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post #1 of 13
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Alright

I want to buy the pc-7 lian li case and eventually get water cooling, the only thing is, i want the mount the rad + fans on the top of the case. The PSU is close to the top and thus it would look like this



As you can see, the psu may obstruct the airflow being intaked into the radiator. Will this hurt the temps alot or should the air pressure caused by the small opening make up for it.
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post #2 of 13
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new idea, put a 120mm fan intake on the front part of the fan/rad shroud (where its angled). The air would blow down and back, and then the rad would pull up the brand new air. Good idea o no?
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post #3 of 13
Is the rad laying vertical or horizontal? Forgive me If I can't tell from the illustration.
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post #4 of 13
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its laying down, like, its mounted on the top, the big BRICK looking thing is the radiator and fans. The air blows UP. (fans will be on top of the rad pulling air)
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post #5 of 13
Inside? If not you best bet could be something like this
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post #6 of 13
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:\\, the thing is, i don't want to add more height because if you can see, i'm gonna make a shroud that surrounds the whole thing. The taller it is, the worse it looks.
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post #7 of 13
So you are adding the shroud to the top of the case? Cutting holes for the fans?
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post #8 of 13
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kinda, if you look at the top of the box, that will be vacant, so no metal there, the things that are angled are aluminum panel


All this is ficticious unless i actually decide to go with it, just searching for some cool case mods / ideas for this case. And this is what I would really wanna do. and yes, the fans would ahve holes cut for them so they could intake air from the case.
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post #9 of 13
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new day , any new opinions?
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post #10 of 13
How much space is there between the PSU and rad? You will be sucking hot air off the PSU anyway and that will hurt your temp's...
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