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Will a Corsair Hydro system (or antec..) fit in a dual 5.25" bay?

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any chance to fit such a thing in a dual 5.25" bay? (Lian Li PC-A04 if it helps)
I just figured out how to make my macbook air's superdrive work on a PC, so.... any chance?
Edited by Erez - 11/29/11 at 12:24pm
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No, you need at least 3 free 5.25 bays for a 120mm fan to work unless you're mounting it to the top of the case with a custom cut exhaust, then yes it would (i've done it before on a Silverstone SG02-B case)

Why wouldn't you use the rear exhaust fan or the top exhaust fan slot? Either of those would work easily with those fans.
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yeah I just did a cut out by the measurements, and you're spot on, 3 bays.
not sure I understand what you mean by mounting it to the top with a custom cut exhaust..

I don't have the case yet, but its starting to look like my best option..
the problem is the rear fan is an 80mm, and the top 120 wont go either cause it will come into contact with the mobo and the heatsinks.
the last option would be to use an 80to120 kit on the back.. but i'm not sure what effects that would have on the system.
+ Air cooling options kinda suck too in the PC-A04..
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not sure I understand what you mean by mounting it to the top with a custom cut exhaust...

He means cut a hole in the top of the case and turning the radiator+fan so it's facing upwards. That's the only way you're going to fit it into two 5.25" bays.
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Oh.. I see... must have been very tired smile.gif thanks thumb.gif
any ideas about the pros and cons of mounting a 120 rad to a 80mm fan exhaust using an adapter?
like so:
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The last time I cut a chassis was back in 2006/7 when I installed my first and only custom water system, I'm too rusty to do that to a brand new case smile.gif and I'm looking for a minimalist look.
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What case is that?
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Oh.. I see... must have been very tired smile.gif thanks thumb.gif
any ideas about the pros and cons of mounting a 120 rad to a 80mm fan exhaust using an adapter?

Pros: Dont have to cut
Cons: There might be a small drop in airflow because of the smaller hole. Probably nothing too bad though.
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