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How to: Mount a 280 rad in the front of a Fractal Design R4

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so a fellow overclocker wrote to me asked about how i did mount a 280 rad in the front of my R4, since MNPCs guide is down i decided to make a quick guide. i can already say now that the pics are really bad but i hope they can help you get an impression on how its done, also you have to mark up at the backside of the rad-mount but i can't as my rad is mounted there.



Step 1: you will need atleast 1 fan for this 2 is best, you start out holding a fan at the very bottom of the rad-mount taking a needle or a marker and mark up the holes be sure you make the mark at the center of the holes or you will have trouble mounting the rad later on.



Step 2: take the 2ond fan and place it on top and mark up the hole the same way.

Step 3: Drill the holes that fit your screws, i think i drilled mine with a 4mm drill



Step 4: Snap off the plastic fan holders at both sides (as shown at the picture)



Step 5: OPTIONAL only do this if you want to put on the dust filter filter again, countersink the holes so the dust filter will fit on again, but be carefull you do not make the holes too big so the screws fall through. i used a 10mm drill for the countersinking


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As somebody who might be doing this in the future, I just wanted to say thanks and nice smile.gif
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Thanks this was really helpful!
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Thanks for that. I am going to do this soon and couldn't find the guide online (I emailed them about it but they never replied) It was basically what I was going to do but I didnt think about the filter and counter-sinking the holes. Thanks for that
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