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afzsom, thanks for the pictures. They are actually very helpful. Great to know a 360 rad fits inside the bottom chamber of the PC-V2000.

It looks as if the rad is not "mounted" in the case at all in one of the pictures. Is your setup still like that? I would imagine that the fans would create vibrations and would transmit those vibrations onto the case. And wouldn't that also carry other risks as well (such as movements putting stress on the connection points to the tubing, eventually leading to possible leaks)? Or am I just imagining things?
    
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afzsom, thanks for the pictures. They are actually very helpful. Great to know a 360 rad fits inside the bottom chamber of the PC-V2000.

It looks as if the rad is not "mounted" in the case at all in one of the pictures. Is your setup still like that? I would imagine that the fans would create vibrations and would transmit those vibrations onto the case. And wouldn't that also carry other risks as well (such as movements putting stress on the connection points to the tubing, eventually leading to possible leaks)? Or am I just imagining things?
Astute observation. Yes, the rad is just "free standing" on it's long/narrow side in the case and the fans are just sitting next to the rad (no screws). Vibrations aren't bad at all, the loudest one is the DVD drive spinning up

Also, with 7/16" tubing tightly secured on 1/2" metal barbs with worm drive clamps, there's never been any leaks from barb-tube or barb-part unions. Not even after a somewhat bumpy car ride during a move
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Hmm..well that depends on how much heat the cpu is giving off. If the 240 rad couldnt handle it too well then the 360 would give better temps but given your cpu i dont think you would see a huge difference..but as always id advise a bigger rad..
Interesting. I may have to adjust my budget to accommodate a larger radiator, then...

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overkill is better when watercooling.
LOL I like this philosophy.

My wallet may not, though.

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Astute observation. Yes, the rad is just "free standing" on it's long/narrow side in the case and the fans are just sitting next to the rad (no screws). Vibrations aren't bad at all, the loudest one is the DVD drive spinning up

Also, with 7/16" tubing tightly secured on 1/2" metal barbs with worm drive clamps, there's never been any leaks from barb-tube or barb-part unions. Not even after a somewhat bumpy car ride during a move
I may have to consider this "free-standing" radiator setup myself, especially since vibrations aren't a factor.

Thank you.
    
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Question: Is it a bad idea to run a topless CPU with water cooling? Is it a pointless exercise?
    
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Small update: With some of my Christmas monies, I bowed to temptation and purchased a D-Tek FuZion v2, a Swiftech MCR320-QP (+ 3x YL D12SH-12s as part of the awesome combo BountyHead linked us to), and a Laing D4/MCP650 pump.

The rest of the kit (tubing, reservoir, barbs as needed) shall be budgeted for in the coming months/weeks. But the core components are on their way.

Thanks again to all who have helped out!
    
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Topped or topless should not matter much at all. If you spring a leak, it is far more likely to be at a barb or joint and not the underside of the block. The largest at-risk component in a tower is the graphics card due to gravity.
     
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Topped or topless should not matter much at all. If you spring a leak, it is far more likely to be at a barb or joint and not the underside of the block. The largest at-risk component in a tower is the graphics card due to gravity.
Interesting point.

However, since I'll be using a PC-V2000B, the motherboard is going to be upside down. The CPU socket will be lower than the GPU.

But that's still a good point, though. One I hadn't considered before.
    
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The GPU is still the most risky component in the V2000, but not because of gravity. Since it's inverted, a leak from the tube-barb or barb-block unions will not just simply drip onto the bottom of the case, it'll drip onto the PCB of the card itself. Make SURE those connections are the most secure.
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