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Old March 17, 2007, 12:58 PM
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Default Watercooling p180

I've been looking everywhere for a good material to fab my own platform to house my system with watercooling that would be easy to swap components on, but I haven't had any luck. So for now, I've decided to modify my p180 so that the radiator and fans (3X120) fit under the ceiling of the case.

I have all the tools necessary for cutting the hole neatly, but I am looking for a louvered grille to cover the hole with but am not having much luck with that either- The right sized metal ones are too heavy of a gauge so that cutting them would be too difficult, and the plastic ones are all white or brown, and I don't think black paint would cover them well enough. I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas about a good cover to finish off the vent hole.

Also, the similar setups I've seen on other forums have placed the radiator under the fans (I assume with the fans sucking air through the rad and out the roof). I'm not sure why they did this as it is more effective if the fans are pushing air through- does anyone know of any problems with putting the fans under the rad? If that were ok, I might be fine with just some sort of molding around the edge of the hole and the bare rad showing through.
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