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angrysmiley.gif Well the accessory bars don't work on the PSU side....if you have anything attached to the front of the case on that side (i have the fans and harddrives). Not enough clearance since they bend inward some. The accessory bars do still work on the motherboard side, because it is wider. But...if I could learn to tap threads, I guess I could even screw the plate right into the top frame of the case. All the accessory bars do is mimic the case frame. Anybody have any experience with tapping threads? Can't be that hard, right?

What about using really long screws for the front corner two radiator screws, then use something like 4 inch spacers/small diameter pvc between the rad and AP2 bar? You could even sleeve the long spacer if you wanted.
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I plugged a fan in each one of them....and the are alive. They work. I just don't know if its enough of a connection to handle something with more amperage, like a pump.

In the case of a pump, I doubt it, but great effort on your part.thumb.gif
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What about using really long screws for the front corner two radiator screws, then use something like 4 inch spacers/small diameter pvc between the rad and AP2 bar? You could even sleeve the long spacer if you wanted.

I may not be following this one. Are you talking about the AMS mounted in the front of the case, or the 480 on top? The AMS 360 top screws are still down at motherboard level, and would be in the way pump/res. Although I guess it could be mounted almost directly on the AMS rad. If you're talking about the 480 rad on top....I'm having a hard time visualizing it.



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In the case of a pump, I doubt it, but great effort on your part.thumb.gif

Guess I just need to try it, huh? Could be a fun video.
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I may not be following this one. Are you talking about the AMS mounted in the front of the case, or the 480 on top? The AMS 360 top screws are still down at motherboard level, and would be in the way pump/res. Although I guess it could be mounted almost directly on the AMS rad. If you're talking about the 480 rad on top....I'm having a hard time visualizing it.
Guess I just need to try it, huh? Could be a fun video.

I'll get the fire extinguisher ready biggrin.giftongue.gif
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I may not be following this one. Are you talking about the AMS mounted in the front of the case, or the 480 on top? The AMS 360 top screws are still down at motherboard level, and would be in the way pump/res. Although I guess it could be mounted almost directly on the AMS rad. If you're talking about the 480 rad on top....I'm having a hard time visualizing it.
Guess I just need to try it, huh? Could be a fun video.

The top...
Code:
.--------.
|        |<- top rad
'--------'
 |      |
 |      |
[::::::::] <- AP2s
post #1276 of 3982
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Want to show you something I've been tinkering with over the last few days. Not done...but viewable enough to get some thoughts from everyone.

{snip}

So....this would work...and would solve all the issues I was trying to solve....but I would love to hear some ideas you guys may have. Obviously I would have to powdercoat the aluminum strip white if this is what I do. Has anyone ever used these low profile molex connectors before? Issues? Other ideas? I've decided not to keep these kinds of connections in the pedestal....because it would really be a chore to every unplug anything or check connections...if you have to remove your main case from the pedestal everytime.

This build is looking fantastic. So the way you have the power cables hooked up on the aluminum strip it looks like it would interfere with convection cooling of the PA2, or not? I'm opting for the "native installation" of the Poweradjusts. You've probably seen this, but Phatboy69 put 6 PAs in a build and had it neatly wired (but not sleeved ***?). I'll do something similar when my MDPC-X order gets here (and if I get some time off).
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And FWIW, it seems like I'm constantly fiddling with my PA-2s...so my advice would be to not put them where they are hard to reach. Lots of 2, 3,4 and 5 pin connectors, all right next to each other and unlabelled....Really pretty amazing all the connections they managed to fit on these things. They could pass for a porcupine from the backside.
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The top...
Code:
.--------.
|        |<- top rad
'--------'
 |      |
 |      |
[::::::::] <- AP2s

Got it. That might work well. They would be positioned upward instead of facing the outside of the case....which would make them a little more awkward to plug/unplug. But in reality...how often would I do that once I have it working, right? I'll think about it. It would let me get away from any drilling. You are pretty handy with those code snippet diagrams.



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This build is looking fantastic. So the way you have the power cables hooked up on the aluminum strip it looks like it would interfere with convection cooling of the PA2, or not? I'm opting for the "native installation" of the Poweradjusts. You've probably seen this, but Phatboy69 put 6 PAs in a build and had it neatly wired (but not sleeved ***?). I'll do something similar when my MDPC-X order gets here (and if I get some time off).

I don't think they would be interfering at all. Big high loop over the heatsink. Yes, I've seen Phatboy's log. He did an awesome job with getting it all in there...but I'm after something a little prettier on the inside.
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Looking great!!

I think I will need to re do mine frown.gif
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LOL at "something a little prettier". Your build is really quite spectacular.
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