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Originally Posted by tomato16 View Post

For those of you with 240mm radiator based coolers, what length is left for the video card?

I'm considering this case to house my Sapphire 290X Tri-X (305 mm long) crossfire setup with an Enermax Liqtech 240.

That will depend on the thickness of the radiator. There is something like 13.1 in from the pci brackets to the front panel.
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Originally Posted by tomato16 View Post

For those of you with 240mm radiator based coolers, what length is left for the video card?

I'm considering this case to house my Sapphire 290X Tri-X (305 mm long) crossfire setup with an Enermax Liqtech 240.

You might be able to get away with it, but don't think you'll have enough room to do a push-pull. I have a slightly thicker rad in mine that's 45mm thick but that one looks to be 30mm, and 305mm comes to about 1/2 way into my pull fan, so you'll be pushing it. You have about 350mm before you hit the front of the case w/o a radiator, so that'll give you a general idea of how much space you have.
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Originally Posted by aludka View Post

That will depend on the thickness of the radiator. There is something like 13.1 in from the pci brackets to the front panel.

Thanks aludka. I should have checked the specifications on the site.

Total supported VGA card length in the XB: 334mm
Sapphire 290X Tri-X length: 305 mm

That leaves me with 29 mm. The thickness of the Liqtech 240 is 27 mm. It should fit just fine but it's a little cramped for my liking. I think I will go with the 120 instead.
Edited by tomato16 - 3/8/14 at 4:33pm
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post #7595 of 10491
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Originally Posted by tomato16 View Post

Thanks aludka. I should have checked the specifications on the site.

Total supported VGA card length in the XB: 334mm
Sapphire 290X Tri-X length: 305 mm

That leaves me with 29 mm. The thickness of the Liqtech 240 is 27 mm. It should fit just fine but it's a little cramped for my liking. I think I will go with the 120 instead.

Another thing to keep in mind if you really do want to use a 240mm radiator is that the thickness of the the radiator on the spec sheet, say for example 30mm, is the total thickness of the housing and not the actual radiator tubes and fines which are inset a few mm from the housing.

To give an example I have a UT60 and the actual fins are set in from the housing by about 3mm, so technically my GTX 680FTW+ would not fit because it is too long by about 1-2mm, but does in fact fit because the end of the GTX cooler actually sits inside the radiator housing by the 1-2mm with another 1-2mm to spare. A very tight fit that requires the GPU to be installed/removed with kid gloves, but it does fit.

EDIT-Come to think of it though, this would only work with 280mm radiators as the 240mm radiator would sit just a bit higher.
Edited by aludka - 3/9/14 at 1:33am
post #7596 of 10491
Not to derail the thread but what size of a rad can I fit in there? I'm thinking about getting the Alphacool ST30 but if I can fit a UD60 or MonStaa then I'd be up for doing that. Thanks.
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Not to derail the thread but what size of a rad can I fit in there? I'm thinking about getting the Alphacool ST30 but if I can fit a UD60 or MonStaa then I'd be up for doing that. Thanks.

Depends on GPU length
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post #7598 of 10491
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Depends on GPU length

Card will be approximately 10.5 to 11" (I'm deciding between an Asus 780TI Direct CUII or an EVGA 780TI Superclocked.
post #7599 of 10491
If your card is 11" long then you can fit an ST30 in there with P/P, or an XT45 with one set of fans.
If your card is 10.5" then you'll be able to do P/P with an XT45, or one set of fans on a UD60.
No way you're fitting a Monsta in there without modding.

As for the rear, I've got a 60mm thick Phobya rad in there with two fans, though there's absolutely no room to spare.
I'm sure a Monsta would fit in there if you're willing to go with one fan, or two fans with one on the outside.
Edited by Majentrix - 3/9/14 at 6:10pm
post #7600 of 10491
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Originally Posted by Majentrix View Post

If your card is 11" long then you can fit an ST30 in there with P/P, or an XT45 with one set of fans.
If your card is 10.5" then you'll be able to do P/P with an XT45, or one set of fans on a UD60.
No way you're fitting a Monsta in there without modding.

As for the rear, I've got a 60mm thick Phobya rad in there with two fans, though there's absolutely no room to spare.
I'm sure a Monsta would fit in there if you're willing to go with one fan, or two fans with one on the outside.

Thanks for the info. I'll probably just stick with P/P with the ST30 - might have to run at higher RPM but I won't have to risk it.
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