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Correct me if I am wrong but the difference in length from the 240 to the 280 is about 45 mm. So you shouldn't have a problem with the front rad as the difference from the XE360 to the PE360 is 20 mm in thickness. The only issue I think you may have is the bottom hard drive tray which you should absolutely cut out regardless.
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I did an EX360 front intake and an EX280 top exhaust. It was a bit of a pain as it is a very tight fit. The fittings for the ex280 almost touch the IO metal backplate. I wanted to do the EX280 bottom intake and EX360 front intake and exhaust from the top which I still may do when I upgrade. The EX240 and EX360 will be a very nice fit and should not be cramped at all.
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Correct me if I am wrong but the difference in length from the 240 to the 280 is about 45 mm. So you shouldn't have a problem with the front rad as the difference from the XE360 to the PE360 is 20 mm in thickness. The only issue I think you may have is the bottom hard drive tray which you should absolutely cut out regardless.

I was planning to remove them, I have a 3D printer and can build a plate to cover any hole and removing of stuffs and such biggrin.gif

Any issues on a E-ATX mobo and the XE360? if so I am currently choosing between the EVGA X99 classified and the X99 gigabyte Gaming G1 WIFI board.

so E-ATX will be happening, but I'm just thinking here
post #11203 of 12513
If you go e-atx and the xe360 you will likely only have a small spot free between res and motherboard. Look at 7akata's board and imagine he were doing push/pull on the front radiator and that is about how much space would be left. Pretty tight.
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I made a seperate thread about this but i thought this might be a better place to put it.

I've been sitting on my new PC for about 2 months now. I've always wanted to go for triple monitor and i've been thinking alot about getting another 980, simply because one would not be able to keep me on 60+ fps. The issue with 2 air cooled cards in my scenario is that i don't have a 1 slot spacing between the cards which will mush them together making the top card not able to breathe properly.

I've overlooked several kind of setups for my case and i've been theorycrafting for a while. This is what i came up with.




- One thing that might be a problem is the Res+pump combo unit below the 2 cards, it might not fit.
- Another thing i thought of is the 140mm radiator thats runs in the bottom, it will be placed directly above a HDD. HDD runs hot and so will the RAD which is not good.
But i've thought about getting a custom 3mm Aluminum Backplate that dissipates the heat which most likely will solve the problem. There will also be a spacing in between the RAD and the alu plate.
- Also not a 100% sure that a 140mm+360mm RAD will be able to cool 2 980's, but it should be enough? right?

Solution for everything would be getting a new CPU block and a 240 RAD to replace the H105 which definately will be enough to cool the whole system, but more expensive and i'm already satisfied with the performance and look of my H105.

I'll appreciate any comment giving advice/feedback or suggestions!
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My not quite finished build.







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Originally Posted by Crispybagel View Post

I made a seperate thread about this but i thought this might be a better place to put it.

I've been sitting on my new PC for about 2 months now. I've always wanted to go for triple monitor and i've been thinking alot about getting another 980, simply because one would not be able to keep me on 60+ fps. The issue with 2 air cooled cards in my scenario is that i don't have a 1 slot spacing between the cards which will mush them together making the top card not able to breathe properly.

I've overlooked several kind of setups for my case and i've been theorycrafting for a while. This is what i came up with.




- One thing that might be a problem is the Res+pump combo unit below the 2 cards, it might not fit.
- Another thing i thought of is the 140mm radiator thats runs in the bottom, it will be placed directly above a HDD. HDD runs hot and so will the RAD which is not good.
But i've thought about getting a custom 3mm Aluminum Backplate that dissipates the heat which most likely will solve the problem. There will also be a spacing in between the RAD and the alu plate.
- Also not a 100% sure that a 140mm+360mm RAD will be able to cool 2 980's, but it should be enough? right?

Solution for everything would be getting a new CPU block and a 240 RAD to replace the H105 which definately will be enough to cool the whole system, but more expensive and i'm already satisfied with the performance and look of my H105.

I'll appreciate any comment giving advice/feedback or suggestions!

Forget the 140 on the bottom, the 360 will be plenty to cool your 980s , even overclocked. I doubt you will get a res top pump to fit under the cards, I will check dimensions when i get a chance. I would sell off the aio and get a cpu block and 240 rad, it will look better and work better IMO.
Edited by kl6mk6 - 10/3/15 at 12:58am
post #11207 of 12513
Good point, might skip the bottom RAD, dont know about the CPU though, mine is doing good so will probably not swap it for a EK block and RAD. Will measure tonight and see where to fit the pump+res.
post #11208 of 12513
I think it is still a good idea to have 2 bottom intake fans. Corsair should take note and add this flexibility to the case.
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post #11209 of 12513
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Originally Posted by Crispybagel View Post

Good point, might skip the bottom RAD, dont know about the CPU though, mine is doing good so will probably not swap it for a EK block and RAD. Will measure tonight and see where to fit the pump+res.

I have about 90mm (3.5") from the bottom of the case to the bottom of the 2nd SLI card.
post #11210 of 12513
That's well enough to fit a RAD and even one with push n pull if you go for a slim 1. But i've decided to go for the 360 RAD in front. Going to measure space between sidewindow and PCB tomorrow to see if i can fit a res to the left in the case. Might go for a res+pump combo, perhaps the 140.
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