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Originally Posted by chronsbons;14514333 
actually, Geek33 is using a completely different system, the CoolIT Vantage ALC. Which explains why he had enough hose length to mount it where he did. If you somehow built your own 120mm fan bracket coming off of the 3.5" drive cage just to move the Radiator closer to the cpu block i could see that working, but that would be a lot of work when you can just buy a H60.

I was thinking long and hard about how I was going to do this, and I came to three conclusions.

1. I know the H80 does not work the normal way, so I am considering using this to make it so the hoses don't have to reach as far.
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/7716/ex-rad-136/Feser_Admiral_Series_Xtender_120mm_Radiator_Shroud_-_Dual_Blue_LED.html
This way there will be more space between the rad and the front fan so the rad is closer to the socket. I have no idea if this will work.

2. Wing it. I'm sure I can fit it somewhere. I could cut the top grille to fit it through, fit it to the back somehow with low-profile fans, or something else.

3. Just let it hang somewhere. I fully intend to get the H80 in this case. Call me crazy, but cooling and overclocking are huge priorities for me. This is the dealbreaker for me with the Vulcan if I can't cool it properly. If I go regular ATX, I would end up spending over 150 bucks more.

When I get my parts (It might be awhile, it might not. Long story.), I'll tell and show you how I did it. If I can't, I'll sell the H80 here. I really think it is worth a shot. My guess is that the shroud will be enough to make it fit! If not, I'll get my hands dirty.

Thanks for the help.
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Originally Posted by r00t_b33r1270;14514728 
I was thinking long and hard about how I was going to do this, and I came to three conclusions.

1. I know the H80 does not work the normal way, so I am considering using this to make it so the hoses don't have to reach as far.
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/7716/ex-rad-136/Feser_Admiral_Series_Xtender_120mm_Radiator_Shroud_-_Dual_Blue_LED.html
This way there will be more space between the rad and the front fan so the rad is closer to the socket. I have no idea if this will work.

2. Wing it. I'm sure I can fit it somewhere. I could cut the top grille to fit it through, fit it to the back somehow with low-profile fans, or something else.

3. Just let it hang somewhere. I fully intend to get the H80 in this case. Call me crazy, but cooling and overclocking are huge priorities for me. This is the dealbreaker for me with the Vulcan if I can't cool it properly. If I go regular ATX, I would end up spending over 150 bucks more.

When I get my parts (It might be awhile, it might not. Long story.), I'll tell and show you how I did it. If I can't, I'll sell the H80 here. I really think it is worth a shot. My guess is that the shroud will be enough to make it fit! If not, I'll get my hands dirty.

Thanks for the help.

Let us know how it turns out. I was also trying to determine if the H80 would fit into the Vulcan.
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Originally Posted by r00t_b33r1270;14513132 
Yeah, I've read most of this thread and everyone seems to mount the rad on the intake. I was thinking about having it closer to the PSU. Cooling won't be optimal, but I will upgrade the fans and it should be closer to the socket. I am just worried the hoses will need to go in front of my 2 570s, if that is even possible.

For example, geek33 on this page mounted it to the front and the hoses went over (sort of) his 560 to the rad, which is mounted conventionally. What I have in mind is mounting it further to the left, closer to my PSU. I can come up with a way to secure it with a sort of shroud or something. If not, it might be fine just hanging there.
http://www.overclock.net/small-form-factor-systems/774308-official-nzxt-vulcan-owners-club-125.html

One thing you don't need to worry about with this case is airflow.

I had an H50 in mine with 3 exhaust fans (2x120 up top and a 92mm rear) + an Antec Bigboy 200mm fan in the door. Plenty of air moving about.
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Originally Posted by Robilar;14514779 
Let us know how it turns out. I was also trying to determine if the H80 would fit into the Vulcan.

I've never seen it done, so I'll be the guinea pig! Don't wait for me though, I'm still waiting on about 850 bucks I loaned my parents. I've got the rest in hand, but that's around half my budget. I could get it back tomorrow, or in a couple months. They've told me it won't be long, though. I'm really excited to do this.
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Originally Posted by Robilar;14514833 
One thing you don't need to worry about with this case is airflow.

I had an H50 in mine with 3 exhaust fans (2x120 up top and a 92mm rear) + an Antec Bigboy 200mm fan in the door. Plenty of air moving about.

Yeah I definitely plan to get some serious fans, the 200mm included especially to keep those 570s cool.

I've been looking in the for sale section for awhile in search of AP-15/14s for the rad. Too bad they are so rare. I have not done too much fan research, but do you have any ideas for something more attainable that I could put on the rad? They can be expensive, I only need two. And what would you put elsewhere like the rear and top?
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ooh, r00t_b33r1270 i might have a solution for you!

It would involve cutting the mesh in the top fan area but that may be your easiest mod option yet! not sure if a the handle would still be an option with this config but it is certainly an option.

http://www.overclock.net/small-form-factor-systems/774308-official-nzxt-vulcan-owners-club-116.html#post13787741

edit: just measured my case, the spacing between the top of the fan housing and the handle is 1 & 1/16"
Edited by chronsbons - 8/8/11 at 9:44pm
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Originally Posted by chronsbons;14515440 
ooh, r00t_b33r1270 i might have a solution for you!

It would involve cutting the mesh in the top fan area but that may be your easiest mod option yet! not sure if a the handle would still be an option with this config but it is certainly an option.

http://www.overclock.net/small-form-factor-systems/774308-official-nzxt-vulcan-owners-club-116.html#post13787741

edit: just measured my case, the spacing between the top of the fan housing and the handle is 1 & 1/16"

I don't plan on using the handle. I don't like the idea of holding it like that and I'm not a fan of the way it looks.

That is one of the things I had in mind to make it fit if I can't get it up front. It will look pretty funny since the rad is so big and there are 2 fans, like a tumor!
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Originally Posted by Hekau;14507452 
Hey Konoii

I just did my mod on the front LED´s of my NZXT Vulcan and i have to say that it was a lot of work more than i thought...

You will need 1 3mm and 2 5 mm LED´s to complete the mod.

But now finally im finished with everything i wanted to achieve!!! laugher.gif

Ah, thanks Hekau. My case is being delivered tomorrow, can't wait biggrin.gif
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the antec kuhler 920's hoses are 13 inches long. You can probably put it in the front, right?
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