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I hope its ok for me to butt in and ask a question since the two previous posters seem to know a lot smile.gif.
How do you know what water cooling systems is compatible with your case? is it just simple measurements?
Most medium-high end cases these days are designed to support watercooling on some level, but all that means really is they left some open spaces where you could fit radiators. If you check out the case manufacturer website, and google your case model number with the word "watercooling", you should get some good info, most likely including some build logs here on OCN biggrin.gif. But yes, it's all about the measurements to make sure the parts you want to put in there can physically fit such that you can assemble and maintain the loop.
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I have an Antec 900 Gaming Case that has a 200mm existing fan on the top of the case ( with the opening being round and also 200mm).
Are all the radiators rectangular? And do I remove the fan to fit in the radiator or can it go underneath? I am an actual noob and i don't want to buy a water cooling systems that's not going to fit tongue.gif
Radiators are indeed rectangular. They are designed to match standard fan sizes and the mounting holes are lined up to match fan mounting holes so for the physical mounting of radiators to the case, typically all you do is get longer screws (the precise length is critical because if it is too long you can puncture your rad!) and mount the radiator and fans together like a sandwich. Depending on which side of the rad your fans are mounted, you might need short screws if you want to attach your rad directly to the case, or a second set of screws to mount the fans on the opposite side of the rad.

So for the above reason, most radiators are sized to work with 120 mm fans. When you see someone talking about a 240 or 2x120 radiator that means it sizes up with two 120mm fans side by side. Same goes for 360 (or 3x120) and 480 (4x120). The second most common sizing for radiators is based off 140mm fans; and likewise there are 280's (2x140) and less commonly 420's (3x140). Fan mount screw hole spacing is standardized on computer cases, and the mounting holes on watercooling radiators match that. I imagine someone somewhere must make a radiator that matches up with 200mm fans but I can't say that I've ever seen one. Given that huge size it would probably be too expensive to sell very well. I'm not sure about your particular case, but most of the time cases have multiple mounting holes in the top cooling fan position to allow different size fans and radiators to be used there.
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maybe there is a site with the system specs right?
When considering rads, the thickness is the really important measurement since you want to know that your rad/fan sandwich can fit where you want to put it. As a rough guide, standard cooling fans are 25 mm (or one inch) thicl. Most radiators are around 50 mm thick although some are thinner and some are thicker. Radiators are actually wider than the fans by a cm or two as well, and have some extra bulk on one side for the input and output ports.

It's also important to know the dimensions of all the other components like pumps, fittings, and reservoirs since it isn't very much fun to get everything all together for your build and not be able to do it because something won't fit. But as has been mentioned, all the major component makers have all that info available.
Edited by threephi - 1/18/13 at 12:59pm
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Thanks for the help guys!! smile.gif I have looked into it and decided on the H80i. I have even found a thread of a H80i getting installed in the Antec 900.
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Thanks everybody for the very helpful input and information!!! This is truly one of the best and most helpful online communities!thumb.gif

Will get around to getting back to your posts as soon as finals are over!
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Alright so I finally got time to wrap my head around all the awesome suggestions and help you guys got me!

Now I'm pretty much as far as determining which parts to get and how exactly to set up my loop.

Quick question regarding the radiator and my NZXT Phantom casing: Which ones do you recon would fit? I am not very accustomed to the US measurements nor do I know about standard sizes :/
I checked out some standard cooling kits here
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=59_202_972
and here
http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g30/c321/s1793/list/p1/Liquid_Cooling-Water_Cooling_Kits_-_Brands-Alphacool_Water_Cooling_Kits-Page1.html to get an idea for the size I would have to get.
("Credits" for the links go to an awesome forum member who's helping me out currently)

As far as I have looked into radiator placement in my casing, I feel like it will be the biggest hassle. Of course the H60 I've got mounted in right now to cool the CPU has a small radiator that fits on the back panel, but a bigger one would probably have to be mounted under the top fan or on the side walls. Problem with the side walls would be that it gets in the way of the reservoir, so pretty much all I've got left is the back or top. For mounting it in the back I would have roughly 15cm, without taking into account the tubing or the size decrease of the GPU once I've stripped them of the normal casings and added the cooling blocks. For the top mounting method, I've read in a couple of posts about my casing that it might become a hassle, but it would give a lot more space.

Edit:
I am pretty sure I need a 120x3 rad, for my planned loop for optimal cooling.
Edited by MrKJ - 2/8/13 at 7:20am
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Personnally, I feel that the most important aspect of water cooling is rad placement and airflow management. So many guys have sandwiching going on in their case, some have too many fans push in and not enought exhausting air, which starves the rads for air.

But if rad placement becomes too complicated inside your case, you can always use one of these to mount a rad to the back of the case, out of the way, and away from case warm air and case restrictions. If I were builing out of a conventional.tower case, I would definately use one of these to add a 120.3 or 120.4 to my loop.
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Personnally, I feel that the most important aspect of water cooling is rad placement and airflow management. So many guys have sandwiching going on in their case, some have too many fans push in and not enought exhausting air, which starves the rads for air.

But if rad placement becomes too complicated inside your case, you can always use one of these to mount a rad to the back of the case, out of the way, and away from case warm air and case restrictions. If I were builing out of a conventional.tower case, I would definately use one of these to add a 120.3 or 120.4 to my loop.

The good thing is that my casing has tons of spots for fans, so if I do mount it on top, I'll be able to have the 3 fans suck cool air through the radiator inside the casing, and two on the right side in the right bottom corner to suck out the air. So the whole case gets vented in one go. There is also one in the back, although I am not quite sure if it should add to the cool airflow or suck heat out :/

The sandwiching problem is what is concerning me with my GPU's. I have no idea how tall they will be without the casing and the added cooling block. If I can mount the radiator on top though it shouldn't be too big of an issue, I don't even thing the 120x3 will fit on the back of my casing unless I use your suggested outside placement.

Thanks for that idea btw, but due to space restrictions and the fact that in the current setup my rig is in a VERY bad place temp wise, won't make it my first choice probably. In the worst case, I'll probably do it after all though if I can move my rig lol

Thanks for the input!
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If you have more than on rad inside your case, they should be both sucking in air or both blowing out air. If one is sucking and the other blowing, then you have sandwitching going on, as the one blowing will be feeding off the sucker one's warm air.

Also, the top one should be blowing out, not sucking. Warm air rises, so if you suck in from the top and blow out throught the sides or bottom, that warm exhaust will rise and get caught back in by your top sucker rad.

My suggestion is have both rads blowing out air.Front and bottom fans can suck in cool air to feed your rads. This way, you always get fresh air to all your rads and no sandwich effect.

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How much space is there in the case for a radiator? Where would one be mounted?
If an external radiator is an issue - and honestly I wouldn't want to do that myself - you can have everything inside the case.

I see there is a side fan vent, that's no place for a radiator.
The single - looks like a 140mm - fan vent would be good but its only a single, I would recommend a double for sure.

Are there any good fan vents on the top of the case?
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If you have more than on rad inside your case, they should be both sucking in air or both blowing out air. If one is sucking and the other blowing, then you have sandwitching going on, as the one blowing will be feeding off the sucker one's warm air.

Also, the top one should be blowing out, not sucking. Warm air rises, so if you suck in from the top and blow out throught the sides or bottom, that warm exhaust will rise and get caught back in by your top sucker rad.

My suggestion is have both rads blowing out air.Front and bottom fans can suck in cool air to feed your rads. This way, you always get fresh air to all your rads and no sandwich effect.

Cheers cheers.gif

Herpderp genius me didn't think of that -.- Thanks!
I'll get around to measuring my exact spacings inside the casing tomorrow, I'll post them here with some pics. If everything goes well I would only need the 360 fan mounted on the top, sucking out air (quick question though: would the fans come first or the rad? And if I suck warm air out will the fans cool it enough to cool the water inside the rad?).
If I do need to cut the one on top down to a 240, I will probably need to get a 120 somewhere else, which may be possible to do where the H60 is mounted right now.
So top and read sucking out, bottom and front sucking in.

I am looking into getting a kit at first to get a feel for everything and then expand on that later.
How do these two sound?
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_202_972&products_id=36040
http://www.ekwb.com/shop/kits-cases/kits/ek-kit-h3o-360-hfx.html
I will probably switch the fans right of the bat though, since some Corsair or Cougar will do better. And in case I would have to get a 240 and 120 I would have to rethink my strategy lol

Thank you for your help, kind Sir wink.gif
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How much space is there in the case for a radiator? Where would one be mounted?
If an external radiator is an issue - and honestly I wouldn't want to do that myself - you can have everything inside the case.

I see there is a side fan vent, that's no place for a radiator.
The single - looks like a 140mm - fan vent would be good but its only a single, I would recommend a double for sure.

Are there any good fan vents on the top of the case?

I will measure the exact spacing tomorrow and post it back on here along with some pics, as mentioned above I figured out in the meantime that I may need to get two rads, depending on how tight it will get. Yeah I really hope I can get everything fitting inside. Good thing is, the front of my case is pretty clustered with unused mounting spaces, so I can get rid of these pretty easily hehe

Mhm there is one on the right side in the bottom right corner. Yeah that would have been my last and definitely worst/most unprofessional resort to put it there.
I assume you are talking about the top fan? I would probably have to temper with the casing there, as I would need to mount 3 120mm fans if I get the 360 rad :/ God I hope I'll get some kind measurements tmrw -.-
So do you think even if the 360 would fit, should I consider getting two separate ones, 240 top, 120 rear, since the hole on top might not be big enough?

As mentioned before, I am a noob sadly with most of this stuff, but yes there is a 200mm (I think if that's even possible) large fan on the top of the casing. Two small ones in the right side and one small one at the back for the H60. So I will need to get a couple more for the front anyways to ensure good airflow I guess.
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Inside dimensions for mounting the rad/s:
Top: 390cm long, 17cm deep without the rim, 18.5cm with it, and the hight from the fan I have in there currently is 2.5cm, so if the rad is only 2.5cm high, 17cm wide, and 36cm long and the valves aren't too big it should work there.
Also as you can see on the pic there is actually a second slot for a giant fan, so mounting 3 120mm shouldn't be a problem, it will be a tight fit though.

Back: There are actually two fans mounted, sandwiching the rad from the H60 in the middle. That construction reaches 6.8cm into the case and is 15cm tall and 15cm wide. (I noticed that the H60 rad has two bulky parts, on the top and bottom, that I hope would not be on a normal 120mm rad to help it fit better).

Space that I can get pretty easily in the front: The whole front with the mounting cases could give me a 20x19.5x12cm space to work with additionally. I plan on mounting one more fan sucking in air down there somewhere though along with the two side fans.

I'll put in some pics here with some thoughts and further explanations on the available space: (sorry not all of them are rotated)

1.

This is just a basic overview with what I'm dealing with here. The two fans on the side are visible here to give you guys an idea of where some of the air is coming in. I plan on adding that additional fan also down there, just in the front of the casing which also has some open space for another fan.

2.

"The Cluster" would probably be an adequate description of this setup lol
The H60 between the stock Phantom casing fan and the one that came with the H60. As you can see it is a REALLY tight squeeze with the top fan.

3.

This is the space I have to work with up top. If I remove the large fan, put in the rad and mount the fans (do I need them on the inside or on the side facing outwards of the rad?) in there would that fit? The 120 fans shouldn't be taller than the one in there, so 2.5cm plus the hight of the rad which I don't know anything about yet :/

4.

This is just all the free space up front, where I will put the reservoir and the one additional fan that I mentioned.

5. + 6.



On these I tried to capture that little rim that I have up there. It may be working to my advantage, it is also almost 2.5cm high and only 1.5cm deep. Maybe the rad will fit in better with it?

7.

Another angle on the packed insides of my rig. The back panel outputs are squeezed tightly in between the H60 and the MB with the top fan.

8.

One last try at showing where the 'optimal' rad placement would be. Get that fan out, mount the rad there and add the fans on the bottom/top of the rad. The H60 would be gone and one of the fans there as well. So that would give some more space.

As you can see on the pics, the spacing might get pretty tight.
So whats a better idea: One 360 rad on the top sucking out air. OR One 240 on the top (shifted to the right a bit to make room), and one 120 where the H60 is right now, both sucking out air.
(Airflow would be from bottom, front to the top rear.
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