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Hey all

Can anyone tell me if the TFC Xchanger Monsta Lite 420/360 will fit in the top of a Cooler Master Haf X without modding ? if not what about the Thermochill TA120.3 ?

Also how is the TFC Xchanger Monsta Lite 420/360 compared to a Thermochill TA 120.3 ?

Thanks alot for the help
Edited by Foxy_VI - 3/26/11 at 7:48am
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I have read here that some people have issues with regular thick rads like the RX 360 which is 58.5 mm have ram and cooler clearance issues. The TA120 is 59mm and the TFC is 62.5mm so it really depends on a few things. Your mobo, if you want to internally mount the fans or if external fans are acceptable, are you using a ram cooler, etc...

Given that people have issues with the RX rads and the other Rads are bigger you might be in some clearance trouble. As for a comparison I think they will perform about the same at around 1800 rpm.
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The clearance issue your refering to goes for push/pull configurations ? is that right ?

Im only planning to run Pull configuration with 3 120mm fans mounted on top, instead of the 200mm fan.

From what i can gather you can mount a MagiCool SLIM TRIPLE 360 with fans on it, underneat the top.. the Magicool being 34mm thick, + a fan at 25mm gives 59, wheres the thermochill is 60mm
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You don't consider getting a RX rad or SR-1?
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Check my sig build for details.

TL;DR :
I have standard triple rad and a 25mm fan right on top of the mobo and it fits perfectly. If you're looking at 38mm fans for pull on top, you'll need to cut the middle a bit, I just put a push/pull of 2 25mm fans in the middle.

So basically if you're only pulling, any rad will fit since there's a LOT of space right on top of the mobo, there isn't a lot of space between the metal case part and the top though.
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Yes i think the main issue comes to push/pull but with a small mod you can run the fans on the top of the case and just wire them back into the case.

Also what rpm fans are you looking to run because that has a major effect on which rad you want to purchase.
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Originally Posted by Arksniper View Post
Yes i think the main issue comes to push/pull but with a small mod you can run the fans on the top of the case and just wire them back into the case.

Also what rpm fans are you looking to run because that has a major effect on which rad you want to purchase.
Push/pull with 25mm high fans is fine, no modding required. It becomes an issue with 38mm fans though.
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