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Hi,

Excuse me if this is in the wrong area; I've looked at other subforums and didn't find a suitable place to post this. So it's apparent that I have dyslexia. As I was buying parts for my new build, I purchased 6 Notcua PF-14 1500 RPM fans. Great except for the fact that I ordered 6 140mm fans instead of the 120mm I intended to.

Now, I know for the radiator I will now need to purchase a 560mm radiator (top mount). Is this much harder to work with than a 480? Any suggestions what I should do with the remaining fans? I bought 6 not judging how many I'd actually need in total for the Caselabs SMA8.

Thanks.
C64
post #2 of 4
Unfortunately a 560 is not native for the top mount. You would have to make a custom mount. The 560 mount that Caselabs offers is for the lower section of the case side mounted. If your not comfortable with a power tool I'd use a 480 up top. but just my opinion.
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Originally Posted by kgtuning View Post

Unfortunately a 560 is not native for the top mount. You would have to make a custom mount. The 560 mount that Caselabs offers is for the lower section of the case side mounted. If your not comfortable with a power tool I'd use a 480 up top. but just my opinion.

So would you recommend I get a 560 for the bottom, 480 for the top, and sell the 2 extra 140mm fans? I'm not against making cuts if need be.
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Originally Posted by commodorec64 View Post

So would you recommend I get a 560 for the bottom, 480 for the top, and sell the 2 extra 140mm fans? I'm not against making cuts if need be.

Well I personally have a 560 in the top and on the lower side but I have zero issue cutting a case.
Here is mine. I think there is 2 or 3 of us that have done this mod.



A 480 and a 560 will provide excellent cooling power. As far as a recommendation goes... it depends on you, if you are not worried about cutting your case, do it. If you are not sure then just go with 560 and 480.
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