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post #11 of 23
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Make shift work shop:


Draining the loop on the C70 (Good case) frown.gif and removing hardware


Just a little test fitting


At first glance it looks like I'm gonna put the 360 in the bottom and the 2 240's on the top. If I cut the top and use 2x 240 rad grills, I might be able suspend the rads from the grills and then mount the grills to the perimeter of the cut out. What you guys think?
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post #12 of 23
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After a lot of dremel work I managed to get both 240 rads in the bottom. Made a mess of the case but, it's gonna work. I'll have to figure out how clean up the aesthetics later. I need some ideas on what to do with side panel to intake air for the rads?


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post #13 of 23
Looking good, how close is that rad to the PSU? from the picture it looks like it is pressed right up against it. In a configuration like that it may be more beneficial to have the fans exhausting the air outside the case. You would need to add some more ventelation in the bottom part of the case. For back panel you could get two nice 240 grills and line them up with the fans.

Nice progress.
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post #15 of 23
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Originally Posted by sebar View Post

Looking good, how close is that rad to the PSU? from the picture it looks like it is pressed right up against it. In a configuration like that it may be more beneficial to have the fans exhausting the air outside the case. You would need to add some more ventelation in the bottom part of the case. For back panel you could get two nice 240 grills and line them up with the fans.

Nice progress.

Im gonna try the bitspower 240 grills I'm just worried about things not lining up. I want to go that route because I dont have a hole saw to make perfect circles I only have a dremel. I dont have tobe perfect with cuts as the grill will cover them up. I'm working with .5" at the bottom so its a tight fit.

This is what I really would like to do for grills. How??
http://www.coolercases.co.uk/hexeon/corsair_800d_3.jpg

As far as the rads and the psu theres about .75" space between them.
Edited by Mms60r - 5/10/13 at 9:29pm
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post #16 of 23
A mod like the picture would be easy. Those are the mesh inserts from the bitspower rad grills. have one and have used it in a mod before and they work well. When you get the Bitspower rad gill use the frame of the grill as a template to trace out the octagon shaped holes for the mesh inserts. Just be very careful with the dremel and leave some space between the cut and the final dimension that you traced out. Use a metal file to take it the rest of the way trying your best keep the lines straight. If you mess it up you can always go to plan B and paint the frame of the Bitspower rad grill to match your case and screw in in place with some nice button head socket cap screw. thumb.gif
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post #17 of 23
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post #18 of 23
Here are some pics of a mod I did using the Bitspower 240 rad grill.
http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii608/sebar1/IMG_0923.jpg
http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii608/sebar1/IMG_0917.jpg
I cannot wait to see some more pics. thumb.gif
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post #19 of 23
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I just ordered my second EK FC DC2 gpu block from Perf-PC. Once that gets here I can put the crossfire loop together. I still have another $205 worth of grills,fans, and fittings to order so I'm on hold for the time being. I have some stuff on ebay that should help out
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post #20 of 23
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Funds have dried up and have brought this build to a crawl. I did some dremeling and drilling to fit the plexi midplate and psu cover in.


I fitted my tubing and did a leak test with Primochill Sys Prep for 12 hours


Just some more pics of the loop and plexi


Sys Prep doing its job




This was my first time case modding and even using power tools so as can be expected its pretty rough. Overall however I'm pretty happy with the way it came out. I know I can do a better job the next time. For now its going to slow trying to polish up the mistakes I made as I just dont have the money right now. Next up is fitting some mesh to the rear side panel for bottom two rads.
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