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Any reason not to mount my rad like this? (pics)

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Does anyone see any problems with mounting my radiator on the top? I was in between mounting it on the back and on the top. I've been water cooling for quite a while, but I've never done anything external or horizontal.
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post #2 of 20
Thats no different from mounting it inside the case on top. Should be fine.
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No Problem at All.Just How do the Tubing in the Case.
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No reason not too so long as the mounting point is strong enough to hold the weight when it is filled, which it should; after all it is just like top mounting a rad inside the case.

Make sure that you use some nuts to lock the mounting threads in place both on the rad and at the top of the case.
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post #5 of 20
The only problem I see is only one fan is cooling your rad. But orientation as no importance.


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post #6 of 20
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Originally Posted by waldoh74 View Post
Thats no different from mounting it inside the case on top. Should be fine.
True, thanks!

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Originally Posted by ifed32 View Post
No Problem at All.Just How do the Tubing in the Case.
Yeah, hopefully my pump won't die on me. I should come within a foot of maximum head.

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Originally Posted by GingerJohn View Post
No reason not too so long as the mounting point is strong enough to hold the weight when it is filled, which it should; after all it is just like top mounting a rad inside the case.

Make sure that you use some nuts to lock the mounting threads in place both on the rad and at the top of the case.
Thanks! yep, that's the way I mounted it. 40mm screws with a nut on each end.

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The only problem I see is only one fan is cooling your rad. But orientation as no importance.


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post #7 of 20
looks good
post #8 of 20
Only issue I see that could happen is if the rad, fittings or tubing to it springs a leak.
Chances are the case will shed the leaking coolant or at least enough of it to keep damage from happening but then again you never know.

If using a non-conductive coolant you should have no problems.
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post #9 of 20
I would make one improvement to the positions of the mounting screws. It looks like the openings of the case top is 2x120mm/140mm. So, I would maximize the distance between the front two screws and the rear two screws by moving the rear screws further back, gaining better stability.

See pic below for illustration.
post #10 of 20
If you wanted it to look a little neater. You could also cut out fan holes in the top of your case and mount it on there directly. A drill with a circular saw attachment or a dremel would do the trick.
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