Originally Posted by chrisnyc75
I'm pretty sure that "industrial strength" adhesive or velcro is just as permanent as just drilling 4 small holes, though. Why not go ahead and mount it the most secure way? [...]
I would strongly agree with this, but Hooy did mention that he'd have to buy the tools and didn't comfortable drilling holes and risk 'ruining' the case. In that case it probably isn't worth the added expense of buying the tools if you don't already have access to them, and especially not if you wouldn't feel comfortable using them. A couple misplaced holes would indeed be a problem best avoided.
The res bracket does come off easy enough though. so perhaps taking the bracket and photon mounting plate over to someone else who does have tools and knows what they are doing with them might be an option. If not, then I don't see why using the double-sided tape or velcro wouldn't be a decent alternative.
Truth-be-told, I'd already considered, and still haven't totally ruled out, using that industrial-strength velcro to mount my Photon 270 res / D5 pump combo, not because I'm leery or unprepared to drill a few holes, but because I do feel comfortable that it would hold, and because I suspect it would add some level of decoupling from pump vibrations to the case, and might actually be the quieter/better option than drilling & screwing it in place.
On another note, now that I have my long-awaited RIVBE motherboard and my Lampton CW611 fan controller finally arrived after taking just shy of three weeks to get here thanks to a train derailment acc'd to UPS tracking (thankfully it seems to have arrived undamaged), I'm almost there with everything I need to start putting this thing together. All I'm lacking is the CPU & Ram. I just placed my order for the 4930k, and I'm just going to borrow 8GB of memory from another computer temporarily so I can go ahead and get it going while I still save a few more weeks for a 64GB quad channel set of 2400 ram.
It's been a loong time gathering everything piece-by-piece, week-by-week. My OWMBO doesn't let me break out a credit card for my expensive hobbies, nor is she keen to let me spend my base pay on any of it either unless I can convince her otherwise, but we do have a long-standing agreement that unless we're facing some out of the ordinary expenses I can pretty much do whatever I want with my overtime / bonus pay, so I generally put in 12 hrs over every week that they'll let me, and these last few months I've been putting in a little more than that here and there. I'll be sooo glad to finally get this thing going so I can take a bit of a break.Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Edited by Unicr0nhunter - 11/25/13 at 8:50am