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Old May 16, 2009, 08:51 PM
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Just so you know, I've been measuring to see if my mcr220 will fit with fans ontop of the motherboard on my cm690, and it doesn't look like it will be able to without having the fans sticking outside of the case. And, I'm pretty sure the cm690 and 300 are fairly similar in size

You're probably right, another idea I was thinking of is mounting the rad with half of it exposed through the top of the case. I think I'll have to make a decision when assembly time rolls around.
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Old May 16, 2009, 09:14 PM
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My suggestion would be to cut your hole length in the top of the case then orient the radiator on the outside with the fans on the inside and simply screw some fan grills onto the exposed top of the rad. You can also pick up a Koolance shroud dealy to put on the top, nice for stealthing the rad and making it look a bit more stock.

Then there is an alternative and weird option if you're interested. Orient the rad on the SIDE of the case, on the side panel. Put it over the area where the cpu block is, if you give yourself long enough tubing runs you won't have any issues for removing the side panel. Quick disconnects are also an option for this path.
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i think i have the good option for you,

remove the hd bays, make 2 custom bracket for your HD and mont it in the same sence as HAF 932, since the hd is rectangular you will have space to mont the rad in the front

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Old May 17, 2009, 03:02 AM
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That looks like a pretty solid setup phil, I'll keep that in mind if the top mounted rad turns out to be a pain.

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I was Just triple checking everything on my list, I want things to go as smooth as possible.

I was all set to go with 3/8" ID, 5/8" OD Primochill Pro LRT Tubing. But the connections on the pump are 1/2". I will likely have little room to work worth for any kind of reducer.

Does anyone know if this tubing will fit over the pump barbs? (I doubt it).
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Old May 17, 2009, 09:57 AM
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im prety sure you can use it on the pump, but you will need to heat the tubing

also you can buy a custum top pump and fit ant g1/4 fiting
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Old May 17, 2009, 11:18 AM
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You can fit 7/16" ID tubing over a 1/2" barb if you dunk the end in boiled water for 10 seconds. I've never tried it with 3/8".
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Old May 17, 2009, 01:48 PM
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3/8" will definitely go, but it will hurt your fingers with it's ridiculously fat ends to the barbs. I'd recommend an aftermarket top if you want to do 3/8 tubing, even gives some pump performance increase as well if you ever decide to cool more. Mounting the hdds onto the rad/fans is a good idea if you can find some brackets or make some to do it. I think that Mountain Mods might sell some but don't quote me on it.
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you can also check this thread for your pump
XtremeSystems Forums - View Single Post - G1/4 Mod For D5 1/2" & 3/8" Barbs

or sell it and buy a 350/355
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Old May 17, 2009, 02:12 PM
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I'd still recommend the top, unless you have future need of it, tapping tools can cost around $25, which is already almost half of what a top will cost, not to mention drills bits and the requirement of a steady hand.
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I second Phil's design or outside radiator mount. Something like Swiftech kit will be all you need.
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