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I am doing a build with the 900D and after much planning I finally ordered all of my parts yesterday. I got a call that the XSPC EX480 radiators that I ordered were not in stock even through the site indicated they were. They are offering me some XSPC AX480 radiators at a discounted price. So I was doing a little reading and one review of the XSPC AX480 by a customer on a retailers website said that the bottom front fan of the 900D needed to be removed to fit the AX480 in the lower 480mm radiator mounting bracket.

Is this something that is true for any brand of 480mm radiator mounted in the lower position of the 900D or could it be exclusive to the AX480? (The AX480 is 526mm long and the EX480 is 515mm long)

Also was wondering if anyone had thoughts on this:

I can get the EX480 radiators from another retailer for $17 more than the place that they are out of stock... but the place that is out of stock of the EX480 radiators is offering me the AX480 radiators for $190 each, which is ~$40-$50 less than you can get them elsewhere (~$120 each normally). Should I spend the extra $36 over my original budget and get the AX480 radiators or just the extra $17 and get the EX480 radiators somewhere else?
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I am doing a build with the 900D and after much planning I finally ordered all of my parts yesterday. I got a call that the XSPC EX480 radiators that I ordered were not in stock even through the site indicated they were. They are offering me some XSPC AX480 radiators at a discounted price. So I was doing a little reading and one review of the XSPC AX480 by a customer on a retailers website said that the bottom front fan of the 900D needed to be removed to fit the AX480 in the lower 480mm radiator mounting bracket.

Is this something that is true for any brand of 480mm radiator mounted in the lower position of the 900D or could it be exclusive to the AX480? (The AX480 is 526mm long and the EX480 is 515mm long)

Also was wondering if anyone had thoughts on this:

I can get the EX480 radiators from another retailer for $17 more than the place that they are out of stock... but the place that is out of stock of the EX480 radiators is offering me the AX480 radiators for $190 each, which is ~$40-$50 less than you can get them elsewhere (~$120 each normally). Should I spend the extra $36 over my original budget and get the AX480 radiators or just the extra $17 and get the EX480 radiators somewhere else?

Honestly I would get what you want and never settle for anything else, the reason I say this is because you will regret not getting what you want for this build.
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I am doing a build with the 900D and after much planning I finally ordered all of my parts yesterday. I got a call that the XSPC EX480 radiators that I ordered were not in stock even through the site indicated they were. They are offering me some XSPC AX480 radiators at a discounted price. So I was doing a little reading and one review of the XSPC AX480 by a customer on a retailers website said that the bottom front fan of the 900D needed to be removed to fit the AX480 in the lower 480mm radiator mounting bracket.

Is this something that is true for any brand of 480mm radiator mounted in the lower position of the 900D or could it be exclusive to the AX480? (The AX480 is 526mm long and the EX480 is 515mm long)

Also was wondering if anyone had thoughts on this:

I can get the EX480 radiators from another retailer for $17 more than the place that they are out of stock... but the place that is out of stock of the EX480 radiators is offering me the AX480 radiators for $190 each, which is ~$40-$50 less than you can get them elsewhere (~$120 each normally). Should I spend the extra $36 over my original budget and get the AX480 radiators or just the extra $17 and get the EX480 radiators somewhere else?
I think removing the front fan is pretty much mandatory if you want a 480 in the bottom, its certainly the case with my UT60. The bottom fan will interfere with tank end which you can use as a drain port if you choose. All of the videos I've seen so far the bottom fan has been removed its very easy only four screws.
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Don't forget that you can put two 140mm fans in the front of the 900D instead of removing just the bottom 120mm leaving the remaining two fans. There will still be that bottom gap for the drain port as well donig this.
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My 900D just arrived. I knew it was a big case but damn! 10x 120mm CoolerMaster 90CFM red LED fans and an Aerocool Touch 2100 Panel Fan Controller came with it. I wish the rest of my gear was here so I could start building. The Swiftech H320 should arrive next week so I'll have to take a day off work when it arrives. Eventually I will expand the H320 and have my first fully liquid cooled system.



I don't like the top dust filter at all. Took me ages to work out how to remove it. Felt like I was going to break it. Mine doesn't sit flush with the top and it looks pretty bad. I expected better for the amount I paid for it.
Edited by tw33k - 8/14/13 at 4:27am
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Hi all, I've been lurking around for quite some time and slowly building my 900D in between work and family, but now its nearly finished, the specs are as follows.
- 900D
- RIVE with XSPC blocks for chipset and VRMs
- 2 X EVGA TITANS with XSPC Razor block and backplate (possibly a third on the way)
- 3930K with XSPC Raystorm Copper Edition
- 16gb GSkill Ripjaw Z 2133
- Corsair AX 1200
- 2 X UT60 480mm Radiators
- 1 X XT45 240mm Radiators
- Bitspower Dual D5 Pump top
- 2 X Alphacool D5s
- Phobya Balancer 250 black Nickel
- 18 Scythe GTs

Any way here is a pic I took yesterday, its getting closer to fill day and I'm getting nervous.


Im planning to use Bitspower Dual D5 Pump top in my 900d build, and have thought about mounting it in the same spot you use in the picture. Did you have to drill any holes and/or did you need other bits and pieces for mounting it other than what was included? smile.gif
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That top panel is a little tricky. You have to push down and over to get it on right. I was epoxying on some diamond plate and it oozed over on the edge of it and I was freaking out trying to get it off fast. It was pretty comical.
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I couldn't get my GTX 480 w/ the ports facing the front due to it clashing w/ the front i/o compartment. I ended up loosening the compartment to barely squeeze in the rad. It sticks out about 5mm but I always have the panel door open so its not noticeable.
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Only for those who may be interested in something new... biggrin.gif

750D... or what Category 4 Super Typhoon Utor blew in!

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^ Got to be a mid tower style for something between the huge 900D and small 350D.
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