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Add 360mm radiator to bottom of Fractal XL case? First "case mod"

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I bought an old digital storm prebullt 3930k liquid cooled rig in a corsair 800D which I'm not a huge fan of, I also came into possession of a Fractal Design Define XL which I really like aesthetically.

My plan is to transplant the 800D liquid cooled rig into the empty Fractal XL.

So far I've mounted my PSU in the 5.25 bay, I plan to cut out the bottom to allow for the 18awg power cable, as well as the exhaust (I know temperature wise it's not ideal but I love the hidden PSU look) I've gutted all the storage bays, and I'm removing the PSU sleeve shelf tomorrow morning.

My problem comes with moving the 360mm radiator from the top of the 800D onto the bottom of the XL. User Olper did something similar as seen here


Now I can make cuts with home power tools to make the hole, but I don't have access to machine my own mount. Is there anything I could buy that would allow me to mount my 360mm radiator on the bottom?

Any advice is appreciated. Thanks and sorry if this is out of whack, this is my first post.
EDIT: Would this kit work? http://www.coolerguys.com/840556082217.html
Edited by BrothahHeffay - 6/9/16 at 3:08am
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Honestly, the way I would approach this, is to simply use a 360 mm template as a guide to make your cut being sure to carve out the mounting points of course. Then it's a simple matter of drilling the screw holes and tapping them. You cold then install a filter and a simple grill plate or modders mesh and off you go. The cut can be done with a dremel or small jigsaw easy enough.
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