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I am ordering a GTX360 rad with 3 Gentle Typhoon fans fans I am afraid its going to take 1 of my 4 bays.
I want 1 DVD and 1 fan controller in my build means I need to get a 1 slot RES and I want a double RES slot bay so I can put my pump in it ant save space...

so my questions are:
1) can I convert 1 of my swap bays so I can put my DVD in it ?
2) will the GTX360 with 3 Gentle Typhoon fans take my top bay at the top ???
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post #2 of 6
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yes.... but you may need to take out the hotswap braket and mod it a little,if you still want to use the remaining bay.
but the holes are there to screw the dvd in

as for the rad.. im not sure. but there is a lot of room up there
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post #3 of 6
if you take the top of the case off and remove the supplied top fan you can probably fit the rad in there with the fans in the case. you could also put the fan contoller in the top 5.25 bay so the rad would clear on the inside, assuming its like most fan controllers that don't come close to using the full length of the bay. im in the process of installing a 360 radiator in my hafx so im kinda in the same boat just i dont need the hot swap bays.
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I have taken out the Hotswap module, as I didn't see much point, and have my bays like this:

(Top to bottom)
Fan controller.
Empty
Empty
Res
Res
DvD

If you reversed the RAD, so the tubes come out towards the rear of the case, you could do it like this, maybe.

Fan controller
Res
Res
DVD
Hot swap
Hot swap

But it would be a close fit, if you have the fans on the bottom of the RAD. If you have them on top, no problem. EDIT: on top, as in where the 200mm normally is. I have 6 GT's in push pull, so it's possible, with some spacers.

I'm using the same RAD, and an XSPC dual bay RES.

EDIT: here's a pic, to show you kinda how I have it. It's old, so the hot swap module is still there. I got the DvD after that.

Attachment 188282

Edited by Infernosaint - 1/4/11 at 7:27am
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post #5 of 6
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ok
thx for the answers

the best option for me if I can put the fan controller in the hot swamp I want this fan controller cause it can control 6 fans
Scythe Kaze Master Pro 5.25 Inch 6 Chnnel Fan Controller Black


if it wont fit I can get 2 of this fan controllers cause they are smaller...
Scythe Kaze Master Pro 3.5 Inch 4 Chnnel Fan Controller Black

anyway I will get the dual res bay now

if I put the fan controller in the hot swap will I need to take the hot swap braket off ?
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post #6 of 6
only if its too deep
otherwise it will be fine
edit. the 5.25 dont look very deep at all. it should be fine
Edited by tat2monsta - 1/4/11 at 8:38am
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