Originally Posted by Diarrhea
I've been binge reading this entire thread and I should have marked where some of the comments that were said would apply to what I am about to ask. Anyway, my questions involve the Evolv (TG) case which I plan to get soon.
1. If I put a front radiator with a push/pull configuration, would a tube reservoir sill fit between the pull fans and the graphics card?
2. Just out of curiosity, will I be able to swap radiator and fan placement in the front of the case meaning, having like a EK SE 360 where the front fans would be and then having the fans in just a pull configuration?
3. I've been seeing a lot of heat exhausting issues where some of the solutions are covering up the mount holes on the radiator bracket and not clipping the top panel all the way down....so would having front and top as intake where the rear is the exhaust be a wise choice? For example, having the top and front intake at a lower speed whereas the rear would be at higher speed?
Just to add to what @paskowitz
1. The only rads that would fit in the front and allow room for a res when in push/pull, wouldn't benefit from push/pull in the first place. Slim rads don't benefit from push/pull, so it becomes a futile exercise unless you are using a short graphics card.
2. I have shown a couple of detailed explanations on the fact that the EK 360SE, being quite literally one of the worst performing 360s ever released, should never be in an Evolv ATX (it really shouldn't be used anywhere given the performance). You can get the same performance and look using a decent quality 240mm and you will have room for a good quality 360mm up top without fighting with it.
3. Some people have had good experiences running the top as intake. My build has better performance with the top as exhaust with the rad isolated - but it is also getting cool air from the intake fans since I removed the front rad.