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Originally planned to go with a Magicool 480 in the door of my Thermaltake SwordM case but performance pcs called and said they didn't have it. Instead of cancelling my order, swapped the Magicool 480 for a Black Ice GTX240.

Instead of mounting it in the door probably going to mount it in the front of my cases 5.25" drive bays. Wondering if I would have been better off with the 480 and what fans would be best with the GTX240.

I have another one of those 3 bay fan grills but gonna have to move the 2 bay res/pump somewhere. Think I can fit in the 2 top bays but tubing will be tight getting past the XSPC RX240. Maybe I should put the RX240 in front and the GTX240 up top?

    
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I would definitely put the GTX240 up top and the RX240 in the front. This would allow for slower rpm fans in the front (as intake) and high rpm fans at the top (as exhaust).

As for fans, I would go for some GT15s for the RX240, and some very nice San Aces for the GTX 240. That's pretty much your optimal set-up.
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Would I want 2 of the San Aces or four in a push pull?
    
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Would I want 2 of the San Aces or four in a push pull?
4 would be optimal, but you need to ensure you have room. It really depends on what kind of numbers you're going for and what kind of overclocking you'll be doing. push/pull will be best, but if you don't have room, push with a shroud gives much better performance than push without a shroud. If you don't have room for a shroud, then you'll have to go with 2 fans.
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Theres plenty of room in that drive bay, I just have to move my SSD's. probably going to move the SSD's to the bottom of my case. Wanted to get that nest of SATA signal and power cables out of the right side of motherboard anyway.

Could also mount the rad in the bottom but I would have to remove that mesh thing because air doesn't push through it very well.

    
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The picture doesn't show the bottom of the case very well but if there is a sufficient gap from the surface the case is standing on, I reckon the RX240 would be best fitted to the bottom of the case. Not only would it be less hassle than putting one at the front but it would look a lot nicer since the bottom of your case looks a little empty as it is!
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