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I'm confused are u saying a 240mm rad in the top with the stock fan that comes with the case?

A 120.2 (or 240 rad) will need 2 x 120 fans. Push pull config is preferable, but you'll still get decent performance with push only.

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actually just realized mounting a 200mm rad in the front with the stock fan would do well, as in the picture, and give me a lot more room in the case.
with this config and 120mm x2 in the top i believe we have a winner, using white 1/4 inch ID and 3/8 OD and compression fittings, i should be GTG for just CPU cooling and room to grow when i get my GPu blocks, let me know
ill be ordering this in the next 4-5 weeks =D

That would work, but you will get better cooling performance sticking with a 120.2 radiator, since 120mm fans have higher pressure.
Edited by fuadm424 - 4/4/12 at 8:08pm
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post #22 of 35
just get a better 200mm fan, and it will serve you well in push/pull
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post #23 of 35
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I would like to do a 120.2 in the front, but i have no idea how to properly mount it.

i have the fans, just they are zip tied in.. and i would love to properly mount it.. but i cant think of how since i don't have many tools, any thoughts?
post #24 of 35
the 200x200 would work
but youd need to do the following for a 120x240:
  • find a rad
  • see if it will fit and leave room for working with the barbs
  • determine how to mount the fans

youll want a good 25mm above the top fan mount or below the bottom fan mount for the fittings. are there 2 120 fan mounts on the front of your case?
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looks solid to me.
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post #26 of 35
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no, there are not 2 120mm fan mounts in the front of my case, i just upgraded to my FX-8120 and asus 7850 today.

here is a pic 700

sadly in my case i cant have a standard 120x240 rad.. unless i can find a way to mount it proeprly, not, im thinking of jsut 120x240 in the top, only cooling the CPU for now. and adding as i go on, and maybey learning more custom modding for the front.

but for now my gpu is pruning great with the cooler, i don't really need much else.

most water cooled system can always be added onto later on.. so it will be a slow work in progress.
post #27 of 35
It's hard to tell from your picture the situation with the front of the case.

I'll just add that L brackets from the hardware store could make mounting a rad in the front a world easier.
Otherwise stick a 240 up top for the time being, or think about hanging a second externally at the rear from that existing fan mount,
post #28 of 35
If you want a slim profile radiator think about maybe the Swiftech MCR240 QP because you can stack those radiators when you are ready to expand. Just a thought. These have excellent reviews too.
post #29 of 35
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maybe, not sure if 2 of them will work well enough or not
post #30 of 35
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I would like to do a 120.2 in the front, but i have no idea how to properly mount it.
i have the fans, just they are zip tied in.. and i would love to properly mount it.. but i cant think of how since i don't have many tools, any thoughts?

For my build, I'm using velcro. Works decently thumb.gif
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