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I'm looking to build/buy an external structure to hold all my WCing gear (rad, pump, fan controller, res) and then hook this up to my main rig. In the past, I used an old, full ATX case to accomplish this, sitting beside my main tower. Below is my current setup and I'm trying to find a relatively cheap radbox or some type of external structure to hold a 2x120mm rad, MCP655, reservoir (most likely use a T-line) and a 5.25" bay fan controller. Ideally I would put this next to it.

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I've looked at the (expensive) radiator stands from Phobya and while this would be nice, I'm not willing to pay for something I can build for $30 bucks or less. I've also looked at MicroATX cases, HTPC cases, etc and while some of these would work, they're ultimately too big or too small to hold everything.

I can't be the first person to attempt this and Google images isn't showing me anything. Newegg has a deal on this nice MicroATX case with handle, but it's still a bit bigger than what I want/need. I'm eyeballing mini-ITX cases but am worried these will be too small or will limit the positions of the 2x120mm radiator.

Does anyone have suggestions/pics for creating (or buying) a relatively cheap/small structure to hold my gear?
post #2 of 4
I havent seen anything like this really, your best bet would prob be to buy a small case and mod it to how you need it or possibly build something from scratch
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honestly, a simple sheet of 1/4" plywood/mdf(a 2'x4' sheet is less than $10) and 1"x1" would do the trick it wouldn't look pretty but it's probably the cheapest(if you have either a circular saw or jigsaw along with a drill) option, and you can make it any size you need it
or use could even use some steel angle if you want, it'd be a hell of a lot stronger, but it's a little annoying to work with
Edited by somebadlemonade - 2/5/12 at 4:23pm
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post #4 of 4
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Yeah I think my best option is to build what I need. I was considering wood construction from the start and keep coming back to it.
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