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I would cut the brackets in half and dril 2, or 4 if necessary, new holes to mount the 360 from the original brackets spread further apart.

Are you talking about the brackets that came with the case? If you cut these, you will end up with L shapes, two with 3 with 2 holes and one slim one with 1 hole. How would you attach that to the case?
That would be an option, it would pull the rad closer to the top then, so that the 200mm fans would need to go, but I guess it would also give exactly enough space to get 3 120mm fans on the rad.
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@MrPotatoe53 Nice lookin rig you got there, how did you get that 360 rad there did you mod your case?

I didn't mod anything. I use the screw hole for the 240mm rad, so essentially i just use the 6mm screw to attached the first two fan slot at the top of the case. Just like this method http://www.overclock.net/t/1089921/nzxt-phantom-xspc-rasa-rx-rs240-guide#post14552716, except that i didn't use the fan as the holder.
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@MrPotatoe53 Nice lookin rig you got there, how did you get that 360 rad there did you mod your case?

looks like he's using those brackets... see how its at an angle toward the front.
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there's still a small deflection at the tip of the rad (case front side)
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I didn't mod anything. I use the screw hole for the 240mm rad, so essentially i just use the 6mm screw to attached the first two fan slot at the top of the case. Just like this method http://www.overclock.net/t/1089921/nzxt-phantom-xspc-rasa-rx-rs240-guide#post14552716, except that i didn't use the fan as the holder.

 

Well you did a great job thumb.gif

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I didn't mod anything. I use the screw hole for the 240mm rad, so essentially i just use the 6mm screw to attached the first two fan slot at the top of the case. Just like this method http://www.overclock.net/t/1089921/nzxt-phantom-xspc-rasa-rx-rs240-guide#post14552716, except that i didn't use the fan as the holder.

What thickness does your rad have? So you are balancing your 360 rad just a tad bit more to the right on the two standard brackets that came with the case and are used for the 240?
I am debating my self whether to put in a 360 on the top or two 240, till now it didn't look possible to do it the first way without modding or a significant tilt of the rad. But your setup looks like its doable pretty well! smile.gif
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What thickness does your rad have? So you are balancing your 360 rad just a tad bit more to the right on the two standard brackets that came with the case and are used for the 240?
I am debating my self whether to put in a 360 on the top or two 240, till now it didn't look possible to do it the first way without modding or a significant tilt of the rad. But your setup looks like its doable pretty well! smile.gif

The thickness of my rad is 35.5 mm. If you want to put the 360mm rad on top without mod you could use this method: http://www.overclock.net/t/1089921/nzxt-phantom-xspc-rasa-rx-rs240-guide#post14552716.

What I do is I use the screw hole for the 240mm bracket:


to secure these holes:


of course if you want to put another fan on top of the rad for push-pull it wont look good because of the screw (like this):


I figured using the small screw can reduce the deflection (I don't see any deflection). However, you would have to open up you front panel header because if you do it like this your 360 rad will go all the way until the front panel, and it will interfere with the front panel cable. You could open up the front panel, and reroute the cable to fit the rad (I have to remove the front panel USB 3 to fit my rad).

Or you could do like this:


You could see that he use the center fan to balance the rad.

The link also explains how to put 2 240 inside the case. Since I don't have a driller with me, I can't reposition my small HDD cage. That's why I just use a single 360 on top.
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The thickness of my rad is 35.5 mm. If you want to put the 360mm rad on top without mod you could use this method: http://www.overclock.net/t/1089921/nzxt-phantom-xspc-rasa-rx-rs240-guide#post14552716.

of course if you want to put another fan on top of the rad for push-pull it wont look good because of the screw (like this):

I figured using the small screw can reduce the deflection (I don't see any deflection). However, you would have to open up you front panel header because if you do it like this your 360 rad will go all the way until the front panel, and it will interfere with the front panel cable. You could open up the front panel, and reroute the cable to fit the rad (I have to remove the front panel USB 3 to fit my rad).

You could see that he use the center fan to balance the rad.

The link also explains how to put 2 240 inside the case. Since I don't have a driller with me, I can't reposition my small HDD cage. That's why I just use a single 360 on top.

Ahh very good then, I was considering this rad, but if 35.5mm fits I would like to go that extra 5cm difference to get a bit more cooling out of it. Which brand did you put in? I can't find alphacool with 35.5 measurements :/

Oh I see, you directly screwed in the 360 rad with the screws that came with it using the 240mm holes. Doesn't that set it off balance though? Or do the who tubes on the left cancel most of the tilt?
Yeah it would be a bit bulky, but in the post you linked he uses only one fan to keep the 360 in place, thus no small screws below it that will interfere. (I am not very convinced though that that is the best method to hold it in place xD)

Which cable do you mean exactly? The standard usb port one that tuns down from the top? I haven't installed anything in there except a DVD drive, which wouldn't bother me to move.

Would you rather have 2 240's in or stick with your one 360? I can't really decide what would be better :/ With one 360 I could tuck it away neatly on top but only go a max thickness of 35.5.
Two 240 would allow for one 60mm thick on the bottom and one 30 thick on the top. But I am not really fond of sucking air in directly from the bottom since my rig is on the floor and has already enough dust in it as it is with normal side intakes -.-
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Ahh very good then, I was considering this rad, but if 35.5mm fits I would like to go that extra 5cm difference to get a bit more cooling out of it. Which brand did you put in? I can't find alphacool with 35.5 measurements :/

Oh I see, you directly screwed in the 360 rad with the screws that came with it using the 240mm holes. Doesn't that set it off balance though? Or do the who tubes on the left cancel most of the tilt?
Yeah it would be a bit bulky, but in the post you linked he uses only one fan to keep the 360 in place, thus no small screws below it that will interfere. (I am not very convinced though that that is the best method to hold it in place xD)

Which cable do you mean exactly? The standard usb port one that tuns down from the top? I haven't installed anything in there except a DVD drive, which wouldn't bother me to move.

Would you rather have 2 240's in or stick with your one 360? I can't really decide what would be better :/ With one 360 I could tuck it away neatly on top but only go a max thickness of 35.5.
Two 240 would allow for one 60mm thick on the bottom and one 30 thick on the top. But I am not really fond of sucking air in directly from the bottom since my rig is on the floor and has already enough dust in it as it is with normal side intakes -.-

I'm using this rad. The USB 3 from the top panel (the one beside the reset button). I removed it because I can't mount the rad with the cable (it's too stiff, so I can't bend it). My rad take out the first 5.25 inch bay (from the top). I suggest you can use the length of the rad and compare it with the case (I never really do this because I'm too lazy to measure anything).

I'm expecting to have some deflection/tilt towards the end of the rad, but somehow the screw are strong enough to hold the rad in place (and maybe because of the tubings on the left side). Just like you are, I'm not really convinced by having a single fan, but it's the only way to mount the 360 without any modding. You can use zip ties to hold the other end of the rad just to make sure everything balanced like it's supposed to be. This is a picture from my previous attempt to install the 360 rad on top, and there's a noticeable deflection. That's why I decided to use the small screw instead of using the longer screw and screw all the way from the fan to the rad. And compare it with the second pic where I use the small screw.
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you could see the rad tilting towards the front of the case


with small screw:


Most probably I would stick with my 360, mainly because one of my friend said that a 240mm rad would look 'small' inside the phantom. And another thing is that my res and pump took some spaces all the way to the bottom of the case, so it's impossible to mount another rad there. It just comes down to preference. But if you want to use the 240mm rad with the supplied bracket (assuming you want to retain the 200mm fan on top), I don't think you can do a push-pull config (kinda like this).
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there's no space to install push fan due to clearance issue with the motherboard


If you have a 360 on top, you could just add another 120 at the exhaust if you really need that extra cooling.
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I'm using this rad. The USB 3 from the top panel (the one beside the reset button). I removed it because I can't mount the rad with the cable (it's too stiff, so I can't bend it). My rad take out the first 5.25 inch bay (from the top). I suggest you can use the length of the rad and compare it with the case (I never really do this because I'm too lazy to measure anything).

I'm expecting to have some deflection/tilt towards the end of the rad, but somehow the screw are strong enough to hold the rad in place (and maybe because of the tubings on the left side). Just like you are, I'm not really convinced by having a single fan, but it's the only way to mount the 360 without any modding. You can use zip ties to hold the other end of the rad just to make sure everything balanced like it's supposed to be. This is a picture from my previous attempt to install the 360 rad on top, and there's a noticeable deflection. That's why I decided to use the small screw instead of using the longer screw and screw all the way from the fan to the rad. And compare it with the second pic where I use the small screw.

Most probably I would stick with my 360, mainly because one of my friend said that a 240mm rad would look 'small' inside the phantom. And another thing is that my res and pump took some spaces all the way to the bottom of the case, so it's impossible to mount another rad there. It just comes down to preference. But if you want to use the 240mm rad with the supplied bracket (assuming you want to retain the 200mm fan on top), I don't think you can do a push-pull config (kinda like this).

If you have a 360 on top, you could just add another 120 at the exhaust if you really need that extra cooling.

I see, yeah it seems that alphacool simply doesn't make a 35.5 model as far as I've seen. This would be a great alternative though.
Hm I don't think I want to remove any stock parts like that USB slot, mainly because I am not skilled enough to guarantee not to screw anything up and secondly because I don't think I could make it look nice again. That cable would indeed be a big hassle though if I tried to mount a 360 up there :/ I'll have to take exact measurements of that again, I didn't take that in account the first time around.

Mhm I am sure there would be a way to prevent the tilt pretty easily with some minor fixations. Going with the small screw has definitely made it look better! wink.gif Would be my way to go as well.
So you are only using 3 fans on the bottom of the rad?

Yea they do look a little bit lost in the giant casing haha I just noticed that, since you are using a tube res and have the pump fixed down there that wouldn't work for you. I am planning on having a cubic res in the dvd bay area with the pump close by, so that space would be free for me.
Interesting that you mention this, at first I thought so as well, but with a little bit of minor bending of the brackets you should be able to make it fit. This was one of the reasons that I even considered mounting two rads, because I would still be able to clear the RAM through not having the top one dead center with the casing. And on the bottom you can even slap 4 fans on one rad alone. But again.. dust. lol

I've got a 120 H60 mounted back there right now (visible here), do you really have enough space for a fan and a rad there after mounting the 360? Or would I have to pull the rad even further into the dvd bay, if that's even possible.
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BenQ XL2720Z 27" G15 Logitech Gaming keyboard (2009) HuntKey X7 900 (Total Power 900W) NZXT Phantom (Black) 
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