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That is correct. If you do decide to mount an optic drive, there won't be any room for maneuvering the Corsair H110 into place if you want the tubes in the front. That's because there is only about 1 inch of clearance between where the tubes connect to the radiator and the top of the optic drive. If you look closely at the second pic, you can see clearly that there is no room to orient the tubes. You could try, but the tubes would either kink or pop off the radiator altogether which is a very bad thing. If you decide that you MUST have the tubes toward the front of the case, you will not be able to have an integrated optic drive. For some folks, this is okay.

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With a little bit of modding, you may be able to fit a slim profile optical drive in the 2nd bay, and that would give you enough clearance to run the tubes from the front, and have a proper fan in the back!

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I was actually thinking about Magnum also because Magnus sounds a bit too Latin ( I take the language in school).
The 2 280's would fit fine, but the front one may require drilling a few holes for the fans. I didn't go with the 280's for 3 reasons:
1. I already had the 120mm corsair fans
2. In some cases, 120mm fans give more static pressure than most 140mm fans, and will cool the rad much more effectively.
3. They are slightly cheaper (In my situation, every dollar counts).

The honest reason I didn't follow through on the unique layout I had planned was money ( lack of), and my obsession with having a tube res in the case. When I have a steady job in college in a couple years, I definitely plan to mess around with "alternate" layouts with my case in real life, instead of in my head.

Actually, I don't think you can put a 280 up front out of the box: While two 140mm fans will fit, you still need room for the connections to come into play. The only way I can see that happening is if you mod the case - probably and most easily, by stripping out the ODD bays. At that point, you'll have to figure out how to fit a res in there somehow - since a bay res will be out of the question.

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Actually, I don't think you can put a 280 up front out of the box: While two 140mm fans will fit, you still need room for the connections to come into play. The only way I can see that happening is if you mod the case - probably and most easily, by stripping out the ODD bays. At that point, you'll have to figure out how to fit a res in there somehow - since a bay res will be out of the question.

Actually, you can. I just rechecked the mounting holes in the front of my 350D case last night and saw that it is possible without any modifications to the case. What you would need to do is mount the radiator inside the case with the tubes on either end facing inward. Then mount the two 140mm fans on the exterior of the case in a push configuration. The screws included with the H110 are long enough to secure the fans to the backside of the radiator. No mods are necessary because the tubes are already facing inward inside the case biggrin.gif

Not sure how many people here would prefer doing this upgrade though as it prevents from being able to have fresh cool air being blown into the PC from the front... I guess it would be okay if you decided to mount a custom 280mm radiator for watercooling the graphics cards, but the reservoir would need to be mounted in place of the optic drive or in the bottom of the case between the radiator and power supply.

*UPDATE* I forgot to check the width between the two sides of the metal beams in the front of the case. It may not be wide enough to mount a 280mm radiator. I will measure it when I get home from work tonight and post another update...

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Actually, I don't think you can put a 280 up front out of the box: While two 140mm fans will fit, you still need room for the connections to come into play. The only way I can see that happening is if you mod the case - probably and most easily, by stripping out the ODD bays. At that point, you'll have to figure out how to fit a res in there somehow - since a bay res will be out of the question.
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Ninjawithagun is right, and also even if the tubes were at the same end, it's definitely possible to just cut the 2nd OD bay, and leave the first open for a single bay res.

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Fair enough - I just didn't think there would be room. smile.gif

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I am 95% sure that a non-AIO 280mm radiator cannot fit in the front unless you saw through the ODD cage (it is not removable by rivets, it is actually the same piece of steel as the front frame). The reason is that the input and output ports extend the height of the radiator by almost another inch.
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Here's a shot of CPU - Z, Memory info, Super pi Calculation Times, and Core temps (shows min. and Max during super pi):


Rad and res should be here later today!

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I intended on removing the optical completely. This is good news.

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I intended on removing the optical completely. This is good news.

Glad you'll end up fitting a 280, just plan out carefully ahead of time where and how you will cut.

I sketched up a quick design of the GPU backplate, the black color will be brushed aluminum, and the red will be light showing through holes. Any thoughts?

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UPDATE!!!!!
Got my package!
EDIT: Sorry, pics went in backwards order!
Picked up some distilled water and vinegar for rad flushing:











Do you guys know what this is? Is it a drain port? It's not on the 30mm rad, could I use it in the loop?







With rad flushing, should I only flush it right before I fill it with fluid, or can I do it now? Also, if I decide not to do it now, could I still install the rads, and flush the entire loop (would vinegar hurt anything like the pump or blocks?)
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