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post #1512 of 18197
If I'm going to be cooling my CPU and two 6950's, will a 240 rad and a 200mm rad decrease the temps and keep them low or will I need a third 120mm on the back exhaust?

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post #1513 of 18197
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Originally Posted by smorg;13665854 
As you can see there will be alot more airflow and you may even be able to fit slightly thicker fans in the top
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You need to cut out the perforated steel in the chassis too, it is murder on airflow, more so than the frame you cut out.

I don't have a radiator in the top, so I mounted my fans to give maximum clearance from the top to get the most exhaust airflow I could. I did a cutout for the rear exhaust fan too.
Still need to work on some cosmetics
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I cut out the chassis where the front radiator mounts too.
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I got huge gains in airflow from both of those mods.

Instead of a top mount radiator, I have a side panel mount Phobya Quad 480.
I built my own 4 way PWM splitter to help clean up wiring.
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Edited by Caleal - 5/30/11 at 8:56pm
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post #1514 of 18197
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You need to cut out the perforated steel in the chassis too, it is murder on airflow, more so than the frame you cut out.

I need to keep it because when the H100 is released I will put it in push/pull and there will be a fair amount of weight hanging
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post #1515 of 18197
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Originally Posted by smorg;13696764 
I need to keep it because when the H100 is released I will put it in push/pull and there will be a fair amount of weight hanging

How will you do it??

I think there will be no room for the push fan in the 600T interior with rad installed..
Edited by gadget_lova - 5/31/11 at 3:51am
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Originally Posted by smorg;13696764 
I need to keep it because when the H100 is released I will put it in push/pull and there will be a fair amount of weight hanging

Nah, cut it out to the size of the openings in the fans like I did, it doesn't affect the ability of the chassis to support a rad+fans at all.
I had a 240 rad and fans in the top of mine before I gave up on ever getting the airflow to work well in that config, and it was very solid with the metal cut out.
If you don't cut it out, you will have terrible airflow through the rad.
It is bad enough with just the top panel mesh, also having the perforated metal of the chassis still there is a super airflow killer.

You won't be able to do push/pull with the top mount radiator, so don't make any plans for doing so.
Edited by Caleal - 5/31/11 at 4:51am
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post #1517 of 18197
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Originally Posted by gadget_lova;13696829 
How will you do it??

I think there will be no room for the push fan in the 600T interior with rad installed..

yeah, I think that is wishful thinking. According to the specs its just a few mm thinner then a GTS rad. Either you would have to use 15mm fans on the inside or you would have to frankenstein a few inches of clearance to the top of the case.

After looking around for a suitable replacement for the 600T (and it doesn't look like any new cases are going to be announced by Corsair other then the Carbide ones), I am thinking to try my hand at modding this case.
The only case I found even remotely interesting was a Case Labs M10, and it's expensive enough to motivate me to roll the dice and play operation on the 600T.
I am going to get a 360 GTS up top, and two (2x) 120 rads mounted up front where the 200mm is. I don't think I could get a regular 240mm rad up front without doing funky things with the drive cage, but if I use two separate 120s, and lie them on their sides, and stack one on top of the other, I should have no problems getting them in. A few holes need to be drilled to mount the fans but thats about it, simple mod. The 360 mod is going to be a tiny bit more difficult. Cutting the opening in the metal top should be easy. Cutting into the plastic molding without melting the plastic will be somewhat more challenging. I may or may not lose the the locking mechanism up top, not sure if it interferes with my plans. One of the objectives is to leave the 600T sleeper stye and all mods undetectable from the exterior.
I am contemplating removing my H70 and using that space for another 120mm rad. I am going to stick with the GTS line from HWlabs since they seem to be built solid and are just the right thickness. With a total of 720mm of cooling, albeit thin rad cooling, I should make the 600T last years instead of a few months.
Edited by CesarNYC - 5/31/11 at 5:08am
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post #1518 of 18197
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Originally Posted by CesarNYC;13697161 
I am going to get a 360 GTS up top, and two (2x) 120 rads mounted up front where the 200mm is.

I'd stick with the 200mm rad. Its cooling performance is as good as some 360 radiators if you can get decent airflow through it.
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post #1519 of 18197
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I'd stick with the 200mm rad. Its cooling performance is as good as some 360 radiators if you can get decent airflow through it.

I don't like any 200mm/180mm fans I have tried. I have some 200m NZXTs and they do a good job, but they are louder then I would like. The 200mm rad is a good use of space and probably the best bang for the buck, but the fan selection is crippling.
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H100 can only be arrange with push pull setup if you put the rad external in top, then you can put the push fan in the case and pull fan on the rad..
But you cannot close the top panel, the radiator and the pull fan will be exposed..
It will be ugly, but if you want the performance so much, just go for it..
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