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post #1 of 10
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Hi guys, i recently got myself a corsair h70 cpu cooler and when i put everything together, turns out that i cant close the side panel at all as the radiator is sticking out a bit.

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I dont want to buy another case just to fit h70 in it, i am a bit of a noob when it comes to case modding. Any help/tips are appreciated. Thanks. smile.gif

PS:- I have never done any sorts of case modding.
post #2 of 10
You can't rotate that radiator 45 degrees counter-clockwise? Because that's what I would try before I modded my case.
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post #3 of 10
There are two options:
1. Cutting a blowhole and install the rad there.
2. Putting it in the 5.25" drive cage using zip ties.

I'd recommend the 1st one. And please do some cable management, tbh, it looks horrible. :/
    
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lol i know right, cables all messed up. But this is a mid-tower case and there are absolutely no cable management holes or anything. Ill try rotating it a bit if it doesnt help ill have to cut it a bit.
Any ideas using what and how should i make cut if its necessary?
post #5 of 10
A dremel is the best option for case cutting.
    
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post #6 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by addyaustin;14354409 
[...] this is a mid-tower case and there are absolutely no cable management holes or anything.

That poor cable management is not good for case airflow...
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Originally Posted by addyaustin;14354409 
Any ideas using what and how should i make cut if its necessary?

A dremel will do smile.gif
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post #7 of 10
looks to me if you rotate its fits, if not you gonna need some paper tape a dremel or a power drill and a jigsaw and a file.
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post #8 of 10
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Thanks for the reply guys, ill just try it after i am done running prime95 tests. smile.gif
post #9 of 10
Lol crazy cable management. You could try moving the screw holes for the h70
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post #10 of 10
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Yeah rotating the radiator anti-clockwise worked!!! Thanks guys, i would never have figured that out on my own. smile.gif

And how do i do cable management with this case? Can anyone show me?
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