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Yea I'm trying to use all in front as I wan't to keep the sound damping modular tops in place. I have an h100i but I was thinking about putting the h80i on the CPU and 2 h80i's on 2 980 Ti's all in the front as intakes and a rear exhaust.


I'm seeing 240, 280 and 360mm support on front of Design S and can house 3 120mm fans, but I can't get a confirmation that it can house 3 separate 120mm rads on front. Gotta find that out before ordering.
Edited by JynxLee - 7/8/15 at 7:08pm
post #12882 of 16053
So I'm about to put an order through for the rest of my build, mainly the WC side of things but before I do, I want to make sure I don't run into any issues with the radiators. So I'll be running a EK XE 360 (60mm thickness) up front in Push/pull with 3 fans mounted on the outside and 3 on the inside and ports at the bottom and up top a Black Ice Nemesis 360 GTS U Flow (30mm thickness) in push config with ports at the back and rear 140mm fan removed. Am I gonna be okay to fit all this in the Define S?

Here's a rough idea on the how the loop is going to be but with a few changes, also ignore the cross flow up top.

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Yea I'm trying to use all in front as I wan't to keep the sound damping modular tops in place. I have an h100i but I was thinking about putting the h80i on the CPU and 2 h80i's on 2 980 Ti's all in the front as intakes and a rear exhaust.


I'm seeing 240, 280 and 360mm support on front of Design S and can house 3 120mm fans, but I can't get a confirmation that it can house 3 separate 120mm rads on front. Gotta find that out before ordering.
Three 140mm fans will fit in the front. Just measure your rads with them turned side ways. If it is less than 420mm long they will fit. There is enough width. The height is the only worry.
Edited by Wirerat - 7/9/15 at 2:13am
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I'm seeing 240, 280 and 360mm support on front of Design S and can house 3 120mm fans, but I can't get a confirmation that it can house 3 seperate 120mm rads on front. Gotta find that out before ordering.
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Originally Posted by Wirerat View Post

Three 140mm fans will fit in the front. Just measure your rads with them turned side ways. If it is less than 420mm long they will fit. There is enough width. The height is the only worry.

From what I can tell all the H series single RAD's are around 120mm x 152mm x 38mm
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I'm seeing 240, 280 and 360mm support on front of Design S and can house 3 120mm fans, but I can't get a confirmation that it can house 3 seperate 120mm rads on front. Gotta find that out before ordering.
From what I can tell all the H series single RAD's are around 120mm x 152mm x 38mm
so if you lined them up sidways they will fit.
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What did I miss, why you want three seperate 120mm rads?
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What did I miss, why you want three seperate 120mm rads?
he has three aio coolers. He wants to fit the rads in the front of the S.

They will fit if he turns them sideways.
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Yes, should fit fine turned sideways.
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What did I miss, why you want three seperate 120mm rads?

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Originally Posted by Wirerat View Post

he has three aio coolers. He wants to fit the rads in the front of the S.

They will fit if he turns them sideways.

Right, It's not ideal but if I choose the Define S then I want to keep the top vents covered to take advantage of the noise dampening. Then I could just put say 3 H80i's on the front for CPU, VID1, VID2.

Currently I have an H100i, maybe I could put the h100i on front towards top, an h80i on the front bottom and then vid2 on the bottom towards the front. Not entirely sure on that one.

Or I scrap it all, decide it doesn't matter if its Define R5 or S and that it doesn't matter if I put the H100i up top with sound covers removed smile.gif Just didn't want to pay for silent and not use it.
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Right, It's not ideal but if I choose the Define S then I want to keep the top vents covered to take advantage of the noise dampening. Then I could just put say 3 H80i's on the front for CPU, VID1, VID2.

Currently I have an H100i, maybe I could put the h100i on front towards top, an h80i on the front bottom and then vid2 on the bottom towards the front. Not entirely sure on that one.

Or I scrap it all, decide it doesn't matter if its Define R5 or S and that it doesn't matter if I put the H100i up top with sound covers removed smile.gifJust didn't want to pay for silent and not use it.

Noisey fans are audible through the case anyway.

I tested my 360 rad in front and top. The gentle typhoons are just as quiet in the top at 1100-1200rpm as they are in the front. 1850rpm is a bit loud from the front or the top.

My testing was not very scientific but The fans were silent at the same rpm in both positions.

I suggest you just mount h100 in front and a 120 bottum and a 120mm as exhaust.

But if you use the top it and only open two moduvents it will not be too much different.

This case does really well at hiding pump noise though. My mcp35x is dead silent even at 4500rpm with the side panels on. it is still silent with the top mounted rad too.
Edited by Wirerat - 7/9/15 at 7:13am
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