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has anyone ever tried mounting a 240mm radiator on to a hdd cage in the front of the case?

I attached a picture I roughly made in paint to illustrate my idea. I figured I could use the paneling from the hdd cage to mount to the drilled out holes on the radiator then maybe have fans on the other side if the from 230mm fan doesn't cut it.

Is this a good idea? for that matter, anyone think it's do-able?
post #2 of 4
This really belongs in the case mod forums imo.

That out the way, yea, I'm sure it's possible, watch your clearance for your graphics card though....

If you have 120mm fan holes on your cage already it will be really easy (maybe a bit tricky to get in a position to get the screws in, but other than that).

Else you will need to either drill some holes in your cage or make a bracket, I would recommend something like:

http://clickmetal.co.uk/Angle-Types/...gles/p-16-1-1/

Aluminium will be easiest to work with. GL, tell us how it goes


Edit:
Sorry useless site lol, you're in Texas, I'm sure you get the idea though
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While I have seen it done in that exact case, it isn't a good idea. Once air has passed through a radiator it is too warm for any further cooling. This is why you generally want all your radiators to be either intake or exhaust. With that setup there is no way to make sure that air from one radiator will not partly affect the other, increasing your temperatures. What you can do is remove all but 1 or 2 of the HD slots and mount the 240 radiator directly to the front intake fan.
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I just got fed-up and Dremeled a hole for my 240 rad in the top of my case after trying this precisely. However I was intoxicated and didn't bother to consult OCN.
 
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