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I have been reading over reviews for about the past 2 weeks in my spare time. After ordering some case fans to help lower temps even more while on air, my curiosity for water cooling my case arose once more. I have given this thought over and over and have a really hard time debating whether or not to make the switch to water cooling. The price and maintenance is a factor that has held me back for a while; air sure is much easier to manage. I, however, am a complete pc enthusiast and have been for years. This would be a new learning experience for me which draws me back to it all the time. Now enough of my intro ramblings, time to see what i'm working with.

Case: Lian Li PC-K9WX
Case as of current

Temps:
At idle, maybe a little cooler than normal

Please ignore the current PSU cabling and the over all ugly picture quality. It really deters from the overall aesthetic. I do plan to eventually replace the video card and PSU for a more matching look. (building an HTPC/Gaming Rig soon which will take some of the parts)

The first and easiest thing I can do I think is adding a 240 rad - 2x120mm in the front of the case where the two 140mm intakes are. I would go with a 280 rad- 2x140mm, but I do not think there are many 140mm quality static pressure fans out there. I could easily drill out the hard drive cage mount in the bottom to clean it up and add more space for everything else to come. The second place for rad placement would be on the top panel. I haven't measured it completely out yet, but I believe that I could place another 240 rad up there at the very least. I will also be measuring for the possibility of installing a 360 rad there instead.

The issues I see so far just with this limited speculation are that on the top, without placing fans on the outside of the case, the rad will be limited to a push only configuration. As for the rad at the front of the case, I might be able to move the 140mm fans to the outside of the chassis behind the front cover piece. I also run into the issue with converting the 120mm mounting holes on the rad to match the 140mm mounting holes of the case; a possible adapter might be needed.

I have been looking over many builds on these forums for a decent span of time, especially the Lian Li owner's Showcase, and I feel more confident about some of these decisions because of that. So now I come here asking, does this so far sound about right? I would really like to not just chunk money at this and end up cramming a bunch of poorly chosen parts into areas that they could never properly fit and most likely coming out with an extremely clunky, unattractive setup.
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Case: Lian Li PC-K9WX
Case as of current

The first and easiest thing I can do I think is adding a 240 rad - 2x120mm in the front of the case where the two 140mm intakes are. I would go with a 280 rad- 2x140mm, but I do not think there are many 140mm quality static pressure fans out there. I could easily drill out the hard drive cage mount in the bottom to clean it up and add more space for everything else to come. The second place for rad placement would be on the top panel. I haven't measured it completely out yet, but I believe that I could place another 240 rad up there at the very least. I will also be measuring for the possibility of installing a 360 rad there instead.

The issues I see so far just with this limited speculation are that on the top, without placing fans on the outside of the case, the rad will be limited to a push only configuration. As for the rad at the front of the case, I might be able to move the 140mm fans to the outside of the chassis behind the front cover piece. I also run into the issue with converting the 120mm mounting holes on the rad to match the 140mm mounting holes of the case; a possible adapter might be needed.

I have a similar case a pc-9f(stock), i'm pretty sure you'd have to do some cutting to get a 280 rad in the front, a 240 is much easier to fit in the front. If you are decent with a dremel you can make an adapter out of some sheet metal or acrylic.
If you get one of these and put a slim rad in the top.
Or you can put a 120 rad in the back fan location, which is pretty easy too.
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I have been looking over many builds on these forums for a decent span of time, especially the Lian Li owner's Showcase, and I feel more confident about some of these decisions because of that. So now I come here asking, does this so far sound about right? I would really like to not just chunk money at this and end up cramming a bunch of poorly chosen parts into areas that they could never properly fit and most likely coming out with an extremely clunky, unattractive setup.

If you really want to keep the lines of your case stock, put a 120 in the back and a 240 in the front you may also be able to fit another 120 on the bottom. If you want to try shoehorning other parts into that case you may want to pick up a cheap digital caliper and see how much space you really have to work with. That should make, making up your mind a lot easier.

Oh I should also mention there are high static pressure 140mm fans it's just they are loud so they don't get recommended for quiet rigs.


PS: if you don't mind modding the hell out of it, you can fit a 360 in the front with no optical drives, a 120 on the bottom(depending on the length of the psu you plan to use) and a 120 in the back. . . or something like this guy did with a pc-7hx (which is pretty much the same platform as my pc-9f and your pc-k9) http://www.overclock.net/t/1329103/k-3nnys-classy-lianli-pc-7hx-casebuild
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That is one very, very impressive mod job. I simply do not have the money or tools available to begin attempting something to that craftsmanship. I am not afraid to cut the top panel to fit a rad up there, and fitting a 240 rad in the front seems like an almost definite as it would require practically no modding. I did some measuring of the top panel and pushing the top usb/power wires back gives me about 36 cm MAX to work with. If I could reposition the power, reset, and usb to another part of the case I could also use that space.

I just went in and installed some corsair fans today to improve airflow and actually can tell a difference already. As it stands right now, looking over all the space I have freed up already, I think I could definitely run a 240 in the top and a 240 in the front at the very least. If need be I can and will remove the 5.25 bay as I have an ssd which is easily hidden elsewhere along with a 3.5 drive which is about to go into an external enclosure.
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a word of warning trying to fit a 240 in the top without putting the fans on the outside of the case or in something like the koolance shroud, you will more than likely run into issues of motherboard/ram clearance without modding the actual frame of the case
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I have measured a bit and find that it will be a little close but seems doable with something like an EX 240 or other thin rad. I have reading quite a bit lately and over stressing myself about possible hindrances and obstructions that could happen with a proper loop. My case is indeed a limiting factor, but I simply cant find another case that I would be interested in that isn't going to cost me; I would then be left with my old case just sitting around until re-purposed.

I have been hoping to get some strong discussion going in this thread about my limitations and possible work-arounds so that I could really plan this out to the best of ability. As much as I would love to WC, enjoy the expand-ability and the temps, and the overall look of the project, I am still stuck with knowing that this could be too cramped/fail and not be worth the trouble.




This is what I am imagining after looking at quite a few builds (100's honestly). I like this kind of flow, use of space, and overall presentation all the while keeping it functional.
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I went even further today doing some tests with some cut out paper representing different rad sizes to see what my space issues will look like. A top 240 will fit even though it will come down over the top most part of the ram. It will also require some top panel cutting which I have watched videos on but have yet to attempt. While looking at varying rad sizes and the guy who fit a 360 in the front of a similar case, I wondered if a 420 rad would fit. As far as I can tell, after removing the 5.25 bay, it will just barely fit in there! After reading a little about radiators it seems like the big deal is surface area for cooling off the hot water. A 420 is a rather wide radiator and even if its slimmer should cool off quite well.

I am now asking anyone who can possibly get me some measurements on a 360 rad or a 420 rad. The brand and fpi is somewhat important of a detail but for this to work, I need to know about how high up the screw holes for the fans start. I know this sounds like a rather big stretch to place this rad in here, but as far as space saving for efficiency, I don't think I could do better? I wouldn't even need a slim rad after removing the 5.25 bay as there is quite a bit of space there. I would really like to make this work and am taking all opinions at this point. I can get as many measurements as needed of the dimensions of the case so that the best decision can be made.
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really if i were trying to water cool my case or your case, i'd end up building a pedestal to fit two 360 rads, a pump in and a micro res, and only have the blocks in the actual case. . .

even the least skilled modders can put together a decent pedestal, it might not have the same look as your case, but you can make it out of anything you can think of, like an old tool box, some MDF, some plywood, sheet metal

that way you keep the general overall look of the case, but get a lot more room to put rads in, and if you attach it the right way to the case it can be moved as a single unit

if that case is the same height as mine and uses the same feet, you'll run into problems with fitting a 420 rad in the front, well for most of the thick rads, and i think completely removing the front 5.25" dri=ve bays might make the case really weak in that area, meaning you'd have to do a little bit of metal fab of some brackets to rivet on the front of the case, nothing to hard

if you want you might be able to fit a dual 180mm rad or if you do a bit of metal fab, maybe a dual 200mm rad, but that'd be pretty damn ridiculous, so it gets me vote
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Though the pedestal idea sounds awesome and all, I really want this all in one unit. Something about the look of it. I will look at the 5.25 bay later on tonight to see how much integrity it really gives the case. From what I remember just recently, It is riveted onto the chassis by 4 rivets.

As for your suggestion of 180mm or 200mm radiators, wow just wow! I didn't even think to look past what I had seen listed. They are odd sizes and make me wonder how even mounting solid fans for static pressure would go. Im fairly certain a 200mm would fit; I suppose ill be measuring more later on tonight! I am off tomorrow so I hope to really start getting some decisions down for this build. I plan to post pictures of what my result is when i'm finished.

The planned cooling for my build will be 2x GTX 670's (eventually; 1 at a time at first) and a newer intel processor (Haswell). Currently I will be cooling my i5 2500k until I purchase my first 670 with a block. These upgrades are also helping me build my second gaming pc/htpc from my older parts.
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yea a single 200mm rad would fit, i was saying you might be able to fit a 400mm rad, which is a dual 200mm rad
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As much as I'd want to simplify it, I am just too strapped with limited offerings. 200mm rads have only about 2 makers. Also, good static pressure 200mm fans are nonexistent from what I can tell. I am still trying to gauge a 360 vs 420, or 2x 240's. I do have options with this cases layout. After gutting nearly everything in the front and seeing that I can gut the 5.25 bay, I also went ahead and removed the power button and reset. I have a lot of room on the top panel and in the front of the case for rad space. I will try and get some pictures soon, but I don't see how much that would really help.

I just ordered a new psu since i'm placing the old one in the htpc/gaming rig I plan on building. Going for a black/white interior on this rig. Black seems to be the most common color on interiors/exteriors of higher end cases anyway. I would really love to get some more concrete decisions on what my first purchases for WC should be, but all this measuring and reading can thoroughly confuse you after a while lol.
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