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CesarNYC gets the win for best suggestion. Remember though, you will have to cut a little more than just the mesh. The tubes will be a little lower, and you have to cut enough so that they won't rub on the cut metal and end up leaking.

Will the H80 not fit inside your case?
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CesarNYC gets the win for best suggestion. Remember though, you will have to cut a little more than just the mesh. The tubes will be a little lower, and you have to cut enough so that they won't rub on the cut metal and end up leaking.
Will the H80 not fit inside your case?

Lol, did you not see the storm tropper? The thing is more than large enough to fit internally.
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Yes, I did see it. That's why I was asking. It looked to me like it should fit. Of course, that rear fan is awfully close to the edge of the case which may cause the rad to hit the side panel, but considering the picture shows a 140mm fan, the rad should actually be a little smaller, so it seems to me it should fit, which is why I asked.
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CesarNYC gets the win for best suggestion. Remember though, you will have to cut a little more than just the mesh. The tubes will be a little lower, and you have to cut enough so that they won't rub on the cut metal and end up leaking.
Will the H80 not fit inside your case?

good point, the tubes had only occured to me after I posted the idea. Maybe if its a 140 sized hole you won't have to cut much more the mesh, just have to be care not to lose the mounts.
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H80 will fit fine but i think the radiator on the outside will yield better results


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H80 will fit fine but i think the radiator on the outside will yield better results
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It won't, at least not enough to warrant the work it takes. As long as you have a decent air flow in the case, then the cases inside ambient temperature won't differ too much from the outside ambient temperature. You would be lucky to see a half degree difference at most, as long as long as your computer has good enough air flow.

I had mine in my FT02, which right now is in pieces so my H80 is hanging freely here, not one bit of difference in performance.
post #18 of 18
If the H80 fits, I would agree that you should just mount it inside your case. Your temp won't be very different, if at all, and it would look pretty sweet in that case. Of course there are so many variables (intake, exhaust ambient temp, inside and external pressure and fans) who's to say for sure? It would be unfortunate to cut up such a nice case for only a few degrees. Of course, if you do a good job you can always hide the hole with a filter or a wire mesh.
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