^haha, connections and Craigslist I guess - it helps to be in the Seattle area when people decide to turn their build in another direction and just want to clear their bench. I know a bunch of people that do system builds for others and I can end up getting some great deals, especially for people that might owe me a favor here and there.
Originally Posted by xSDMx
Sorry, I mean two CLCs total.
As in, one for the GPU and one for the CPU.
Ah, I see what you're saying. While I don't know of anyone that specifically tried that in the SG09/SG10, it could be possible. I see some possible options:
- 140mm CLC using the top fan slot (there are included brackets to convert the stock 180mm to a 140mm, though I'm not sure how stout they are as I haven't played with them yet) + 120mm CLC on the rear slot; possible issue is that the two would be bumpin' uglies with one another
- 120mm CLC on the rear slot + 120mm on the front-panel side spot; possible issues are definitely the PSU and also possible issues with the GPU if it happens to be overly long
- various mod locations such as CLCs on the outside of the case piping in; of course you'd have to get creative due to the nature of CLC's (no way to pipe in without getting the entire waterblock from the outside to the inside)
Also, one immediate downside to CLCs is that you only have so much tubing to work with. E.g. - I installed an H80i in a V354 for a friend; due to the placement of the rear/top 120mm fans, it would have been a squeeze to deal with getting the radiator in those locations. I mounted it on the front/lower 120mm spot and the tubes almost didn't make it. They also get super close to the GPU (had to "pull" them a bit with zip ties so they weren't bending the GPU in the slot) and also impeded with some of the DIMM slots when using "tall" RAM.