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Poll Results: "Mounting externally makes things ugly"

 
  • 36% (28)
    Yes
  • 37% (29)
    No
  • 25% (20)
    Sometimes, but even so it will not make me want to vomit because of it looks
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post #11 of 22
needs must when the devils in control
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post #12 of 22
I did think it looked bad, but since I've done it it really doesn't look that bad.
    
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post #13 of 22
Thread Starter 
He wrote like that, sound too harsh
post #14 of 22
My take on this.

Quote:
Mounting externally makes things ugly
You expressly said MOUNTING. Having external rads isn't ugly, you can put them in hidden places where they don't bother you and may look nice. However, mounting a rad externally never really looks good to me. Unless you have a full shroud or something. Seeing the tubes, wires and naked fans just seems like unfinished business to me.

So External rads are nice (L3P D3SK anyone?)

Mounted external rads on the case IS ugly if not done properly.
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post #15 of 22
If we're talking about radiators, I think it does make things look ugly. However, I have seen some rigs with external rads that still looked good, but would look better if mounted internally.

I started out with an external mount because my haf922 couldnt fit rx series rad without modding. So I bought a haf932 black. Looks much better now.
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post #16 of 22
I prefer everything inside the case. It may not perform as well, but I think that is part of the challenge... Balancing looks and performance. There is always a give and a take.

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post #17 of 22
I love how mine looks. I used the adjustable Koolance bracket to attach it to the back. I think its more efficient when external. Having push/pull on a fan controller really helps noise levels.



post #18 of 22
If its necessary, no
post #19 of 22
I don't know , but I think that looks sexy as hell
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post #20 of 22
I think it depends on the setup...I have my rad mounted externally because it fits my case well. I have a Corsair 600t White with an external rad, but I used white tubing. So, since the case is black on white and the rad is black on white, I think it looks really nice and adds to the case, but beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.
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