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Where would you mount the pump and the rads?

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I'm really, really short on space.

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i'm assuming you want the rad in the interior or is the rad outside ok? if the rad is ok outside i'd mount it on the back. as for the pump, i'd move the hd to the hd rack right above and remove the bottom hdrack and put the pump there.

edit: i'm going to assume one loop and i just looked at a full pic of the case. it looks like you have only 1 cdrom drive, i'd drop that to the lowest slot and move your hd up to the rack above. i'd cut some holes on the top of your case to add in the rad. and the pump where the bottom rack used to be. yeap. ^^ and it leaves room for a bay res if you want or you could do the xspc res-top for the ddc pump. thats the pump i had in mind.
Edited by nafljhy - 6/26/08 at 11:23pm
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post #3 of 17
Move the hard drive cage, put your pump there. As for the rad, I would either put it on top or hang it off the back.
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Pump in the bottom of the case and rad external, I like to keep my rad out in the cooler room ambients...
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omg i have same case but im planning interior. Im putting a 240 rad right up in the top infront of the psu in the drive bays. I won't be able to use the top drive bay but i think i can fit a fan controller the second bay and my dvd drive in the third.

As for the pump, im plannin on removing the hard drive thing and putting hard drive in the 3.5" drive bays. Then the pump will go where the HDs were. Hope that helps you a bit.

EDIT: heres a pic to give you and idea. I know its horrible, i did it in about minute

Edited by tkl.hui - 6/28/08 at 8:22am
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omg i have same case but im planning interior. Im putting a 240 rad right up in the top infront of the psu in the drive bays. I won't be able to use the top drive bay but i think i can fit a fan controller the second bay and my dvd drive in the third.

As for the pump, im plannin on removing the hard drive thing and putting hard drive in the 3.5" drive bays. Then the pump will go where the HDs were. Hope that helps you a bit.

EDIT: heres a pic to give you and idea. I know its horrible, i did it in about minute
Aww. Too bad I don't have the holes to hide wires. I guess I'll have to make 'em!
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What do you plan on cooling?
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What do you plan on cooling?
At first, just the CPU but soon after I'll be cooling the GPUs too.
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As far as a CPU setup.. I'm using a D-tek Fuzion CPU block and a BIX 240 rad and it works great at keeping my 9850 cool.

With cooling all 3 GPU's you may want to run a second loop and not go smaller than a 360 rad to keep them cool.

With adding the GPU's you may want to look into a larger case...Space may be a issue..
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Just whip out a dremel and cut away It looks so much better after a little cable management.
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