With today off work its time to sort out this pump placement,
Tools I'll be using today:
Hole punch, Digital vernier, level, square level + a drill
Firstly, we work out how far it is from each stand (and each screw)
The totals are 130mm between each stand, and 135mm between each hole.
The length of the stand is 58mm and width is 28mm. The widest point of the entire assembly is the pump covers (60mm)
Next using a square rule, we work out the optimal length from the front of the case for each
The reason I have the drive bays and motherboard tray in place still is to get an accurate idea of how much space needs to be left for tubing and cabling.
I worked out that the best placement for both sides is 270mm, the motherboard side was better at 260mm, the PSU side was better at 273mm.
260mm and 265mm did not leave enough room for Sata cabling so 270mm it is.
I realize some these shots don't have the level bubble straight, these are just photographs of the process. As the level sits about 5mm above the ruler. if I'm not holding it in place it doesn't sit level.
Motherboard side optimal 260mm
PSU Side optimal 273mm
Final measure up.
All that's left now is to remove other items form the case (motherboard, drive bays), tape and mark the area and use the hole punch to mark each hole.
After another test fit using both sets of pumps at 270mm it just didn't work (not enough room for quick release between south bridge and pump).
I'm starting to think maybe using a mirror method for these pumps isn't going to work
Back to the drawing board i guess.Edited by soth - 11/29/12 at 4:59pm