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post #51 of 107
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Originally Posted by greywarden View Post

I know @lowfat modified his fans to fit down into the radiator, it was the build with the amazing cable management and the blue sleeved acrylic water lines, the Big Lian Li build, that might save you a few mm that you need

Well he converted a GT from 120mm to 140mm and made it low profile kinda...

http://www.overclock.net/t/1287144/100-complete-lowfats-big-lian-li-motm-jan-2015/820_20#post_22692087
That is insanely awesome, but I dont think I can go that way, i'd have to source all parts and I dont think it would solve my clearance issues as I already have 15mm fans.

I'm confident when I notch the radiator (hopefully today) everything will fit into place.
post #52 of 107
Subbed, you're insane brother. Brave as hell to do what you're doing. Can't wait to see the results.
post #53 of 107
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Subbed, you're insane brother. Brave as hell to do what you're doing. Can't wait to see the results.

Thanks man,

I've been coping a lot of flak about this build and its shortcomings which i'm well aware of what they are so its nice to see some interest and positive feedback.
post #54 of 107
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So I got a little time and decided to notch the radiator and see where we stand.

It was actually really easy to cut with the dremel..
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Quick cleanup
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Test fitting and it is sitting lower, but still not enough.
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Kinda bummed out with this experiment I was looking at the height of the bolts on top of the block.
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Then filed them down
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The milled passive block and the filed heads of water block.
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Retesting
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At this stage it will fit in as I tested with the motherboard and can slot it in OK but I don't like how its sitting.

As a last effort ill be removing the shroud completely from the underneath of the radiator allowing me to fit the fans directly to the core and that should drop the radiator enough for a perfectly level card.

If that doesnt work out, ill probably remove the idea of the bottom radiator, we will see...
post #55 of 107
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Originally Posted by D33G33 View Post

If that doesnt work out, ill probably remove the idea of the bottom radiator, we will see...

NO! There must be a way! biggrin.gif
post #56 of 107
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Originally Posted by KaffieneKing View Post

NO! There must be a way! biggrin.gif

Substitute it for a MORA under the desk when at home and the run stock at LANs on the 240? Dunno...
post #57 of 107
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NO! There must be a way! biggrin.gif

I'm with KaffieneKing on this one - you have to make this work!

And when it does, it'll be so worth it!
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CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel Celeron G530 Gigabyte GA-H61M-S2H mATX Mushkin Silverline 4GB DDR3 Corsair Nova Series 2 30GB 2.5" Solid State Drive 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSKeyboard
Western Digital Green 750GB Western Digital Green 2TB Windows 7 Logitech K400 Wireless Slim Keyboard w/Touchpad 
PowerCase
Cooler Master Elite Power 460W ATX Power Supply Silverstone ML03B HTPC Case 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 6700k GIGABYTE G​A-Z170N-Wi​fi Gigabyte R9 390 Kingston HyperX Fury 2x8gb DDR4 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850-EVO 500gb SSD Corsair H90 Windows 10 BenQ GW2765HT 27in IPS 1440p 
PowerCase
Silverstone SX600-G 600W SFX Fractal Design Node 304 
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CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel Celeron G530 Gigabyte GA-H61M-S2H mATX Mushkin Silverline 4GB DDR3 Corsair Nova Series 2 30GB 2.5" Solid State Drive 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSKeyboard
Western Digital Green 750GB Western Digital Green 2TB Windows 7 Logitech K400 Wireless Slim Keyboard w/Touchpad 
PowerCase
Cooler Master Elite Power 460W ATX Power Supply Silverstone ML03B HTPC Case 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 6700k GIGABYTE G​A-Z170N-Wi​fi Gigabyte R9 390 Kingston HyperX Fury 2x8gb DDR4 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850-EVO 500gb SSD Corsair H90 Windows 10 BenQ GW2765HT 27in IPS 1440p 
PowerCase
Silverstone SX600-G 600W SFX Fractal Design Node 304 
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post #58 of 107
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I'm with KaffieneKing on this one - you have to make this work!

And when it does, it'll be so worth it!

Thanks bud,

On another note though...

Well you know how I said I was going to repin some extensions earlier? Well I got a sneaky little package from IceMods! They did a way better job than I could have and I got a 6+8pin and a 8+8pin still hanging onto the dream a dual GPU card is coming
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I also got some Barrow fittings from ModDIY and they went out of their way to source the QDCs for me so a massive thanks to them.
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So to add salt to my space issues wound, how the hell am I going to get 2x of these in?
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Finally I picked up some EKWB Monarch RAM plates to beef up the memory a bit.
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post #59 of 107
Is there any room for filing down the fan frames?
post #60 of 107
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Is there any room for filing down the fan frames?

Very little. frown.gif
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