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water cooled lian li x500fx possible?

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I'm considering a Lian Li x500fx

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112317

and would like to know if

1. this layout would work

and

2. If it is even possible to fit the rad and fans without running into the GPU



another option would be the Lain Li x2000f which is about 1.4 inch deeper and 3"+ taller.

I'll be using an Intel 2600k chip with an EK HF block
a 6950/70 with and XSPC block
Swiftech MCP35x plus res.
I'm still looking at rads.

If i were to add an additional 6950/70, would a 420 be able to handle it.

Thank you, i appreciate all the help i can get
post #2 of 8
to be safe you could add a 120 to the back but a 420 should be ok if your not oc to much.
post #3 of 8
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This would be my first ever build and I've never oc'ed before, I might though. Have to do more reading on it though.

If i did put a rad in the back (if need be) would it it have to be intake or can i still use it as an exhaust?

If i did use it as an exhaust, would the warm air from the 420 negate any benefits that the rear rad would give me?
post #4 of 8
I am using x500fx black now, and it's watercooled.
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to be safe you could add a 120 to the back but a 420 should be ok if your not oc to much.
I can't see a 420 not being sufficient for a 2600k and two 6950/70's. A 480 is more than adequate for two 280's and an i7 at 4.4ghz, which I'm willing to bet puts out either equal or more heat to that setup.
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post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by q19890709 View Post
I am using x500fx black now, and it's watercooled.
Does it look as good in person as online?
Could you share some pics and measurements.

Thanks.


Quote:
Originally Posted by hglazm View Post
I can't see a 420 not being sufficient for a 2600k and two 6950/70's. A 480 is more than adequate for two 280's and an i7 at 4.4ghz, which I'm willing to bet puts out either equal or more heat to that setup.
Really, even though its a slim radiator? From what i read, because I'm using low rpm fans, there shouldn't really be a huge difference than if i went with a thick rad.

Also, would there be a problem having all that warm air blowing over the motherboard?
Edited by moy - 4/25/11 at 2:53pm
post #7 of 8
a slim radiator is fine, even with also slim 12cm fan.

I promise.
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a slim radiator is fine, even with also slim 12cm fan.

I promise.
Thanks for the slim fan idea, didn't even think about them.
I would prefer to use these fans

http://atreview.net/en/casefan/wing14uvblue.html

but if they don't work (as in too thick) I could definitely go with thinner fans.

thanks
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