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DodgeViper

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Antec, Cheiftec, and Others For Water-Cooling

I need to know some info. if anyone has the FULL ATX case made by any of these companies. Antec, Cheiftec, etc.

I need to know the distance above the power supply and the top of the case. I want to put my heater core at the top exhausting out the back and getting fresh air from the top of the case with the use of building duct work.

Below is an image of the case without the P/S installed. It looks to me that the P/S could be made to sit even lower by remove the mounting braket and replace the back panel.

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This case looks to be able to do what I want to do and priced at $35.00. Even looks like its made of aluminum. It appears to have about 8 inches above the P/S.


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Measure the current space from the PSU to the top of the case (I know there is an extra 1" or 2" there). You know how the mid towers have that extra little space in between the PSU and the top of the case?

Then add the height of 2x 5.25 slots, and that should get you the space in between.
 

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It won't fit very well - the fan hole is 92mm. The PSU with some mounting mods could go down ~3/4" maybe, and there is a little less than 2" above the hole. (Sorry bout mixing mm/")

I have the case and tried it. Depends on your heatercore I guess

edit: missed posts - i'm talking antec full tower
 
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EgeWorks said:
It won't fit very well - the fan hole is 92mm. The PSU with some mounting mods could go down ~3/4" maybe, and there is a little less than 2" above the hole. (Sorry bout mixing mm/")

I have the case and tried it. Depends on your heatercore I guess

edit: missed posts - i'm talking antec full tower

I can remove the rails that support the P/S and make anew back P/S cover. lower the P/S and make new supports. What distance do you have from the bottom of the rails to the very top of the case?
 

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DodgeViper said:
This case looks to be able to do what I want to do and priced at $35.00. Even looks like its made of aluminum. It appears to have about 8 inches above the P/S.


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Those look like different cases... the first one looks like it maybe has 4-5 inches, while that one looks like it has around 8-10". :eek:
 
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EgeWorks said:
If you havn't got any measurements by the time I get home from work I'll measure it up and post em.

Thanks EdeWorks, I will await your reply. From looking at my current Antec case which is the 1040 SX, with the added two other bays and lowering the P/S there may be enough room. I could mount the H/C behind the P/S and duct to the back of the case. and then use the top two bays for the intake.
 

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One thing I found out (my rad is horizontal at the top) is that the PSU really heats up, I have air ducted from outside the case going though so it's not a problem, but if your rad was in contact the PSU or had the hot air near it it may be a little less efficient.
 
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I had plan to insulate the entire area above the P/S. I really like Antec case's, but if I have to move to another case I will.
 

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what do you think about putting the h/c on top, or inside the top pannel and ducting it out the back? i think that would work better maybe
 

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That's exactly what I did - it works well but I have to have the fans on the outside of the top of the case as there is not enough room for them to be internal with a shroud AND still be ducted out the back.
 

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Dodge you really need to look into the Lite-On FS020. It fits everything perfectly, nothing more could you want!!
 

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OK - From the bottom of the rails to the top of the tower is 11.25". The PSU could be moved down a max of 1". You would have to do a custom mounting plate for the PSU and rad air intake - but it wouldn't be hard. Hope the maths adds up well for ya.
 

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nikhsub1 said:
Dodge you really need to look into the Lite-On FS020. It fits everything perfectly, nothing more could you want!!


where did you get your lite-on and how much?
 
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Being a hands on guy, metal work is not a problem. The crude drawing is what I am after. The very thin drawn line would be a divider in the case. This area above the thin line and on the sides would be insulated. Above the P/S supply would be insulated. Just received my new 480 watt P/S dual fans p/s which will help in collecting heat at the top of the p/s area. The three fans in the bottom of the case will be 120mm.

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nikhsub1 said:
Dodge you really need to look into the Lite-On FS020. It fits everything perfectly, nothing more could you want!!

The Lite-On TT600 may work but I just do not see that the 20 would. I want to completely remove the fans/shroud/heater core from the area around the cpu/mobo/drive cages.

I do not want air flowing from outside the case to the inside. In my drawing air flow comes from the top and out the back without mixing with inside air. This is why its so important that I have info. on the area size above the power supply. I would like a total of 8". If it means droping the P/S down and placing the bottom of the P/S near the top edge of the MOBO I will.