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post #1 of 5
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Got a question.. Been wanting to upgrade to a new case and finally think it's time to go something beefer.. I've had my eye on a new TT Armor for a loooong time and wondered about the 4 holes in the back for water cooled systems..

How big are they? Will they fit 1/2" tubes? I have a custom kit and will need to retro this back into the new case and I see they advertise this feature which is great for me since I don't have much to cut out decent inlet holes..

Just wondering if anyone who's got an armor uses them? I might end up going completely in-case radiator but for now I must go with what I have looped up now with a shroud and bolted on the back of my mini now (check rig pics)

Thanks all and happy Thanksgiving!


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post #2 of 5
The armor is huge. It has 11 drive bays in front and its quite deep. I don't think I've seen anyone use the holes on the back but they are in fact 1/2" holes. The armor is big enough to house a complete internal WC setup (see gobygoby's setup)
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post #3 of 5
No they won't fit 1/2 tubing. But you could drill and widen them.

Or go completely internal, theres plenty of space. I had a triple rad in there once.
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post #4 of 5
yeah i had a feeling the holes wouldnt fit 1/2" tubing, i was just saying that the holes measured 1/2" in diameter
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post #5 of 5
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Cool.. I figured as well it wouldn't be exact but again, as suggested, I could drill them out a bit more if needed.

Yea I've seen tons of work logs on the Armor here and really wanted something I could grow with always coming from the gheto side of cases (the bargin bin or <40$).

Thanks for the replies guys. I'll have to check out some internal radiator threads and see how it's done as this is only a 2x120mm BI GT so I'm sure it will fit nicely.
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