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Guys I am in the process of joining this club (hopefully soon) and I am trying to get an 900D. Do any of you know off the top of your mind if the top of the 900D can hold a EK 480 XT Quad 120mm, 4x 120mm Radiator? im gonna do my first water loop so i wanna think big and go big. what are your thoughts?
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Guys I am in the process of joining this club (hopefully soon) and I am trying to get an 900D. Do any of you know off the top of your mind if the top of the 900D can hold a EK 480 XT Quad 120mm, 4x 120mm Radiator? im gonna do my first water loop so i wanna think big and go big. what are your thoughts?
Yes, up to 60mm, so push/pull on ur rad if I remember correctly
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Originally Posted by c5USSR72 View Post

Yes, up to 60mm, so push/pull on ur rad if I remember correctly

60mm thick on the radiator?

How much bigger is the 900D case from the 800D?
Edited by F1ynn - 3/20/13 at 8:18am
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Yes, up to 60mm, so push/pull on ur rad if I remember correctly

60mm thick on the radiator?

How much bigger is the 900D case from the 800D?
By a lot, apparently you can hide asians in them.... Trololo
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Has anyone with a 700D / 800D ever successfully mounted a Alphacool Monsta rad up at top? The radiator itself is 86mm; I've measured 108mm of clearance between the top of my motherboard to the top of the case itself, which means in either push or pull configuration it should be just barely short 3mm (86 + 25 = 111).

Now, the Koolance radiator shroud (link) is 30mm tall. Fans are only 25mm tall, so does that mean if I used a shroud at top, I could potentially gain an additional ~5mm of clearance? Theoretically then, I could use a shroud, fans in push/pull, plus the Monsta and still have 2mm of clearance. (25 + 86 + 25 = 136, less than 108 + 30 = 138).

Thoughts? thinking.gif
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I recently switched to an 800D a few weeks ago. I love it! It looks inredible!

One thing that I would like to do, is to improve airflow a bit better. Any tips on how fans should be positioned? It seems like it simply does not get enough air in... like it's suffocating itself, since the exhaust fans are pulling on air that isn't there... does that make sense?

Anyone have the top rad fans pulling air in instead of pushing out?

Any tips would be appreciated.

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I recently switched to an 800D a few weeks ago. I love it! It looks inredible!

One thing that I would like to do, is to improve airflow a bit better. Any tips on how fans should be positioned? It seems like it simply does not get enough air in... like it's suffocating itself, since the exhaust fans are pulling on air that isn't there... does that make sense?

Anyone have the top rad fans pulling air in instead of pushing out?

Any tips would be appreciated.

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I bought one of these and was able to get it mounted in my 3 spare 5.25 bays with an intake fan. I also had the rear 140mm fan as an intake instead of exhaust. I also flipped the midplate fan to blow upwards and added an intake fan to the floor of the PSU chamber. All those things seemed to improve airflow a little bit

You could get this one instead if you don't need the HDD rack portion and only want the fan. I needed the HDD rack since I tore out the original one to make room for the pump
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I bought one of these and was able to get it mounted in my 3 spare 5.25 bays with an intake fan. I also had the rear 140mm fan as an intake instead of exhaust. I also flipped the midplate fan to blow upwards and added an intake fan to the floor of the PSU chamber. All those things seemed to improve airflow a little bit

You could get this one instead if you don't need the HDD rack portion and only want the fan. I needed the HDD rack since I tore out the original one to make room for the pump

That works! Thanks. Does that fit without a problem into the top area? It seems like the case would have no way of holding it in place. Since you can't really screw it down... no?

I think my main issue is cooling things down after they have started to warm up. It seems to me like it is able to stay cool overall... but takes a while to cool down after it's gotten pretty hot. I'll give the fan in the bays a try. I don't have a DVD drive, so it can take up that space real easy.
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