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Cheapest Case to Fit a 360 Radaitor internally without huge mods

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This is a question about making a Water cooled internally with a 360 radiator computer work.

I have a Antec P 183 full tower case currently but don't really have the space to fit a 360 internally without cutting up my case. I don't want to cut into a nice case. I might just sell it and get something I can fit a 360 Radiator in. Are there any cases sub $150 that can fit a 360 without any mods or next to no modification? That is good quality. I know when I say cheap, I will get crap, just wanted some input.
I also need a case that can fit a Moonson in the front, I'm open to idea. Or if anyone knows a simple way to fit a 360 in a P183 that would be helpful.

Thanks
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Here is what I have currently
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Rad is just chillin on top. It's kinda of ghetto
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Anyone?
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Digging around online it looks like the HAF 922 and HAF 932 (For sure the 932) can fit a 360 rad at the top. You just can't use a dvd drive or similar length device in the first two 5.25" bays (just the first one or two)

Even though the third fan on the radiator (towards the front of the case) will be obscured a little bit it'll still exhaust out through the top mesh and vents in the plastic housing.

Not the prettiest solution but it looks like it'd work.

Alternatively, you could probably take something like the CM 690 II or Nzxt Gamma and mod a third 120mm fan spot on the top to mount a rad and you'd save a good deal of money, but that'd take modding tongue.gif
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Thanks for the input anyone have any pictures to share
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Apparently a 932 can fit a 360 up top with no modifications whatsoever.

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooling/506793-water-cooled-haf-932-pics.html

That's someone's 932 with a triple rad up top.

It can be done in a 922, but requires a bit more work. Here is a build log from XS:

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?p=3940104

Hope some of that helps you.

EDIT: An easy way to make your case support a 360 rad up top would be to cut out a rectangular shape using a jigsaw.

You could use one of these http://specialtech.co.uk/spshop/customer/product.php?productid=11960 and then simply cut out a rectangle the size of 3 120mm fans side by side and then drill 4 holes for screws that match up with the grill. Simply then pass a screw through the grill and fans and then into the rad. The 4 corners of the grill will be screwed to the case, would need a nut on the inside of each.
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