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So, I've been thinking about ordering a watercooling kit for my Antec 300.
Been looking at mainly the EK WC kits from Aquatuning:
either this: http://www.aquatuning.fi/product_inf...1156--1oe.html

or this:

http://www.aquatuning.fi/product_inf...1156--1oe.html

Although, you can browse the site for kits/parts for me to use.

I do have some questions.

Where would be the best place to fit the radiator?

Roof or the front?

I do have plenty of HDD's so the front side wouldn't be such a good choice, considering you have to remove the HDD bay altogether to fit the rad.

The top however has 140mm fan holes drilled in to it. How do I fit the 240mm rad on it?

And if someone has some pictures of their watercooled 300's, please post em.

Thanks

EDIT: Also, how would I go about adding a GPU block to the loop?
Is the rad enough? Can I fit a 360mm rad on the top?
Edited by Izvire - 3/20/11 at 11:36am
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Originally Posted by Izvire View Post
So, I've been thinking about ordering a watercooling kit for my Antec 300.
Been looking at mainly the EK WC kits from Aquatuning:
either this: http://www.aquatuning.fi/product_inf...1156--1oe.html

or this:

http://www.aquatuning.fi/product_inf...1156--1oe.html

Although, you can browse the site for kits/parts for me to use.

I do have some questions.

Where would be the best place to fit the radiator?

Roof or the front?

I do have plenty of HDD's so the front side wouldn't be such a good choice, considering you have to remove the HDD bay altogether to fit the rad.

The top however has 140mm fan holes drilled in to it. How do I fit the 240mm rad on it?

And if someone has some pictures of their watercooled 300's, please post em.

Thanks

EDIT: Also, how would I go about adding a GPU block to the loop?
Is the rad enough? Can I fit a 360mm rad on the top?
I really must suggest you get a differn't case, I used to have a Antec 300 and there isnt enough room really, and very bad Air flow.

It proberly could be done, but it wouldent be easy IMO.

Thanks, Sir Overkill.
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Go for a rasa kit RS240 for budget, RX for performance
custom loop: ( I'm not sure , still a noob ^^ , ask for more advice

EK supreme HF
6 13/10 fittings
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I really must suggest you get a differn't case, I used to have a Antec 300 and there isnt enough room really, and very bad Air flow.

It proberly could be done, but it wouldent be easy IMO.

Thanks, Sir Overkill.
Can't really see how it would have bad airflow, as I get great temperatures as it is now.

My only concern regarding the case is where to mount the rad, and more specifically the 140mm holes on the roof.
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you'd probably have to external mount it.. unless you mod the hdd cage to fit a 240rad in front
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Best option is to get a new case, it's sort of cramped with WC...
I'm contemplating getting rid of the hdd cage and lower two dvd bays to fit stuff in, but it will look ugly :/
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Alright,
Maybe I should get a new case aswell, any suggestions?

And I'm already at MuroBBS, but OCN seems a bit more active and more populated
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