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Old July 23, 2010, 11:13 PM
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Loving the work lowfat
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Old August 2, 2010, 03:04 PM
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You can blame SC2 for the lack of updates. I've received all the hardware but alas I have hit a snag or two...
I cut the holes for the tubing, an area to feed the power supply cables through, and holes for the pump mount.


And to the test fit....



As you can see this is where the problem lies. The mainboard is about 3/4cm too long and it hits the radiator. Even if I were to remove the radiator fan grills I do not think it will fit. You might also see that the added height of GTX460 is going to prevent any waterblock from fitting. Guess this is going to be a CPU water cooled only system now. That is if I can figure out how to get a mainboard to fit.
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Old August 2, 2010, 04:54 PM
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Slim fans.
New rad bracket, there is about 1" of space between the rad and the front panel. That's what it took to install a MCR-220 in my Wife's V351.
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Old August 2, 2010, 05:01 PM
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Slim fans.
New rad bracket, there is about 1" of space between the rad and the front panel. That's what it took to install a MCR-220 in my Wife's V351.

Already ahead of you....


I did screw up mounting the pump though. I tested it outside of the case previously as reriveting every time I need to test fit gets rather annoying. I can not install my power supply this time around. I just realized w/ the fans on the other side of the radiator I may even be able to fit the GTX285 2GB in. Since I just use an MCW60 I shouldn't have problems watercooling it either.
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Old August 2, 2010, 06:22 PM
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That too can work if you clear the front power button and side connectors (USB and Firewire).
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Old August 2, 2010, 08:30 PM
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That too can work if you clear the front power button and side connectors (USB and Firewire).
Damn. I didn't even think of this.....

EDIT: It don't fit.

Not sure what I am going to do now. I do not want to go w/ slimmer fans. I may just grab an H55N-USB3. That way I have tons of room.

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Old August 2, 2010, 08:40 PM
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Didn't work on my V351, hence the new fan / rad bracket... ; )
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Old August 3, 2010, 01:00 AM
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Nice work moving the rad.

I was going to suggest that you just take a grinder to the edge of the board
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Old August 3, 2010, 04:13 AM
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Love the build keep up the great work, always wanted to put a watercooling system in that sexy case!
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Old August 3, 2010, 09:41 AM
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I'd definitely go with the Gigabyte GA-H55N-USB3 ITX board for sure lowfat, you'd be more happy with it for this build
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