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Hi people.

With the upcomming Ivy bridge cpu and Z77 mobo's and the PCI Express 3.0 GFX cards, i"m thinking to build a new PC for me.

Also want to set my first steps in to Watercooling. So I have some questions.


Case = HAF X Coolermaster

Is it possible to mount the following radiators in this case.


TOP:

Radiator 2 X 200mm / 36 mm with a Push/Pull --> Exhaust

4 X fans are 200 mm / 25 mm

Total height 2 fans and rad = 86 mm

Phobya Xtreme 200


FRONT: (HD cage complete removed) --> Intake

Radiator 1 X 200 mm / 36 mm with a Push/Pull

2 X fans are 200 mm / 30 mm

Total Depth 2 fans and rad = 96 mm

Phobya Xtreme 200


BACK: (Radiator outside) (Tube routing through the watercooling holes above the exhaust fan) --> Exhaust.

Radiator 1 X 140 mm / 60 mm

Phobya G-Changer 140

+ 140MM Noise Absorber 140 - Black X 3



If this fits well, is this enough Watt to cool the following components..

CPU --> Watercooled --> I7 3770K
GFX1 --> Watercooled --> Nvidia 680GTX
GFX2 --> Watercooled --> Nvidia 680GTX
GFX3 --> Watercooled Physx Card --> --> Nvidia 480GTX



Haf X got 6, 5.25 bays.

Reservoir Dual bay 2 and 3 bay
Fan Controller in 4 bay
Blue Ray 5 bay
Hard Drive Data 6 bay



What is the best loop?

I will put a drawing here, ( I know it is paint biggrin.gif ) But then you have a little view.

300



Wich kind of size tubing is the best for this setup?

Any suggestions on pumps or reservoirs..?



Thanks in advance

David.
post #2 of 6
Short answer- yes
Long answer- yes, but it will require a ton of modding. The Phobya Xtreme 200/400 rads will NOT fit inside the HAF X even though it says cooler master on the title. The top part of it will not fit in P/P without cutting out all the pointless support brackets. The front 200mm might fight but you might need to make the opening a bit wider. And the 140mm will fit without any modding. I tried this a while back and ended up reselling my 400mm I bought the same day. (didn't want to pay for restocking fees and shipping) I hope this helps you.

EDIT: for the pump I would recommend going with a pump/res. it's just not worth trying to make it look good unless you have a 3rd party top on it.
     
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It is possible, but it will require a huge amount of modding that would be time consuming for even a skilled metal worker. Both the motherboard tray and the 5.25 bay will be in the way of the radiators, and the front fan in the HAF-X is, I think, 230mm.
You could get away with a 360mm in the top and a 240mm in the bottom, this will require a small amount of modding, but it would be more doable for someone with less experience with metal work.
If you decide not to mod the case you could always mount one radiator externaly on the back and one internaly in the top. This is wery doable even for someone with no experience.

Tubing, I'd recomend 3/8" tubing. It is a lot easyer to work with and doesnt look as "bulky" as 1/2" tubing, the performance is nearly the same.

Pump, either a DDC35X or a MPC655. These pumps are by far the most recomended pumps currently available, and they have become so for a reason. wink.gif
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Unless you are just into pain (just looking for a extreme challenge), don't bother with the 3x 200mm rads, get a 360 for the top, 120 for the front, mounting bracket for rear and mount another 240/360 radiator on to it, minimal modding required..

Do you already have a HAF X now? I am just asking because there are other much better options out there now that will be better tailored for multiple 360/240 radiator configuration. HAF X is a great air cooling case + decent water cooling case with some modding.. but I'd say it's a stretch when compared to the other cases that was designed with water cooling in mind.
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Hi thanks for the quick reply's.

I don't have the case yet. Was planning before buying it.

Main point for me was --> Big fans, slow speed, not a lot noise.

Second on my list was the NZXT Switch 810 case.( white color biggrin.gif ) all 140 mm fan's in this case.


I'm still running in a old CM Stacker case biggrin.gif.
post #6 of 6
I had a Cooler Master HAF X with a 360 + 240 setup, the big fans you are referring to 200mm Cooler Master fans are good for exhaust or intake, but horrible for radiators due to low static pressure.

If you are looking for low noise, mad air flow, then definitely go the 360 + 240 route instead, throw in a couple of high static pressure fans, there are quite a few options (Gentle Typhoons, Gelid Wing 12, Yate Loons, You'll have to do a search for more but those are some of the most common), keep the 200mm front and side intake..

Have fun.. I had a blast squeezing all my stuff in my HAF X . biggrin.gif:thumb:
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