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First let me say that this is my new favorite case! biggrin.gif The design is really incredible and the quality is truly amazing! thumb.gif

One of the issues I am running into is with a rear exhaust fan. Since I am running an Aquaero in the top front, a 240 in the front, and another 240 in the top...there isn't any room for an exhaust fan.



Jim, is there any way you guys could possibly make a fan box for the rear of the case? It could be similar to your fan mount MAC-170 with 140mm holes to mount to the case and 120mm on the other side for a fan to sit inside (having it enclosed on all 4 sides would really be great too)
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The fan box is a good idea. I'm sure how we would run the fan leads though thinking.gif
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I ran my fan cable through one of the mesh holes in the back. I removed the 3 pin connector to do so and then replaced it...(I don't want to drill any holes)

With a 120mm fan on the back, the mesh has one row of holes that are exposed all the way around the fan. If necessary, I can take a photo and show you.
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I'm also waiting for a Mercury S3 case (hopefully shipping soon smile.gif) and I'm probably going to do just air cooling in the beginning, but possibly putting a 240 in the top later on for the CPU. Would there be enough room for rear exhaust fan if your top radiator was facing the other way? (assuming no Aquaero or front rad)

Are some other 240 rads little bit smaller to have more room there? It's little bit hard to judge from this angle, but could a slimmer radiator work?
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I'm also waiting for a Mercury S3 case (hopefully shipping soon smile.gif) and I'm probably going to do just air cooling in the beginning, but possibly putting a 240 in the top later on for the CPU. Would there be enough room for rear exhaust fan if your top radiator was facing the other way? (assuming no Aquaero or front rad)

Are some other 240 rads little bit smaller to have more room there? It's little bit hard to judge from this angle, but could a slimmer radiator work?

The 240's will allow more room. On average, they are about 1.50" -1.75" shorter, so they free up more space over a 280.
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The 240's will allow more room. On average, they are about 1.50" -1.75" shorter, so they free up more space over a 280.

OP has a 240 in the top though, but still not enough room, is that because his rad's tube connections are taking too much space at the back? If the connections were on the other side of the rad, there would be enough room for the rear exhaust fan?

I realize it looks it's impossible for him to turn it around due to the Aquaero and the front rad, but I would only have one rad at the top and perhaps a small 120 rad in the floor...
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yeah..I tried reversing the top rad, but then there wouldn't be room for the fittings with the front 240...Looks like I'll be making a fan box for the rear of the case...thumb.gif
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dang... this kind of stinks knowing i just ordered one...

is it an issue maybe with your rad being to thick? or is it just have to do with the length of a 240 rad in general?
Because i saw your rig and like i told you i based my purchase off of yours but i decided to go with nexXxos 30 mm rads thinking i may be able to PP in the top.
But all along i was planning for the rear exhaust, you know since there is a mount there. kinda makes me sad that it doesn't work when i just spent 315 on that case...
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protzman...depends on the rads...you won't have an issue because you don't have these ports on it:

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sorry for bombing all of your posts lol.

but is it too long for you because why? you have to put plugs in those holes to it adds a few extra mm?
(sorry just trying to understand rolleyes.gif )
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