

Damn! tongue.gif

What kind of modding? Can others confirm this?

Not like I need it NOW, but I am considering a 480mm for the top (Not sure if 60mm or Monsta) and a new 240mm for bottom (Monsta).

I really suck at modding things, that's why I'm asking if it needs any modding, I'd prefer not to have to mod the case at all. tongue.gif
    
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Well it does fit in the top, but the mounting holes arent there so you'd need to drill new ones or find another way to mount it there. A 420 rad fits perfectly on the other hand if you want to go 3 x 140mm
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I cant decide if i should use aluminium or acrylic for my PSU and HDD bay covers :/ Aluminium would be pretty simple to do I think.

Any suggestions?
post #11055 of 13812
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Originally Posted by KurruptAus View Post

Well it does fit in the top, but the mounting holes arent there so you'd need to drill new ones or find another way to mount it there. A 420 rad fits perfectly on the other hand if you want to go 3 x 140mm

Money is tight, plus I already have many Gentle Typhoon 1850RPM fans, that's why I'd like to go the 120mm route instead of 140mm.

I'll wait for the NZXT Rep (Jason if I remember right) to answer. maybe with the revised panel I can fit a 480mm rad (4x120mm) with no modding. Worse case scenario I'll just look for 3x140mm then, in which case, I'd need fan recommendation to something similar like gentle typhoon's in terms of static pressure performance for radiators and noise!
    
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Damn! tongue.gif

What kind of modding? Can others confirm this?

Not like I need it NOW, but I am considering a 480mm for the top (Not sure if 60mm or Monsta) and a new 240mm for bottom (Monsta).

I really suck at modding things, that's why I'm asking if it needs any modding, I'd prefer not to have to mod the case at all. tongue.gif

In all honesty, a 480mm rad is going to be FAR more hassle than it's worth; we're talking some serious case modification! A 420, on the other hand, is generally as simple as installing a 360 (provided it's no thicker than ~45-50mm if going Push-Pull), and provides MORE usable surface area (more total surface area, as well) than the 480.
You can get the XSPC EX420 for cheap, around $65-70 here in the 'states. The Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 is also an excellent choice, and only about $10 more if that...

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I cant decide if i should use aluminium or acrylic for my PSU and HDD bay covers :/ Aluminium would be pretty simple to do I think.

Any suggestions?

I am working on a few things, including some HDD Cage Covers, using Copper Sheet that I happened to find at my local Lowes! I am working on a custom pump mount, a custom Rampage IV Extreme Rear-CPU Socket VRM's heatsink, custom RAM Fan Holders, and a few other bits and pieces! Hopefully it will turn out well. The sheets are about 6"x6" and only cost ~$3.50/ea, so I figured it's worth a try.
   
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post #11057 of 13812
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In all honesty, a 480mm rad is going to be FAR more hassle than it's worth; we're talking some serious case modification! A 420, on the other hand, is generally as simple as installing a 360 (provided it's no thicker than ~45-50mm if going Push-Pull), and provides MORE usable surface area (more total surface area, as well) than the 480.
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My guess is I don't need any kind of modding for a 420mm rad with the revised top panel?

What kind of fans are recommended in the 140mm market? I only know 120mm, Gentle Typhoons or Corsair SP-120, but those are not available at 140mm.
    
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post #11058 of 13812
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Teh revised top panel should accommodate 480 rads with 15mm spacing, but it would still be tight because of the 5.25 bays. To be completely honest, I think if you just had a 360mm in the top and a 240 in the bottom, it would be more than enough to adequately cool your rig, unless you were benching/folding constantly with a tri-SLI set up.
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Hello XNine, have you been getting my PMs?

I've sent you 2 + 1 email redface.gif
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Thinking of mounting my d5 here also, whats the pump noise like any vibrations?
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