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Chop of Hyper 212 Evo top?

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November 4, 2013 1:03:09 PM

Hello!

I have a Hyper 212 Evo in a HAF XB case. The Hyper cooler is 4-5mm to (damn) high, so I need to cut the top of the copper tubing ends. See picture if you wonder wth I'm talking about:

http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/upload/product/3053/gal...

(Cutting the copper tube/rod ends at the top there).

I have to do this as I'm gonna use a 200mm BitFenix fan in top, and it comes down in the CPU cooler, by 4-5mm.

Will this work? Are these tubes gas filled? Are they hollow at all (I assume they are)?

Will I blow myself up cutting these of with a Dremel? (Rotary cutting disc + metal = sparks possible gas filled tubes.. lol :p  )



And if they are just air filled, could I just cut them with a diagonal cutter and make sure they're sealed again at the top?


Any help is greatly appreciated!

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November 4, 2013 1:11:18 PM

those are the heat pipes, fluid filled to transfer the heat from the base. the hsf will be pointless if you cut them.
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November 4, 2013 1:21:22 PM

I'm pretty sure that like 13thmonkey says, cutting the tops off will ruin that cooler. I suggest getting a Zalman CNPS9900MAX instead - it's 152mm high, so it'll fit as-is in the HAF XB with top 200mm fan installed.
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November 4, 2013 1:22:15 PM

13thmonkey said:
those are the heat pipes, fluid filled to transfer the heat from the base. the hsf will be pointless if you cut them.


I doubt it, if I cut it and stitch it up again, with all the fluid inside, nothing should be different

(Except for a minimal cooling performance decrease because of missing heat dissipation area in the top caps there)
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November 4, 2013 1:26:55 PM

Two problems with that: 1. the pipes are filled with a small amount of fluid that evaporates easily, the heat from the dremel could cause the vapors to escape (though I have no idea if the vapors would be toxic). 2. the copper ending is designed to keep the pressure of the vapors from escaping, how would you re-seal it well enough?
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November 4, 2013 1:47:44 PM

Edit- The 212 evo is 159mm. CM says 180mm max for that case. How can it be too tall?
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November 4, 2013 1:52:11 PM

MauveCloud said:
Two problems with that: 1. the pipes are filled with a small amount of fluid that evaporates easily, the heat from the dremel could cause the vapors to escape (though I have no idea if the vapors would be toxic). 2. the copper ending is designed to keep the pressure of the vapors from escaping, how would you re-seal it well enough?


Hm.

Yeah sealing it would be hard.

I'm gonna modify the netting on top (make it higher) instead, thanks for your response! ;) 
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November 4, 2013 1:54:54 PM

logainofhades said:
Edit- The 212 evo is 159mm. CM says 180mm max for that case. How can it be too tall?


Good question lol, it's just 4-5mm to tall... But specs on one of them are wrong, lol
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November 4, 2013 1:57:32 PM

180mm is the max cpu cooler height for the HAF XB without a top fan installed. With one installed, the max cpu cooler height becomes 155mm.
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November 4, 2013 1:58:10 PM

I would contact CM about this issue. Apparently something isn't right somewhere.
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November 4, 2013 2:05:45 PM

MauveCloud said:
180mm is the max cpu cooler height for the HAF XB without a top fan installed. With one installed, the max cpu cooler height becomes 155mm.


Ah, yeah that's correct

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November 4, 2013 11:23:21 PM

AwesomeFX said:
13thmonkey said:
those are the heat pipes, fluid filled to transfer the heat from the base. the hsf will be pointless if you cut them.


I doubt it, if I cut it and stitch it up again, with all the fluid inside, nothing should be different

(Except for a minimal cooling performance decrease because of missing heat dissipation area in the top caps there)


pats stupid child on head for stupid idea.
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