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I am about to order a 360 rad for my water cooling loop. It will have 6 yate-loons on it in a push pull config and both sides will have 1.5" shrouds on it.

So point being, how do you guys have your rads mounted? I would love to go internal with it (I have a TT Armor btw) but I don't know how to fit it in there.

pics help

Thanks guys
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I am not sure how much room in in the front of your case, but thats where I have my 240 in my A900. I have just enough room for my 2 hdds (RAID0) and fan controller. I have a monitor stand that I use to mount my optical via USB/SATA adapter. It works out really nice as it keeps the inside very clean so the air can pas right through.

I will say, though, that the best performance is going to be outside the case (off the back with a mount or on top etc.) Also, since you are running push/pull, I don't know if you are going to use shrouds too. If so, that is a lot to fit inside a case. I am curious to know if push/pull w/out shrouds would be better than pull with them. I am inclined to think that the shrouds will make a bigger difference than another set of fans. (I suppose it all matters what fans/rad you use too)

I would start with the rad mounting and get creative with the other stuff. You would be amazed at all the places to mount a hdd if you have a drill and a dremel

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You can always use a swiftech radbox for max airflow since it will be out of the case and in the cooler ambient temps.
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Well yeah i will be using 1.5" shrouds on both sides, with fans attached on both sides, one side pushing one pulling. I saw a modded armor with this config i think and it fit in the front...like so

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Thats a nice aset-up. If you did some wire management and hid the wires too it would be ideal.
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You can always use a swiftech radbox for max airflow since it will be out of the case and in the cooler ambient temps.
I have seen that before! It's quite possible! Also, i really wanted a setup like this one, but it's koolance, so maybe I will try to find something like this for my setup.



That rad would fit perfectly on top of the armor
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Thats a nice aset-up. If you did some wire management and hid the wires too it would be ideal.
I wish that was my setup

That's just an example of how i want to place my rad. Either like that, or on top somehow.
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I personally have 4 of my fans inside my case pushing air through a radgrill with the rad on that, with a shroud ontop no camera but I'll make a sketchup drawing
    
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Sweet. Thanks!!
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I wish that was my setup

That's just an example of how i want to place my rad. Either like that, or on top somehow.

hehe thats my setup
or at least it was till I sold it!
    
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