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Hi, I am brand new to this forum, and have only been dealing with computers for about 2 years. I built a couple computers, and am looking into upgrading the noob build that I made. So what I want to do is upgrade to either a v-1200 or v-2000. With that said I also want a MCR320 triple 120mm radiator. I dont want to drill anything on the case, and I prefer the radiator not be in the case. So to all you watercooling experts out there is it possible that I attach 3 fans and then just rest the rad on the top of my computer. Obviously the fans blowing up towards the ceiling, and the radiator on top.

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P.S. sorry Im such a noob
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Well, as long as there is a way for air to pass through the rad. I wouldn't just lay it flat on the top as there would be no way for the fans to pull air through. You should look into a mount. I assume you gave a rear 120mm fan in the case? You can use these blocks to mount the rad to the rear of the case. no drilling needed.

http://www.crazypc.com/images/cooler...20rev2full.jpg
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hey, we were all noob once dude. you definitely want the rad outside the case so you can vent the warm air. you can mount it on the back or top or just place it to the side. either way, make sure you leave room on both sides of the rad so the fans can blow off the warm air. i have one rig where i've got the rad mounted on the back with the fan for the radiator situated over the rear case exhaust port. this way, i blow out warm air from the case and cool the rad at the same time. hope this helps.
    
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You sure can. just make sure that the rad has some breathing room.

You can use some small threaded rod and thread it through your fans ,fan shroud, Rad, Fans, then compress it all together. The good thing about the threaded rod is that you can get some longer pieces so that the threaded rods can act as feet and you can cap the metal threads with something rubber. Tool dip coating would be perfect. You can find it in Walmart. You just dip it in the can and then pull it out let it dry and repeat until you have rubber feet.

This method will keep you from drilling into your case.
    
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Thanks for the replies guys, this forum sure does answer fast!!!!! Ill post when i get it started
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Or you can always go for double the fun...

    
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Or you can always go for double the fun...



that looks awesome :-þ. I bet it cools well too.
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wow i cant imagine that system with a qx6770 or 6950
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post #9 of 9
Is that on a single pump?

With a dual rad configuration, I'd add northbridge to the mix and add a second pump/loop. Just my two cents.

To the OP, you can always purchase a Swiftech Radbox or make your own using a gutted fan frame to attach the rad to the rear of the case. Otherwise, you can always start modding
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