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From the pictures I found, the rad + fans should block the few slots closest to your CPU. Not exactly sure since I'm not familiar with how a 240 rad is fitted inside a phantom. The RX240 is 28.6cm long, so you can do a measurement using the mounting holes on your case.

If the RX doesn't fit, the RS would be the way to go
The mounting holes are in the dead center of the case. So just about 2 inches over and they are blocking the memory slots.
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Go to the XSPC Rasa 750 Water Cooling club thread... look at the very first post (last page). There you will see a spread sheet with the club members names. they link their install pictures. You can see how to mount externally if you feel that's the way to go. The kits have the brackets to do this. Otherwise, there are some additional ideas there that you may be able to pick up on.

I decided to get the RS360 kit and mount it externally. Of course, I do not LAN party like you intend to do. The internal install of an RX240 kit with 25MM fans would block the clips that hold the RAM sticks in place. 20MM fans would still be a bother in my case. If I ever needed to replace the RAM sticks, it would become a hassle. I feel I could/would limit myself later if I wanted to expand my cooling efforts. With the RS360 I can safely add one or two more blocks down the road when I am ready and for what I have read, I should be good still.

The best thing you have going for you at this time... is to take the time to think this all through. Thinking/planning is cheap. Every WC'ing guide I have read say the same thing as the very first step... PLAN. You are doing a good job at that.
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one thing i just thought might be worth asking, will my PSU support watercooling at this point or do you think i would need to go to like a 650 or 750W PSU? Right now I have one hdd, 1 cd, a HD 4890 GPU, an i5 that is being overclocked, and the possibility of adding an SSD in the near future, can my PSU run all that on top of a water cooler?

This is it incase you need more info http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182017
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Use this site as a guide on your PSU needs. I ran your numbers (exxagerated on some things a bit) and based on the 72% efficiency your PSU has, you may be cutting it a little too close. The higher the efficiency, the better. Besides, do you plan on upgrading vid cards in the future? If so, you will definitely need more power. I have a 750W Corsair and am happy with it all though newer models just came out which are even more efficient.

Keep an eye out on your +12V amperage as well. You want good high amps on that bus. I feel that you may be a bit on the low side for the upgrades you have now and for the future.
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Use this site as a guide on your PSU needs. I ran your numbers (exxagerated on some things a bit) and based on the 72% efficiency your PSU has, you may be cutting it a little too close. The higher the efficiency, the better. Besides, do you plan on upgrading vid cards in the future? If so, you will definitely need more power. I have a 750W Corsair and am happy with it all though newer models just came out which are even more efficient.

Keep an eye out on your +12V amperage as well. You want good high amps on that bus. I feel that you may be a bit on the low side for the upgrades you have now and for the future.
I ran it with what I have and was fine. But with an upgraded video card and the fans that would go with the water cooler I need around a 650-700W PSU
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