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Old April 9, 2012, 06:50 PM
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ya that black light metal mesh stuff would probably do it, just to finish the edges and bends be the hard part, a snap on cover the thickness of a fan plus be nice from TT, snap on part be nice eh raising us the thickness we need be cool.
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Old April 9, 2012, 06:54 PM
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Heh... I've got a cheezy square fan "box" made out of black plastic mesh I got from the craft store... needed a fan for an older audio amp so that it would stop cutting out at high volumes and wanted a cover for the fan so that I didn't lose any fingers.... worked out fine, so I figure I could come up with something so long as I had a spare panel to play with.
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Old April 9, 2012, 06:58 PM
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if ya think about it the pop off cover we have now could be the top just need the sides to raise it up, be kinda ghetto though...
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Old April 9, 2012, 07:09 PM
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if ya think about it the pop off cover we have now could be the top just need the sides to raise it up, be kinda ghetto though...
Exactly, that's why I'd like to get my hands on one from TT. You'd have to cut out the plastic under the mesh, and raise the mesh into a slight box (would only have to be raised 1" at most) for the existing opening.

Here's that box I was talking about.... it's crude, but was quick and easy to make, I'm sure a person could come up with something that looked more professional.....

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Old April 10, 2012, 03:27 AM
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If you really want push/pull sswilson have you considered an external top mount for the rad?

I bet you have because IIRC your old rig (perhaps 5-6 years ago) was my inspiration for doing a top mount external for my old Thermaltake Armor H20 build.

The way I did mine I think it would actually look very cool with the modular Level 10 GT design.

Not trying to make more PITA work for you = just sayin' :p

It was actually VERY sturdy/stable mounted up there with 8 bolts securing it... with a drill and a little dremel work it's unlimited cool air for the rad.
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Old April 10, 2012, 03:50 AM
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I have considered it, and yeah... the "industrial" design/theme of this case would lend itself to having an externally top mounted rad.

OTOH, I'd much rather figure out a way to extend the current top panel mesh design the extra 1" or so that would be required for an internal push/pull install.
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Old April 10, 2012, 07:56 PM
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really need to clean my puter...
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Old April 10, 2012, 08:01 PM
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forgot some trim on my block will add it once get the razor for my vid card. Load temps with prime around 50-51, previously was 61 highest temp while gaming, so not even full load yet. On desktop sitting around 22-24. Haven't added the second set of fans yet, there too dirty to put on this rad lol...
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Old April 10, 2012, 08:07 PM
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forgot my black trim piece on the block
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Old April 29, 2012, 01:45 PM
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finally tried installing the rad inside the case managed to get it into a p/p SS, be little tricking with ram installation but can be done..




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