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Can I cram a 240 into this?!

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Hey OCN! I have an NZXT source 210 elite and I want to stuff a 240 into the case. Any ideas on how i could make this work?

Here is my current set-up (in the works) and here is a stock photo. I was thinking I could either get a swiftech like the one linked, or do a custom loop using an XSPC kit (also linked). Budget is up to 250 dollars. What can i do here? I am also open to a 120, but then i would have a long ass tube running from the back fan port to the res in the front 5.25 bay... :/

So all of you smart OCNer's, what are my options? smile.gif))

XSPC KIT: http://www.xoxide.com/xsp-craystorm750rs240watercoolingkit.html
SWIFTECH: http://www.xoxide.com/h2o-x20edgehdserieswatercoolingkit-dual120mmwhite.html

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Remove teh 3.5" HDD Cages and put it at the front. Bay Re fits in 5.25" drive bays. Also will the RAD not fit up top? Its a fairly slim Rad or is the rear exhaust fan in the way?
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Originally Posted by dihartnell View Post

Remove teh 3.5" HDD Cages and put it at the front. Bay Re fits in 5.25" drive bays. Also will the RAD not fit up top? Its a fairly slim Rad or is the rear exhaust fan in the way?

Thats what I was thinking, remove the 3.25 bays since i dont use them. But i would have to cut into the 5.25 with a dremel to make it fit, and if i use the xspc res/pump combo, along with my dvd drive i wont be able to do that since i will need all the 5.25 space. :/

The top COULD work, but yeah i think with a 240 rad it would be too fat to fit since the rear fan is in the way, i could always remove it, but i'd rather not. What about external options? Would it be possible to mod the case to fit a 240, even a 360 in the back? Or am i just being silly?
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Actually, after I have all of my games and software installed i could probably get away with dumping the dvd drive and just removing the 3.25's. Id prefer not to do that, but if i have to i could.
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Just had a closer look. You cant put Rad with fans on roof as theres no space without it hitting the Mobo. WIll need to get dremel and remove 3.5 Drive cages and put there. You may have to drill some more mounting holes. Clearly this case is not designed for any kind of water cooling other than somthing like a corsair H80i
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Thats what I was thinking, remove the 3.25 bays since i dont use them. But i would have to cut into the 5.25 with a dremel to make it fit, and if i use the xspc res/pump combo, along with my dvd drive i wont be able to do that since i will need all the 5.25 space. :/

The top COULD work, but yeah i think with a 240 rad it would be too fat to fit since the rear fan is in the way, i could always remove it, but i'd rather not. What about external options? Would it be possible to mod the case to fit a 240, even a 360 in the back? Or am i just being silly?

Mount the rear fan externally to fit an internal rad on the top. You can even use http://koolance.com/radiator-mounting-bracket-with-quick-release or mod your own screws/rods to externally mount a radiator the back. You can even mount an external radiator on the top if youre okay with that.

(These are other options if you dont want to go internal front or internal top)
post #7 of 8
I have seen people mount the rad inside the case at the top and the fans outside the case at the top. Looks a little on the ugly side.

Other alternative is that XSPC (I think) has an external 360 Radiator stand. That doesnt look too bad.
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Looks like there is room to mount the 240 on the bottom. More cutting but it looks like it would fit.
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