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I was thinking of installing my rad in front of my Antec 900, was just wondering about temps.

Is it going to be hotter in the case with the rad mounted in the case vs out of the case.

Anyone has pictures of a rad in the front of their case?

I have a Swiftech 220
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It depends which way the fans are blowing (in the case or out) If you make it in the case yes temps will go up and out will maybe decrease temps.
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Outside is better as it gets better air flow and you can use a bigger rad. This was fine for my CPU only loop and I am going to be testing it with a Q6600 next week. I am curious as to whether it is enough or not.

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...ml#post3669225


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post #4 of 7
i got my rad in the front of my armour. sucking the air through the front/into the case and out the top and back.. im not to sure on the temps. but im sure it ok. as it has a nice steady airflow . one thing i did do tho. was i added a side fan with a should pipe thing. aiming at my ram.
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All I have is a single cpu loop
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Since you only have a cpu only loop i would just have the fans shooting into the case that way you get cold air from out side into your rad.
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Originally Posted by Robbie View Post
All I have is a single cpu loop
I am running an E2180 right now and it is fine. I haven't really tried to push it too much, but at 3400 (340*10) and 1.45ish vcore, I max at 50C or less according to coretemp 0.97.1. Honestly, I had the same set-up running with a HD2900 Pro (very hot card) and it did OK. It wasn't great for water cooling, but it was much better than air. Also, the 2 fans on tne rad were still quieter than the stock 2900 fan. In reality, if you want goo performance, go with a 360 rad on the outside. I was OK with less performance and all internal, so I did it that way.

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Since you only have a cpu only loop i would just have the fans shooting into the case that way you get cold air from out side into your rad.


True. I am running the top and rear fans as exhaust and the heat added to the interior is minimal. I don't notice any difference with or without the side panel on.



edit: Also, since I wanted to run RAID and have a fan controller, I am using an external optical drive connected via USB adapter. It is mounted in a monitor stand on my desk (which actually works better than in the case, lol) There isn't too much room in an A900, so be ready to mod or make sacrifices.
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