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Originally Posted by Hereisphilly View Post

A 240 xt45 will just squeeze in behind the hard drive cages. You will need to punch some holes in the bottom of the ODD cage, as there is literally no room for tubing. Getting the xt also beneficial as it has inlets on the end of rad.
I wanted the exact thing you want, only using the phanteks 140mm fans, and I wanted the maximum amount of rads without compromising the capacity of the case

In the end I went with a 420 xt45 in push pull up top, 280 monsta push pull in the bottom, and a 240 xt45 in the front

I just can't help but wonder if the ST30 280 will fit where you put your XT45 240. It's actually a few mm shorter and we know the 140mm fans work just fine there if they'd still be able to fit. At the lower rpm range martinlabs has the ST30 as the new king of low range rpm cooling. It's cheap to boot!
post #1842 of 19068
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So you ended up not trying the 280 in the front then? I'd love to try and keep the 140mm fans active so I might have to get a shroud or something if I do go with a 240mm... or try to do some modding to jam a 280mm in there. I think I'm going to do some measuring now lol.

Without some serious cutting I don't see a 280 going in the front, but be my guest if you want to try it!
You may have to re-drill the fan mounting holes
The front 240 will still work with the supplied blue led fans, there are 2 sets of fan mounting holes, so it works perfect.

I'm also debating adding another single 140 rear rad, just not sure if my single d5 is man enough for it..
post #1843 of 19068
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Originally Posted by Maverickbp View Post

I just can't help but wonder if the ST30 280 will fit where you put your XT45 240. It's actually a few mm shorter and we know the 140mm fans work just fine there if they'd still be able to fit. At the lower rpm range martinlabs has the ST30 as the new king of low range rpm cooling. It's cheap to boot!

It may fit, but you need an xt45 due to the inlets being on the end so you can route tubing. There just isnt enough space with the cages there to get a fitting on the rad
post #1844 of 19068
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Originally Posted by Hereisphilly View Post

It may fit, but you need an xt45 due to the inlets being on the end so you can route tubing. There just isnt enough space with the cages there to get a fitting on the rad

Ah that's where my inexperience with water cooling comes into play. All I've been making sure to check is the height/width compatibility. Outlets/inlets & bleed/fill ports are something I'm still learning about.
post #1845 of 19068
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Ah that's where my inexperience with water cooling comes into play. All I've been making sure to check is the height/width compatibility. Outlets/inlets & bleed/fill ports are something I'm still learning about.

Dont worry about it mate, this was my first water build, but with alot of help here, things went out great. Its far better to plan it all out and ask questions than it is to buy everything and then find out none of it fits. Everything i planned worked out perfectly when it all came together.

This is what i had to do to get the tubing to work with an xt45. Note how tight it is but it does work great. those are 20mm holes too if you need to size it up



Any questions feel free to ask, PM me if you are unsure and want a 1st timers take on the whole thing
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Ah that's where my inexperience with water cooling comes into play. All I've been making sure to check is the height/width compatibility. Outlets/inlets & bleed/fill ports are something I'm still learning about.

I actually think this guy might fit:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/22071/ex-rad-658/Alphacool_NexXxoS_ST30_Full_Copper_Slim_Profile_Dual_140mm_Radiator.html?tl=g30c95s930

It's listed as 278mm in length and just measuring the space I have in the front of the enthoo I get a maximum clearance of 311mm from floor to the bottom of the 5 1/4 bays. It's definitely thin enough to fit in there. The only question is whether the fan mounts will line up with the front 140s. I might have to draw it out and mock it up. Does anyone have exact measurements for the 280mm ST30?

Also I'm referring to completely taking out the bottom drive cage so you can route tubing around without having to drill through the bay area.
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Dont worry about it mate, this was my first water build, but with alot of help here, things went out great. Its far better to plan it all out and ask questions than it is to buy everything and then find out none of it fits. Everything i planned worked out perfectly when it all came together.

This is what i had to do to get the tubing to work with an xt45. Note how tight it is but it does work great. those are 20mm holes too if you need to size it up



Any questions feel free to ask, PM me if you are unsure and want a 1st timers take on the whole thing

I may just do that and thank you. So you have to drill/dremel those holes? You obviously lost the use of that bay no? I'm going to need space for a blu-ray burner & possibly from what I hear 1-2 fan controllers like the Reeven? I know using a 420 up top will cost me one 5 1/4 bay. i have many hard drives which is why I don't want to lose any cages. If I have to lose the bottom cage for whatever, or in the future need to add a http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10060/cpa-294/Evercool_ARMOR_Dual_525_Drive_Bay_to_Triple_35_HDD_Cooling_Box_HD-AR-R-BK.html?tl=g34c147s238 to turn 2 5 1/4 bays into 3 3 1/2 slots, I'll need to have two additional bays remaining. If it ends up being not possible then so be it. I could always of course mod 1-2 hd's into those bays with some MacGyvering.

Where do you have your fill/bleed ports? Were they built into the 420 up top or the 280 in the bottom?
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I actually think this guy might fit:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/22071/ex-rad-658/Alphacool_NexXxoS_ST30_Full_Copper_Slim_Profile_Dual_140mm_Radiator.html?tl=g30c95s930

It's listed as 278mm in length and just measuring the space I have in the front of the enthoo I get a maximum clearance of 311mm from floor to the bottom of the 5 1/4 bays. It's definitely thin enough to fit in there. The only question is whether the fan mounts will line up with the front 140s. I might have to draw it out and mock it up. Does anyone have exact measurements for the 280mm ST30?

Also I'm referring to completely taking out the bottom drive cage so you can route tubing around without having to drill through the bay area.

That's the rad i've been talking about. It's shorter than the 120mm variants and 33% thinner too! it's also pretty cheap and according to Martin;s is the new king of low rpm range cooling. Check out my link on the previous page.
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That's the rad i've been talking about. It's shorter than the 120mm variants and 33% thinner too! it's also pretty cheap and according to Martin;s is the new king of low rpm range cooling. Check out my link on the previous page.

So sitting here staring at the front of my enthoo I'm not sure it'd work because of the way the connections jut out on the end of the rads, it adds height on that side and the way the 140mm fans sit in the frame on the case I don't know if there is enough room. If someone had exact measurements we'd be able to clear this up right away.
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So sitting here staring at the front of my enthoo I'm not sure it'd work because of the way the connections jut out on the end of the rads, it adds height on that side and the way the 140mm fans sit in the frame on the case I don't know if there is enough room. If someone had exact measurements we'd be able to clear this up right away.

Ya it may be too new of a radiator and most see 30mm and shy away. I'm sure some site around here will have it.
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