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Like the title says, I would like to make the switch to water cooling. I have some time to decide how to do this bc I have to save up my pennies for a while to buy the wc components.

for starters here is my case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144089
http://aspireusa.net/product.php?pid=64



this is an old pic, but it shows the case. there is 2" from the top of the case to the top of the psu. I'm not sure if there is enough room for a rad and a 25mm fan there... bc it would be touching so I may be limited to a double rad by my case. what do you guys think?



this is the back of my case. Hopefully those measurements are big enough to see!

it keeps my components fairly cool, but it is loud! I have 2 80mm fans in the front (Intake) 2 80mm fans in the back (intake) 1 120mm fan on the side (exhaust) and 1 80mm fan on the top (exhaust) I have swapped out all the fans except for the 120mm fan on the side in an attempt to make my case a bit quieter, and it worked... but it's still louder than I would like.

I will have a setup that cools both my cpu and gpu, so as long as my wc setup is big enough to handle that I can hopefully take most or all of the rest of the fans out of my system, so I want a rad placed somewhere where it will help exhaust my case. My first choice would be a double or tripple rad on the top of my case (inside) and second choice mounted on the back. but I am not entirely sure if this will be best and I would like ideas from everyone. I will post pictures in a minute.
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Rads on top aren;t te ebst idea, since air tends to collect in the highest part of the system....how about gettigna swiftech radbox and throwing it on the back?
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I've thought about that. I think that wouldn't really allow me to get rid of most of my fans though and I could prob only fit a double rad there.... well maybe if I was pulling the heat from my cpu and gpu outside I could get by w/ a single 80mm intake in front and the 80mm exhause up top... there's an idea.

do heater cores mount on the radbox? and I suppose if I just got some 1/8" threaded steal stock and cut it to lengths that would work just as well as a rad box w/ some work. (hmm... maybe I can borrow a vice and a hack saw...)
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I assume you're takling about internal custom watercooling. I see a place for the pump (right behind the HDD's on the floor of the case). You can have a 5.25'' bay reservoir; however, I see no other option for the radiator besides ontop. You can always try to mount it on the back where the 80mm fans are. Could you mount 2 120mm fans on the back, then mount the radiator onto those?
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