Originally Posted by Korruptor
I want to see how this goes for you. Please do post the results (with pics!)
I received the Swiftech H220-X yesterday and I was able to test fit everything. It looks as though it will fit with out intense modification to the case (just a front panel cutout for both fans). I covered the front frame of the case with painters tape and traced out a template for the cuts I'll need to make.
Unfortunately, my CPU cooler was damaged in shipping (finish was fairly scratched up, and a few radiator fins were bent) and It's currently in route back to the retailer (shout-out to www.coolerguys.com
for amazing customer service) they should ship new one today and I should receive tomorrow. Will be working on the case modifications over the weekend and I'll make sure to take pictures and document all the modifications and detailed build log to follow.
I covered the front frame of the case with painters tape and traced out a template for the cuts I'll need to make. Its just a rough draft of what needs to happen. Before I cut anything I'll make a legitimate template with paper and exact dimensions for cuts, mounting holes, etc. and then transfer it to the case for modification. Also I need to figure out the best way to cut into the case frame material (dremmel? jigsaw?)Teaser pics: (Click to show)
Close up of top edge of case:
Close up of bottom edge of case:
I also had to return my power supply (EVGA SuperNOVA G1 ATX Link
) as its entirely too long (length from back of case, Dimensions: 85mm (H) x 150mm (W) x 180mm (L)) and with the radiator installed would only leave 1/2" of clearance for the plugs and cables. It will be replaced with Silverstone 600W SFX Power Supply (Link
) with dimensions: 125 mm (W) x 63.5 mm (H) x 100 mm (D). This will net in a little over 3" of extra clearance for cables and plugs.
Also, I am unsure about the 200mm front fan. I may keep it and use it, but I might not as well. I have access to CAD and a 3d printer and I was thinking about making an intake manifold that would convert the 240mm x 120mm opening for the rad fans to a 250mm-ish circle to match the front filtered intake of the case so that the radiator only draws air in through the filter in the front and no hot air is recycled from the case interior.
Originally Posted by Tazique
Hi! Anyone use the Fractal Design Kelvin T12 in this case?
I've read all 158 pages of this forum and don't recall having seen someone use that specific cooler in this case, and PCPP doesn't list that cooler as having been used in the case either (Link
) but as its a 120mm cooler I see no reason as to why it wouldn't fit so go for it! Tread some new ground! and take pics (or it didn't happen).