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520x488x262mm Space what is the best radiator for 2 GPUs and an I7 loop/ Fan questions too.

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I m really contemplating ditching my HAF 932 and using my L shaped desk as a case. The left tower side has been uninhabited for its entire life and would work perfectly with a slide out to make a radiator/pump/reservoir box. The right side has a large filing bin drawer which could make a perfect incognito box for the motherboard, GPU/ CPU, and power supply.

What would be the largest and best radiator for that setup in that space?

Cost is a variable, but I figured under $200 should suffice.

Fan wise, would I be better using two large fans to feed/exhaust the cabinet space or several small ones? Should I still use push/pull on the radiator inside of the desk?

How much space is needed between the back of the desk and the wall to be effective? I can use the other side to vent as well, but if I can be more covert that would be better.
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Hmm, you can probably fit one of those Phobya or Mo-Ra Pro3 9x140 radiators in that space with 9 140mm fans. Should be more than sufficient cooling.
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Would I need 9 wholes cut into the side of the desk or would one intake and one exhaust work and just keep the 9 fans on the radiators inside the tower?
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I think one big hole the size of the radiator would be sufficient. Those large radiators usually come with mounting brackets and stands, or can be purchased separately.
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