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Digital Viper-X-

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Alrighty, I'm moving my build to an O11-D XL, now time to setup the fans :)

Currently, this is what I'm thinking of doing.

Running 2 x 360mm rads, 1 up top, one on the bottom.

Bottom rad will have intake setup (pull through the rad)
Top rad will have exhaust (push)

3 more fans will be installed on the side mount for cool air being pulled in as well.
1 Fan exhausting behind the cpu

Would this be a good setup, having the bottom rad pulling warmer air into the case be an issue with 3 more fans yanking in cool air?

Thanks for any input :)
 

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That seems to be the standard fan layout for the XL. Should be fine.

Which Corsair rad do you have at the top?
 

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Is it possible to use the side and top mounts with Rads and use the bottom as intake? That way there is no warm air from 1 rad heading to another.
 

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I personally want all my rads to have cool intake, so I'd configure it with one on the bottom and one on the side, (this is assuming the GPU and CPU will be watercooled).
There should be enough room for the rad if its <50mm thick on the backside, none of the generic components should have much difficulty with radiator heated air other than the gpu/cpu themselves.
 

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Is it possible to use the side and top mounts with Rads and use the bottom as intake? That way there is no warm air from 1 rad heading to another.

It is possible, but it will be a bit of a mess (IMO) to fit it all that way. IF things don't work out this way, I will move it to the side though.

That is what I was wondering. I have a XSPC rx360 that is roughly the same thickness, yours looked a little tight for the top of the motherboard.

The XR7 is 54mm? It's based off of the Blackice Nemesis GTX 360.
 

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The XR7 is 54mm? It's based off of the Blackice Nemesis GTX 360.

Yep, and the rx360 is 56mm, so if yours is looking tight, mine will probably be a no-go. Will probably just use the rx360 in the side, and pick up something 30mm for the bottom.
 

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Got some pics :)?
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Still waiting for a WB for the 3080 to tidy it up and finish it. Too much rgb as is. I would of liked to pu the fans on the front of the side mount but I didn't have the clearance. Also would prefer 360s over 280 but they are carry overs from a old build and not going to drop over $300 on new rads and fans.
 

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Yep, and the rx360 is 56mm, so if yours is looking tight, mine will probably be a no-go. Will probably just use the rx360 in the side, and pick up something 30mm for the bottom.

I should have it in this weekend, I will snap some pics to show you what it looks like.
 

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In mine, I have the side fanes as intake, and all others as exhaust. I have a 360 top and bottom, and one exhaust in the back, so it's a mostly negative pressure setup, and has worked for me so far.
 

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Still waiting for a WB for the 3080 to tidy it up and finish it. Too much rgb as is. I would of liked to pu the fans on the front of the side mount but I didn't have the clearance. Also would prefer 360s over 280 but they are carry overs from a old build and not going to drop over $300 on new rads and fans.
Does that rad not fit on the back side of the case and/or was there a reason you opted to have the rad displayed in the front rather than the fans?
 

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Does that rad not fit on the back side of the case and/or was there a reason you opted to have the rad displayed in the front rather than the fans?
It is a thick boi rad at 55mm thick and I can't close the panel with it and the wires there.
 

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It is a thick boi rad. 55mm thick and with the cables there it right. Can't put the panel on with the rad there.
I'm guessing you have the fans on the other side of it. Had to put mine on the back side of the tray as well, the front mount distro plate in mine is too thick to allow anything to be placed on the inside area, that and the pump on it would certainly make it impossible for the bottom fan.
 

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I'm guessing you have the fans on the other side of it. Had to put mine on the back side of the tray as well, the front mount distro plate in mine is too thick to allow anything to be placed on the inside area, that and the pump on it would certainly make it impossible for the bottom fan.
Yes fans are on the other side.
 
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