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post #181 of 191
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No feathers ruffled,

Assuming you do the Diva mod, whether you plan on one set of fans or two . . . . .

The most you can get in the top in P-P is about 54 to 55mm thick.

I suppose that if you only planned one set of fans, you could use a ~60mm thick rad, but that would be counter productive, as a P-P 45 is usually more effective and you'd really need higher speed fans on the 60.

I got the GT-X to fit, (listed at 54mm) which means the SR-1 would fit, for a quieter, lower speed fan alternative.

That took a fair bit of modding to the top fans and the underside of the top plastic panel.


The XT45 was a lot easier, and the 47mm thick EK rad would be easy enough as well.

If you want just a drop in install with no modding required, you may well be limited to a ~30mm thick rad.


One of the Alphacool 30mm rads would also be a great match for your Noctua fans, and allow you to add 3 more later4 if desired.


Darlene
Edited by IT Diva - 9/17/13 at 12:41am
post #182 of 191
Thank you Darlene! I definitely plan on attempting the Diva mod! However, since this will be both my first liquid cooled build and case mod build, I will most likely be proceeding very slowly. wink.gif

The more I read through your thread and various radiator/fan reviews, the more I think the XT45 might make more sense as well as be a slightly easier fit for me. I should still be able to put a nice SR1 240 in the bottom spot and keep the 3 drive bay cage... "should"!
post #183 of 191
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Originally Posted by Osco View Post

Thank you Darlene! I definitely plan on attempting the Diva mod! However, since this will be both my first liquid cooled build and case mod build, I will most likely be proceeding very slowly. wink.gif

The more I read through your thread and various radiator/fan reviews, the more I think the XT45 might make more sense as well as be a slightly easier fit for me. I should still be able to put a nice SR1 240 in the bottom spot and keep the 3 drive bay cage... "should"!


An XT45 makes a nice setup and the clearance issues don't require any modding to the fans to squeeze in under the top plastic panel.

Slow is good, measure twice . . . cut once.


Darlene
post #184 of 191
Would you mind sharing the total height and length of that monsta p/p setup installed? Do you think the 3 drive cage would be too close to it for proper cooling (either for the rad or the drives)?
post #185 of 191
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Originally Posted by Osco View Post

Would you mind sharing the total height and length of that monsta p/p setup installed? Do you think the 3 drive cage would be too close to it for proper cooling (either for the rad or the drives)?

It's 11" long,

It's 4 7/8" wide

For 25 mm fans on the bottom, figure 5 1/2" high

Mine is 5 3/4" high with 32mm fans on the bottom.


It seems to move plenty of air. Mine intakes at the bottom so the bigger 32mm fans are pushers.

You can find pics of rigs with a lot worse shrouding of their rads and fans all over the forums.


Darlene
post #186 of 191
Thank you Darlene! It definitely looked like it would be a little close with the 3 drive cage installed. I think I may go with a UT60 and 25mm's to make sure I don't cut too much airflow off or heat up the drives too much... or both! lol

I have definitely seen some interesting builds on many forums. I would prefer to emulate the better builds though! wink.gif
post #187 of 191
Hi Darlene

I am going to be starting my first build with the 630 and I was wondering how easy it is to strip down for a respray?

You have been able to easily swap over the major panels and parts, does this stand the for the rest of the case?

I am a product designer and engineer so unless there is risk of permanent damage then I can deal with most things.

Also, how hot does the top 360 CPU cooler get? I have a 3D printer so I can design custom mounts if I know they won't melt half way through a game or CAD render.

Eventorizon
post #188 of 191
Hi Darlene

Do you think this Radiator from XSPC will fit just right without any modding in my 630?

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_457_667_671&products_id=40066


THANKS
post #189 of 191
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Hi Darlene

Do you think this Radiator from XSPC will fit just right without any modding in my 630?

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_457_667_671&products_id=40066


THANKS


It will fit, but you'll only be able to put fans on the top.

The only rads that fit with push pull fan setups without mods, are the thin 30mm thick rads, and of course those are the ones that benefit the least from push pull.

Sort of a catch 22.

Darlene
post #190 of 191
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Originally Posted by IT Diva View Post

It will fit, but you'll only be able to put fans on the top.

The only rads that fit with push pull fan setups without mods, are the thin 30mm thick rads, and of course those are the ones that benefit the least from push pull.

Sort of a catch 22.

Darlene

Hi Darlene

Do you think having a push pull fans vs pull fans is a big diff on my temps? I dont have the tools and place to do a mod like yours so ill just stick with stock mount biggrin.gif. Will you prefer having a 30mm RAD with Push/pull fans over a 56mm RAD with pull or push fans on it?

THANKS MUCH MUCH
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