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I want to keep my WC cooling ALL internal. I got my ThermoChill PA120.3 and WOW its huge. I slapped 3x Scythe fans and put it in the case. Its too big and looks like it'll interfere with the motherboard. I was thinking about making custom MOBO holes but then again the expansions slots would be outta. What can I do . I hate huge stuff sticking outta the case and everything I bought is nonreturnable. A Shroud. What is a shroud and what does it do. Is it possible to stick the rad half way out of the case. But then again I also have a RadGrillz. Stupid Antec P182. It's just so hard to get some WC in this case. I thought it was developed with WC in mind. :swearing:
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that case is horrible for internal watercooling but not a horrible water cooling case. you should consider going external you'll get better temps that way anyway
    
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perhaps you could make a bit to go on top out of metal or acrylic or something to put the fans in, and then drill holes in the top of the case to allow the air through. It might be easier if I doodled a picture

Edit: Like this (yes my paint skills are amazing) -


Edited by ace8uk - 7/4/08 at 9:53am
    
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this is how i had mine, i had to drill holes in the top of the case but it looked HOT

    
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This guy did it >< http://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/foru...highlight=p182

Good Idea ace8uk, I guess I better cancel that order on the Rad Grillz.
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This guy did it >< http://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/foru...highlight=p182

Good Idea ace8uk, I guess I better cancel that order on the Rad Grillz.
yeah he did it but look at that tiny pos radiator good luck doing that with a PA
    
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Stupid Antec P182. It's just so hard to get some WC in this case. I thought it was developed with WC in mind. :swearing:
Oh how wrong you were...
    
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How would I actually go about keeping the rad inside and the fans outside. How would it be mounted technically?
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How would I actually go about keeping the rad inside and the fans outside. How would it be mounted technically?
If you could fit it inside, you would cut the panel on the case with holes that match the radiators opening. Then use the fans to mount the Rad through the holes to the case. That's my guess anyway.
    
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Yes, the rad does fit. But wouldn't the rad be too heavy for JUST fans to hold it up? So it would theoretically be hanging?

Thanks I will try this idea.
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