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Two 140 Rads in top of HAF-X case

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Working on a new build, and I know you can fit a 360 rad in the top of the case. Problem is, I'm going to be running a dual loop config, so I'm wondering if two 140's would fit up there nicely. Obviously, just by size they would, coming out to just over 280 after you add in the extra length for the fittings. But I'm looking to do this with as little mod to the case as possible. I also need to know if two 140's would be sufficient to cool my setup, which is as follows.

Loop 1:
Asus Crosshair IV Formula 890FX/SB850 with EK Full Board Block
AMD Phenom II X6 1100T (overclocked)
Koolance CPU-360 Block (might go with a different CPU block)

Loop 2:
XFX Radeon HD 6870 (overclocked, just one for now, will add another)
EK Cooling Block

Anyways, would those be enough to cool it all overclocked, under stress from extended gaming? (I'm new to advanced liquid cooling, only basic set ups in the past) Haven't decided on 3/8 ID or 1/2 ID tubing yet. I was also planning on putting two fans per rad. Low speed fan -> rad -> high speed fan setup. Will also have the other fan areas in the case taken up by 200mm fans on the side and front for intake, and a 140 for exhaust in the back. The vga air duct will have a 120 fan in it as well pushing air onto the card. Thanks for any help, or suggestions.
Edited by iamboomer2 - 2/15/11 at 11:39pm
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just run 1 loop with a 360 thats all you need for that amd.
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just run 1 loop with a 360 thats all you need for that amd.
1 loop for the CPU, the Motherboard Block, and the VGA Block? Seems like a lot of heat for a single loop. Plus, I will be adding a second XFX Radeon HD 6870 later on... but then again, like I said, I've never gone more than just a CPU system before.
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1 loop for the CPU, the Motherboard Block, and the VGA Block? Seems like a lot of heat for a single loop. Plus, I will be adding a second XFX Radeon HD 6870 later on... but then again, like I said, I've never gone more than just a CPU system before.
A single loop would be enough for it. 6870s don't put out all that much heat. Btw, cooling the motherboard is absolutely not necessary, it's only for the bling bling.
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As said above, run a single loop for that config. If you see it's not enough cooling, add another 240 rad to the loop. But not separate it into two loops.
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As said above, run a single loop for that config. If you see it's not enough cooling, add another 240 rad to the loop. But not separate it into two loops.

Alright thanks guys. I'll just put a 360 rad up there cause those fit best by default. Should I go with a rad from Feser, Black Ice GT, or a EK Rad? I know the MOBO block isn't required, but I'm adding it for looks. Good thing I didn't order my dual loop res yet from XSPC.
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Alright thanks guys. I'll just put a 360 rad up there cause those fit best by default. Should I go with a rad from Feser, Black Ice GT, or a EK Rad? I know the MOBO block isn't required, but I'm adding it for looks. Good thing I didn't order my dual loop res yet from XSPC.
What fans are you using? High speed fans with RPMs above 2000 would generally work best with the black ice gtx 360.
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Hey I have I HAF-X and am waiting on my parts to arrive as we speak. I got a 360 rad and a 240 and did some measurements before I ordered and figure out how to make it work.



I'm going to be cutting down the hard drive cage and leave only the top two bays. I added a second 200mm fan on top and am going to rely on those two pull air for the top 360, and then I'm going to cut exhaust on the bottom and push air through the bottom for the 240 rad. I'm only running a single loop, but a dual loop would work fine.
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If you have SATA drives then you can add it in the SATA drive front mount slots.
    
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If you have SATA drives then you can add it in the SATA drive front mount slots.
I ditched those as I needed all my drive bays. Two DVD burners, a dual bay fan controller, and a dual bay XSPC pump/res. But yes, you could remove the whole HDD cage if you had those available.

On that note, I may switch to a single bay fan controller and ditch a DVD burner to open those back up so I can just rip out the whole hard drive cage. Thanks
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