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Help!!! 3rd party or keep antec 902 v3???

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So I plan on water cooling my next rig and I'm going to get the XSPC Rasa 750 RS360. Now, I wouldn't be able to fit the radiator inside my Antec 902 V3 but I do have this 3rd party full tower case that is actually quite nice. I planned on modding the crap out of that case and making it look cool, but I also am thinking about switching to that case and water cooling that rig. I'm not sure where I should mount the radiator in the 3rd party case... any ideas? Remember, if the panels need to be cut, they they will be cut. I think I would rather go with the 3rd party case just because it is bigger and I do plan on doing some sick mods to it, but give me some ideas on where I should put the radiator. I am willing to do anything I can do with this case. Here pics of the case.

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Mod that case. It looks like it has a lot of potential. You could put the radiator(s) on the top, the front, or the bottom. Or put fans slots there for some airflow. The case will look nice after a paint job and probably a window mod :]
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Originally Posted by Launcherstrike;13104337 
Mod that case. It looks like it has a lot of potential. You could put the radiator(s) on the top, the front, or the bottom. Or put fans slots there for some airflow. The case will look nice after a paint job and probably a window mod :]

I know, I have great plans for this case! I plan on putting some fans on the front and the top so do you think I should mount the radiator on the side panel next to a window?
    
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stick w/ the 3rd party case. Any chance of what the manufacturer is? looks like it has a lot of modding potential biggrin.gif

edit: paint it black or pc it smile.gif
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Originally Posted by wermad;13104602 
stick w/ the 3rd party case. Any chance of what the manufacturer is? looks like it has a lot of modding potential biggrin.gif

edit: paint it black or pc it smile.gif

I have no idea what the manufacturer is.... my dad picked it up at his work. They were using it for a server pc and they were going to throw it away... good thing he got a hold of it. I can't wait to mod this baby.
    
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I don't think you should mount the radiator on the side panel cause wouldn't that be a hassle to take apart or put together? If a triple rad could fit on top then that would be great.
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Dear God... I'm with the others. Mod the hell out of that thing and WC it. That thing could be a house of sex and watercooling!
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Originally Posted by Launcherstrike;13105241 
I don't think you should mount the radiator on the side panel cause wouldn't that be a hassle to take apart or put together? If a triple rad could fit on top then that would be great.

Yeah, the triple rad will not fit on the top so I think Im going to go with the same exact kit but jut with a dual rad. (Rasa RS240) I'm going to put a side window also.
    
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post #9 of 9
what are the dimensions? the top section looks like it can house a 360mm rad standing on its side pulling and pushing air from the sides. you'll just have to mod the doors and panels for the intake and exhaust.
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