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Did anyone ever cut the HDD cage in half to make room for a RX240 radiator on the bottom? I'm planning on doing some modding to my case before painting it, I may as well get a place to put a 240mm radiator.
I need to drill two intake holes in the bottom of the case. Problem is, there is one already in the way, and half of it is covered by my PSU. I can't exactly mount a 240mm radiator in the middle of the current grill.. so.. euhghg

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If anyone has any worklogs or pics or this, I will love you long time.



How can I do this?
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Edited by Buska103 - 5/13/11 at 8:45pm
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What you have there is what many have done.

I'd just get a 240mm rad holes .pdf, print it out and make some cuts, that's what most people do, if not, they just buy a 240mm fan grill and cut it out to that.

I'm looking around for a thread, I've seen a few.
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I don't know what to do with the one that is halfway in the way; the precut honey comb on the very right. To cut out the holes, I was going to use a hole bit on my drill. If I drill out the hole on top of the honey comb grill, it won't look fresh and it will be all sharp and painful D=

But I do like what the guy did on that image I posted. Looks clean while not demolishing the pre-existing honey comb grills...
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If you can, I'd use the two holes that you can on the left most side of the radiator, and then drill some others and dremel out a hole for the others.

You can also just get some feet for the radiator or stand the underside up on screws and have it in pull only, adding another set for push/pull would only lower a few degrees, then, you don't have to risk any damage to your HAF932. I think that's what I'll do.
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Originally Posted by fr0st.;13497050 
If you can, I'd use the two holes that you can on the left most side of the radiator, and then drill some others and dremel out a hole for the others.

I just realized what you said. That's actually a pretty good idea.. I need to measure to see if it would fit though.

Like this? (bottom view)
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Not sure if you're still reading this, but I did this last week lol.

I just got one of those radgrills from frozencpu. I cut the lower cage in half (so I could still use it for some HDDs). Then I used the grill as a template for a fan whole/mounting holes. The last part I bolted the fans/radiator/rubber silencer together and screwed the whole thing into the case.

So yeah - you can do it without much work.
    
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Not sure if you're still reading this, but I did this last week lol.

I just got one of those radgrills from frozencpu. I cut the lower cage in half (so I could still use it for some HDDs). Then I used the grill as a template for a fan whole/mounting holes. The last part I bolted the fans/radiator/rubber silencer together and screwed the whole thing into the case.

So yeah - you can do it without much work.

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