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Well, now that I'm waiting for my block to get here, i need to start thinking about my next purchase, which i think is going to be my rad. I'm pretty much going for one of the PA120.x's or something comparable.
My question is, what size should i get for my case, and what are some recommendations for mounting it? I'm personally partial to mounting it to the door, as i think it looks really cool, not to mention i don't mind leaving the door open, as I'm really the only one in my office ever. I've also considered mounting it to the top of the case.

My case is set up in the standard ATX set up, but thats easily changeable, as the CM830 is preconfigured for switching easily between the two. Also, I'm going to get the venerable D5 vario pump, so I'm pretty set on that. Finally, any pictures would be greatly appreciated!

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The Stacker is going to limit you if you really want to have a nice clean install (who doesn't The top would require a fair bit of modification which would, as far as I'm concerned, be more trouble than it's worth while ruining the aesthetic of the case.

You could always pick up a Radbox from Swiftech and hang the rad off the the rear 120mm fan. It's not 'stealthy' by any means but it's very fuctional since it gets almost all of its air from the outside.

If that's not your style and you want something that's more factory-looking and totally self contained, I have just the thing for you:

STEP 1: Flip your mobo around so it's reverse ATX style.

STEP 2: Remove the grill from the bottom of the case. This was equipped on the 830 Evo, 830 Nvidia Edition, and 832. If you have a plain 830 you will have to cut this out yourself.

STEP 3: Get ahold of a 120x2 radiator with a "standard" fan pattern (basically anything that's not a Thermochill. Bolt this to the bottom of the case.

Here's what it looks like:

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Thanks!
I do want it to look nice, but as its not a windowed case, i'm not horribly worried about the looks of it. I was really into mounting it to the front door of the case, as i think that would allow the rad to get adequate air flow, and also keep it out of the case, as it is cooler there.
    
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I've seen it mounted on the bottom with standoffs for the wheels basically, I think it looks decent.

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=163563

I think you're gonna have trouble mounting it in the front. Just my opinion but I don't know how that would work out. Good luck!
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I've never seen one of these set up with a radiator in the front door. I looked at my 832 (same thing) and if that's what you want to do, you're up for some engineering challenges. Maybe you could mount the radiator to the fan brackets you can use in the 5 1/4 bays and leave the door alone? I'm not sure what kind of clearances you'll need but you might get away with a Black Ice Stealth GT with some 120x20 fans. You have my curiousity so post back with what you come up with!
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I've been thinking about it, and the only way i could mount it to the door would be to completley wreck the door. I think the only way i could do it, is to actually cut out the shape of the radiator and custom make a bracket to hold it in. I realize doing so would cause me to loose functionality of the door, but i don't really mind that so much. If i mounted it in the door, i'd put shock absorbers to prop it open with.
    
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