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Hey everyone , me again (this stuff is addicting)....anyway , i have a Gigabyte Aurora 3D case and i just got my new radiator in the mail today...120mm triple...the thing i wanna try with the rad mounting is to mount it in the top of my case...the thing is , i will need to move my psu somewhere else...i dont have a problem doing that , i just need some ideas as to where it could go...anyone here done this ? if so could you post some pics.... ? thanks for the help.
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Could you post a few pics of your case so we can have an idea of where you have your components, etc?
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duh me...lol...sure...give me a little bit.
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is there a way to upload the pics directly here so they are high quality (zoomable) ?
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here are some...hope these help...all the Thermaltake stuff is as good as gone , im building a custom system...so please save the jokes :-)



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post #7 of 23
I see two possible places:
1) the bottom front where the old rad was. You would need to remove the railing there. Its fan would suck air in from above and blow out the front of your case.
2) Below where it is now. Take a picture of the back of your case? You would need to cut out a backplate and install some mountings.
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post #8 of 23
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below its current location is a viable option , now that i look at it...but if i did that i think i would lose my top 120mm fan....
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Originally Posted by xtcrulez View Post
below its current location is a viable option , now that i look at it...but if i did that i think i would lose my top 120mm fan....
You don't need it that much.

However, the front location maybe better though. You will have 3 fans for intake (on the rad) and will have 3 fans for exhaust (2 on the back, 1 PSU fan). Wire management would be easy too.
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post #10 of 23
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man...looking at my case again , i definitely cant move it below where it is now...its sitting directly on top of my top rear fan...and mounting it up front , i think it will hit my 8800gtx because of where my front intake vent currently is...also , this psu has only front and rear fans...nothing at the bottom...so it would just pull cool air in from the front and expell the hot air back in to my case...not good
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