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Originally Posted by somebodysb2 View Post
Did you even watch the video??
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xl9hMeoHZdw
skip to 5:20 for top fans^

You cannot even mount the rad cleanly since there aren't 3x 120mm fan holes!


I've watched the video several times, and lacking center lined factory 120mm "holes" imo is an extremely trivial matter in my mind. The entire top is full of ventilation holes, find ones that line up for a 360mm rad and use them. It's not entirely necessary to use the factory 120mm/140mm holes at all, use some washers as spacers if you're that anal about the depth from the front 120mm mount and the rear ventilation holes and you're set. Not exactly a heavy mod...

If you're worried about the weight of a loaded rad on the thinner gauge ventilation holes, you can always use a thin strip of steel, cut to the width of the case, drill a few holes to line up with the 120mm fans/rad, and lay it over the ventilation as a bridge to spread the load. Paint it black if you want. 5 minute job, tops, not including spray painting.

Just saying it can be done with very little actual case modding...

If OP want a case that requires absolutely no thought at all for 360 rad mounting, just pony up for the 800d, TJ07, or a Little Devil/MM/Case Labs type. To some, saving a hefty bit of coin on a case with some light work required might be worth it, I'm just throwing the possibility out there.
Edited by whiteslashasian - 5/11/11 at 9:57am
    
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thanks everyone for the suggestions! looks like im leaning towards the 800d. thanks again
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