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When I put my R3 together I couldnt internally mount the top 240mm rad, if I remember correctly it might have been possible using the very thin fans that are made by Scythe but I was unable to source them at the time. Ended up mounting it externally and it came up ok.

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However, I would like to avoid that piggyback look it gives it when mounted externally like that. I wanna keep it all inside. I know which Scythe fans you're talking about so it's a good idea.

How did you cut the hdd cage in half? I could certainly use half the amount. I hope they make it more sturdy and removable in the R4.




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Hi adi518, i just drilled the top and bottom rivets out (7/64 drill bit) then cut the sides in half with a 5" grinder, filed and sanded the cut edges down and respayed it satin black, which matched very well. I also drilled the halfway plate out and re riveted it, but that might have been for something else.

Beware though, once you watercool there is no turning back, its addictive and at times expensive smile.gif

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Hi adi518, i just drilled the top and bottom rivets out (7/64 drill bit) then cut the sides in half with a 5" grinder, filed and sanded the cut edges down and respayed it satin black, which matched very well. I also drilled the halfway plate out and re riveted it, but that might have been for something else.

Beware though, once you watercool there is no turning back, its addictive and at times expensive smile.gif

Awesome, I am planning on completely taking apart my case, but have yet to deal with rivets. Great to know what size bit to use now. What size rivets are you using to re-assemble the case?



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Axipher, I used 1/8 x 0.290 aluminium for the HDD cage, I would think they would be the same for the sides of the case as well. Do a search on google for your local hardware/electrical shops and you should be able to find black ones.
Btw, if you do a search for "rivets here on OCnet I'm pretty sure a member wrote a pretty comprehensive post on the best way to remove them, good luck with your project.

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Axipher, I used 1/8 x 0.290 aluminium for the HDD cage, I would think they would be the same for the sides of the case as well. Do a search on google for your local hardware/electrical shops and you should be able to find black ones.
Btw, if you do a search for "rivets here on OCnet I'm pretty sure a member wrote a pretty comprehensive post on the best way to remove them, good luck with your project.

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Do you have a build log for your work?



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Finally got it all back together. 49 rivets later!

I still need to sleeve my cables and get some black or white SATA cables. I did hide the orange and red ones behind the black but they are still visible!

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According to my tracking number my case should be here tomorrow biggrin.gif
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Thanks man, appreciate the info biggrin.gif
Do you have a build log for your work?

No build log srry, always mean to but get carried away and forget to take pics lol doh.gif

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Hello, everyone. Seeing some amazing things here even in just the few pages I've managed to get through so far (tantric, I'm looking at you!). I'm getting ready to start my first build and have my case options narrowed down to the NZXT Source 210 Elite White or either the Design Mini or Arc Mini. I think I can guess which direction will be more popular here (!), but just had a question: I already bought a Corsair TX650 PSU and was warned that the cables might be out of control for one of the Mini cases. Does anyone have any experience with that or something similar? Should it be all right (especially for a first-timer) or should I swallow the restock fee and look into a modular PSU?

Thanks for any input you may have. If the Fractal cases win, I imagine I'll be back here soon!

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