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Little update guys, I got off my lazy ass and drilled some holes and I finally got the radiator mounted on the top plate.

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It's...biiiiiig.

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It's a really tight fit. I'm fairly sure a 45 degree compression fitting will do the trick. The 4-pin power cable might cause some trouble though, and I might have to force it, and it will be under pressure from the fan.

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I will need to remove the top cover. Besides drilling some holes I have never modded a case. What is a good tool set to do these kinds of operations? Can I just use a cheap hacksaw or is it time to purchase a Dremel? Would really prefer to keep it as cheap as possible :|


In other news, still waiting on the reservoir, so I haven't actually ordered any extra fittings or anything.
I tested the fans out a bit, 3x YL140mm Medium Speed on pull and 3x NZXT 140mm case fans on push. They seem not very silent. frown.gif I think they are both around 1400rpm, I thought that wouldn't be too bad? Maybe I need to just buy a ton of cheap YL140mm slow fans, they are very cheap, and silent.
post #32 of 68
I would suggest AP15's for silent fans. Even at full speed they're silent as night; and I'm on a test bench at the moment.
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I'm currently doing Res>Rad>Pump and it works great. The initial priming of the pump/loop took me about 15 or so minutes though and the TJ07 with all my components isn't a lightweight despite being all aluminum. I suggest using a separate power supply to easily power on/off the pump, so that you don't let it run dry for more than a few seconds. Just to give you an idea (of the pain): I probably had to switch it on/off about 30-40 times during the bleeding process. frown.gif
    
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Isn't that why you jump the PSU for the bleeding process?
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The red square needs to be cut off, is what I meant. What's a good tool for these kind of operations? I'm a total noob in case modding frown.gif




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Don't think it will fit. A Zalman aftermarket air cooler didn't want to fit on it either, so I doubt any other reference block will.
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The red square needs to be cut off, is what I meant. What's a good tool for these kind of operations? I'm a total noob in case modding frown.gif

Dremel tool would be the prime candidate.
     
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Was hoping I could avoid purchasing a 70$ dremel frown.gif
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Was hoping I could avoid purchasing a 70$ dremel frown.gif

If you have a jig saw on hand, you could go buy a package of good quality metal cutting blades, and use that. If it is removable, this would be ideal. I would recommend taping all around where you want to cut, using the tape to mark the cuts, then carefully cutting it out.
     
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Unfortunately the bay is non removeable. Well, unless I drill out 4 rivets which I would not want to do. Decisions decisions...
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