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So I have huge dilemma. Mainly I'm looking to get a WC setup for my sig rig, both gpu and cpu. I've looked at few kits including rasa RX 360 and 240 kits. but problem with those RX kit is that it won't fit inside of 600t where rad are supposed to fit(up top, removal of large fan), as it is too thick.

I heard it's probably better to get thicker rad for gpu and cpu that are overclocked. So my only option right now is to go external to fit 360 rad that's 60mm thick or whatever thicker ones width is. I've seen few rear rad mount kits for it.

are there any draw backs for having external rad mount? I guess one thing i can think of is it won't look so "sleek" or clean since it will be hanging off the back and not be covered inside the case.

Is it worth it to go triple length rad with twice the width of standard rad for my setup?
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post #2 of 4
You can easily modify the 600T to fit a thin 360 radiator in the roof of the case. That might be a viable option for your needs.
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post #3 of 4
I have done the installation to the back of the case and to be honest I hated it. I hated it so much that I changed my case eventually. It makes carrying your case around so hard and also the looks is really ugly. So I would avoid it.

You don't really need a thicker radiator unless you are planning to add a another 570. Even a 240 would be enough.
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There have been many external stand alone kits over the years. Or you can get a RAD stand like those who have open benchtop computers and use quick-disconnects for the tubing to case.
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