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Sigh. YOU WERE MY MUSE DAMMIT. You just had to go with the Switch 810 didn't you?

*buries face under pillow and cries*

Edit:

Here's mine as well.



I had to derivet my drive cage and dremel a big chunk of it off to fit the rad in but according to Kcuestags photo you can fit the rad in without resorting to that.

All I had to do is bend the rear of the drive "cage" upwards slightly and it fits perfectly, no need to mod the case to fit these rads. smile.gif

Seeing your picture, I'd turn your PSU around to take fresh air from outside the case instead of hot air from the radiator. tongue.gif

The AP-181's are great even at pull, I used them at pull and they were as good as push. biggrin.gif
post #12 of 15
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thanks for the input guys. +rep

Also these suggestions are with the magicool slim rad, I'm assuming. The other possibility would be the Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 (180mm x 2 or 180mm x 3). Same comments for these rads too or would the extra thickness contribute to anything significant?
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post #13 of 15
I think the magicool rad is pretty thin. The effective fin thickness is only about 20 millimeters, which actually would be thinner than any fan you throw onto it.
It's FPI is about the same as that of the Alphacool XT45 so I think the Alphacool one will generally outperform the magicool rad. (it has a core thickness of about 32mm, 50% more than the magicool)

I however can't make any comments on whether or not it will fit in the case. I do have a PDF file with the exact dimensions of the Alphacool 180x2, this should be a link to it. Please note that the dimensions have a tolerance of 1 millimeter
I obtained it by emailing Alphacool directly, they always respond in a timely manner and are very helpful so if you require a drawing of the 180x3 just shoot them an email.


[edit]When looking around I realized they'd send me the drawing of the 180x3 as well, so here is the link to is. Hope this helps!
post #14 of 15
There's a video tinytom logan did on youtube a while back that outlines exactly what you need and would answer all your questions.

One key thing to consider are the fan filter intakes (applies to both RV02 and FT02). The XT45 will propose problems if you don't measure before hand and see how much clearance your got from your GFX card.

I had to remove my fan filters and flop my rad+funs straight to the bottom of the case and had about 12-14 mm clearance under my 670 (680 PCB)

Hope this helps.
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Yes, to use the fan filters the best solution is to use magnet strips and place them on the fans, and attach them below the case, in my case I used velcro. tongue.gif
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