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I do not expect many to make a water cooling component test station like I am but I ask why is there such little interest in the fan,shroud/radiator mounting standoffs that I have offered? It is not like I will be making any money off them but they make mounting your components so clean and strong.I bought a 480 rad off the marketplace and everything was tied together with zip ties,this was not for me. I went out and had some custom standoffs made.Now you do not need 16 standoffs to securely mount things (8 would be fine).I think perhaps cost is the issue. I have not been able to drop the price below 9.00 each.I paid for all mine buy setting up a 3 station network for my local machine shop.This would be a perfect job for a guy with a small lathe (and get the cost down to 3-4.00 each.Any interest and i will post some pictures.
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I'm keen for pics
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What, you mean like rubber grommets? They already exist and they do an excellent job in reducing the resonance between the fans, radiator, and the caes.
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What do you mean by ' standoffs '???
Rubber grommet??? confused.gif
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post #6 of 23
I have four RX360 rads in my case i use shrouds on all of them. Dont see how a standoff would help?
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post #7 of 23
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Some of the pieces are at the machine shop (you cannot believe how hard it is to describe to someone what you want,at times even the drawing fails).I have these standoffs made up for both 38mm and 25mm fans,with and without the piece that keeps the fan from being so close to the radiator. I also had the standoffs that are used more for actual construction made in different lenghts.Since my test station is acrylic I needed and wanted something that was strong and looked good.I needed a system that could hold up under repeated assembley and disassembly (so I used inserts and sleeves in the acrylic).Well here is a picture of what I am talking about.Sure there are cheaper ways to get things mounted.
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post #8 of 23
Since you're trying to sell them, what benefits do they offer over the good ol' screws? You seriously can't expect anyone to pay $36 + S/H to mount a single fan do you?
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I see the pictures, but I'm really not understanding what the point is? Are they essentially custom screws with a solid section to keep a gap? $9 per screw is a bit hard to swallow unless you are in the market for something very custom.
 
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post #10 of 23
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There are people who have a desire to make their rigs look as nice as possible and there are those that will be satisfied with a couple of bead sack ties, I cater to the former.A piece of all-thread loaded up with washers just does not add that "finishing touch".You put out thousands but start scrimping on nuts and bolts, go figure.

What I did present is the idea for someone with a lathe to take on the job of making these and get the price down to about 4.50 each.It is just too much work to make them much cheaper than that, unless you want to give your work away.You pay for precision and these standoffs are made to precise tolerences so as no spacing washers are needed.I was lucky in that I had what the machine shop needed and we were able to work out a trade, but the owner of this little 3 employee machine shop (he must have 1 million in equipment) would not make them for cash,cheaper.
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