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Well after a lot of staring, and cobbling extra fittings together to get a feel for the space, there is no way I can have the top Monsta with the ports on the rear of the case. frown.gif There is simply no damn way to connect a compression fitting + tube and run it through that top grommet. I need a fitting shaped like this:



Not happening. This was as close as I could get (damn I remember how much fun Legos were when I was a kid):



Another Lego attempt:



One of these might actually fit if I remove the u-channel around that top grommet. Hmmmmm.
Edited by Bart - 5/24/13 at 11:21am
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I'm confused... why wouldn't you just use a 90 degree in the front G1/4 between the rad and case; or is there not enough room?
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I'm confused... why wouldn't you just use a 90 degree in the front G1/4 between the rad and case; or is there not enough room?
The end tank on the Monsta makes that area INCREDIBLY tight. I tried both ports, but there's so little room to work with. I'm not done Lego-ing yet though. smile.gif With the Monsta bolted to the top, it's also not aligned with the grommet, as the port sits above it. But if I mounted the fans on top of the rad, that might help. Hmmmmmm.
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Put some Typhoons on top to push the Monsta down 25mm. Such a tight fit, and really hard to get a picture of when you're as useless with a camera as I am. I put a 90 degree fitting on the end tank:





With the right fitting, this might work. But it's going to be PAINFUL to set up, as Digicidal said.
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I also found an old Enermax PS to use for fitment testing. It's 10mm smaller than my AX750, but it's the same height, so it should suffice. I was only able to bolt it in at the bottom though, as the top screw holes don't line up.

Bottom clearance:


Top clearance (leaning due to no screws in the top):


Overall:
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I have never had a cube shaped case before. I am so used to thinking more in a two dimensional layout, but I can see that using the M8 you have to think in three dimensions.

Thanks to Bart and everyone, this helps me know that I am not smart enough to do that, so when I do my over the top build at some point I will look at one of the tall Case Labs, not the cubs.

Looking forward to how you work all this out. By the way, why no love for Vodka, I found that is better for the next morning for me?
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post #877 of 1540
What if you put a 45 deg fitting on the 90 deg ( maybe a spacer ) and then just run tubing through the hole.
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Justanoldman: I developed a rather inhuman tolerance to vodka in my youth. Once I could drink a quart by myself and not even be very drunk (mixed with OJ for gods sake!), I decided it didn't make sense to spend that much money on vodka. For some reason, I can't build a tolerance to wine. It's a consistent drink for me.

As for the Case Labs cube, you can do it! I'm a complete idiot (obviously), and I'll get this done somehow. It won't be pretty, but it will get done. Just learn from my mistakes, and don't buy over-sized rads you don't need, or over-sized tube reservoirs you don't need, etc. If I had planned this properly, and went with thinner rads and a smaller tube res, this build would be a lot easier.
Edited by Bart - 5/24/13 at 1:26pm
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What if you put a 45 deg fitting on the 90 deg and then just run tubing through the hole.
I wish I had extra fittings to experiment with. I just put in another Daz order, and right after I got the confirmation email that it shipped, Daz puts this link on my build log on his forum:

http://www.dazmode.com/store/product/dual_ig1_4_penta_rotary_extender_45-180_degree_matt_black/

That looks like it might be the cure, or most of it. I think! tongue.gif
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post #880 of 1540
oh you want the tube coming straight out and clean looking. My you have changed!
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