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    Quote Originally Posted by mav2000 View Post
    Did you remove the filters as well...thats going to cause some massive dust build up on the rad....

    And Knet thats an awesome build...
    I did remove them, so far no dust at all, probably because there's a space of about 2cm between the rad and the bottom of the case, enough for air to be sucked in, but apparently no dust
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    That's funny....anyway what width rad would fit with dust falters

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    Quote Originally Posted by mav2000 View Post
    That's funny....anyway what width rad would fit with dust falters
    Probably the Swiftech one, also you can only fit a 4x120mm rad if you remove one side of the bay cage, I'll take some more detailed pictures later if you want.
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    Swiftech thin rads more or less also the only ones worth to get, as while they are a little bit thicker then other thin rads (38mm vs 30mm), they are also only ones with sensible 14 FPI unlike mad 30 FPI for those thin ones like BI GTS / some Koolance ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schoolslave View Post
    Probably the Swiftech one, also you can only fit a 4x120mm rad if you remove one side of the bay cage, I'll take some more detailed pictures later if you want.
    That would be great...that would probably need to have some rivets removed though?

    Also I would imagine the fans would have to be on top of the rad, as at the bottom you would need to use the rad clips that they give, right?

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    I can also recommend magicool thin rads. I was very pleasantly surprised by the quality and performance of mine, especially at the price.
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    knet370: That must be the Raven 01 you have there? I almost forgot the existance of the original Raven. Very nice! Thank you for posting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mav2000 View Post
    Did you remove the filters as well...thats going to cause some massive dust build up on the rad....

    And Knet thats an awesome build...
    You could install a magnetic filter on the underside of the floor since it is a steel floor. In fact, I have one custom made (magnetic filter) that covers the whole floor, which should arrive anyday now. I will post a picture of it when it gets here from South Africa.

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    century child: Glad to hear you like your Magicool rad, as some of us maybe uncomfortable getting a not well known brand that may not performance as good as some of the commonly talked about ones. First hand user experience with any product is golden feedback for many of us. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mav2000 View Post
    That would be great...that would probably need to have some rivets removed though?

    Also I would imagine the fans would have to be on top of the rad, as at the bottom you would need to use the rad clips that they give, right?

    Here's pics of my setup, I wish I had taken more pics during the build.
    Only one side of the bay cage needs to be removed, as it is connected to the bottom cage as well, case is still stable as a rock though.
    I think I have a pic somewhere of it de-riveted (entire case) as I replaced the rivets with all black ones, I could probably illustrate where to drill the holes in the bottom panel then. I'll see if the pic's somewhere on the HDD.
    The radiator bracket is marked in red in the one pic.



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    or you could just use one of those 1080 mo ra 2 or 3 rads on the outside of the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tzillian View Post
    or you could just use one of those 1080 mo ra 2 or 3 rads on the outside of the case.
    But that wouldn't look half as nice...
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    Hey school, that looks like you have taken the filters out, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mav2000 View Post
    Hey school, that looks like you have taken the filters out, right?
    Yep, I think we talked about that earlier in the thread as well
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    Thanks for clearing that up.so would it be possible to use the filters as we'll? Also which rad is that?

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    Yep, it would be possible to use filters.
    Also, as someone else said, you could use a weak magnetic clip on filter on the bottom of the case.
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    Thanks man...and my last question...does it require cutting the drive bays or just removing the rivets?

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    Makes me happy seeing this. I don't need more than 2 optical drives max, so I can always put some 3.5 & 2.5" drives in the 5.25" bays, which would allow for more rad!

    The link to the other FT02 thread really makes me want to get this case and do this: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...n/DSC_0310.jpg

    If you're sticking with the stock fans, is it worth going 120x4 or 140x3?
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    Quote Originally Posted by [XC] Synthetickiller View Post
    Makes me happy seeing this. I don't need more than 2 optical drives max, so I can always put some 3.5 & 2.5" drives in the 5.25" bays, which would allow for more rad!

    The link to the other FT02 thread really makes me want to get this case and do this: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...n/DSC_0310.jpg

    If you're sticking with the stock fans, is it worth going 120x4 or 140x3?
    I think the general view is that it is not worth sticking with the stock fans...

    In term of surface area the rads are equal. As the 140x3 is shorter, you might be able to fit the pump on the bottom of the case next to the rad.

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    I see thanks. I'd prefer a shorter rad IF I could find good 140mm fans. Not sure there are any out yet.

    I'm a little confused as to why the 180mm fans are not so good... especially if you bought a rad w/ low FPI. I have a case w/ one of those 180mm fans and it moves a whole lot of air. Low static pressure? It does a good job for me.
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    Here's mine.

    Since the last photos I have added a second GTX 470 with Koolance block and interconnect, I will get some new photos uploaded at the weekend.

    1 triple and 1 single rad have been perfect for keeping temps of overclocked sli GTX 470's and i920 down.... In fact I probably could have managed with a single triple rad just with higher temps.....












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    Quote Originally Posted by [XC] Synthetickiller View Post
    I'm a little confused as to why the 180mm fans are not so good... especially if you bought a rad w/ low FPI. I have a case w/ one of those 180mm fans and it moves a whole lot of air. Low static pressure? It does a good job for me.
    The standard 180mm fans were bad as wc fans even with low fpi rad, not enough static pressure and also difficult to channel airflow through rad effectively..... I found this out over the course of my latest Raven 2 build, check out my log here: http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...ighlight=raven

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    Quote Originally Posted by mav2000 View Post
    Thanks man...and my last question...does it require cutting the drive bays or just removing the rivets?
    I removed just the rivets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neutronman View Post
    The standard 180mm fans were bad as wc fans even with low fpi rad, not enough static pressure and also difficult to channel airflow through rad effectively..... I found this out over the course of my latest Raven 2 build, check out my log here: http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...ighlight=raven
    I figured it would be static pressure. That really sucks. I like the FT02...

    If I was going air, I'd get this case over my TJ06 (Which is AMAZING!) Looks like I'll finally have to do a custom case as nothing on the market suits me.

    A quad rad ( or in your case, triple) is a nice option. I'll be forced to do SLI in future as my lone 470 handles 2560 alright, but not amazingly.


    Btw, the mugen is a nice cooler. Keeps my PII 945 almost room temp at stock.
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    I find that a triple rad and single rad at the top have been great for overvolted i920 and a pair of GTX 470's, also I kept the dust filters in place...

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