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From now till the end of July, I am looking to water cool my Lian Li V1000 case with a dual 120mm radiator. Until then, I will need a lot of help, please be patient lol. I have come to the conclusion that the best way is to mount it on top of the case which requires at the least drilling 2 120mm fan holes. I would like to mount a radbox with a dual rad at the back, but don't think there is any place to hang a radbox.

Is it possible to mount 2 120mm fans underneath the top of my case blowing outwards (pulling) air through a radiator mounted inside my case? (see picture)

How much better would it be to mount the fans + radiator on top of my case on the exterior?

If at all possible, I'd like to have everything inside the case and drill as little as possible.

On a side note: I'm planning to water cool my Q6600 and ATi 2900XT and have about ~$200 to spend.

Will probably buy (basically Swiftech H20-220 Setup):
Swiftech MCP655
Swiftech Micro Res
Swiftech Apogee GT
Danger Den MAZE4 (for R600)
Not sure on a good 240mm radiator (what would you recommend at a reasonable price?)
Not sure about the fluid, want something cool blue UV reactive liquid
Radbox maybe?

and lol I got the goldy pdf wc file.

thanks in advance

edit: thinking of something like this: http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=100662
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Looks pretty good...I think I would go with the D-Tek Fuzion CPU block or one of fstfrddy's Stinger's....I use the Stingers...

...http://www.petrastechshop.com/dfuuncpubl1.html
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Can you not hang your rad-box on the rear fan mount? Or is there not enough room? You can mount your rad at any of the 120 fan mount positions on the rad-box..I like to have my rad on the out-side so it will be in the cooler room ambient temp's..You can just set it on top of the case as far as that goes make some stand-offs for it....
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Looks pretty good...I think I would go with the D-Tek Fuzion CPU block or one of fstfrddy's Stinger's....I use the Stingers...

...http://www.petrastechshop.com/dfuuncpubl1.html
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Can you not hang your rad-box on the rear fan mount? Or is there not enough room? You can mount your rad at any of the 120 fan mount positions on the rad-box..I like to have my rad on the out-side so it will be in the cooler room ambient temp's..You can just set it on top of the case as far as that goes make some stand-offs for it....
yeah I thought there wasn't enough clearance at the bottom for an 11.1" radiator. But after searching for some picutres, I guess it's doable. How much are the stingers and how do you order them?

And if I set the radiator on top without drilling holes, what kind of a stand off would I need to build, how much clearance do I need for it? Looks like I might just cheat and do the radbox way.
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you have a 120mm fan on the back correct? you could mount the rad, kinda where that pic shows, then drill two holes, in and out, and do it that way.. probably the best. thats how i have my setup.
    
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yeah I thought there wasn't enough clearance at the bottom for an 11.1" radiator. But after searching for some picutres, I guess it's doable. How much are the stingers and how do you order them?

And if I set the radiator on top without drilling holes, what kind of a stand off would I need to build, how much clearance do I need for it? Looks like I might just cheat and do the radbox way.
You can PM fstfrddy here on the Forum about them or E-Mail him at his web-site....

...http://www.stingerwaterblocks.mysite.com/
Stinger WB

You have to ask him about price it depends on the price of copper...I get the all metal ones but he does make them with a poly-carb mount that doesn't cost as much....

A rad-box is a box in a box it slides apart into two pieces...Apollo used one to mount his rad on top I think it came out pretty good.I'll leave you a pic of it.....Just using it like its made for works well to....
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I would say use a GT Stealth rad, those are rather thin, but you might need some higher airflow fans for extra cooling since you'll loose some surface area.
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you have a 120mm fan on the back correct? you could mount the rad, kinda where that pic shows, then drill two holes, in and out, and do it that way.. probably the best. thats how i have my setup.
Any pics of your current WC setup?

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You can PM fstfrddy here on the Forum about them or E-Mail him at his web-site....

...http://www.stingerwaterblocks.mysite.com/
Stinger WB

You have to ask him about price it depends on the price of copper...I get the all metal ones but he does make them with a poly-carb mount that doesn't cost as much....

A rad-box is a box in a box it slides apart into two pieces...Apollo used one to mount his rad on top I think it came out pretty good.I'll leave you a pic of it.....Just using it like its made for works well to....
That's a nice rig. A box within a box you say? cool, so it looks like hes using one box on one end and a 120mm fan on the other to balance it out, or is that the other end of the box, I guess it is.

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I would say use a GT Stealth rad, those are rather thin, but you might need some higher airflow fans for extra cooling since you'll loose some surface area.
thanks for the advice, which one of these 2 would you recommend? $4 diff in price at DD

http://www.dangerden.com/store/home.php?cat=86
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Thats my rig

Here is an updated pic:


Basicly you just got to drill 4 holes in your top case to mount the rad box, the top of the rad box and the bottom interlock and are secured with 4 small screws on reach side, you can see one in the pic above.
So all you need to do is unscrew them and the rad comes right off!!
Off course the tubes have to go off as well

I like my design because its fast and easy to get bubbles out my rad as well, all i do is unscrew and turn the rad vertical so its parallel to the back of the case, leave some extra tubing at the back so you have space to twist it.
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i bet that thing cools well, but no offense its an eyesore........i mean im for a clean look, but im sure there is no clean look that will cool that well
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Thats my rig



Basicly you just got to drill 4 holes in your top case to mount the rad box, the top of the rad box and the bottom interlock and are secured with 4 small screws on reach side, you can see one in the pic above.
So all you need to do is unscrew them and the rad comes right off!!
Off course the tubes have to go off as well

I like my design because its fast and easy to get bubbles out my rad as well, all i do is unscrew and turn the rad vertical so its parallel to the back of the case, leave some extra tubing at the back so you have space to twist it.
A matching rad (silver) would probably help, but I like it, not really an eyesore.

Wow that thing is sturdy! Is your computer loud with all those fans? Thanks for the pics + description. This radbox is ingenious!
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