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I'm planning to cut holes in my Rocketfish to accommodate my 480GTX, and was thinking about how the fans should be setup...Right now, I have a 8 fan push, pull configuration, 4 on each side with no shrouds. The ideal radiator (from what I've gleaned), is push-pull with shrouds on both sides. In a case like this, such a setup would be impossible.

Should I just setup the rad to have push fans only, so the rad will be flush with the top of the case, or should I mount fans on the outside as well for pull? Does anyone do that?...

Also, in terms of supporting the weight of the rad, what kinds of screws should I use? Will the fan screws be sufficient?

Also, is there anyone out there that has a 480gtx cutting template. There was one at some point, but Jab-Tech seems to have taken it down.
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The push/pull would be dependent on the type of fans and the rads design.
I'll bow out and let the WC Gurus fill in on that one
    
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With high CFM fans the push pull setup will only net about a 1-2C difference. I would think that all 16 screws for the fans would be more than enough to hold the rad but I am not sure how much a 480GTX would weigh filled.

You could always buy an IandH radgrill, it is pretty cool and is made by an OCN member, what more could you want?!

Good luck and be sure to take lots of pics!
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Thanks guys. Rep+
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