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Hi

I am on the market for a new case. I have a 360mm and 240mm radiators and an E-ATX motherboard, will this case be enought for them?

It's a very tight fit but doable. I've seen a lot of builds with 360+240. All non E-ATX though, but I don't see why it shouldn't work.You'll loose the bottom hdd tray.
    
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Beautiful build, BUT waaaaayyyy too many 90 degree bends in that loop. As a result, coolant flow is dramatically reduced, which results in overall degraded performance with regards to coolant temperatures. It's a good thing you are using a Swiftech MCP-655 (or like) pump ;-)
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Beautiful build, BUT waaaaayyyy too many 90 degree bends in that loop. As a result, coolant flow is dramatically reduced, which results in overall degraded performance with regards to coolant temperatures. It's a good thing you are using a Swiftech MCP-655 (or like) pump ;-)

sll these elbow fittings together are less restrictive than one flow meter put into the loop.
Restriction created by all these fittings is so small that one couldn't tell, unnoticeable in temp change across the loop. D5 pump is way too strong to be limited by few 90 deg fittings.
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sll these elbow fittings together are less restrictive than one flow meter put into the loop.
Restriction created by all these fittings is so small that one couldn't tell, unnoticeable in temp change across the loop. D5 pump is way too strong to be limited by few 90 deg fittings.

This, and I've actually changed the pump to a USB controlled Aquacomputer Vario VP655, running at 10% - dead silent (decoupled). In my tests, it turned out to not make much of a difference. I've set up a profile on the Aquaero, which slowly increases the fan speed with rising temps, and that seems to be all I need.
    
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This, and I've actually changed the pump to a USB controlled Aquacomputer Vario VP655, running at 10% - dead silent (decoupled). In my tests, it turned out to not make much of a difference. I've set up a profile on the Aquaero, which slowly increases the fan speed with rising temps, and that seems to be all I need.

I'm sure your system is running optimally. Restriction in overall coolant flow through use of 90 degree bends is not as restricted as with air, so there is that. If you were to run a test of flow pressure using straight pipes only, you would see the dramatic loss in overall flow pressure. But alas, no one runs a coolant loop like that in the real world, so there will always be bends in the tubing (flexible or acrylic). Regardless, very nice looking build and you did a great job!
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Hi

I am on the market for a new case. I have a 360mm and 240mm radiators and an E-ATX motherboard, will this case be enought for them?

I have a 360 and 240 radiator in my Carbide 540. Using a regular ATX mainboard though, No E-ATX. It's a tight fit but it definitely works, just make sure the radiators aren't too thick:


Edited by rck1984 - 7/6/16 at 5:27pm
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Where did you get that side panel? I must know!

drill and put button inside biggrin.gif
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Here we go! I just built this on 7/3/16. Leave any feedback or suggestions!












Let me know!
Edited by Blighthorn - 7/9/16 at 4:32pm
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Here we go! I just built this on 7/3/16. Leave any feedback or suggestions!

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I am planning on using this mobo when I upgrade my machine. Great pics! They have really solidified my decision, thumb.gif
     
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I am planning on using this mobo when I upgrade my machine. Great pics! They have really solidified my decision, thumb.gif
I should have gone for that board, went with the Formula but I don't really see an advantage over the Hero.
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