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post #5971 of 12460
To get a 420 to fit you would have to cut out a section on the top for it to hang out of. Even then the fans would be offset so bad they wouldn't get near the airflow they need. A 360 would be more effective even with modification and a 420.
post #5972 of 12460
I second that trying to get the 420 in doesn't really worth it, and you will probably end up chewing the case / ruining its cube look for little benefits.
360s already are a tight fit - depending on using HDD on the front bay and the rad type/size.

Since you already have a 280, I would go for a 2nd 280 if I wanted better temps. Bolt on addition with no hassle, cleaner look, possibly interchangeable parts etc.
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post #5973 of 12460
That's not a bad option, although personally I prefer 120mm for ap-15's. Unless you're using the phanteks 140mm fans or have those, you might consider a 280 and 360.
post #5974 of 12460
Can I join the cool kids club?

An Air 540 with 2 UT60 280's mounted up.



I ran out of time and had to get it back together for work this morning. I'll pull the gray lines out this weekend and replace with white hard lines.
post #5975 of 12460
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Originally Posted by pcfoo View Post

I second that trying to get the 420 in doesn't really worth it, and you will probably end up chewing the case / ruining its cube look for little benefits.
360s already are a tight fit - depending on using HDD on the front bay and the rad type/size.

Since you already have a 280, I would go for a 2nd 280 if I wanted better temps. Bolt on addition with no hassle, cleaner look, possibly interchangeable parts etc.

I agree with this.
post #5976 of 12460
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That's not a bad option, although personally I prefer 120mm for ap-15's. Unless you're using the phanteks 140mm fans or have those, you might consider a 280 and 360.

Won't fit.
I can barely fit XSPC AX360 + EX240.

Tho I use P/P on both...maybe if you have the fans in the shroud for the 360 it fits...
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post #5977 of 12460
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Won't fit.
I can barely fit XSPC AX360 + EX240.

Tho I use P/P on both...maybe if you have the fans in the shroud for the 360 it fits...

Yea push pull definitely won't fit. Although if it's a thin radiator it probably performs well in push only. I too have my st30 360 in p/p and 240 in pull, won't fit any more fans in there.
post #5978 of 12460
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Go have a look at @shilka psu roundup and reviews, those RM PSU's are known to be not that good. Just a heads up.

Edit: link, http://www.overclock.net/t/1455892/why-you-should-not-buy-a-corsair-rm-psu

That sucks. I usually buy my components piece by piece which is risky but now I'm out of the Newegg return date. Should I try to sell it on eBay or something and go for a Seasonic X series?
post #5979 of 12460
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That sucks. I usually buy my components piece by piece which is risky but now I'm out of the Newegg return date. Should I try to sell it on eBay or something and go for a Seasonic X series?

Personally, I would. It's really up to you, obviously. I've never honestly been a fan of most corsair products, but especially their PSU's, as there are PSU's that are equal to theirs or better, for cheaper. Heck, I only have the Air 540 because it was a freebie from one of my distributors, and it seemed like it would be a fun build wink.gif
post #5980 of 12460
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Personally, I would. It's really up to you, obviously. I've never honestly been a fan of most corsair products, but especially their PSU's, as there are PSU's that are equal to theirs or better, for cheaper. Heck, I only have the Air 540 because it was a freebie from one of my distributors, and it seemed like it would be a fun build wink.gif

I would have to find the article but some of the Corsair PSUs are made by seasonic and some aren't. When put through the oscilloscope the Seasonic Corsair PSU's are usually at the top for stability, efficiency, and longevity. I wish people would understand that there are two different kinds of Corsair PSU's and you can't lump all in together.

Here is a breakdown by Toms about PSU mfgs and who actually sells them and builds them. I went to the C's thumb.gif
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