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Oh i mean the 140mm radiator w/ 120mm fans + adapter plate will be fine.. biggrin.gif

Hmm... It will work, but I don't think it will be nearly as efficient as the 120mm to 140mm adapters+shrouds.

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Hmm... It will work, but I don't think it will be nearly as efficient as the 120mm to 140mm adapters+shrouds.
*Mmmm* ... it's worth to give a try.. biggrin.gif
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Hmm... It will work, but I don't think it will be nearly as efficient as the 120mm to 140mm adapters+shrouds.
*Mmmm* ... it's worth to give a try.. biggrin.gif

Not when it's $12 and comes with a bunch of stuff I don't need, but I could try to make them myself. And I'm not sure if noticed that I changed my mind about the depth of the adapter. Basically, as long as it's less than 35mm, It should be fine. And since moving the fan further away from the restriction reduces noise, the small adapter with no shroud will not be used. However, I may change my mind again. I need more data/info.

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I'm not sure what you are referring to when you say "this". But I'll definitely need some luck, as this is my first time WC, and I'm planning to build a pedestal for the rads thumbsupsmiley.png


I've seen that mod before a few times before. But i've got a few questions about it.

How much time did it take per fan?
How much did it cost you for the adapters(include link, unless it's FCPU)?
Whats the difference between the Bitspower and BGears adapters, and which one is better? I know you may not be able to answer this one since you probably haven't tried both. But what made you choose BGears over Bitspower?



I currently have a plan in mind that is different then the one shown in the first post. But It still involves 120mm to 140mm adapters, so I'll leave the thread open since it is still somewhat relevant. With the new plan, the depth of the adapter is not nearly as important, but instead the cost and efficiency is of greater importance. So as of now, my main questions are: Bitspower, BGears, or other(possible custom) adapter? And where would I be able to get the adapter the cheapest shipped to WA USA?

I purchased the weather stripping from Home Depot, it's 3/8" wide by 3/16" thick 10ft. Frost King is the brand, this weather shipping is very easy to manipulate and bend around even corners! You want to overlap slightly so that when it comes time to apply pressure it doesn't squeeze outwards, it's easier than it sounds and one you get the first one done it's a breeze after that.


If you want perfection I would say it took me about 30 minutes to complete four Bgears adapters being a perfectionist at heart, I choose BGears because that is what Martinm210 used for his reviews on martinsliquidlab. Sorry I only have experience with the BGears adapters as you probably already know.


There is another thing I think you should know if not using 3M screws, you will need to dremel the metal nuts on the backside of the BGears adapters, it's really easy. You will understand what I mean when you try to assemble, there is a deep grove that the M4 nut can fit on the backside if dremel a little bit. Hope this helps, anymore questions don't hesitate to ask.

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I do not believe there is another way to accomplish what you want to do, there is only one way to mount a 120mm fan to a 140mm radiator. The subject is exhausted and that is why no one is responding, not many have done what I've done. You got all your answers, what more do you want to know that hasn't already been said?

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I do not believe there is another way to accomplish what you want to do, there is only one way to mount a 120mm fan to a 140mm radiator. The subject is exhausted and that is why no one is responding, not many have done what I've done. You got all your answers, what more do you want to know that hasn't already been said?

I thought someone may have come up with a creative way to mount them, so I gave it a bump.

 

I guess the question now is, Bitspower or BGears adapter? A simple Pros and Cons list of both would be nice. And where would be the cheapest to get them? It seems BGears is $5 (Tigerdirect.com), and Bitspower is $5 (PPCs, or $3.87 DirectCanada.com).

 

Also the depth of the BGears adapter is not listed anywhere, only the Bitspower (14mm).

 

 

I'm not sure how to change the thread title with the new OCN. frown.gif Never mind, got it!


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I thought someone may have come up with a creative way to mount them, so I gave it a bump.

I guess the question now is, Bitspower or BGears adapter? A simple Pros and Cons list of both would be nice. And where would be the cheapest to get them? It seems BGears is $5 (Tigerdirect.com), and Bitspower is $5 (PPCs, or $3.87 DirectCanada.com).

Also the depth of the BGears adapter is not listed anywhere, only the Bitspower (14mm).


I'm not sure how to change the thread title with the new OCN. frown.gif Never mind, got it!

Like I said before you will not find many members mounting 120mm fans onto a 140mm radiator using these two adapters, I would not be surprised if they were from the same manufacturer as there is no markings on them to tell where there made. I do know there 15mm thick if that helps, the BGears adapters has high quality plastic as far as I am concerned. I say go with what you know, I can only recommend BGears or flip a coin.
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I thought someone may have come up with a creative way to mount them, so I gave it a bump.

I guess the question now is, Bitspower or BGears adapter? A simple Pros and Cons list of both would be nice. And where would be the cheapest to get them? It seems BGears is $5 (Tigerdirect.com), and Bitspower is $5 (PPCs, or $3.87 DirectCanada.com).

Also the depth of the BGears adapter is not listed anywhere, only the Bitspower (14mm).


I'm not sure how to change the thread title with the new OCN. frown.gif Never mind, got it!

Like I said before you will not find many members mounting 120mm fans onto a 140mm radiator using these two adapters, I would not be surprised if they were from the same manufacturer as there is no markings on them to tell where there made. I do know there 15mm thick if that helps, the BGears adapters has high quality plastic as far as I am concerned. I say go with what you know, I can only recommend BGears or flip a coin.

 

Thanks, that's pretty much all I needed to know. I'll get the Bitspower adapter since it's $3.87 (haven't checked shipping), and I haven't heard anything bad about it. If they end up costing the same, then I may get the BGears.

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Thanks, that's pretty much all I needed to know. I'll get the Bitspower adapter since it's $3.87 (haven't checked shipping), and I haven't heard anything bad about it. If they end up costing the same, then I may get the BGears.

There is no stock @ DirectCanada so I wouldn't expect to get them for less than $6.99.
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