My second sig rig, "The Unknown Soldier", is planned around your case, as a goal for me, so that was the idea...
A Thermaltake 2.0 240 in the top, in push-only, and leave the bottom open, since I'll only have the two HDDs in the bays, and swing some fans in front for some throughput circulation.
I see what you're asking, and no, I'm a very (lazy) novice watercooler, and I am still only comfortable with all-in-ones, so that's what I'll start with, so only the one 240 from the TT factory system.
This case will allow me to work on not being such a pansy about the custom setups, though. Hopefully down the road I will see a Aquacomputer setup in it!
Obviously not too sure yet!
Of course, since I only use the ODD for installations and the occasional archaic CD burn... maybe it's time to let this go the way you are thinking, and do the external (self-contained) ODD thing... HMM.
AND you bring up the point that I'm going to have a fan controller as well... RATS. Edited by Thrasher1016 - 2/20/13 at 8:33am