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I am in the process of planning a watercooling setup.

I want a second radiator (240mm) to be mounted on the bottom of my K-63, it will fit, but the bottom is solid, i will be drilling the holes and there won't be a filter or a fan grill.

Will i need to cut out a hole and add a filter/mesh? Or will it be okay to push the air through the rad into the solid floor of the case?

Sorry if this isn't very well written, i'm having trouble articulating my query
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post #2 of 9
you would need a hole for the air to get out yes.
just some mounting-holes aren't enough
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That's what i thought, so do you think i should buy a radiator grill and cut the bottom of the case out?
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That's what i thought, so do you think i should buy a radiator grill and cut the bottom of the case out?
Yes

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yeah i would add a filter to keep the dust out
and if you want it in the bottom of the case...why not
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That's what i thought, so do you think i should buy a radiator grill and cut the bottom of the case out?
Yes. Just use a dremel to cut out a rectangular opening for your 240 rad. And then install a radiator grill.

Take a look at the first few pics of this link and you just do similarly.
http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m...e=1&print=true

Your Lancool K-63 seems to be able to accmmodate 240 rad both at the top and at the front. So, neither of these positions fit?
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Thanks guys.

Top and front fits 280's. The front would be able to handle it but not without removing the drive cages which i need.

What kind of filter would i be able to use that would be removable?
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post #8 of 9
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Thanks guys.

Top and front fits 280's. The front would be able to handle it but not without removing the drive cages which i need.

What kind of filter would i be able to use that would be removable?
As it is on the bottom of the case and this means it will not be seen, I suggest a solution as simple as possible. Eg get some generic air conditioner (window unit) air filter from a hardware store. Cut to a size just larger than the rectangular opening and tape the filter over it.
Pic 1: generic brand air filter for window unit
Pic 2: closeup of filter material
Pic 3: taped over the opening (you can use black masking tape to give a more professional look. I was using the clear scotch tape at the time when the pic was taken as I was on the testing stage.)



Edited by windfire - 8/14/11 at 1:29am
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As it is on the bottom of the case and this means it will not be seen, I suggest a solution as simple as possible. Eg get some generic air conditioner (window unit) air filter from a hardware store. Cut to a size just larger than the rectangular opening and tape the filter over it.
Pic 1: generic brand air filter for window unit
Pic 2: closeup of filter material
Pic 3: taped over the opening (you can use black masking tape to give a more professional look. I was using the clear scotch tape at the time when the pic was taken as I was on the testing stage.)
I'll use that stuff. Thanks XD
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