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It is, but I'd rather keep it on. The rad would still be touching the GPU even with it off. I'll just install the H60. I was going to purchase it to begin with, but talked myself into the H90. Should have went with my gut and just got the H60 :\.

any chance of drilling some more holes in your case to mount the H90? others have done this i think, moved the holes away from the PCIE slot just enough to mount both.

its disappointing because your CPU performance will suffer moving from the H90 to H60, not significantly, but a little.

I've never drilled holes into a case before. Would a normal drill/bit work? If so I could just return the h60.

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I've never drilled holes into a case before. Would a normal drill/bit work? If so I could just return the h60.

Some of the steel is a bit tough but all of it can be handled easily with a metal drill bit. And I should know. By now I have made quite a few holes in my Node. Not even sure I won't need to add more to make it all work.
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Some of the steel is a bit tough but all of it can be handled easily with a metal drill bit. And I should know. By now I have made quite a few holes in my Node. Not even sure I won't need to add more to make it all work.

agrred - a decent metal drill bit and lots of patience and about 3x measures before you drill. given how much space you have on the non-PCIE slot side of the case for the hoses it should be viable.

let us know how it goes!
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And one more thing: empty the case before you drill. No matter how much work it takes, it is better option than having metallic CONDUCTIVE dust in your connections and in mobo. smile.gif
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And one more thing: empty the case before you drill. No matter how much work it takes, it is better option than having metallic CONDUCTIVE dust in your connections and in mobo. smile.gif

THIS!!
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Some of the steel is a bit tough but all of it can be handled easily with a metal drill bit. And I should know. By now I have made quite a few holes in my Node. Not even sure I won't need to add more to make it all work.
After work I'll see if I have the necessary bit already. If not the hardware store is only a 3 min drive away!
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agrred - a decent metal drill bit and lots of patience and about 3x measures before you drill. given how much space you have on the non-PCIE slot side of the case for the hoses it should be viable.

let us know how it goes!
I was also going to use a piece of paper for a guide as well. Poke holes through where they are now. Should help making sure measurements are correct.
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And one more thing: empty the case before you drill. No matter how much work it takes, it is better option than having metallic CONDUCTIVE dust in your connections and in mobo. smile.gif
I was planning on it! Thanks for the advice! I've seen people yelled at here and reddit for not doing this tongue.gif

After I do this and it's working I'll just return that H60 right back to Newegg.
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After work I'll see if I have the necessary bit already. If not the hardware store is only a 3 min drive away!
I was also going to use a piece of paper for a guide as well. Poke holes through where they are now. Should help making sure measurements are correct.
I was planning on it! Thanks for the advice! I've seen people yelled at here and reddit for not doing this tongue.gif

After I do this and it's working I'll just return that H60 right back to Newegg.

glad we could give you an alternative to buying new parts - id love to see pics of the result - if this works properly then it should get put in the front page for tips/tricks to get the H90/X41 to fit with backplated cards
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glad we could give you an alternative to buying new parts - id love to see pics of the result - if this works properly then it should get put in the front page for tips/tricks to get the H90/X41 to fit with backplated cards
Finally have this finished. I got home from work and didn't realize I already had the right bit. Ran to the hardware store and purchase the wrong size even :\ . measured like 12 times and drilled two holes before I had bowling league. Was getting pressured into talking with women even though all I wanted was to come home and finish my PC. While walking to my car I found a $100 bill on the ground and ended up back at the bar for another hour or so tongue.gif . Got home and finished up the job. It really wasn't that hard. Card is sitting much nicer in the case now and couldn't be happier (I'm sure being a little drunk is helping tongue.gif ).I'll be returning that H60 when it arrives at my door. Wish I would have done this first before freaking out and spending another $60. Thanks again for the advice and help!







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Finally have this finished. I got home from work and didn't realize I already had the right bit. Ran to the hardware store and purchase the wrong size even :\ . measured like 12 times and drilled two holes before I had bowling league. Was getting pressured into talking with women even though all I wanted was to come home and finish my PC. While walking to my car I found a $100 bill on the ground and ended up back at the bar for another hour or so tongue.gif . Got home and finished up the job. It really wasn't that hard. Card is sitting much nicer in the case now and couldn't be happier (I'm sure being a little drunk is helping tongue.gif ).I'll be returning that H60 when it arrives at my door. Wish I would have done this first before freaking out and spending another $60. Thanks again for the advice and help!







stoked mate! easy fixes - looks fantastic smile.gif
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stoked mate! easy fixes - looks fantastic smile.gif
Looks good!

Call me lazy for not googling, but what advantages does that kind of cooling (reference?) provide in Node? Or in overall?
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