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HAF X moding radiator on top

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Hi guys
just wanted to ask that anyone has an idea how to mount a 360 radiator on top of the HAFX case externally with the pipes not bending them too much to avoid restriction
I have installed the rad inside the case but it takes alot of space plus i cannot do push n pull i have the rx360 which i quite thick and it still touches the heatsinks of the motherboard and really hard to get the rams out or install them and am going to add everything the ram mobo gpu and cpu to the loop so any idea how to mount it on top please ?

step by step will be good if anyone already did it externally on top or somewhere else they can show me some pictures to get some idea out of it
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post #2 of 7
These might help:

i7 950 / HAF X / RX360 & RASA Water Cooling Log (lots of pics)

[Resolved] HAF X, RX360, Push/pull fans--clearance issues?

Haf X and RX360 radiator
Edited by 47 Knucklehead - 4/8/13 at 12:23pm
post #3 of 7
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nothing helped from those already looked at them i am using the rampage IV extreme and even with push fans it stuck with the mobo heatsinks and rams i want to get the radiator on top somehow
also i had an idea to use the aluminium stands with the rad and tie them to the top of the case to the grill with a cable tie because i can't find any screws that will fit the holes in the grill on top
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post #4 of 7
As one of the links said, use 6-32 by 2" long screws from Home Depot. 6-32 is what the majority of radiators use (some use metric) but not the RX360, it is 6-32 threaded.

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I hope you guys don't mind me sharing this idea;

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Size of the screws I used;

#6-32 x2"

Got them from the nearest home depot. 5 set / pack with washers.

Bought 4 packs since I need two washers per screw.

Honestly it's not that easy to mount it, not to mention I did this when the loop was already finished. It took me good 2 hours to finally secure the rad tight but it was worth it.

Original setup? RX360 mounted inside the case with push/pull fans - fit nicely, too. I'm just not happy with the space and I had to redid my loop anyway, replaced my two 470s with two 6970s.


If you can't find them locally, you can order 6-32x2" online (www.amazon.com etc). You can even get them in black from a company like Fastenal (which sells online).
Edited by 47 Knucklehead - 4/8/13 at 12:40pm
post #5 of 7
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you see the problem is not getting the scerws i tried the 6-32 threaded screws which came with the radiator 6-32 1 1/4" I tried to get them into the grill of the HAFX case on top but they wont go in the screws are big
the case in the picture is a different one as you can see and has holes for mounting the HAFX dosent have those
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post #6 of 7
Open up the holes with a drill bit.
post #7 of 7
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ok I will try that too
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Corsair  Corsair  1TB Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB Western Digital Caviar Green 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
1TB Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB Western Digital Caviar Green Corsair Force SSD XSPC RX 360 Radiator 
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XSPC raystorm CPU Block EVGA GTX 680 Hydro Copper Classified Block + Ba... EK-FB KIT RE4 - Acetal CSQ Mobo Block EK-RAM Dominator - Acetal+EN (Nickel) Block 
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