What Configuration Would Be The Best?

Ok, I have an old Challenger, and I don't have enough money for a new case :??: . I am positive I have to mod it, but I still want advice on which would be the best! :D


Option 1:

Cut out everything on the front of the case and mount a 320 with push/pull.



Mount a super thin radiator (<35mm) on the top and cut holes for the fans on the top.



It would be pretty much up against the ram modules.




Option 2:

Mount the 320 on the front like option 1, but instead of the internal super thin 220, cut a hole for the whole radiator and have half of it with push fans on the inside, and the other half outside with the pull outside the case. I am trying to show what I'm talking about with an optical drive and some fans, but the radiator (OD) would be half inside and half outside the case.




Option 3:

Mount the 320 the same way, but instead, mount a 320 on the back of the case, through the 140 mount, but I think that it would be just one push and 3 pull :fou: . I don't like this option too much. :/ ...again the optical drive.

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  1. I'd choose option 3 but with a lil twist to your opinions.
    1| have the fans in push | pull setup and if you want with a shroud between each fan. This would mean having the rad hang off the back via spacers and you don't have the cases air mixing with the rads air way.
    2| Have the fans in this orientation
    fan>shroud>rad>shroud>fan.spacer.case<fan
    * arrows indicative of airflow direction.
    3| its the best option for netting good temps, which would complement your venture into watercooling...or is it?

    the other two options would limit you in rad space and would force you to use slimmer rads, which equate to noisier fans :)

    hope these help.
  2. Lutfij said:
    I'd choose option 3 but with a lil twist to your opinions.
    1| have the fans in push | pull setup and if you want with a shroud between each fan. This would mean having the rad hang off the back via spacers and you don't have the cases air mixing with the rads air way.
    2| Have the fans in this orientation
    fan>shroud>rad>shroud>fan.spacer.case<fan
    * arrows indicative of airflow direction.
    3| its the best option for netting good temps, which would complement your venture into watercooling...or is it?

    the other two options would limit you in rad space and would force you to use slimmer rads, which equate to noisier fans :)

    hope these help.


    Thanks! But after thinking about it, I am going to make this a long project :) , and spend my money on a good case as a start. Then I will start buying things as I get the money. Any good cases for under $210, that could mount a 220/320 and a 220/320 or any combination that would give me enough cooling for a gpu and cpu. Thanks! :hello:
  3. The case labs magnum M8 is a little more than that it is about $320 but it is a well thought out case and easy to place a water loop in without needing to mode the case.
  4. Alright, actually I'm going to keep my case, and I made a spacer out of an old 120, I just took out the motor and blades and snapped off the supports for the middle, and whella. Just saved myself $30 on a radbox. :D Anyways, I'm going to order the rad and the fans. (NF12's). I am stuck between a Nexxxos UT60 240 and a XSPC RX240. ANy recommendations? And yes, this is my first watercooling rig. :D SO EXCITED.
  5. NZXT switch 810/ or phantom 820....

    one case thats been intriguing me lately is the AZZA gen. 9000

    that case is the most watercooling friendly ive seen, and is just begging for someone to do a monster build with it.....and oh yeah, its reversible

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811517020
  6. well i find this to be alot of fun myself if you like take a look at what i am building and others to get ideas about your own build here have a look

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/274855-29-experimental-radiator-build

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/269431-29-watercooling-build-logs
  7. nice....you show me yours ill show you mine....lol


    check out my .......errrr.....ahhhh....eckhem, log

    http://forum.overclock3d.net/showthread.php?t=48544
  8. that is a nice looking rig and a lot of time spent into it i should have my rig up in a couple of weeks so we will see if my time was time well spent or not. be glade to help out on modding question for this rig or anything else for that matter.
  9. Thanks for all the replies! I just ordered a dremel and a RX240, I am planning on getting some F12's and shrouds when I get the money, but I have a problem, I can only find 6-32 thread screws up to 2.5" and I think i'll be needing around 3" to use a spacer also. Any ideas?

    http://gyazo.com/0cd40a17683bc0310c0f0680dae3f2d9

    http://gyazo.com/7ac635ecb7b7269763015679d5014be4
  10. Ahhh sorry, I meant a 220 UT60
  11. Sorry again. I meant a rx360, I kept looking at the wrong thing. I still need to find a way to mount the 220 off the back before I get it. Also, F12 vs GT?
  12. Radboxes can be made via nylon spacers or can be bought from e-tailers, swiftech and koolance make one too. The latter is expensive though.

    The swiftech on the other hand come with 2 1/4" 6-32 screws which is shorter than you need, however with its setup, you can add the additional length in screws and not break a sweat.

    I'd also suggest looking into the build logs, as they can offer great inspiration! Toolmaker was one of those old school cooling methods but his rads are amazing and cute looking.

    Mr onepiece fan - might want to have a build log on toms and have it in our hall of fame i mean build log thread ! :)
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