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The case is
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowIm...ase+%2D+Retail

and the radiator is
http://www.dangerdenstore.com/produc...&cat=90&page=1

The back of the case isn't really an option, because it wouldnt fit on top of my crossfire cable. I'd mount on the top, but then it would be higher than the res and that would cause a problem. So as you can see im in search of ideas.

The rad is 27.7cm long and 13.3cm wide, which scratches the possibility of mounting in vertically in my drive bays, as there are only 7 (one of which is being used), and it would be 2cm too long.


Other than that I can't really think of a good spot for it, which makes me think i might have to get a single fan radiator. If this ends of being the case, is

http://www.dangerdenstore.com/produc...&cat=90&page=1

the best one? how would it compare to the double one i linked and other radiators?

thanks
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post #2 of 12
Unused 5.25" bays and cut a hole out going down to the hard drive bays, so the rad will fit in the unused 5.25" bays, or mod the side of the case and mount it behind the PSU on its side.

I would suggest trying to keep a dual rad, as it will guarantee good temps. Though if you are only looking to cool the CPU and nothing else, Single rad setups with good airflow have proven to work just fine.
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post #3 of 12
a watercooled kit case from thermaltake has it mounted in the the door http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowIm...tem+%2D+Retail
that might work since you dont have a window you can fill the space with your radiator
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post #4 of 12
I would try to get it behind the PSU if you could. That would keep it out of the way and not take up space that you might need later.
    
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post #5 of 12
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It would be ok mounted on it's side in that other PSU slot?

There also wouldnt be much air getting to it down there, well the lower 120 would be blowing towards it, but no exhaust other than the PSU, unless I removed the PSU slot cover which would be easy. and then I guess I could stick an icage in the drive bays to move my HD up there.
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post #6 of 12
I'd probably mod the top of the case myself...

But if it was me, I wouldn't even bother stickin it in the case.
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post #7 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sideburns View Post
I'd probably mod the top of the case myself...

But if it was me, I wouldn't even bother stickin it in the case.
I'd put it in the top!!!! take a look at some of the pics of my rig. mounting your rad in the top of your case gives your lots of air movement throughout your entire case and looks damn sexy!
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post #8 of 12
Heres kinda how it looks.....Attachment 36562

I had to 'push' the rad out the back a little...no biggie. Just seal up any gaps later...as tight airflow through the rad is important.

*After you finish..heres a little inspiration, mod a PSU to +24v and run some BIG blowers!
Attachment 36563

post #9 of 12
Remove the inner 120mm fan holder in the lower chamber. Place the rad sideways next to your PSU. Cut out the sidepanel for a vent and replace it with some mesh. Also, replace one of the PSU backplate with some more mesh. Have the rad fans suck inwards to compliment your PSU airflow. Have the front bottom 120mm fan blow out as well. Here's what I did on my Lian Li with a sideways mounted radiator (work in progress here). Airflow is different but the same concept.

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post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by CL3P20 View Post
Heres kinda how it looks.....Attachment 36562

I had to 'push' the rad out the back a little...no biggie. Just seal up any gaps later...as tight airflow through the rad is important.

*After you finish..heres a little inspiration, mod a PSU to +24v and run some BIG blowers!
Attachment 36563

doesn't it pull the hottest air in the system through the rad being mounted up there? I have my dual mounted on the back.


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