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Cooler Master 430 Water Cooling?

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Hi,
I currently have a cooler master elite 430 and I was wondering if there is any way I could fit a water cooling loop in it. I have no plans on upgrading my cooling system at the moment(unless I can get tigerdirect to give me a new heatsink because they still owe me assasians creed that was suposed to come with my 5830, but that is another story I'll post later).

But, I was just looking to the future, and is there any way I could fit a rad in my case, I wouldbe fine with moddidng the case as I already have a plan to mod a cable managment system into it.

Thanks,
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Edited by Build It Fast - 6/4/11 at 7:07pm
    
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Easiest would be to hang the rad off the back fan. If you wanted to you could add a rad at the top since it has a bottom mount PSU. Would have to cut the case and have everything outside including fans since there isn't much room between the top and MB. Don't think there are WC holes so would have to add those as well. Looks like a 240 rad will fit stock on top but not sure the spacing of the hole weather its 15mm or other.

EDIT: I see there are provisions for WC holes but might have to get some grommets for them.
Edited by Rick Arter - 6/4/11 at 8:36pm
    
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They are wc holes in the back, however I was just being optimistic on fitting something inside. I think cutting the entire top would be excesive, because I don't want something so permanant I can never go back to a simple heatsink. So, a huge hole won't really go well with me.
    
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Cooler Master Elite 430 Microsoft Mouse Gaming Mouse(not sure the x000) My Desk 
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