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How would you water cool in the Corsair 350D?

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I'm not entirely sure how I'm going to place radiators in the 350D. The only concrete idea I have in place is is an RS240 on top, a RX240 wouldn't fit. From what I can tell, it doesn't seem like you can get a 240 rad in the front without removing either the SSD cage (which I actually kind of like) and the HDD cage, which I am also currently utilizing. I could go 280 rad on top, but I don't have the fans for it. Which leaves me with a 120 rad in the back or a 140 rad in the front. I'm cooling a 2600k and a 670, so as much as I wish I could get away with only using a RS240, I think I'd be disappointed in my temps. Anyone have any ideas?

Looking at basing it off of this kit:

Thanks in advance!
Edited by leighteam - 5/18/13 at 12:10pm
post #2 of 6
Have you looked at this kit? From what I understand, the ex240 rad is competitive with the rx240, but is as thin as the rs240. Also, this kit is only $15 more than the rs240 kit on frozencpu, but comes with compression fittings and tubing, whereas the rs240 kit (at least on that site) does not.
Edited by hurleyef - 5/18/13 at 12:53pm
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Can I get away with a thinner 240 rad with a 4.5GHZ 2600k, and a lightly OC'd 670?
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Take a look at the new AX series of rads by XSPC, 5mm Thicker then the EX series.

I'll be using these in my upcoming 350D build.
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Based on this review, I think that you'll have trouble fitting anything thicker than 30mm in the roof.

That said, were I to build in this case, I'd likely do what she did with the thin rad up top and something stupid fat in the front. I'd remove all hard drive trays and mount a system SSD behind the mobo. Any further storage would be pushed to an external enclosure, same with an optical drive if you have a use for one of those things. As she says in the video, you could fit a tube res in front of the power supply. This would open up your 5.25 bays, should you so desire.

The rs240 and ex240 are both 35mm thick, so you might not be able to fit those without modding. For a 30mm rad, I've heard good things about this one, which is 29.6mm thick.
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Would this be a decent loop for the 350D? Spending a lot of money here that I don't necessarily have, haha. Anyone see any problems before I pull the trigger? I think I do need a male to male fitting to the res can sit on top of the pump correct?



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