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It would just about reach, but then it would lie across my fans, blocking a tiny fraction of the cooling!
Lol. I doubt it' make a difference. Here's how I did mine:
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Farkle, how do you like the FT02? I know you don't have a LCS, but do you think it would be large enough? I know there's two 180mm fans on the bottom, which equals out to a 360mm rad, but does it provide good cooling throughout? Or do you think a RV02 would be a better suit for me?
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Farkle, how do you like the FT02?
I absolutely love my FT02. Normally when I get a case, I'll immediately think of mods and ways I can improve airflow. The FT02 was the first case I was completely content with. Cooling is fantastic in this case and everything is pretty functional. I won't say that this case makes installing your system a complete breeze though, because it can still get semi-difficult like most cases. One grip I have is that the back cutout for a CPU backplate doesn't line up with my Asus P6T6, but YMMV between boards.

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I know you don't have a LCS, but do you think it would be large enough?
Putting a water cooling setup in an FT02, will be the exact same as putting it in the RV02 providing you put the 360 rad on top of the 180mm fans. The RV02 has the possibility of mounting the rad underneath the chasis in the space that the legs lift the RV02 off of the ground. I don't know if there are dedicated screwholes for the rad down there, but it's probably possible. The FT02 can't do this since where the tube holes are at the rear and bottom of the case are blocked off. The main hindering thing about a water cooled setup in the FT/RV02 is that you'll be restricted to shorter video cards. The 180mm to 120mm brackets for the rad are .5" thick, and the clearance between the top of the fans and my 5870 is only 1.25". You'll probably be able to get away with it if you have a 5850 or GTX470, and maybe a GTX480 (assuming you have a 1" thick rad).

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does it provide good cooling throughout? Or do you think a RV02 would be a better suit for me?
Cooling between the FT02 and RV02 are the exact same pretty much. The RV02 has worse HDD temps since they're laid conventionally, but there's a version 2 of the RV02 that has the FT02 cage, so if you can find that it won't be any different. For a watercooling setup I highly recommend the AP181 fans.
Edited by farkle0079 - 7/8/10 at 3:47pm
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Have many OCN users had problems with the RV01 front door?
    
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Whats with all the corsair H50's?

I have been out of the cooling loop for a while now but when those first came out everyone seemed to shun them.
    
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The corsair H50 is pretty good, and Corsair's repair facility have been known to replace parts blown out if your cooler fails. I think it was people's bad experiences with coolit coolers of similar design leaking and then getting stiffed by their customer service.
It's about as good as a decent air setup, no better, but for a sealed unit WC rig, it's not too bad at all.
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I demand to be on the first page of this thread also ..have a Raven RV02 ..pics later
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The corsair H50 is pretty good, and Corsair's repair facility have been known to replace parts blown out if your cooler fails. I think it was people's bad experiences with coolit coolers of similar design leaking and then getting stiffed by their customer service.
It's about as good as a decent air setup, no better, but for a sealed unit WC rig, it's not too bad at all.
Thanks for the info im still trying to decide whether to get one of those or just stick with my V8.

Im planning on getting a silverstone FT02 in about two weeks. The amount of features and the quality of the build and design is just amazing.
    
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It is a book.
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