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I was thinking of making a metal rectangle that is able to hold 3 360 radiators on the three long sides of the rectangle (top, side, side) with 2 200mm fan mounts on the bottom of the box which will be mounted internally. Also a 200 mm fan mount on one end of the box with quick disconnects mounted on the other end. This will mean there will be 3 200mm fans supply air INTO the box and then out through the radiators.

The fans wont be directly mounted onto the radiators. The idea behind this is so have a silent box with lots of radiator space with a small amount of airflow for completely silent cooling. As for mounting the radiators inside this box, i was thinking of a internal rail mounting system like this http://image.made-in-china.com/2f0j00tSAEZTwKZQkD/C45N-C65N-Circuit-Breaker-DIN-Rail-Mount.jpg (bottom left corner) to slide in the radiators. I will make the box airtight via some sort of sealant so the air being pushed into the box has to go through the radiators.

Does this idea seem viable? Or too complicated?

EDIT: I have decided to make this box.
Edited by NomNomNom - 12/1/12 at 3:45pm
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I was thinking of making a metal rectangle that is able to hold 3 360 radiators on the three long sides of the rectangle (top, side, side) with 3 120 fan mounts on the bottom of the box which will be mounted internally. Also a 120 mm fan mount on one end of the box with quick disconnects mounted on the other end. This will mean there will be 4 120mm fans supply air INTO the box and then out through the radiators.
The fans wont be directly mounted onto the radiators. The idea behind this is so have a silent box with lots of radiator space with a small amount of airflow for completely silent cooling. As for mounting the radiators inside this box, i was thinking of a internal rail mounting system like this http://image.made-in-china.com/2f0j00tSAEZTwKZQkD/C45N-C65N-Circuit-Breaker-DIN-Rail-Mount.jpg (bottom left corner) to slide in the radiators. I will make the box airtight via some sort of sealant so the air being pushed into the box has to go through the radiators.
Does this idea seem viable? Or too complicated?

Rad boxes is viable and as your intention is mostly passive, Sounds like a great idea thumb.gif

Have a look at this thread and inparticular posts by Spotswood looks like he maybe able to help you out.wink.gif

Can be as simple or as complicated as you want to mane them

http://coolercasesuk.co.uk/showthread.php?4014-Mini-H20-Cosmos-(pic-heavy)


Edited by BadDad62 - 11/3/12 at 6:06pm
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Rad boxes is viable and as your intention is mostly passive, Sounds like a great idea thumb.gif
Have a look at this thread and inparticular posts by Spotswood looks like he maybe able to help you out.wink.gif
Im sorry which thread? I don't think you posted a link.
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Im sorry which thread? I don't think you posted a link.

Sorry mate, This one here

http://www.overclock.net/t/1322501/radiators-outside-of-cases
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UPDATE:

Got the structure of the box done.
Bottom is big enough for 2 200mm fans, side big enough for 200mm fan, sides and top big enough for 360mm rad each.
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UPDATE:

Got the structure of the box done.
Bottom is big enough for 2 200mm fans, side big enough for 200mm fan, sides and top big enough for 360mm rad each.

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Is it possible to get shortened rad screws? Thinking of mounting the radiators to the side panels of the box once installed via the threading holes that the rad has for fans.
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Let me know if you need anything! I can help get materials. I go to a high school that is basically a giant wood working place smile.gif I can do it all wink.gif SUbbed
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Any ideas on how to make the cuts precise enough on the side panels to keep the screw holes but have the whole rad exposed still?
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