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Hey guys. I just got my new rackmount chassis and I assumed that my Hyper 212+ would not fit. I decided to try anyways and surprisingly it is only a couple of MM too tall. If I cut the top of the heat pipes will that do anything to the cooler to make it perform worse? I've got some cutting bits for my dremel. Or is there a way that I could crimp them in with like wire cutters or something and then seal the top?

Thanks in advance. thumb.gif

edit: Picture.

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At the hot interface within a heat pipe, which is typically at a very low pressure, a liquid in contact with a thermally conductive solid surface turns into a vapor by absorbing heat from that surface. The vapor condenses back into a liquid at the cold interface, releasing the latent heat. The liquid then returns to the hot interface through either capillary action or gravity action where it evaporates once more and repeats the cycle. In addition, the internal pressure of the heat pipe can be set or adjusted to facilitate the phase change depending on the demands of the working conditions of the thermally managed system.

From the definition of "heat pipe". It will destroy the cooler.
    
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post #3 of 45
Generally it'll screw the cooler. Cut the case instead.
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post #4 of 45
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heatpipe

Look at the picture and it will answers you question.

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So it is a no. You can mod you side panel if you have skill/tool to do it.

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post #5 of 45
There's a special liquid or air inside the heat pipes which move the heat from the copper base through to the fins, cutting that will yield, very very bad results as stated above.
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Well... that sucks. I don't really want to drill the case panel but I will consider it.

I guess the next question is what coolers would perform similar and cost about the same but would fit?

Thanks for all the answers so far. biggrin.gif
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post #7 of 45
Even just bending them would be bad, as it would affect the vacuum pressure inside (which affects the vaporization).
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How about the GeminII S524? I've got a Cougar 14CM fan that I could put on top.
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Originally Posted by broadbandaddict View Post

How about the GeminII S524? I've got a Cougar 14CM fan that I could put on top.
That looks like it would fit better, have you tried using a ruler and measuring the height..
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How about the GeminII S524? I've got a Cougar 14CM fan that I could put on top.

How much is the GeminiII? There's always the Noctua C14.
    
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