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Ok I am planning my up and coming WCing project.....I think I wanna put the rad on top with the barbs towards the back facing down. Then I could route the tubing down through a open slot or make some holes. Then the pump will be where my HDs are. I am buying some 5.25 adaptors so that I can move my RAID0 up there, and the other will go under the floppy drive. I have intentions of cooling just the CPU and GPU. I might later add the NB into the loop, but I think I will have much better temps if I leave it out. For the rad, I am thinking a 360 of somesort, (don't really know which is the best deal for the money). Tell me what ya'll think.....


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post #2 of 8
I'd say Swiftech RadBox on the back and drill holes for tubing in that area above your expansion cards next to the door.

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if you want to cut up your case a little id say in the top of your case thats just me
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I could but I was thinkin....

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I could but I was thinkin....
That would work well if you mount ur rad on top with barbs over the edge. Lol just realized that's what you were planning. I thought initially you were going to drill holes through top and mount the rad above them.

Whatever works best for you go for it. I would do it in the way that uses the least tubing, without kinks. Your way would probably be the most kink free.

My p182 has holes similar to what I suggested and it had a kink at first and I'm using Tygon...
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That would work well if you mount ur rad on top with barbs over the edge. Lol just realized that's what you were planning. I thought initially you were going to drill holes through top and mount the rad above them.

Whatever works best for you go for it. I would do it in the way that uses the least tubing, without kinks. Your way would probably be the most kink free.

My p182 has holes similar to what I suggested and it had a kink at first and I'm using Tygon...
I am halfway tempted to just leave the HDs alone though....and mount the pump above the floppy.....and then t line it....


Nope I just checked....gonna have to move the HDs.
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Well...I just might add a NB into the loop quite yet.....NuclearCrap has a MCW30 for $15 shipped, so I might grab that, since I am looking at the MCW60-R as well....and his sinks!
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Performance wise the best place is whereever you can get the coolest air sucking into the radiator. I would avoid the back if it means you'll have a hot video card and PSU blowing into it. Top can be tricky if you have alot of case heat rising, but whatever works best, just try to minimize the hot air intake if you can....it can make a pretty big difference.
    
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