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Some more shots of where you put your pump and res. I'm looking to put a smaller HDD cage where the pump is. I need some more ideas. haha
    
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Some more shots of where you put your pump and res. I'm looking to put a smaller HDD cage where the pump is. I need some more ideas. haha
not home atm, but next chance I get (prob 2moro) ill grab a few.
    
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not home atm, but next chance I get (prob 2moro) ill grab a few.
If you could do it then that would be great. Thanks
    
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if you want to put a rad up top in the pc-9f since i can't seem to find a top without a blow hole you'd have to cover the existing one with a rad grill or a sheet of aluminum, can just cut the top to take the rad you want
though i don't think you can really put a rad up there since most motherboards have vrm heatsinks near the top edge of the motherboard right where you would be putting the rad, unless you off set it, which might not be possible depending on the rad since it might need to go into the 5.25" drive bays, it only has 285mm video card clearance, so that's about as far as you could push without getting into the 5.25" bays, but that's not taking into account the fan on the back near the top so you only have 260mm of space before you get into the 5.25" bays

just giving you a heads up, i was thinking about doing something similar in that case, well a pc-k9x(pretty much the same case with a few bits of steel) once i got it, but the 120mm on the back and a 240 where hdds are is much easier, you might be able to put another 120 where the blow hole is without much trouble
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If you could do it then that would be great. Thanks
Didn't forget just been insanely busy and I have to go out of town day after tomorrow, i'll try to snap a few tonight.
    
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Fractal Arc Midi or Mini. Both house 240mm rads natively up top. Because they are off-center, you can mount up to the RX240 size rads without mobo interference. Unless you have extremely huge DDR3 heatsinks, which is of course silly. Here's a pic of mine before I finalized the build. Lots of room.





The case is super sleek, spots for 7 fans, and $50 below your price point. That's a winner if you ask me. Also, you have to go with a half-height fan in the back with a rad installed. I went with the scythe sy1212. Works beautifully.
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You can't do push/pull in the arc midi?
    
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post #28 of 34
Okay, just took a ton of random shots w/ my piece of junk camera. For some strange reason, it almost looks like the radiator is leaning in the pictures, but its square to the HDD cage and looks normal IRL. Guess its just the perspective I was taking shots at from under my desk.


Picasa Album Link --> HERE <--


    
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Okay, just took a ton of random shots w/ my piece of junk camera. For some strange reason, it almost looks like the radiator is leaning in the pictures, but its square to the HDD cage and looks normal IRL. Guess its just the perspective I was taking shots at from under my desk.
Thanks for all of the pics. That is an interesting place to put your hdd. What did you do about the vibrations?
    
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Thanks for all of the pics. That is an interesting place to put your hdd. What did you do about the vibrations?
I built a small cage and it's suspended in the air by elastic cord. No metal <-> metal touching.

The cage has rubber like U channel on the edges which stop any transfer to the case.
    
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