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Cases which can fit a 3x120 360 radiator ?

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a c 176 K Overclocking
February 21, 2013 4:27:29 AM

Pretty much any $170+ case, below that it will be a case by case basis.

Though pick a case you like, then figure out how the water will fit in it. Remember external mounting or a rad-box is always an option.
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a c 78 K Overclocking
February 21, 2013 4:38:43 AM

In order to choose a case you'll need to understand:
1| its features provided
2| the features you're looking for
3| a budget
4| the sort of hardware you want case to accommodate
5| if internally mounted the thickness of the rad may cause an issue with mobo and/or rams

another route would be:
1| to just mod the case
2| have rad at the back of case via a radbox(courtesy of swiftech/koolance) as stated by manofchalk
2.1| nylon/metal screw spacers for the rads instead of a $20+(+shipping) piece of hardware
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February 21, 2013 4:40:01 AM

Oh. And can the XSPC Raystorm RX360 be mounted on a NZXT Phantom 410 ? ( I cant mod cases , I mod 3x3 & 4x4 puzzles though :p  )
I know I could get a Switch 810 , but its double the price here.
Could it cool a OC'ed 8350 @4.4 and possibly a HD 7950 ?
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a c 176 K Overclocking
February 21, 2013 4:44:26 AM

Quote pulled directly from NZXT's product page.
http://www.nzxt.com/new/products/crafted_series/phantom...
Quote:
Clearance for top 240mm dual radiator for water cooling solutions


Its even the first feature listed.
No, you cannot fit a 360mm rad in the 410.

When you look in the specs page of any case, it will state all the fan mounts in the case. If you see it says 2x120mm, then it can support a dual rad. 3x120mm then it can support a 360mm rad.
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February 21, 2013 4:48:48 AM

manofchalk said:
Quote pulled directly from NZXT's product page.
http://www.nzxt.com/new/products/crafted_series/phantom...
Quote:
Clearance for top 240mm dual radiator for water cooling solutions


Its even the first feature listed.
No, you cannot fit a 360mm rad in the 410.

When you look in the specs page of any case, it will state all the fan mounts in the case. If you see it says 2x120mm, then it can support a dual rad. 3x120mm then it can support a 360mm rad.


I already knew it can only do a 240 ... but mounting a 360 rad...where ? Top ? No there is a plastic shroud. Rear ? I dont think theres enough support from only a 120 for a 360 rad . Side ? Not an option.
Now what ?
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a c 176 K Overclocking
February 21, 2013 4:55:44 AM

External mounting, similar to what I did.


Or go for the rad-box solution, which is basically just housing all your radiators in a separate enclosure to the case and having a tube in between.
EDIT: Fairly sure the rad box solution will require a decently strong pump to achieve and construction/modding skills unless you want to pay out the nose for a pre-done box.
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February 21, 2013 5:54:37 AM

manofchalk said:
External mounting, similar to what I did.
http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o537/Manofchalk/IMG_20130216_120524_zps4608b88f.jpg

Or go for the rad-box solution, which is basically just housing all your radiators in a separate enclosure to the case and having a tube in between.
EDIT: Fairly sure the rad box solution will require a decently strong pump to achieve and some decently good construction/modding skills unless you want to pay out the nose for a pre-done box.

Is that push or pull? And what pump do you have?
Can a 360 cool a 8350 and a 7950 both?
(sorry for the million questions, but water cooling excites me!)
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February 21, 2013 5:57:25 AM

bigcyco1 said:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LHjJ8sPe_8 It shows you can fit a 360 and a 240 easily
*Edit* Watercooling on the video starts at 35:00

oh thanks but its for the switch 810 ,the one you have ,really nice case but out of my budget . I have a phantom 410
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a c 176 K Overclocking
February 21, 2013 6:11:35 AM

Both my rads are in a pull configuration, not for any performance reason, but just easier to clean that way and its how the internal rad mounts to the case. I could go push/pull for extra performance, but I'v got 2x360mm for just my CPU at this point, I think Iv got enough radiator performance :lol: . And fans are expensive in these kinds of numbers.

I have the XSPC X20 750L V2, which is a combination reservoir and pump.
Though if you are making a fully custom loop (not a kit like I did), I advise getting a dedicated pump and reservoir. Iv found that having a pump/res makes bleeding and filling somewhat difficult. Also having it mounted in the 5.25" bays makes it fairly loud since you cant really pad it to reduce vibrations.

Would depend on the particular radiator, fans and whether you are running in push/pull.
At a rough guess, maybe. A single 360mm could hold it, but you would be at the threshold I think.

Have a read through the water-cooling sticky, it will give you all the info you need and links to resources where you can find more specific information. It even has a section dedicated to figuring out whether you have enough radiator (TDP section).
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/277130-29-read-first-...
Might take two or three reads to fully understand, but it covers pretty much everything.
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February 21, 2013 6:24:17 AM


Though if you are making a fully custom loop (not a kit like I did), I advise getting a dedicated pump and reservoir. Iv found that having a pump/res makes bleeding and filling somewhat difficult. Also having it mounted in the 5.25" bays makes it fairly loud since you cant really pad it to reduce vibrations.

Would depend on the particular radiator, fans and whether you are running in push/pull.
At a rough guess, maybe. A single 360mm could hold it, but you would be at the threshold I think.

Might take two or three reads to fully understand, but it covers pretty much everything. said:

Though if you are making a fully custom loop (not a kit like I did), I advise getting a dedicated pump and reservoir. Iv found that having a pump/res makes bleeding and filling somewhat difficult. Also having it mounted in the 5.25" bays makes it fairly loud since you cant really pad it to reduce vibrations.

Would depend on the particular radiator, fans and whether you are running in push/pull.
At a rough guess, maybe. A single 360mm could hold it, but you would be at the threshold I think.

Might take two or three reads to fully understand, but it covers pretty much everything.

No getting parts separately gets too expensive. I didn't get the a "A single 360mm could hold it, but you would be at the threshold I think." part
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a c 176 K Overclocking
February 21, 2013 6:29:43 AM

Different radiators can deal with a differing amounts of heat, and at a rough guess, a 360mm rad will only just be able to dissipate the heat put off by an 8350+7950.
Though this will be dependent on factors like fan speeds, flow rates and such, but at a guess.


But read the sticky and calculate it yourself, might be that the particular radiator your going with will be fine. Though its generally advised to have a good bit of headroom when it comes to rad TDP.
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February 21, 2013 9:34:49 AM

manofchalk said:
Different radiators can deal with a differing amounts of heat, and at a rough guess, a 360mm rad will only just be able to dissipate the heat put off by an 8350+7950.
Though this will be dependent on factors like fan speeds, flow rates and such, but at a guess.


But read the sticky and calculate it yourself, might be that the particular radiator your going with will be fine. Though its generally advised to have a good bit of headroom when it comes to rad TDP.

my tdp would be 325 w [125 cpu & 200 GPU]
according to this
http://skinneelabs.com/xspc-rx360-v1/4/
Fans at 1650 rpm (the included fans) should be able to dissipate 500~ watts or so.
Is that okay?
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a c 224 K Overclocking
February 21, 2013 9:54:57 AM
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February 21, 2013 12:05:44 PM

4Ryan6 said:
Nuff Said!

Cool! Can even take a quad! But.... It's huuuuuuge
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a c 224 K Overclocking
February 22, 2013 1:35:13 AM

Better to have more than you need than not enough!

And the price is great!
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February 22, 2013 5:40:07 AM

yea .. ill look into it..Thanks !
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February 22, 2013 5:40:44 AM

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