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You CAN fit a 360 rad in the top of the Phantom. I just ordered my 360 yesterday to replace my RS240. Lots of people on the Internet have done it. I will to.

Based on everything I read, you do not want to mix fans up top. Pull the 200s out and properly push/pull those suckers. I am pushing air (in a push/pull config) out of the top of my Phantom with my RS240.

If you have the hard drive cages removed (or mounted the SSD cage to the 5 1/4 drive cage), a 240 will fit down below without issue, but you will have to push or pull only.

I had a feeling the 200s would have to go, and that's a bummer because they do look really cool frown.gif Mind linking the 360 you got?

Also, I have removed my HDD cages. If I don't mount a cage to my 5.25" drive bay, would I be able to fit two sets of fans on the bottom radiator (in push and pull)? I was just looking at the inside of my computer, and it looks like I have plenty of vertical clearance.
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I had a feeling the 200s would have to go, and that's a bummer because they do look really cool frown.gif Mind linking the 360 you got?

Also, I have removed my HDD cages. If I don't mount a cage to my 5.25" drive bay, would I be able to fit two sets of fans on the bottom radiator (in push and pull)? I was just looking at the inside of my computer, and it looks like I have plenty of vertical clearance.

I don't mind sharing what I ordered at all:)

http://martinsliquidlab.org/2012/05/01/alphacool-nexxxos-st30-360-radiator/

For the money ($60.00) it seemed like the best 360 in that price range.

I picked it up from performancepcs (OCN55 gets you 5.5% discount...ALL the time).

If you have completely removed the cages, I would guess it is still going to be tight, but with a thin radiator down there you might be OK.
    
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I don't mind sharing what I ordered at all:)

http://martinsliquidlab.org/2012/05/01/alphacool-nexxxos-st30-360-radiator/

For the money ($60.00) it seemed like the best 360 in that price range.

I picked it up from performancepcs (OCN55 gets you 5.5% discount...ALL the time).

If you have completely removed the cages, I would guess it is still going to be tight, but with a thin radiator down there you might be OK.

Thanks man, +rep for you!

I'm going to get that as well as: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=20983:49db37e851d0f2d86ccca5e48527f783
(Black Ice® GTX Gen Two Xtreme 240 Highest Performance Radiator).

I don't have a ruler on me, however, I can fit a 120mm fan vertically in the bottom. So I'm hoping that maybe I can fit a pair of fans above and below the radiator (54mm radiator + 25mm fan + 25mm fan < 120mm).

Do you think a single, quality pump would be able to pump to all of the stuff that will be in my loop?

EDIT: Derp, 104<120
post #14 of 16
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Actually, would a Black Ice GT Stealth 360 be able to fit? Compared to the 360mm you linked (400x124x30mm), it is 412x133x29.6mm. Do you know if you could fit the extra ~10x10mm up top? If you don't know/didn't measure, that's all good. It doesn't seem like a lot, but I could forsee it being problems. Regardless, I suppose I could always take the ol' dremel to the case.
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Actually, would a Black Ice GT Stealth 360 be able to fit? Compared to the 360mm you linked (400x124x30mm), it is 412x133x29.6mm. Do you know if you could fit the extra ~10x10mm up top? If you don't know/didn't measure, that's all good. It doesn't seem like a lot, but I could forsee it being problems. Regardless, I suppose I could always take the ol' dremel to the case.

I know with my RS240 (121x35x277) up top clearance between the fans and the mobo is pretty tight, but livable. I would guess you are going to be fine with the extra width.

Here is a poor quality picture of the clearance:

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And if you haven't read this yet:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1089921/nzxt-phantom-xspc-rasa-rx-rs240-guide

The above thread is valuable in terms of understanding what might fit where in your phantom.
    
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