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Old March 26, 2008, 02:15 PM
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Whee fun! Nice haul! Wher is the pre-drilled rad mount loacted on the case- top?

Pretty frustrating that it doesn't line up- you would think they'd make the rad compatibility pretty clear in the specs. Maybe you could use some risers under the rad so that the hoses can go through the drilled holes but bend a bit before attaching to the fittings- maybe a couple of swiftech rad boxes might fill the order.
Or use the fan thickness as a spacer, hence having case-fans-rad. That should allow for that "tight" bend to reach the barbs.
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Old March 26, 2008, 04:47 PM
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My first plan of attack wont work because I couldn't find machine screws long enough in the correct size and threading, it came out to be about an inch too short.

Simplified version of my new idea: use a shelf to hold radiator above the case at the correct height. Use currently placed 120mm fan holes to secure shelf to top of case. Shelf will consist of 2 pieces of wood with little jut-outs for radiator to like on and screwed onto.

I thought about mounting on the bottom, but the mesh that is there is not continuous, so airflow would be resticted.

The only problem that I can see is that I dont have a table saw to cut the wood down to size, but I do have an old miter saw, hopefully I can carefully do the cuts correctly... Its all fun and games 'till I run out of money
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Old March 26, 2008, 05:04 PM
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that case look like a lian lian v2000 series
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My first plan of attack wont work because I couldn't find machine screws long enough in the correct size and threading, it came out to be about an inch too short.
I don't remember the thread size of the rad holes (I think they are #6-32), but any Canadian Tire / Rona / Home Depot will have stock of the correct screw size and length.

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My newest idea is to get some 1/4" thick wood and create a rad holder. It would be two peices of wood on either side of the vents at the top of the case with little shelves which the radiator and fan would sit on and be secured to. (I'll post a drawing once I get home) and have the same sort of shelf at the bottom, but this one would be flush with the bottom of the sides and if I wanted to I could secure fans on the inside of the case to enhance the air cooling power of the case as well.
Can't wait for your drawing, since you totally lost me here.
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Old March 26, 2008, 06:17 PM
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I've gone to the home depot and can tire by my house and the longest length that they had was 2" and I need 3" at least.
I'll have the drawings shortly...
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I'm surprised since when I do my "projects" and don't have the proper screw length, Rona usually has what I need in stock.
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I haven't tried Rona yet, mainly because they are pretty far out of my way and Home Depot is like 10 minutes or less away...

I'm going to try my luck at a 3d drawing in a while, but here is my crappily scanned/photoshoped image.

I'll edit my previous post and try to explain my idea better, hopefully this picture helps...
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This Tagan case is nice!
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Old March 27, 2008, 09:21 AM
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The case is very good looking, I must admit.
Can you guys see both pictures in my previous post? The second one seem to keep disappearing, for some reason...
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Yes, they are all there now...wasnt there yesterday.
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