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Radiator Compatibility Corsair 650D

I have a Corsair 650D case. I am considering making my own water cooling loop. The only problem is that I'm not sure if the radiator(s) will fit my set-up. On the top of the case, there are mounting points for 2 140mm fans or 2 120mm fans. On the rear exhaust, there is room for a 120mm fan.

Suppose I was to get a 2x140mm radiator for the top, and a single 120mm radiator for the rear, would I be able to mount them?

These are the radiators I've been looking at, although a similar brand will do I guess:

http://shop.xs-pc.com/xsp/XSPC-EX280-Slim-Line-Dual-Fan-Radiator_29027.html
http://shop.xs-pc.com/xsp/XSPC-EX120-Slim-Line-Single-Fan-Radiator_25383.html

I will be using a single push configuration for both radiators. If I have space (the purpose of this question) I would like a push/pull configuration.
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  1. here is a question I stopped asking myself a long time ago "how do I fit all of this stuff in there" stop trying you do not have to fit all of the parts into a single case i would be more concerned with how well it works or performs for me here are some examples for you to look at.
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Watercooling-case-white-/280885763975?pt=UK_Computing_Case_Accessories_Tool_Kits&hash=item4166189f87&clk_rvr_id=349371614722
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/274180-29-psycho-rider-radbox-project
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tomshardwareus.inc&cat=29&post=274855&page=1&p=2&sondage=0&owntopic=1&trash=0&trash_post=0&print=0&numreponse=0&quote_only=0&new=0&nojs=0
    now I am not saying that you need to do it one way or the other but I am more concerned with how well it works not necessarily how it looks to others.
  2. toolmaker_03 said:
    here is a question I stopped asking myself a long time ago "how do I fit all of this stuff in there" stop trying you do not have to fit all of the parts into a single case i would be more concerned with how well it works or performs for me here are some examples for you to look at.
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Watercooling-case-white-/280885763975?pt=UK_Computing_Case_Accessories_Tool_Kits&hash=item4166189f87&clk_rvr_id=349371614722
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/274180-29-psycho-rider-radbox-project
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tomshardwareus.inc&cat=29&post=274855&page=1&p=2&sondage=0&owntopic=1&trash=0&trash_post=0&print=0&numreponse=0&quote_only=0&new=0&nojs=0
    now I am not saying that you need to do it one way or the other but I am more concerned with how well it works not necessarily how it looks to others.

    Well, I just want to know if it would fit, I don't have space for an extra case. I wanted to know if both radiators would fit.
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    keep in mind that I have no issues modding a case, so to answer your question yes you can fit a single 120mm in the back and on the bottom or you could also fit a duel 120mm in the bottom and on the top if you remove the HDD cage you could fit another duel 120mm in the front of the case on the outside of the case you could fit a triple 120mm rad off the back and on top of your case. but if you want it all in the case the best you could do is 3 duel 120mm and a single 120mm I have had this setup for years with 3 120mm rads your temps stay cool if you're not clocking the system. I like to clock and that is why I upgraded my system to include 2 triple 120 rads with 3 duel 120 mm rads the single rads do not supply that much cooling benefit unless it is only one block being cooled.
  4. Or...... You could get a Radbox and mount all your Radiators and fans externally in their own enclosure. The Swiftech RadBox External Radiator Mount (MCB-120 R2 - Black)is under $20.00 not including shipping.

    http://www.xoxide.com/swiftech-radbox-external-radiator-mount.html
  5. Best answer selected by locomoco321.
  6. toolmaker_03 said:
    keep in mind that I have no issues modding a case, so to answer your question yes you can fit a single 120mm in the back and on the bottom or you could also fit a duel 120mm in the bottom and on the top if you remove the HDD cage you could fit another duel 120mm in the front of the case on the outside of the case you could fit a triple 120mm rad off the back and on top of your case. but if you want it all in the case the best you could do is 3 duel 120mm and a single 120mm I have had this setup for years with 3 120mm rads your temps stay cool if you're not clocking the system. I like to clock and that is why I upgraded my system to include 2 triple 120 rads with 3 duel 120 mm rads the single rads do not supply that much cooling benefit unless it is only one block being cooled.

    Thanks, that answered my question.
  7. thanks for the BA
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