Originally Posted by TheDream
Do you guys know if the NXZT Phantom can take a 360 rad on top? Also how good are these fans? I think I'd rather use my NF-P12's from Noctua.
Yes, with a little modding it will. See my Sig for pics and System info. Also check the last few pages (69 or 70?) of the [Official] NZXT PHANTOM Club
The 360 Radiator will hit the 5.25" Drive Bay support bar using the pre-drilled holes on the top beam of the case - the holes work fine for the shorter 240 rads. So you'll just have to line up the 360 radiator the the position you like it at and drill 4 holes on the top beam to secure it. Mine are only a cm or so away from the stock holes. I lined up the middle hole of the back 120mm part of the radiator to the beam in order to secure it. This puts the front part of the radiator halfway into the to 5.25" drive bay, others have mounted it farther back.
Whatever preference you have is up to you. I took off the front door so the front fan on the radiator pulls in air through the mesh panel of the top 5.25" drive bay and it works well. Only minor drawback is you won't be able to mount 3 120mm fans on the top of the radiator as the top panel is closed there. So I have three fans under pushing air up and two up top pulling air out through the top mesh of the case. I tested it out of the case with three fans on each side vs the 3/2 and there was no readable difference in temps.
I replaced all the NZXT 120mm fans with Cooler Master R4-L2R-20CR-GP
's for the red led effect and good airflow. The fan controller is very useful with these. The ones on the Rad are silent ata any speed, yet the side two fans make a bit of a hum at full speed, not sure why, but even at med or low speed they still keep the HDD's cool, plus there's the front 120mm/140mm fan slot if you need more cooling there... I have 5 HDD in the rack and they're cool at low fan speed. I may try Scythe Noiseblockers (1850rpm) just to compare, but they're much more $$ than the CM R4's.