Installation time. They sent me a brand new board which booted straight up this time.
To be safe I went ahead and installed the OS and board drivers to make sure everything was fully functional before proceeding any further.
I also got my mom to give the inside of the case a quick metallic clear coat just to add some extra sparkle. She's been a big help.
In order for the XSPC RX240 rad to fit in the Corsair C70, I had to slid it as far forward and towards the window panel as possible so I used a piece of foam for padding between the frame and tank.
I'll trim the excess foam after I get it fitted.
This leaves me with approx 1" between the rad and motherboard panel of the case.
and approx 2" between the PSU and rad.
The 45 degree Monsoon fittings protrude out the front of the case,
but fortunately they will not inter-fear with the 120mm coolermaster sickleflow fans I will be using.
I haven't tested the clearance with any other fan so this may or may not be an issue with with other fan choices.
Other branded 45 degree fittings such as bitspower etc, should nullify any issues.
I could only use 4 screws to secure the rad because of hhe way I have it offset to allow enough room for the PSU cables but it seems to be pretty stable.
Also I used "flat-head" so the dust cover would slide in and out with out hanging up on the heads.
Just make sure they're no longer than 6mm to prevent damaging your radiator.
This actually looks better when offset like this IMO because both the PSU and radiator is at an equal distance from the window panel:)
I hope this helps anyone trying to fit the RX240 in a Corsair c70.
The top rad fits nicely as expected the c70 case was made to support it.
Next up...CPU waterblock, res, tubing and leak test!