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    Modifying a air cooler

    Has anyone attempted to modify one of these thermaltake coolers?
    https://www.thermaltakeusa.com/ux200...pu-cooler.html

    I have a couple similar and thinking of cutting 1/3 of a 120mm down to fit a case. I have a couple of these 1366 coolers to experiment with from older systems I had in the past. Just wondering to seal the end of the cooling tube if crimping would work or soldering would be needed. Thanks.

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    From my experience with coolers like that you would need to solder crimping wouldnt be enough.

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    Thanks. Kind of figured that. Trying to remove 14 top fins. A little harder than I thought. Half way there. Dam fins are sharp. Chewed the crap out of one of my fingers holding it. Wearing a glove to hold it. Will post a picture of it once the fins are removed. Tubes are copper with silver paint. Hoping a little heat will help bend the tubes without breaking them.

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    Got the fins off.

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    Well this project is moot. Just sold the computer. Fun while it lasted.

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