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post #11 of 21
Assuming that you are still using the HAF 922, I would remove the hdd bays at the notion front, and install either a180 rad in the front along with 2x single 120 (bottom/rear) or install a 240 on the bottom. You will need to make modifications to the case, but this will be your best option. You could relocate the drives to the 5.25 bays.

Untitled-1.jpg?w=480&h=480&fit=clip

It's hard to judge the clearance between the 5.25 bays and the bottom of the chassis, but you would need about 220mm to clear the EK180, and a little more for the magicool and alpha cool. The best fan to use is the Silverstone fm181 (ap182 is a beast though). With the space you have on the case, you have very limited options, this would maximize cooling ability in the case. I haven't been able to find any images of this sort of arrangement, so it doesn't look like it will be a drop in fit. Looking at the pics of the case, it would be very tight if it does fit.
post #12 of 21
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Originally Posted by equilni View Post

http://www.xtremerigs.net/2015/11/14/hardware-labs-nemesis-140-gtx-radiator-review/all/1/
This, but I am not sure how much room you may actually have. Maybe a 120 is ok as well. You need to measure to verify.
Fans: They are using Noctua NF-A14 PWM fans. You can probably use the EKWB Vardar fans as well if you go with the 140mm rad.

No, because the block most likely will cover the plug:
https://www.ekwb.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/EK-FC1080_GTX_Ti_NP_PCBCoolant-1.jpg

No, it should be fine. A few degrees shouldn't matter too much. This video is sort of relevant:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCZ5iP5cu8g (Are front mounted radiators bad for your PC?)

Also, more searching, and I found that the top rad could be an intake:
https://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/comments/2ej4yt/discussion_radiator_position_temperature_testing/
http://www.overclock.net/t/1585349/top-radiator-fan-intake-or-exhaust-also-push-vs-pull/0_50
http://www.overclock.net/t/1374841/intake-or-outtake-for-top-radiator/0_50
1x240mm on top - Intake
1x120mm on the rear - Exhaust
1x120mm/140mm on the bottom - Intake

Ok, good point on the GPU PWM port.

Putting the top rad to push intake makes sense.
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Originally Posted by EMUracing View Post

Assuming that you are still using the HAF 922, I would remove the hdd bays at the notion front, and install either a180 rad in the front along with 2x single 120 (bottom/rear) or install a 240 on the bottom. You will need to make modifications to the case, but this will be your best option. You could relocate the drives to the 5.25 bays.

Untitled-1.jpg?w=480&h=480&fit=clip

It's hard to judge the clearance between the 5.25 bays and the bottom of the chassis, but you would need about 220mm to clear the EK180, and a little more for the magicool and alpha cool. The best fan to use is the Silverstone fm181 (ap182 is a beast though). With the space you have on the case, you have very limited options, this would maximize cooling ability in the case. I haven't been able to find any images of this sort of arrangement, so it doesn't look like it will be a drop in fit. Looking at the pics of the case, it would be very tight if it does fit.

Using the HAF 922 is my original plan and I thought of removing those drive cages. But then I thought that it would be better if I really buy a modern mid-tower case that is designed for watercooling. It would make my life so much easier, but of course for a cost frown.gif

Do you have any good case that uses tempered glass in mind? I saw the Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX and really love how it looks but I heard that it has ventilation issues so I don't know.

Also, if I change cases would it be best to still mount the H220-X system on the top?
Edited by kevindd992002 - 4/7/17 at 12:59am
post #13 of 21
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post #14 of 21
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Ok, good point on the GPU PWM port.

Putting the top rad to push intake makes sense.
Using the HAF 922 is my original plan and I thought of removing those drive cages. But then I thought that it would be better if I really buy a modern mid-tower case that is designed for watercooling. It would make my life so much easier, but of course for a cost frown.gif

Do you have any good case that uses tempered glass in mind? I saw the Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX and really love how it looks but I heard that it has ventilation issues so I don't know.

Also, if I change cases would it be best to still mount the H220-X system on the top?
I like the appearance of the Evolve, but the airflow is a little subpar. I had my eye on the Phanteks Enthoo Pro-M. They have a tempered glass model I believe.
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16811854042
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=enthoo+pro+m
Its about $20 more expensive for the tempered glass model over the standard window, and $10 over the full acrylic window...

Another case that interested me was the Thermaltake X31. Its styling wont suit everyone. I prefer the standard window model to the tempered glass, since it comes with the PSU cover which can mount the SSD or HDD. The price difference for the tempered glass is also a little steep for my tastes.

Im all for saving cash, and making a project out of an existing case... but sometimes its just better to get something new that is easier to work with out of the box.

You can mount the H220X in the front if needed, any orientation but on the bottom I believe... The reservoir needs to feed the pump.
post #15 of 21
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Originally Posted by EMUracing View Post

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I like the appearance of the Evolve, but the airflow is a little subpar. I had my eye on the Phanteks Enthoo Pro-M. They have a tempered glass model I believe.
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16811854042
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=enthoo+pro+m
Its about $20 more expensive for the tempered glass model over the standard window, and $10 over the full acrylic window...

Another case that interested me was the Thermaltake X31. Its styling wont suit everyone. I prefer the standard window model to the tempered glass, since it comes with the PSU cover which can mount the SSD or HDD. The price difference for the tempered glass is also a little steep for my tastes.

Im all for saving cash, and making a project out of an existing case... but sometimes its just better to get something new that is easier to work with out of the box.

You can mount the H220X in the front if needed, any orientation but on the bottom I believe... The reservoir needs to feed the pump.

Thanks for the recommendations.

Would there be any performance difference between mounting thr H220X on top vs. on front?
post #16 of 21
My suggestion would be to place it where you can fit the largest radiator in the other location. If you can have access to the filloprt in a vertical position, that would make filling and bleeding easier. Try to vision the build in how it will be worked on, then how it will be viewed. I have built systems that look nice, but are a royal pain to work in. Right now my system has a radiator sitting about 60mm above the CPU (horizontal motherboard tray), and I just got a new CPU, and swapped it in, tested it, then pulled it to delid it and install again. Made me start to rethink the design of the build... but now that its setup, Im happy. As long as I dont need to pull the CPU or memory anytime soon.
post #17 of 21
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Originally Posted by EMUracing View Post

My suggestion would be to place it where you can fit the largest radiator in the other location. If you can have access to the filloprt in a vertical position, that would make filling and bleeding easier. Try to vision the build in how it will be worked on, then how it will be viewed. I have built systems that look nice, but are a royal pain to work in. Right now my system has a radiator sitting about 60mm above the CPU (horizontal motherboard tray), and I just got a new CPU, and swapped it in, tested it, then pulled it to delid it and install again. Made me start to rethink the design of the build... but now that its setup, Im happy. As long as I dont need to pull the CPU or memory anytime soon.

 

Gotcha. So if a case has room for 360mm on both top and front, then the placement of the 240mm H220X wouldn't matter in terms of performance, correct? But then if you consider filling and bleeding, it would be easier if I mount in the front vertically. Wouldn't that make draining harder?

post #18 of 21
Draining doesn't need to be done at the reservoir. Typically I pull apart the lowest tubing from the fitting. To fill, I prefer at the radiator.
post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by EMUracing View Post

Draining doesn't need to be done at the reservoir. Typically I pull apart the lowest tubing from the fitting. To fill, I prefer at the radiator.

What then is the use of the res if you fill at the rad? Isn't the fill port usually in the res?
post #20 of 21
I meant fill at at the reservoir. I this case the reservoir is the radiator.
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