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Old March 8, 2008, 05:40 AM
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Question Fell in love with the Lian-li 350B, but is watercooling do-able?

Having just recently read some reviews on that Lian-Li v350B, I'm really digging it. I know it's not *ideal*, but it's hot! (in a good way).

Here's the hardware going into said case:

=> Asus p5e-vm-hdmi mobo
=> C2D E8400 cpu
=> 4gb of 6400 ram
=> Gainward Golden Sample 8800Gt 1gb OC (will this fit?)
=> 2x 250Gb HDD
=> Fan speed controller

I have the Swiftech H20-220 compact kit. I have seen someone mount the radiator where the fans normally sit, and then the fans mounted on the back of that. I'm just worried about motherboard clearance.

Other ideas?

Also, video card cooling is a priority of mine. Intake, specifically. The gainward cooler does not exhaust out of the case, so I'm relying on the v350b's HDD fan to take care of that for me. Could I get one of those PCI exhaust fans and reverse it to act as intake? Again, out of ideas. I could dremel out a fan mount on the side panel, and fill it with some modder's mesh, but that would spoil the look of the case massively.

Any assistance would be appreciated!
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Old May 14, 2009, 03:15 AM
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You need to get a short enough radiator to fit into the case. You only have 279mm to work with. The only radiator I have found that fits are the Magicool pro 2x120 radiator, I cant give you a link because its my first post :/, which is only 273.5mm long giving you just enough room to fit. Also there is about 1/2in space between the finger guards on my rad and the power cable for my 9600gt, so If you have a long card that might also be a problem. The exhaust fan is not very powerful and I would suggest replacing it or cutting pannel it mounts to for better airflow, and the pci exhaust fan would probibly do wonders for the airflow. I <3 my 350B

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Old May 14, 2009, 08:17 AM
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Or out of it, you can probably mount the radiator on the backside with a swiftech radbox.

Failing that, cut out part of the side and mount it on the sidepanel(hanging on the outside of the case). I don't really see any other options with a case that small.
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Old May 14, 2009, 09:40 AM
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Checkout XS, I'm pretty sure somebody did a fully internal watercooled build with that case...

Definitely won't be easy/cheap though
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