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Alright guys, I did it- I bought a Black 540 wink.gif

Now, the most nerve racking part - pickout out fans that look good and are quiet. I've spent the last 3 days reading about all the fan choices, but am still no where closer to making a selection.

FWIW, the "front runner" of my choices is the Silverstone AP121 with Red LEDs.

I am in the same boat as you. I opted for ordering 3 of the bgear b-blaster 120's and a fan controller. I also got some 140CFM Delta 120's off of ebay for 5 bucks apiece. My first plan is to put the 3 bgears in the front, the stock fans on the top and leave the rear one and see how it goes. I may be able to get it to my liking that way. If they don't move enough air or are too loud it's time for the deltas! I know those can get quiet when you turn them down with a fan controller.
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Hello, im still really confused about radiators space. So i just want to ask 1 question with a clear and simple answer.
I want to watercool the air540 but have no idea witch MM width the radiators should be. I want the biggest ones that can fit without having to mod/change things with the case. It has to be a 240 (top) and a 360 (front)

Edit: i also use EVGA 780 TI classified,
Edited by Zirc60 - 1/10/14 at 11:31am
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Hello, im still really confused about radiators space. So i just want to ask 1 question with a clear and simple answer.
I want to watercool the air540 but have no idea witch MM width the radiators should be. I want the biggest ones that can fit without having to mod/change things with the case. It has to be a 240 (top) and a 360 (front)

Edit: i also use EVGA 780 TI classified,
Are you wanting to run the rads with fans in push/pull, or just fans on one side? And what Brand of rads? Since every rad makers rads have different sizes to the end caps and fittings areas on the rads themselves, that's gonna really be dependent on your choices to that question.

If you mean to ask, who has fit a 360mm and 240mm without modding, I would suggest you look at the builds in this thread starting from day 1, and see who has done just that. Would be easier!!!
Edited by Jimhans1 - 1/10/14 at 11:39am
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I was thinking just on one side

But i also see people removed the hdd bay becuase of the fittings. Wich i really dont want to do, since i allready use both of them. But is it much gain to remove it in case i can fit a larger rad then?


The only really options i have are EK radiators
Edited by Zirc60 - 1/10/14 at 11:49am
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A standard "thin" 30MM or so 360 radiator will allow you to run the fans inside the chassis, and you should have room for the ports on top as well so no worries about the floor-mounted drives. That's of course depending on how long the 240 of your choice is, but with a thin 360 that's not really going to be an issue. Depending on your motherboard, you can run up to a 60MM 240 up top with little issues, once again with a single side of fans.
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A standard "thin" 30MM or so 360 radiator will allow you to run the fans inside the chassis, and you should have room for the ports on top as well so no worries about the floor-mounted drives. That's of course depending on how long the 240 of your choice is, but with a thin 360 that's not really going to be an issue. Depending on your motherboard, you can run up to a 60MM 240 up top with little issues, once again with a single side of fans.
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A standard "thin" 30MM or so 360 radiator will allow you to run the fans inside the chassis, and you should have room for the ports on top as well so no worries about the floor-mounted drives. That's of course depending on how long the 240 of your choice is, but with a thin 360 that's not really going to be an issue. Depending on your motherboard, you can run up to a 60MM 240 up top with little issues, once again with a single side of fans.


Ok, can i choose an EK 360 (38mm) and an EK 240 (47mm) And then have to choose to either remove one hdd or put the fan in the front on the outside?

I also use MB Asus maximus formula VI.
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Ok, can i choose an EK 360 (38mm) and an EK 240 (47mm) And then have to choose to either remove one hdd or put the fan in the front on the outside?

I also use MB Asus maximus formula VI.
Be careful with that motherboard and rad choices if you are planning to use the block they include in your loop!
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Be careful with that motherboard and rad choices if you are planning to use the block they include in your loop!

Why? I trust ASUS :-)

I mean, i know that block uses anodize alu. But i dont think it will be a problem with EK distillied water and ek blocks/radiator. You think that would be a problem?
Edited by Zirc60 - 1/10/14 at 12:23pm
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The length of your gpu will be a factor to consider as well. If you have one of the longer gpus you may be bumping into the radiator/fans in the front panel.

There was a guy a few pages back talking about a specific model of 360 rad that you could avoid having to mod/remove the HDD tray if you use the right fittings.
     
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The length of your gpu will be a factor to consider as well. If you have one of the longer gpus you may be bumping into the radiator/fans in the front panel.

There was a guy a few pages back talking about a specific model of 360 rad that you could avoid having to mod/remove the HDD tray if you use the right fittings.

That be me. biggrin.gif It's a UT60 and Phobya rotary 45 degree fittings. Works like a charm. And can fit graphics cards up to 11 inches long which means pretty much any card but the 780 lightning will fit with it. The 780 classy and 690 do fit and are some of the longest GPUs currently available.
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