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So, I've hit a roadblock on my build. It's slowly coming together, but one problem I've now hit is that my HWLabs Blackice 120 rad will not fit. It won't fit in the front of my M8 unless I pull one of the fan housings off an HDD carriage and mount it that way.

It won't fit in the top unless I skip putting a fan directly next to it.
The bottom on the PSU side is used for a pump, drain valve assembly, etc, so I can't put it there.
The bottom on the mobo side is used for a 360 rad.

Anyone have any ideas how to mount this guy? The problem is that the bottom of the rad where the barb connectors are is longer than most rads making it impossible to put anything close to it...

This is the Rad I have:
http://www.arcticmod.com/computer-mo...0mm-single.htm
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turn the rad so the barbs are on the mobo side, and install it that way in the top, i have a few 120s that push a little too far out too.
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Originally Posted by PCSarge View Post
turn the rad so the barbs are on the mobo side, and install it that way in the top, i have a few 120s that push a little too far out too.
Awesome. Thanks for the input. +Rep. I'll give that a try tonight.
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If that doesn't work for any reason, we have a 120.1 rad mount:

It hasn't been formally documented yet, but it exists:

MAC-149 $13.95

It can be attached anywhere along the edge of the case, but works best opposite one of the PSU's

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Didn't get a chance to work on it last night, did some other things. I really wanna get this sucker into the front of the case, so I'll try a few things tonight when I get home. If nothing else I suppose I could trade someone for a rad with a smaller foot print.

Here's kinda how my loop works:
Reservoir is elevated in the middle of the case. Then drops directly below to the pump.
Pump connects to a t-block, the bottom goes to a drain valve, the front goes to the 120Rad in the front.

The rad goes to the other side of the chassis where it will go to my Aquaero controller unit, then down to the 360 rad, then to the CPU, then back to the reservoir.

Let's hope this works out.
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