Originally Posted by Terminus14
Noob question: How exactly do I mount a radiator to the bottom of this case? Can it just sit there? The screws I have are all too long to just go through the case and into a radiator. Now if I was going
case>fan>radiator my screws would work perfectly but since I'm just going case>radiator, I'm at a loss.
Radiator is a 480 Monsta if anyone was wondering.
Screwing a rad to the bottom can be tricky since in most of the locations any screws protruding through the bottom are likely to interfere with the bottom filters.
I had my 360 monsta mounted down there in push-pull with screws through the case and fans then into the rad, and didn't have any problems with the filters, until I noticed that the screws had been pulled through the case at some point so my rad was just sitting down there unattached. I did finally manage to get a couple M3 flathead machine screws (I bought off ebay
) to hold in a couple places and not get in the way of the filters, but even they seem to just barely be holding. The holes in the case they go through are almost as large as the screw heads, and I'm pretty sure I could pull the rad out, pulling the screws right through the holes, without much effort, but there's not enough room to add washers and it not hit the filters when trying to put them in/take them out.
All that to say, that if you do add screws you'll want to try to avoid the same pitfalls I ran into, and if you can get away with just sitting your 480 monsta down there without mounting it, then it might be a good idea. I'd be interested to hear what others did.