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been thinking of taking my jigsaw or dremmel to the back 120 mm fan hole on my case to cut it out so I can mount my h50 externally. I plan to have one fan and the h50 outside and then just on fan internally.

Has anybody done this? Any advice if I should decide to do it??
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post #2 of 16
Drill the holes for the tubes and then dremel all the way around the 120 fan hole and then cut slots up to the tube holes, then you just pass the pump threw the 120mm fan hole and the rad will sit flat.
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post #3 of 16
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I have 2 holes below the 120 for watercooling already and they line up good with the tubes on the h50. I will probably cut slits to those so i can run the tubes to them
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post #4 of 16
Is it difficult to cut the toobs, feed them thru, and reconnect them?
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Here is one option, which you and Andrew alluded to:



Otherwise it may be possible to simply cut into the side of the back panel as so:



post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by viper522 View Post
Is it difficult to cut the toobs, feed them thru, and reconnect them?
If you cut the tubes then you have to replace them + add a res as it will be nearly impossible to fill otherwise.

The way t-ramp put it there is about what I meant, however I was on about drill the tube holes exactly for the rad so that it sits as flush to the case.

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post #7 of 16
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i was actually thinking of taking the whole section out cutting inside the screww holes and down a bit more so I can put the tubes through and have the rad sit flush on the back of the case
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post #8 of 16
You could do that by cutting out what either Andrew or I illustrated.
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now looking at it, it seems I'll run into problems when putting on the side panel, not sure what I can do about that
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now looking at it, it seems I'll run into problems when putting on the side panel, not sure what I can do about that
Aye, the screws are covered aint they, you would have to cut the door away.
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