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January 21, 2012 10:26:23 PM

Will I be able to fit a 480mm radiator in a Cosmos II?

Will I be able to do push/pull?

This will be my first water cooling build, so any and all advice is helpful.

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January 21, 2012 10:32:12 PM

Yes you can fit a slim 480 mm radiator on Cosmos II but you have to some cutting on the top near the drive bay. You can't do a push & pull set up as there's not enough space at the top. You can't even put a thick 480 radiator. The case is a pure waste of space for its huge size.



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January 21, 2012 10:43:10 PM

Would it make any more sense to run two 240mm radiators, one at the bottom and one at the top?

Also, I plan to use hardware labs radiators, are those very thick?
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January 22, 2012 2:35:56 AM

Acolyte_64 said:
Would it make any more sense to run two 240mm radiators, one at the bottom and one at the top?

Also, I plan to use hardware labs radiators, are those very thick?


The case is good to look at the outside but the space inside is pure waste if you're going on full liquid cooling. For such a high quality case, CM failed to realized that those buying this type of case will use it mainly in a full liquid cooling set up (with everything packed in the inside).

For such a huge case, it's really hard to get its maximum cooling potential due to its design limitations. Yes, you can definitely put two 240 radiators but you need to do some modding on the one at the bottom as the bottom is made to house the hard drive cage. At the price of about $350 you suppose to get everything without the need of significant modding.

I'm not a fan of placing radiators facing down at it creates significant heat on the surface.

I rather get HAF X than this case if I really need a case that I can put everything inside without worrying about space. Or my personal favorite which I'm planning to buy next month, the Mountain Mods Dream Machine (costs the same as the Cosmos II).



By the way, Hardware Labs radiator is a good choice. I used their second generation radiators & so far been so satisfied with the performance. Yes, they have thin & thick radiators.
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January 22, 2012 10:41:55 AM

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January 22, 2012 10:53:11 AM

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