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NP. But I find it funny when people call them Allen Keys heh. I dunno, all my life I've called them Hex. Or as the gf says, the stop sign looking ones, along with flower, cross, square and... well she knows flathead.
You should post pics of the rad installed and keep us posted though. I'm curious now.
Edit> And what kinda setup you using? AIO or custom loop?

It's a store bought, so AIO. It's not a very expensive one, just an entry level cooler. Pics you requested:

This is it on its side:

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Rest are upright:

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Nice. I have a similar setup with a 230mm on top and a 120mm in the rear. I'm curious why you decided to top mount your Antec Kühler on top rather than the back. I kept my 230mm on top as exhaust, and mounted my H50 to the back with push/pull exhaust.

My reasoning was that it wouldn't matter much between the two areas where I'd mount the rad, but I thought I'd get more heat pumped out of my case with the larger 230mm on top pulling the rising hot air out. I haven't really tested to see what kind of pressure I have (positive or negative) but I'd assume with 2x140mm fronts, my bottom mount PSU and a 120mm next to it on bottom as intakes, that I'd have more positive pressure.

Anyway, back to what I'm asking. Would you be better off with the rear mounted exhausting rad, or is there a better reason for top mounting it? I'm curious. Depending on the results, I may switch mine up.
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hey, does anyone know what size allen key fits the screws? ive tried a few and none fit and i dont want to try more for fear of stripping them
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Nice. I have a similar setup with a 230mm on top and a 120mm in the rear. I'm curious why you decided to top mount your Antec Kühler on top rather than the back. I kept my 230mm on top as exhaust, and mounted my H50 to the back with push/pull exhaust.
My reasoning was that it wouldn't matter much between the two areas where I'd mount the rad, but I thought I'd get more heat pumped out of my case with the larger 230mm on top pulling the rising hot air out. I haven't really tested to see what kind of pressure I have (positive or negative) but I'd assume with 2x140mm fronts, my bottom mount PSU and a 120mm next to it on bottom as intakes, that I'd have more positive pressure.
Anyway, back to what I'm asking. Would you be better off with the rear mounted exhausting rad, or is there a better reason for top mounting it? I'm curious. Depending on the results, I may switch mine up.

Well, the rear fan is a 140mm and the radiator is a 120mm, so the only place it would make sense to put it was on top where the old 230mm was. Also I added push/pull to it, and I'm going to add 2 more 120mm fans along the top soon. It wouldn't have really mattered if I put it on back or top, I figured top also because the heat would rise and get blown out by the fans that I'm going to have.
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I'd Suggest you use one of these :
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