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Old September 22, 2008, 09:33 PM
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Guys whats the easiest way to mount a radiator on the top of the case.. At the moment I don't get much time during the whole day so instead of me cutting a whole on the top of the case, I decided to mount the rad outside..

The only thing is, I guess for the me to mount the rad outside, whether the fans are mounted on top of the rad or under it I'd have to raise it a little away from the case, am I right? If so, what's the easiest way to do it.

Some ideas that came to my mind was. L brackets, mounting the rad horizontally. Making holes in the case for screws, getting long screws and using nuts or washers or spacers to raise the rad. Getting some kind of metal or hard rubber rounded thing on 4 sides to raise the rad.

Any more ideas, a simple one if possible?

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Old September 22, 2008, 10:06 PM
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Your best bet is to bite the bullet and cut some holes. If you put the fans under the rad, where are they going to draw the air from?
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If you leave a space between the fans and the case, it will work. The easiest way is to use long screws, and to use a washer as a spacer between the case and the fan.
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Old September 23, 2008, 08:04 AM
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If you leave a space between the fans and the case, it will work. The easiest way is to use long screws, and to use a washer as a spacer between the case and the fan.


Don't know why he bothered posting this.

I explained that and using L brackets to him.
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Old September 23, 2008, 09:10 AM
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I think if you read my first post, I have all those mentioned, its just too many options, so I need help to narrow it down to whichever is easier..

enaberif, I'll still post, unless you have a probem...
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Old September 23, 2008, 09:11 AM
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I think if you read my first post, I have all those mentioned, its just too many options, so I need help to narrow it down to whichever is easier..

enaberif, I'll still post, unless you have a probem...
both are easy.. its which one you think you'll like better.
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Old September 23, 2008, 09:15 AM
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Well I went to Rona yesterday, and yes they do carry L brackets (sorry for not believing you :P).. It doesn't come with screws, no biggie.. On the other hand, I was thinking, maybe I'll just make 2 fan holes, and mount the rad outside of the case and the fans inside of the case, hence the fans work as an exhaust, pushing air outside. Also since I'll make holes for the fans, it will also give air to the radiator.

Will that work ?
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remember how i also explained to you to use 2 old fan shrouds to be the spacers
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remember how i also explained to you to use 2 old fan shrouds to be the spacers
True.. But I don't have any spare fans.. unless you have and can send me shrouds.. :(
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Well I went to Rona yesterday, and yes they do carry L brackets (sorry for not believing you :P).. It doesn't come with screws, no biggie.. On the other hand, I was thinking, maybe I'll just make 2 fan holes, and mount the rad outside of the case and the fans inside of the case, hence the fans work as an exhaust, pushing air outside. Also since I'll make holes for the fans, it will also give air to the radiator.

Will that work ?

Yes, it is the best solution also.
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