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post #10431 of 15859
Anyone know a good way to fit 360 RAD to Define R4?

Starting my LC/WC soon and still wondering about the rad i should use. Seem's like im stuck for 240 ish.
post #10432 of 15859
People have done it at the front. Removing the 5.25 cage and you would need to create a custom bracket.
post #10433 of 15859
Changed filters of my R4 Define for first time. It wasn't very dusty though. I unplugged the fans and took them out, and took the filter with me to a sink.
Is it possible to remove only the filter?
post #10434 of 15859
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Originally Posted by Rar4f View Post

Changed filters of my R4 Define for first time. It wasn't very dusty though. I unplugged the fans and took them out, and took the filter with me to a sink.
Is it possible to remove only the filter?

Yes it just slides out without the need to remove the fans. Like this:



Which reminds me I need to clean my filters too..
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post #10435 of 15859
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Yes it just slides out without the need to remove the fans. Like this:



Which reminds me I need to clean my filters too..
Awesome smile.gif
post #10436 of 15859
This is fantastic



I do need to clean the filters though

post #10437 of 15859
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Originally Posted by RnRollie View Post

@valkeriefire
the only thing i see as a potential issue is the 280+240 or 240+240 might be a bit "just enough" for CPU+GPU+GPU
idle is no problem of course, but under load things may become a bit noisy if you want to keep temps reasonable
I expect loop temps to hit +20 over ambient with these fans at full speed in this configuration

UT45+good fans (push) + UT60+good fans (push/pull) should have this setup around ambient +15

Anyways, "noise" is relative, it depends what you can stand of course, and as long as everything is under the max, all is fine smile.gif

I debated going with a 360mm RAD in the roof and removing the 5.25" drive cage, but then I realized the 5.25" bay is riveted in, and I don't want to drill out the rivets since I want to to keep my case fairly undamaged. I am ok with less than amazing water cooling temps. If I can keep everything under 60C, particularly the GPUs, then i will be VERY happy. Anything after that is just gravy IMHO. I will be doing some folding on the Titans, so I am very excited to get this setup installed, currently air cooling has my Titans at 80C.

Here is the plan I think I have settled on based upon everyone's feedback. After I get some comments, I will probably order tomorrow or Tuesday.

My only concern is fitting the UT60 280mm RAD in the front of the Midi R2. It should just barely clear the 5.25" drive bay if I remove the plastic 3.5" bracket that is underneath it. Has anyone else actually done this (I would grately appreciate hearing from someone who has)?

Here is my shopping list...

ALREADY OWNED
x2 140mm AF140 Fans & 1x140mm Fractal Fan
x2 XSPC Titan Razor Blocks with backplates

Purchased from Frozen-CPU or Performance-pcs



Estimated Cost $375

If anyone notices I am missing something, PLEASE LET ME KNOW, this is my first loop, so I appreciate your advice.


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post #10438 of 15859
Your planned setup looks basically the same as mine(planned), valkerie. Someone else fit a monsta 280 up front and kept the optical bays, so the 280 UT60 should fit without too much trouble. I also plan on the xspc multiport 280 for up top instead of a 240. I hope to fit my 250 tube res. with the mcp35x but have the smaller tube just in case. I also need to keep my optical bay for an aquaero 5LT and maybe hdd.
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post #10439 of 15859
280's work uptop as long as you want to put your fans outside the case.
post #10440 of 15859
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Originally Posted by valkeriefire View Post

I debated going with a 360mm RAD in the roof and removing the 5.25" drive cage, but then I realized the 5.25" bay is riveted in, and I don't want to drill out the rivets since I want to to keep my case fairly undamaged. I am ok with less than amazing water cooling temps. If I can keep everything under 60C, particularly the GPUs, then i will be VERY happy. Anything after that is just gravy IMHO. I will be doing some folding on the Titans, so I am very excited to get this setup installed, currently air cooling has my Titans at 80C.

Here is the plan I think I have settled on based upon everyone's feedback. After I get some comments, I will probably order tomorrow or Tuesday.

My only concern is fitting the UT60 280mm RAD in the front of the Midi R2. It should just barely clear the 5.25" drive bay if I remove the plastic 3.5" bracket that is underneath it. Has anyone else actually done this (I would grately appreciate hearing from someone who has)?

It is a little bit of my concern also, I am also planning a UT60 280mm in the front, but fairwheeldrive told me he had to cut (dremel) holes underneath the 5,25 bay to make it fit, he also made a hole at the bottom of the midi R2 to act as a drain port but that isn't necessary.

Since you already ordered your water cooling stuff let us know or better make a couple of pictures of the clearance and installment of the 280mm in the front of the midi R2.
Looking at the dimensions of the UT60 280mm and the clearance underneath the 5,25 bay theoretically it should fit but now I am not so sure anymore.
    
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