Originally Posted by SeanEboy
Sounds a bit like me, but instead I'm a total 'paralysis by analysis' kinda guy... So, I'm about to order the pedestal side mounts for the 360 rads.. Question, should I get only (2), or get an extra for mounting one of the other two rads in the PSU side? I'm using the same pump as you, as well.. So, (2) 360s, and the 35x2 down in the pedestal, and then (2) 360s in the PSU side, with one side mount, one bottom or top mount? Not sure what to order from caselabs just yet...
I would get 3 to allow that option, if you decide to go that route. They aren't expensive at all, in the grand scheme of the build, so why not. I got 3 for that very reason.
How you decide to route everything will really determine a lot. That includes which level you place the PSU on, and how many HD racks you will have. I had 2 full racks, but consolidated that down to 1 without losing the storage real estate.
You might also want to get some extra bottom cover plates for both sides. At 6 to 8 dollars a pop, a good investment to have if you decide to drill some pass-throughs from case to ped, but end up changing your mind with how you want everything routed. You would hate to drill into a plate only to find out that you want to position things a bit differently and now have to wait for another order.
Which top did you order with the case? That will also determine flexibility, especially if you had any plans to push/pulls the rads on the top. I have one of the extended tops (70mm maybe? Can't remember), and that allows me enough room to have the rads in the top, separated from the case, with only the fans visible when looking within the case itself. Or the times I decided to push and pull the rads, I had the pull fans in the top, and the rads and push fans in the case. This made it so the rads aren't hanging too low into the case. CL also sales a much taller top that would allow push/pull fans and the rads entirely.
The rads in the ped are being pushed and pulled and there is more than enough room between them for the pumps. Plus, with the orientation of fans right now (the rad fans pulling into the ped, and the 140s exhausting out), there is a bunch of air going through the heatsink for the pumps. I also had the 140s pulling into the ped and the rad fans pushing out at one point.
There are just so many options it can make you a bit crazy.
The makeup of your build is much like mine, save for the fact I went from 3 cards down to 2, and you are up to 4, so feel free to ask away, and we can bounce ideas off of one another.