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post #11 of 17
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I got my case in the mail yesterday and was planning on looking into what kind of radiators I can fit in when i get home from work today. From your pictures it looks like you would have more than enough room in my case for a larger top Radiator though. What part did you find to be too tight to fit a 60mm?

Since first posting this I have changed my mind of the Radiators and am also planning on going with Alphacool :-)

I am looking forward to reading through your build log when I get home! Thanks for the feedback!
post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by RabidSnail View Post

I got my case in the mail yesterday and was planning on looking into what kind of radiators I can fit in when i get home from work today. From your pictures it looks like you would have more than enough room in my case for a larger top Radiator though. What part did you find to be too tight to fit a 60mm?

Since first posting this I have changed my mind of the Radiators and am also planning on going with Alphacool :-)

I am looking forward to reading through your build log when I get home! Thanks for the feedback!

No problem man. From the top radiator mount to the top of the motherboard is almost exactly 70mm. So you should get an XT45 360mm with a set of fans pushing because that would be exactly 70mm. Then you could get some 35mm M3 screws and run three fans directly above the top radiator mount. You would put the screws through the fans and screw in the radiator securely to the top mount. I don't have a top radiator right now. What you are looking at is just three fans screwed into the top radiator mount. So that is 25mm right there. I just measured down from the fans and there is exactly 45mm of space to the motherboard. So 45mm + 25mm = 70mm
Edited by RavageTheEarth - 5/29/13 at 1:22pm
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by RabidSnail View Post

what do you mean by decouple?

Everything that turns (rotates) at higher rpm vibrates. Not only your fans but also your pumps.
If you connect the pumps directly onto your case ('metal to metal') those vibrations will be transferred to the big panels of your case which will effectively become a soundbox.
Even though the pumps would be mounted to the reservoir (so technically it isn't metal to metal) those XSPC reservoirs are known to be good at transferring those vibrations.

When decoupling you try to make it impossible for the vibrations to travel any further. This can be done by using rubber mounts or anything silicon-like, which will absorb the vibrations instead of pass them through.
post #14 of 17
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@Jetskyer
Thats kind of what i was thinking Decoupling meant. Any suggestions where I can get something to prevent the vibration? or would I have to make something custom?

@Ravage
Thanks for that information! I was planning on putting two of the 200mm fans that came with the case on the top radiator pulling, and then three 120mm fans under it pushing. I believe you were suggesting putting 120mm fans on top instead of the 200mm. How advantageous would one or the other be? I like the look of the 200mm on top when looking at it from the outside.

You also did a great paint job on your build and was wondering if you had any advice for me? Im disassembling everything tonight and am going to start planning my mods

Do you know how much room in the front of the case you have for a 200mm radiator?
post #15 of 17
Is it okay to have the two 200's pulling through the rad and theee 120's pushing through?
Wouldnt they fight each other?
Also can you have too much airflow that could possibly lower your delta t ?
post #16 of 17
I missed this post.
I dont think you can keep the too 200's?
post #17 of 17
Thread Starter 
I have the 200's in with the 360x60mm rad and three 120mm fans. your question is kind of vague but if your question is a PHYSICAL can it fit, then yes. If your question is what will produce the best performance, then i cant help you there. havent rested each way
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