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This is my idea how to connect the 3rd rad. I like the current loop layout very much, this I hope will look good as well.
Compression fittings missing - waiting for delivery. Screws - I will use black screws - just wanted to check how it looks with copper.





   
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Nice thumb.gif can wait to see it with the third rad.

I may get one 360 for the front and only use it with the GPU, and keep using the H100i for the CPU for some time (I can´t afford to get full custom water loop right now, but it might be better doing this than waiting to do it all at once)
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Nice thumb.gif can wait to see it with the third rad.
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I may get one 360 for the front and only use it with the GPU, and keep using the H100i for the CPU for some time (I can´t afford to get full custom water loop right now, but it might be better doing this than waiting to do it all at once)


thanks, me too smile.gif
   
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Nice. Im kinda thinking ditching the monsta 360 and going with 3 thin ones like you have it would balance the build. except I would try a 360 in the front and move the 1st set of fans outside were the stock dust filter is for a longer gpu. oh and just an fyi I put that filter on the bottom and fits nice almost looks like it should be there.
Edited by K3v00 - 6/28/13 at 2:16pm
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I've spent quite some time over last few days planning my modding actions smile.gif

My current plan is to get rid of the raised area at the bottom completely and install a metal panel with holes for fans.
I will make also similar panel for the front, attached with short screws (I will use original holes) - it will allow me to move the rad ~4 cm up. It will also nicely cover remaining areas left on 360 rad space.

I may decide on pull only on the bottom rad but currently I plan push-pull.


Here's a little teaser - quite predictably a blue AF140 in the back biggrin.gif


Edited by Gleniu - 6/30/13 at 5:45am
   
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690 II owner jealous!

Do you think a XSPC EX280 would fit @ the top with a EX360 @ the front?
I don't mind having the front rad with 5x fans P/P (3x in the shroud, 2x in the back so that I won't have clearance issues with the top rad).

Even if it fits, I don't know if the EX280 will have good flow vs. a 240mm @ top, as without chopping the top opening looks a bit restricted for 140mm fans, covering some of their area - their advantage over 120mm ones looks like its halved or so.

If not, I think I will opt for an EX240 crossflow rad @ top (or both the front being crossflow?) - believe will be more tidy this way.

Atm I won't have a GPU watercooled and I probably won't be getting a WB for the 670, but I prefer going overkill and getting all the loop in the case in a single setting.
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690 II owner jealous!

Do you think a XSPC EX280 would fit @ the top with a EX360 @ the front?
I don't mind having the front rad with 5x fans P/P (3x in the shroud, 2x in the back so that I won't have clearance issues with the top rad).

Even if it fits, I don't know if the EX280 will have good flow vs. a 240mm @ top, as without chopping the top opening looks a bit restricted for 140mm fans, covering some of their area - their advantage over 120mm ones looks like its halved or so.

If not, I think I will opt for an EX240 crossflow rad @ top (or both the front being crossflow?) - believe will be more tidy this way.

Atm I won't have a GPU watercooled and I probably won't be getting a WB for the 670, but I prefer going overkill and getting all the loop in the case in a single setting.

I moved from 690 II Adv, such a great case thumb.gif - I just wanted more rad space and easier cable management.

Check this one, it may help:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1399040/corsair-carbide-air-540d-water-cooling-options/20#post_20201619

crossflow rads - I've never worked with them, but looks like a great idea for specific tubing layout thumb.gif

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I will use those gadgets to power rad fans and help with cable management. I plan to plug 5V to run SP120 ~950 rpm.


Where did you acquire these?

Build looks great! Contemplating grabbing one of these cases myself for a my storage box.
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Where did you acquire these?

Build looks great! Contemplating grabbing one of these cases myself for a my storage box.

thanks smile.gif

http://www.aquatuning.co.uk/product_info.php/info/p12359_Phobya-4Pin-Molex-to-6x-3Pin-Fan-Splitter-PCB.html
   
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I don´t think you could fit it, the space on the inside is about 370mm, so, unless the barbs are less than 10mm.. it´s not posible.
And even if you do that.. then you wouldn´t be able to fit a 360 on the front, so there´s no point on using a 360 on top.

You can fit a 30mm 240 rad in push/pull on the top (or 45mm only push) and on the front you could fit a 360 rad depending on your motherboard but.. if you are using Titans (or titan size GPUs) forget about the ATX size, the GPU is almost as long as an XLatx motherboard. With an xlatx mobo you could fit a 30mm rad with 3 fans outside and 3 inside
(with custom lenght cables and some imagination you could even fit a 45mm thick rad in the front... I think.. but forget about the top fan inside and it might be hard to fit sata cables...)

Then, if you are not going to use optical units, you could easily fit a 360 rad in vertical on the PSU side.. and I haven´t measured the deep of that chamber but it must be more than 86mm (that´s the size of the PSU) so you should be able to use a 30mm 360 rad in push/pull with enough space for airflow behing the rad (obiously you would need to open some vent holes on the side panel for the intake)

Hmmm... Thank you for the suggestions. Mounting them on the sidepanel would definitely be interesting. I wonder what the performance would be with two 240s or 1 360 and a 240.
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I've spent quite some time over last few days planning my modding actions smile.gif

My current plan is to get rid of the raised area at the bottom completely and install a metal panel with holes for fans.
I will make also similar panel for the front, attached with short screws (I will use original holes) - it will allow me to move the rad ~4 cm up. It will also nicely cover remaining areas left on 360 rad space.

I may decide on pull only on the bottom rad but currently I plan push-pull.


Here's a little teaser - quite predictably a blue AF140 in the back biggrin.gif


I am interested to see how this turns out. I think I could do my future upgrades with 3 240s in this case. Definitely subbed thumb.gif
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