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I see, this kinda sucks....You need a little casemodding to get this to work.Does your psu fit in between the rads sideways? That way you could make a custom backplate for your psu,mount it sideways,and a bit lower, use a single slot bracket for the bottom card and dril a hole straight through the false floor to get your tubing to the rad.


Ack, there is absolutely no space left down there unless its horizontally, I am afraid if I remove the false floor that the MB floor weakens...
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post #132 of 163
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Its just that the design of the case is not suited for a 7 PCI MB, the MB fits, but renders the last slot is kinda useles because its too close to the grid for the ventilation of the PSU.
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post #133 of 163
Could you move the psu to the middle of the case? With this i mean away from the back,have the rads support it.That way you have room for your tubing to go straight down, all you need to do then is secure your psu, and make a false panel in the back, with a power connector passthrough.
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About ventilation for the psu, when you move it forward, you can flip it up side down too.
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Could you move the psu to the middle of the case? With this i mean away from the back,have the rads support it.That way you have room for your tubing to go straight down, all you need to do then is secure your psu, and make a false panel in the back, with a power connector passthrough.
About ventilation for the psu, when you move it forward, you can flip it up side down too.
I can try move it forward, and figure a way to secure it, I need to drill some holes to secure it, for the VGAs I will need to make some opening fittings and tubbing to pass through.
The vent of the PSU has to be upwards or it will be sending hot air into the Rads.
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post #136 of 163
You have a front and rear fan blowing cool air straight into the bottom compartment, i wouldn't worry about the hot air from the psu. make a bracket that attaches to the rad-brackets. If you can get that sorted,you're set. If you will order a single slot bracket, get the 1 from Evga, i use the Ek bracket, and to be honest, it doesn't quite fit the case without some bending.Are you able to make a false backplate with a hole for the powerconnector?
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Are you able to make a false backplate with a hole for the powerconnector?
I will have to look into that.
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post #138 of 163
If you can't, make a sketch with all dimensions, and i'll try to get our cad-guy to cut 1.That will take a few days/week, he has to find some time to do it.
I can send it to Spain.
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You could use tha backplate of an old psu too ofcourse.
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You could use tha backplate of an old psu too ofcourse.
Thanks Pascal! I do have to cut the flase floor, it doesnt seem to be removable, the grid for the fan is on the way of the fittings...
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