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Hi all,

I'm planning on installing an XSPC RX 360, but my Thor V2 is shamefully short of interior space, considering how monstrously big the thing is. I'd really like to run shrouds and push/pull. It looks like any attachment bracket will get in the way. About the only thing I can think to do would be to setup some sort of free standing radiator using a rad stand. Seems a little dangerous, especially with kids around the house. Anyone know of another way around the problem?
Edited by Reshesnik - 3/26/12 at 2:08pm
post #2 of 8
You filled a thor?!

You really don't need to run push/pull on an RX.

I'm running mine externally (for now) and haven't had any issues. What are you planning on cooling? Any pics of your setup?
 
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I haven't even started, so no, it's definitely not full. Right now it's just chock full of fans. I have a crappy Gigabyte motherboard (cheapy that came with Microcenter i5-2500k deal, thinking about upgrading), and a Galaxy 560 ti. Two optical drives, an SSD, and a 1TB. Right now it's air cooled at 4.5 ghz using a Evo 212. I'm upgrading to water, but I can't figure out where I can fit a thick 360 plus fans. The top will only fit a thin-ish 240 without scraping the motherboard, unless I remove the top venting fins or something. Ditto for the front and the back, and bottom. I think I'll have to mount it externally, though it might be possible (though not advisable, most likely) to put it in the door. Have you ever seen a Thor with a 360? I'd love to mount it internally, but I can't figure out how to pull it off. Alternatively, I think I could mount a few different rads, but that sounds like a pain in the neck -- I think I could put a 120, 140, or 240 up top, and a 120 or 140 in the back and bottom.

I plan on cooling the CPU and GPU for the time being. Not a huge load, but I figure I might as well go 360. Thinking about setting up SLI next year, once the wife forgets how much I spent this year. smile.gif Think 360 would be enough to cool the CPU and two GPUs? (Thinking something Kepler based, so hopefully not insanely hot.)
Edited by Reshesnik - 3/27/12 at 10:11am
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Could always mod. lol.

If you don't mind using slightly faster fans, the EX360 would help a bit with space. But honestly, you should be able to fit a thicker rad in that thing with some planning. It's a big case. lol.
 
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I have a Thor v2. Very easy to run out of space when it comes to watercooling components. You can remove the fins on top and possibly fit the rad up there (may require cutting a portion of the top to fully fit the rad). I know for sure that a 240 rad can fit up where the fins are with a lot of room to spare, not sure about a 360 though.
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post #6 of 8
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Thanks! I may just go with a 240 up top and a 120 in the back or something. I was really oping someone would say "I've done it" and send some pics, but I guess it's just not a very popular case. Anyone know if the "extreme" XSPC kit pump could handle multiple rads, a CPU and GPU okay? Also, how would you lay out a multi-rad system? Res/pump -> Rad 1 -> CPU -> Rad 2 -> GPU -> Res/pump?
post #7 of 8
most will agree that loop order is irrelevant. but the order you suggested would be fine and is likely what i would do
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Superericla, were you able to fit an RX size 240 up there with fans?
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