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CL 5.25 Anti-Vibration Device Mount (MAC-204) and Koolance 402x2

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Just a word of caution on this:

The Flex-Bay 5.25 Device Mount Short HD Anti-Vibration from Case Labs is certainly a great idea and probably works quite well, but it doesn't seem to be ideal with the Koolance 402x2 dual-pump reservoir.

I think the reservoir may be too heavy for the mount. Currently mounted in my M8, the reservoir sags since the rubber grommet gives way for the aluminum mount to slide (which is probably by design for the anti-vibration). It doesn't appear to be a design flaw, since nothing CL has ever let me down, I just believe that the reservoir is too heavy, at least for the short version of the device mount. I don't believe there is a long version but just a word of caution here! Luckily my DVD drive is mounted below the reservoir which forces it to be held up.

I haven't tried the non anti-vibration model but I feel as if the screws on this model will be tight enough since there are no rubber grommets to slip around.

I'll take pictures when I dismount my build to move into the SMH.
post #2 of 5
Hey xyeLZ, just wanted to say that I ran into the same problem with the Koolance 452X2 Rev. 2.0 coupled with both the short and long version of the anti-vibration mounts (MAC-204 and MAC-126).

I agree that the Koolance reservoirs may be simply too heavy for the short anti-vib. mount, which is not Caselab's problem. I didn't have luck with the long anti-vib. mount either since the rear screw holes of the 452x2 are not drilled in the correct place for mounting on the long anti-vib. mount, which leads to the same sagging/rotation you get with the short mount. I ended up using the standard mounts and I am satisfied with that since there doesn't seem to be any noticeable vibration or noise coming from the res/pump combo.

Hope everything goes well with your new SMH10!
post #3 of 5
While its not their fault there should be something on the store page stating that they aren't compatible. As you can see from the photo it says they are perfect for dual bay res/pump assembly (which I assumed included Koolance) and to then find out they don't work is a bit annoying.

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We're looking into a possible design change to deal with it. The Koolance reservoirs are unusually heavy, so they're a bit unique in that aspect.
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Good to know that you're on the problem, Jim. I'm looking at the new Swiftech Maelstrom, which is along the same lines as this unit, but it's less than half as heavy so it may not cause the same issues.
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