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Hi all,

After much debate starting here:


Summary of the issue:
  • Got plasticise issue regardless that I'm using Primochill Advanced LRT
  • I got leeching issue after refilling the loop with new coolant EK EVO Coolant Blue 1000mL premix
  • All my fans are intake for positive air pressure (excluding exhaust fan)
  • The location of the case is not ideal (see picture)
  • Conclusion is that high water temps (got to 45) accelerated the leeching/clouding/plasticise issue which mean I need to clean the loop and add another radiator to try and maintain lower temps
  • I run 2x R9 290 OC Gigabyte Windforce Edition (water cooled) and 3770K @ 4.7Ghz
  • I have top rad 480/60mm in P/P
  • I have bottom rad 280/60mm in P/P
  • I use two reservoirs (see image)
  • I was advised to add one more radiator 240/30mm in front of the case

The facts:
  1. Front case comes with 2x 140mm fans out of the box, yet it can only host 240mm radiator.
  2. I couldn't find anything online that addresses this mismatch
  3. I don't know how it's possible to mount a 240mm rad on the 280mm bracket that holds the stock fans.
  4. I want to utilise these fans instead of purchasing 2x 120mm
  5. Phantkes user guide PDF

Questions:
  1. Should I purchase 2x 120mm fans and attached them in pull config. to the radiator?
  2. How does the radiator fit in the front case?
  3. MOST IMPORTANT: Given the current layout of my loop, what would be the best layout with the additional radiator for optimal results?

Please note that the huge top rad feeds the two GPU's with cold water and the bottom smaller rad feeds the CPU.

Photos and loop layout:
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