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420 Radiator into a Switch 810 without modifications?

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We'll I'm looking into parts for my next build which is with the Switch 810 for many WCing reasons, I just wanted to know if its possible to fit a 420 Rad into the top without modding I see alot of builds cutting out **** for them to fit. Also what radiator would be the best for me? Im looking at EX420 rad apparently they do just as good as the RX because of the new flow design.
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We'll I'm looking into parts for my next build which is with the Switch 810 for many WCing reasons, I just wanted to know if its possible to fit a 420 Rad into the top without modding I see alot of builds cutting out **** for them to fit. Also what radiator would be the best for me? Im looking at EX420 rad apparently they do just as good as the RX because of the new flow design.

This question gets answered all the time in the Switch 810 thread.

The short answer is "No, not out of the box" for any 420 rad.

NZXT is making available a new top panel with modified hole locations to accept 140 fan size rads that use 15mm fan to fan hole spacings, which is all of them, except Hardware Labs, Black Ice rads which have 20mm fan to fan hole spacings, which is what the 810 has natively.

If you really don't want to have to drill any new holes or mod anything, go with a 360, they'll all bolt right up.

The added plus of ther 360, is that you'll have no problems running a full thickness one (~60mm) with push pull fans without mobo 8 pin connector interference issues that some mobos have with 420 setups.

If you're determined to go with a 420, the Nexxos XT45 420 is the best shot to insure comapatability with about any mobo choice, you'll just have to drill 8 new mounting holes for the middle and rear fans.

For a lot more info and details from a lot of 420 users, check out the 810 thread: http://www.overclock.net/t/1209048/official-nzxt-switch-810-thread


Darlene
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Wow thanks for that man, Is drilling the holes real hard? And its my first WC build so I think I might go with a 360 radiator instead.

Also sorry about asking this question when all the answers are on that thread.

Cheers, Gawdz.

EDIT: I mean a 3x140mm Radiator....
Edited by Gawdz - 11/25/12 at 5:56pm
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Wow thanks for that man, Is drilling the holes real hard? And its my first WC build so I think I might go with a 360 radiator instead.
Also sorry about asking this question when all the answers are on that thread.
Cheers, Gawdz.
EDIT: I mean a 3x140mm Radiator....

Drilling the holes is easy.

One of the regulars, "NewHighScore" uses the XT45 420 and he could give you all the details about putting it in.
Here's his build log:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1289183/vespula-vulgaris-z77-mpower-build-log

But check out the 810 thread, the NZXT rep is "XNine", and he's really helpfull, and could give you the up to date info on the new top panels so you wouldn't have to do any drilling.

Darlene
Edited by IT Diva - 11/25/12 at 6:05pm
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I would go for the 360 EX. Thats what I'm running and with good fans in push, it keeps my 3570K @4.8GHz and my GTX 570 @911MHz folding 24 hours now straight at CPU 68C and GPU 42C max temps. I couldn't be happier. From all the test I've read, adding pull fans only net's 1-3C difference at best and most radiators it pointless.
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Drilling the holes is easy.
One of the regulars, "NewHighScore" uses the XT45 420 and he could give you all the details about putting it in.
Here's his build log:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1289183/vespula-vulgaris-z77-mpower-build-log
But check out the 810 thread, the NZXT rep is "XNine", and he's really helpfull, and could give you the up to date info on the new top panels so you wouldn't have to do any drilling.
Darlene

Yeah because the EX420 isn't a real thick rad (30mm) and push/pull would still leave a decent amount of room to the top of the 5.25" drive bays for airflow, But then I get the problem of tubing from the rad.
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I would go for the 360 EX. Thats what I'm running and with good fans in push, it keeps my 3570K @4.8GHz and my GTX 570 @911MHz folding 24 hours now straight at CPU 68C and GPU 42C max temps. I couldn't be happier. From all the test I've read, adding pull fans only net's 1-3C difference at best and most radiators it pointless.

Yeah push/pull is most effective on thicker rads so it can go through alot more air.
Edited by Gawdz - 11/25/12 at 7:41pm
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