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Hey guys first time on the forums so please forgive me if i sound stupid at all,
im going to upgrade to watercooling in about a week or two and right now im looking at getting the XSPC raystorm D5 EX360 kit, my problem being im not sure if the RAD will fit in my Phantom, ive seen a few pictures of others modding their cases, so im wandering first of all if the RAD will actually be placeable without modding my case?
post #2 of 13
I also have a Phantom, it won't be possible without either doing an outside mount, or going with something smaller. Of course, you can always mod the case! PS, even the EX series will be tough to mount because of mobo spacing issues. Good luck and let us know how it goes.
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wow that was a quick reply thanks!, im thinking now i might mod the top of the case so the RAD sits above the two 200mm fans that way it shouldnt have any problems hitting the Mobo like you said.
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You should be able to mount a thin 360 rad in p/p config up top without any modding. Remove the 200mm fans and use two 120mm fans to hold the rad up top, like Mybadomen did here:
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ahhh i see, going of that pic i wouldn't have to drill any extra holes in the top of the case for those 2x 120mm fans would i?
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ahhh i see, going of that pic i wouldn't have to drill any extra holes in the top of the case for those 2x 120mm fans would i?
No you wouldn't have to. Just use the holes for the radiator standoffs.
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cool, one other thing i guess to ask is: these are the dimensions of the RAD im looking at getting would you know if it would fit like Mybadomen's did? 121 x 35.5 x 395mm (WxDxH)
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The Phantom top is a big pain in the arse. The rest of the case is large and deep, plenty of room, but the top is hyper constricted. Its a design flaw imo.

I dunno what space you have due to mb differences, but I had to cut away into my AP15s to fit 40mm think AX360 in the top. In my rig I had a spare 360 grill that I drilled holes into the top for a secure mount. Check my sig rig for pics.

Push/Pull isn't really worth it unless you've done everything already. P/P brings a very small incremental improvement in temps, 1c according to Martin over just Push.
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going off what everyone has said i guess i can go either option, put the RAD on the top like MYbadOmens design or attach The RAD underneath the top like yours Tsm106 .
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I dunno what space you have due to mb differences[Tsm106]
i know i have enough room for the RAD being 3.5cm but the extra 2.5cm from the fans im not sure i might just make it without hitting anything
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It's very close, but the rad is in the middle of the top, so there's a bit of fudge factor. The only problem I had was with having to connect my 8 pin power before installing the rad. No joke, there's maybe 2 mm between the fans and the top of my memory sticks. Hope it works out.
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