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So I'm thinking of externally mounting my EX240 on the top so I can do push/pull with less space constraints. My only problem is there is a metal piece (the one the top air filter hooks on to) that would block off the ports of my rad. What's a good way to cut parts of that piece off? I don't have any tools that can do a proper cut and I'm afraid that if I try to bend it out of the way, it will ruin the top panel. The only power tool I have is a drill and I was thinking of drilling small holes in close proximity and "popping" the metal off. Would that be a good idea?

If that isn't a good idea, would a rotary tool be a better idea? I would probably buy this rotary tool as it is highly regarded and is comparable to more expensive Dremels. This would also give way to allowing me to do a window mod in the future. There is also this jigsaw for the same price, would that be better than a rotary? I can't really afford to buy both right now, or would you guys recommend to just save up and buy both to make modding easier?
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A great meme that we found on the internet:

I can't seem to see it, unless that is to imply the availability of the Prodigy. lachen.gif
    
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So I'm thinking of externally mounting my EX240 on the top so I can do push/pull with less space constraints. My only problem is there is a metal piece (the one the top air filter hooks on to) that would block off the ports of my rad. What's a good way to cut parts of that piece off? I don't have any tools that can do a proper cut and I'm afraid that if I try to bend it out of the way, it will ruin the top panel. The only power tool I have is a drill and I was thinking of drilling small holes in close proximity and "popping" the metal off. Would that be a good idea?
If that isn't a good idea, would a rotary tool be a better idea? I would probably buy this rotary tool as it is highly regarded and is comparable to more expensive Dremels. This would also give way to allowing me to do a window mod in the future. There is also this jigsaw for the same price, would that be better than a rotary? I can't really afford to buy both right now, or would you guys recommend to just save up and buy both to make modding easier?
I can't seem to see it, unless that is to imply the availability of the Prodigy. lachen.gif

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Thanx mr one, appreciate your feedback - you gotta tango with the Wife though - and she's a pretty good sniper.gif hehe...
Next thing on the to-do list, before the new Nexxxos UT60 Rad will fit proper, is to make some reliefs for the top fill-ports...

12_TopFillPorts.jpg

This little tab is just to big, and won't allow the rad to sit flush with the mounting-base....so out with the Dremel...

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and here all cleaned up and filed/sanded...

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and close-up....

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If I had to choose a tool - I would go with the Rotary - It will do 85 % of all mods that require a powertool.

Your idea with drilling holes close to each other is also fine - Just drill and then nib along the "line" - However, you are gonna have to file that thing down for hours!

And to anyone that are bothered about mounting OUTSIDE the case - Having Radiator and Fans showing (In my case it is just the fans - But still, it breaks the overall aesthetic) I had Dwood make me a few customs things for the Fire Ant ..

Teaser:



Its basicly what we decided to call a "Fan box" - No company makes these for 2x120 mm fans (Koolance makes a few "boxes" but they are for odd fan sizes). Its a custom made cover which slides over the outside fans - I am mounting mine with some industrial modders double sided tape - But more about that later in my own build-log (Which have been quit for too long - Preparing for Fire Ant V2 / Molten Piledriver).
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Wow that "box" looks amazing, what would the cost of something like that be?

I was trying as hard as I could to avoid externally mounting the rad, but with the ports of my GPU block being so high up, it gets very difficult to mount the rad and fan without the fittings and tubing for the GPU block hitting the fan or the rad. Anyway, thanks for your helpful recommendations. +rep
    
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Just getting a rough idea of how things are gonna go once i get my CPU block and tubing in.



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Here is my Prodigy, add me to the white crew!

Does anyone have a smart idea as far as modding the case so that I could fit a 3-slot GPU cooler into this case?
I wanted to use the Arctic Cooling kit for this 6990, but the Prodigy is not wide enough, and the very back lip will 'catch' the cooler and prevent it from sitting in the slot.
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Here is my Prodigy, add me to the white crew!
Does anyone have a smart idea as far as modding the case so that I could fit a 3-slot GPU cooler into this case?
I wanted to use the Arctic Cooling kit for this 6990, but the Prodigy is not wide enough, and the very back lip will 'catch' the cooler and prevent it from sitting in the slot.

Wouldn't you have to cut out the back side of the case that bends at the end around the PCI-e slots? And then mod the left-side door too? Not much else you could do, I think, since the GPU position itself is rigid within the case due to many factors.
   
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Here is my Prodigy, add me to the white crew!
Does anyone have a smart idea as far as modding the case so that I could fit a 3-slot GPU cooler into this case?
I wanted to use the Arctic Cooling kit for this 6990, but the Prodigy is not wide enough, and the very back lip will 'catch' the cooler and prevent it from sitting in the slot.

drool.gif wicked.

I've never used one of those kits but will it really provide that big an advantage?
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drool.gif wicked.
I've never used one of those kits but will it really provide that big an advantage?

They most definitely do provide that big of an advantage. The only thing that I dislike is that I cannot fit a 3-slot cooler into the case. Because this 6990 gets extremely hot and super loud. But for any single card set-up, and if you can bare with a dual GPU card getting loud or warm, you can fit a ton of power into a small package.
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Here is my Prodigy, add me to the white crew!
Does anyone have a smart idea as far as modding the case so that I could fit a 3-slot GPU cooler into this case?
I wanted to use the Arctic Cooling kit for this 6990, but the Prodigy is not wide enough, and the very back lip will 'catch' the cooler and prevent it from sitting in the slot.

If you -REALLY- want to do this I can only recommend you start a project with Dwood here on OCN - His prices are LOW and his work is absolutely perfect - Just take a look on his two "Shops" (Custom work and his Test Bench) and you will see that a ton of people here on OCN will vouch for him.

I contacted him with a few ideas for the Prodigy, and after 2 weeks he was cutting 4 custom things that makes the Fire Ant (My own Prodigy) REALLY stand out.

Myself, would start measuring - and when I say measure I mean you do it 10 times just to be sure - Find the exact dimensions on the Aftermarket cooler and how much extra room you need.

Then I would cut a square in the Sidepanel - Have Dwood make a "Fan Box" (Look at mine) and mount that on the side (Whichever way you prefer, I went for some angled pieces of aluminium on the inside of the box and then mount it with 3M industrial double sided tape (Every modder will vouch for this tape)). Heck, you can even have Dwood cut ANY (And I mean ANY!) symbol - letters or animal on it - Just supply him with the picture and he will cut it for you - Or engrave your builds name.

Take it even futher and put some coloured acrycil inside that box, along with 2-4 leds - Now it will light up in the acrylic color showing whatever you decided to have cut out. The possibilities are endless.

And since you only need a tiny bit of extra space for the aftermarket cooler, it would - in my eyes - NOT look out of place.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A10-7850K Gigabyte F2A88X-UP4 XFX R7 250 G.SKILL TridentX 2400Mhz CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung EVO 120GB Samsung EVO 120GB Crucial M500 240GB Little Devil Phasechange 
OSPowerCase
Windows 8.1 Corsair AX860i Lian Li PC-A51 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4770K  ROG Maximus VI Impact HD 7990 Corsair Platinum 2666Mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 830 SSD 3 x Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 240 EK Supremacy Precise Mount Add-On Naked Ivy CPU... EK Supremacy - Clean full nickel 
CoolingCoolingOSPower
Alphacool Heatmaster II Gentle Typhoon 1850RPM Windows 7 X64 Silverstone Strider Evolution 750W 
Case
Caselabs S3 w. pedestal 
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Frozen Kaveri
(11 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A10-7850K Gigabyte F2A88X-UP4 XFX R7 250 G.SKILL TridentX 2400Mhz CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung EVO 120GB Samsung EVO 120GB Crucial M500 240GB Little Devil Phasechange 
OSPowerCase
Windows 8.1 Corsair AX860i Lian Li PC-A51 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4770K  ROG Maximus VI Impact HD 7990 Corsair Platinum 2666Mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 830 SSD 3 x Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 240 EK Supremacy Precise Mount Add-On Naked Ivy CPU... EK Supremacy - Clean full nickel 
CoolingCoolingOSPower
Alphacool Heatmaster II Gentle Typhoon 1850RPM Windows 7 X64 Silverstone Strider Evolution 750W 
Case
Caselabs S3 w. pedestal 
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