So I figure I'd spam my project here and in my other threads. I'm sure it'll be useful to someone.
The purpose of what I asked in two other threads was in regards to how about getting it done. I looked everywhere for set ups similar to mine in a HAF-922 and found nothing!
So this is what it looked like before, I wanted to switch the hoses of the 360 rad to go down the center, so I could cut down on how much tubing was between everything.
Ugly hoses in the back:
Where I would be doing the cutting into the case:
One issue I saw right away... is the space that was between the fan/rad and the bulge the case has, there is the rubber grommet I would be using to protect the tubing from the sharp edges of the hole:
I used a step drill, as was suggested to me in another thread. It is very simple to drill with it. I had the little ledge to deal with, which was kind of a pain, with patience I got through into it:
I used a magnet to collect debree that would be coming out the top and then I taped up all of the holes from the top of the case, to not have anything flying into it. I then used a baggy that the new rad came in and taped it to where I was drilling the holes. That way everything would fall inside. It worked perfectly!:
Test fitting and making sure the holes line up:
Started with the other hole...:
Thankfully... my test fitting and measuring ensured that the hoses fit almost perfectly. I did have to cut a few pieces off the bulge of the case where the hoses touch it... so that there would be no contact with them at all. Then the grommet laid flat enough to not interfere with mounting the the top piece.
I hope this is useful to someone that may have the same case... or at least get ideas on what this kit can do. I was able to get around 3-4C lower on all temps. GPUs idle at 26C, CPU at 29C. Load temps for both are GPU at 37C and CPU between 57C-60C. Using a 1.45 Vcore.