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Hello,

I plan on upgrading my case very soon to a NZXT Switch 810 as I'm tired of my Silverstone Raven RV02.

I will probably use many of the items I use now:

- EK CoolStream XT360
- EK Supreme HF Plexi
- Laing D5 Vario with EK X-TOP v2
- Magicool reservoir


Not really sure what kind of 240mm rad to use, any ideas?

I'd also like to know what kind of modding would be needed to fit a 480mm (4x120mm) rad instead of a 360mm. And to end, how good is an EK CoolStream XT360? I got it for free from a very good friend, I planned on using that as main rad on the top with 6 AP-15 fans on push/pull together with a 240mm rad on the bottom.
    
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As far as im aware,its middle of the road type rad.
Have you checked the 810 club?
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I just finished my 810 with a 420 and a 240. I had to modify the top to accept 20mm spacing wasn't too difficult. To fit a 480 though? That will require a lot of modding.
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You would have to chop the back. off basically and mount the fans above to clear the case in the back. too much work. may I suggest if you are seriously intent on a 480 phobya spacers

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/13156/ex-rad-249/Phobya_Radiator_Mounting_Spacer_Screw_Set_-_M4_Black_-_4_Piece.html#blank
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I just finished my 810 with a 420 and a 240. I had to modify the top to accept 20mm spacing wasn't too difficult. To fit a 480 though? That will require a lot of modding.

I have a switch with a 420/60mm thick rad at the top. I had to drill a few holes to get my rad up there (Alphacool Nexxos)because of the 20mm spacing on the top bracket on the switch. I hear the newer ones are coming with the new top bracket so you don't have drill new holes.
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Thank you guys.

I will most likely just use the EK CoolStream XT360 together with some other 240mm rad. What kind of 240mm (2x120mm) rad would you suggest?
    
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Thank you guys.

I will most likely just use the EK CoolStream XT360 together with some other 240mm rad. What kind of 240mm (2x120mm) rad would you suggest?

What fans do you have?

Im a HWL or XSPC rad fan and tend to recommend them.
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Here's the link to the Switch 810 club

http://www.overclock.net/t/1209048/official-nzxt-switch-810-thread

very friendly and helpful, lots of experience in it, too
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What fans do you have?

Im a HWL or XSPC rad fan and tend to recommend them.

I'll be using either Scythe AP-15's or the new Corsair SP-120 fans. How good would the EK C.S. XT360 + XSPC RX240 do against my current Magicool 540mm rad? Considering the Magicool is very thin/slim, the EK + XSPC should beat it?
    
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What fans do you have?

Im a HWL or XSPC rad fan and tend to recommend them.

I'll be using either Scythe AP-15's or the new Corsair SP-120 fans. How good would the EK C.S. XT360 + XSPC RX240 do against my current Magicool 540mm rad? Considering the Magicool is very thin/slim, the EK + XSPC should beat it?
That rad is thin but it has plenty of face so there wont be much in it.
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