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Old July 23, 2009, 09:36 AM
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I'm fairly sure Swiftech's Radbox supports attaching to 80mm fans. So it shouldn't be of much issue.

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slotted holes allow installation to 60mm, 80mm, 92mm or 120mm fan holes
Quoted from the swiftech site, yes Jdorm.. Sorry about that bkh.. you should be good using a rad box.. :)
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Old July 23, 2009, 11:14 AM
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I wouldn't mind drilling holes at the top of my case. The problem is, and I'll take more pictures when I get home, that there is an 80mm exhaust fan at the top, just above that huge wad of unused PSU wires.

Also, you can kind of see it in that pic, but those grey fat wires at the top are for the front USB headers and such. So if I were to have the radiator sitting on top, would I have to remove that exhaust fan, or leave it to have extra air blowing through the radiator? As for the USB headers, I have no clue what to do about those now...

I'll take more pictures when I get home, though.
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Well you can just get the rad box and attach it to the rear of the case which is what people typically do.

Putting it up top sounds like it would take a fair amount of modding to do.
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I wouldn't mind drilling holes at the top of my case. The problem is, and I'll take more pictures when I get home, that there is an 80mm exhaust fan at the top, just above that huge wad of unused PSU wires.

Also, you can kind of see it in that pic, but those grey fat wires at the top are for the front USB headers and such. So if I were to have the radiator sitting on top, would I have to remove that exhaust fan, or leave it to have extra air blowing through the radiator? As for the USB headers, I have no clue what to do about those now...

I'll take more pictures when I get home, though.
If you're looking for ideas about doing an external top mount you could alway have a look at the first couple of posts in the case pics thread.... ;)

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...case-pics.html
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Thanks for the ideas. I think I might mount it vertically, having the 120mm face coplanar to the left side cover. Not sure if you can picture it, but that way, it won't intefere with the cables coming out of the PCI cards. With fans mounted, I think there should be enough space, without intefering with the rear exhaust fans too much.

Are there any drawbacks for doing it this way? Of course, I 'could' just mount the radiator behind my desk... out of sight, out of mind, but I'd like to have the option of bringing it places if I need to.

One drawback I can already see is that it's gonna look rediculous. lmao
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The only prob in mounting up top is if you don't have any fan holes already pre-cut, you either cut them yourself, or like Stevey showed you, enough gap between the case and fan, so you're fan does get the cool air inwards to the rad. That was if you were to do a push/pull scenario.. but still you would want enough gap between the case and rad.
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The rad box helps with not blocking any of your connections on the back of the PC. Though I use Bitspower's equivalent since it's black aluminum that matches my case. So I have the rad box, a shell of a 120mm fan, radiator, dual 120mm fans in pull on the back of the radiator. Gives me roughly 2" of space between the back of the case and the radiator.
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Bitspower's equivalent, sir would you mind linking me to it, I thought only Swiftech had one that was universal to most radiators.. I could imagine one from bitspower probably is made real good.. edit: I googled, and I found it... But what could help us is a picture in your setup.. Please...
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Bitspower's equivalent, sir would you mind linking me to it, I thought only Swiftech had one that was universal to most radiators.. I could imagine one from bitspower probably is made real good.. edit: I googled, and I found it... But what could help us is a picture in your setup.. Please...
It's no where near as universal as Swiftechs. Only fits 120mm case fans. A lot more solid though IMO.

This is my PC (though an older shot):

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Thanks... Yeah Swiftech man, the plastic.. I dunno..
That sure looks strong..

Nice clean build between..
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