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So guys I am a noob I am building my first custom waterloop I got this radiator Alphacool NexXxoS Monsta Triple 140mm Radiator to find out that it doesn't fit at the top of my haf X case. I am running a single loop with an i7 3770k and a gtx 680 ftw +. What size radiator will fit the top of this case? And do I need an additional small radiator maybe in the front to help with temps more? I now have to return this radiator to frozen cpu. Facepalm.
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Ive seen 360 rads fit in the top of Haf X's. Have you thought of externally mounting it? I know its not very aesthetically pleasing but you already have the rad, and if you have the rest of the gear you need to build your loop you could just make due. A 360 rad is perfect for your 3770k and 680, you do not need more radiator, definitely not if you get the 420 going. Ive seen good temps on a CPU and 2GPU loop on a 360 rad in your exact case, the temps were around 45C GPU full load, which is perfectly good.

Heres a picture of a Haf X with a 360 in the top.
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Edited by Namkab - 6/19/13 at 8:42pm
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Depends on your motherboard, some people ar able to get a 60mm rad with fans in push in the top of the haf x.
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I want to return it because I also got 6 fans that don't fit on it. They are the 120mm ones. I feel stupid for not doing much research
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