Originally Posted by JustinThyme
I think you hare having delusions of grandeur.
You wont fit 2x 480 rads in this case. Best you will do with a shoe horn and tight squeeze would be 3X 360 and 1X 480.
Once you put one in the front there is no room to get one in the side, its an either or. I have an enthoo elite and it makes thise case look like a NUC. Im running 2X 480 and one 360 in the front. I could have jammed another 240, 280 or 360 in the bottom but that puts two rads competing for air flow. Mine is a single loop and 2 GPUs.
Rememer you still have to get a res and pump in there. Personally I always run at least two D5 pumps for a few reasons. Flow, redundancy and you can tune them to offset each other where together they create a harmonic thats not as loud, think noise cancelling headphones. Personally Im running 3 D5s
If I were to employ this case with a single GPU it would be a 480 in the top, BS 360 in the bottom unless you want to go vertical with the GPU then the 360 in the front. Fans on the outside can bbe done with thin fans but dont count on the best flow as the clearance between the fan and the front cover is minimal. I did this with the elite and not much space left. Good airflow I think would be better than more rads that will be fighting each other. For you componenets Id do the 480 and 360 both blowing out and 3 x 120 fans in the side pulling fresh air in. You dont want to dump hot air in through one rad for the other to be sucking the hot air though it and back out.
Many thanks for your comments. This case room for rads is 360 / 420 top; 480 / 420 front, 480 side, and 360 / 140 bottom.
I was having a look at GGF video, as DanS79 mentioned, and I could see that installing 2x480 rads is possible. The only thing you have to deal with is that you only have 30mm room on the side position to install a rad without blocking the front rad+fans. This is the reason for which I am going with the XSPC TX rad (20mm thick) for the side room.
The reason I go with Alphacool NexXxos XT45 V2 for bottom is because you are limited to 125mm max width rads (NexXxos is 124mm width). Then room for front rad without blocking 360mm bottom rad installed is 78 mm, so, again, with the NexXxos XT45 V2 + fans (25mm) make 70 mm of thickness so I guess I will have enough room to install it. For the top rad, 360mm seems to be fine.
I was also thinking about air pressure and I will install bottom, front and side radiator fans pushing from the outside of the case to the interior. Then the air will go out through top radiator fans and also through rear fan. This will generate a possitive air pressure and considering that this setup is overkill for this config, I guess that inside air temp will be easy to deal with and won't overheat the loop.
Of course I may be wrong with my idea because on the paper everything is easier, but the best thing I can do is to try it while I enjoy the process. I've ordered all the rads and the fittings (I will also re-use parts from my current rig) while I wait for the new hardware, but I am thinking about trying first with my current setup ([email protected]
,2 Ghz and 1080 Ti @ 2025 Mhz) to anticipate potential issues with the WC setup.
Many thanks again for your help and tips