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Hey guys and gals. I'm new to the WC biz and I will be doing a WC project in a couple weeks. I was taking a gander at the spacing in my case and I already have a 120 fan on the rear and a 120 fan on the top.

My question is, instead of drilling a new space for a fan on top, could I have two separate radiators where those fans already are? The space on top would either be a tight fit if I decided to put a dual bay res or might even make a dual bay res impossible. I only have 3 - 5.25 bays. Or I could possibly forget about getting a dual bay rig and get a micro res so I can drill away at the top. My case model is in my sig area. Check it out and tell me your ideas on how you might set a loop up in here. Thanks in advance.
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Does it have to all be internal? Have you considered hanging your rad off the back of your case? A lot less headaches that way.
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If you want to do all internal, then yes you can use 2 120 rads where your fans are currently. The reason why people don't do this more often is because it will be more expensive. (2x120>1x240, in cost anyways)
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I'm new so sorry if I sound dumb. If I do the Rad externally then wont the air flow to it be messed up? and the way the back of my case is, I'd only be able to hang a single off of it.
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You can buy a mounting kit and do a 240 on the back. You still mount fans on the rad so it gets air through it and you route the tubing back into the case.
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I'm new so sorry if I sound dumb. If I do the Rad externally then wont the air flow to it be messed up? and the way the back of my case is, I'd only be able to hang a single off of it.
Here's a quick example, although there are many different kinds of mounts you can get (this should just give you an idea what I mean by externally mounted):

http://www.chilledpc.co.uk/shop/prod...oducts_id=1068

Another photo pulled from google (don't know the source, sorry):
http://img386.imageshack.us/img386/8658/pc073vq2.jpg

Swiftech product page:
http://www.swiftnets.com/products/MCB-120.asp

Just something to consider considering the limited space in your case. Definitely the cheaper and more effective way to go. If you're deadset on having everything internal, I would consider a different case for a WC setup.
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Alright Philth, I'll definitely look into some of these solutions they seem viable. Thanks for the tip.
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