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Sorry, just to confirm, can I put a 480 up top, push and pull without invading the bay drives?

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Sorry, just to confirm, can I put a 480 up top, push and pull without invading the bay drives?

If it's a thick 480 the top bay will be impeded a bit.

But a regular one, you should be fine.
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Originally Posted by CorsairGeorge View Post

If it's a thick 480 the top bay will be impeded a bit.

But a regular one, you should be fine.

As long as the clearance between the motherboard and the top panel is around ~110, I don't mind loosing a couple bays on the top or all the bays.
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As long as the clearance between the motherboard and the top panel is around ~110, I don't mind loosing a couple bays on the top or all the bays.

Well, hopefully George can confirm that, but judging by the pictures of an H100i in "push/pull" mode (which is only a 27mm thick radiator), I'm not thinking this will be possible to put an RX360 or RX480 60mm radiator up there in "push/pull" mode.

One site who did a "pre-view" of it said this ...
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Here we can see just how much room is above the motherboard in the Corsair 900D. There is the radiator of the H100i, and fans on either side for an approximate thickness of 75mm. There is roughly 25mm more befor your begin to run into the motherboard, that means that there is 100mm between the board and the top of the 900D!

Hopefully there is more than 100mm, because that would basically mean that only 45mm thick (aka thin) radiators could be used up there.

Care to comment on the actual amount of room between the top of the motherboard and the roof of the case George?
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If it's a thick 480 the top bay will be impeded a bit.

But a regular one, you should be fine.
What does a "Thick Radiator" entail?
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I'm suspecting, like the 800/700D, a 55-60mm thick radiator with one set of push or pull fans will fit on top. With standard 25mm, total thickness of 85mm, ???


I hope they don't make the same "mistake" as the HAF-X did over the 932 (less rad space on top to add xl-atx) rolleyes.gif
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Yet another un impressive 350$ case but at least it has a side window un like the cosmos 2 which is the biggest 350$ fail I ever made
You can get into a mountain mods for the same money and fit 5x the rads
Or case labs sm5 or sm8 far better then corsair or cooler master could ever dream to pull off cause those cases are designed by people like us for us
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Yet another un impressive 350$ case but at least it has a side window un like the cosmos 2 which is the biggest 350$ fail I ever made
You can get into a mountain mods for the same money and fit 5x the rads
Or case labs sm5 or sm8 far better then corsair or cooler master could ever dream to pull off cause those cases are designed by people like us for us

Out of curiosity what don't you like about it?
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What does a "Thick Radiator" entail?

Well, it's subjective, but when I use the term, I mean 60mm or thicker. I can only guess George means the same.

The H100i radiators from Corsair are 27mm thick.
Some radiators like the Alphacool ST30 360 are 30mm thick.
Some from XSPC like the RS360 are 35mm thick.
Some from Swifttech, like the MCR series are 37mm thick.
Some, like the Black Ice Xtreme are 45mm thick

Then you start getting into what I call the "thick radiators" ...

XSPC RX series, which is 58.5mm thick.
EK-CoolStream, 64mm thick.
Phobya G-Changer, 60mm thick.
Alphacool UT60, 60mm thick.

Then there are "The beasts" (which are just flat out of the question up there in "push/pull") ...

Alphacool Monsta, 86mm thick.


As far as "push" vs "push/pull", typically, I would almost always prefer going "push/pull", as depending on the radiator (be it thick or thin) and fan combination, you can get 25% to 35% more heat dissipation.
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Wow. Nice case. Good job Corsair. A little too big/much for me, but I like it.
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