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Adapter for mounting 140mm radiator on 120mm fan mount?

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I'm planning on building my first water cooling rig in a Lian Li PC-7FNWX (http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11...ack_Black.html). I am planning on mounting a Phobya G-Changer 420 radiator (http://www.aquatuning.us/product_inf...anger-420.html)

on the back case fan mount:



Unfortunately the back fan of the Lian Li is only 120mm and according to the above image there is little space to deal with. Is there some type of adapter that would allow me to mount a 120mm fan to the radiator (to end up like the TFC Monsta 360/420) or should I attempt to drill 140mm mounts. I haven't purchased the case yet so I don't have it on hand.


Appreciate the help
-tamas
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this ?
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/90...tl=g47c121s262
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Originally Posted by Greenback View Post
Would that be strong enough? A 420 rad full of water has quite a bit of weight and I'm not sure that a plastic adapter can hold up. Would this work?
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I use a Nexus plastic 92/120mm fan adapter (with an additional EK Rad mount brackets) to mount a RX480 rad on the back of my case. No problems with the weight.

Edit, don't you need the rest of the Koolance mounting bracket for that to work?
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I use a Nexus plastic 92/120mm fan adapter (with an additional EK Rad mount brackets) to mount a RX480 rad on the back of my case. No problems with the weight.

Edit, don't you need the rest of the Koolance mounting bracket for that to work?
What do you mean by EK Rad Mount brackets?

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I saw that and was wondering if it could be used without the fancy/expensive koolance exten-hideous-sion
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I use the EK 120mm version of this rad mount http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/ra...older-140.html

http://www.overclock.net/14158864-post17.html

Edited by Big Elf - 7/20/11 at 1:33pm
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@OP you can use Koolance 120 to 140 bracket linked above with this ;
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/13...-_4_Piece.html
or you can opt for airplex Revolution 420/360 (very good RAD~one side is 120MM fan spacing)
I was looking for the best mounting solution and this looks the best in my opinion
P.S. i think the bracket is M3 threaded also
    
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Originally Posted by Big Elf View Post
This looks interesting +rep. Do you have any pictures with it installed?

EDIT: whoops, I didn't see your link What size fan are you mounting the radiator to? It looks like a 140mm as well

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Originally Posted by coolhandluke41 View Post
@OP you can use Koolance 120 to 140 bracket linked above with this ;
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/13...-_4_Piece.html
or you can opt for airplex Revolution 420/360 (very good RAD~one side is 120MM fan spacing)
I was looking for the best mounting solution and this looks the best in my opinion
P.S. i think the bracket is M3 threaded also
I was thinking about the airplex but I can't mount 140mm fans on both sides...which kinda ruined it for me. Great rad though. I just hope that koolance adapter is strong enough.
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