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So are after thinking about it, I believe I am ordering the wrong parts. I have a TH10 case. I want to do two things:

1. What I want to do is put a Black Ice SR1 360 rad on the PSU side in the front bays.

So I figured I would just screw 35mm screws threw the case, through the fan, and into the rad. Unfortunately, I did not know that the 120mm fans would no line up with the holes on the PSU bays once the fans go on the rad (like the case does on the top and bottom for 480 rads).

So, is THIS the part I would need to to mount a 360 rad on the front of the PSU side? But the blank bay above my 360 rad was going to be my hard drive bay. This part has a solid cover blocking the bay (was going to have a fan there for the HHD also).

Here is what I am trying to do, you can see the 360 rad won't really reach the top third 120mm fan hole on the case:



2. Then I also wanted put a Black Ice SR1 240 rad on bottom of the Flex-Bay side. So I was going to buy two of THESE but I am wondering if I will have the same problem with the screws not lining up with the rad. Do I need THIS instead?
Edited by dseg - 9/1/13 at 11:01am
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I'll answer 2 first. Either of those flex bay mounts will work fine.

Now for 1. There's no proper way to mount a rad in the front on the PSU side. The bracket you have linked is if you want to mount the rad on the actual side of the case and take advantage of venting in the door. The front fan holes are for HDD cages to be mounted vertically, and are spaced accordingly. I think I've seen one person who mounted a rad there, and he did it by screwing 2 of the fans directly to the rad and then mounting the entire unit with the screws for the last fan. They still won't line up with the holes, and your rad will only be supported by 4 screws, but it does work.
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Originally Posted by Firehawk View Post

I'll answer 2 first. Either of those flex bay mounts will work fine.

Now for 1. There's no proper way to mount a rad in the front on the PSU side. The bracket you have linked is if you want to mount the rad on the actual side of the case and take advantage of venting in the door. The front fan holes are for HDD cages to be mounted vertically, and are spaced accordingly. I think I've seen one person who mounted a rad there, and he did it by screwing 2 of the fans directly to the rad and then mounting the entire unit with the screws for the last fan. They still won't line up with the holes, and your rad will only be supported by 4 screws, but it does work.

Flex-Bay:
After I read you said two will fit, I found a measuring tape with mm and now I am not sure that two Flex-Bays will align with the rad fan screws (kind of like the PSU side problem I am having). I believe if I stack two Flex-Bays on top of each other, they will not match the radiator screws of the 120mm fans.

PSU mounting:
I believe I will only be using one HHD bracket since I only have 2 SSDs and 2 1TB hard drives. So that does leave the other three, I guess 'bays,' open. I am not sure what you mean when you described what THIS part was for but I will just listen to you saying it will not work. If there is not mount for a radiator on the PSU bays, maybe I will just screw the middle fan into the case like you mentioned. It should have enough support.

I am putting the HHD cage on the PSU (as seen in my fancy detailed picture in my first post), but I ordered the Flex-Bay mount by mistake for it. To mount the HDD cage on the PSU side, do I need THIS?
Edited by dseg - 9/1/13 at 11:47am
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post #4 of 5
2 of the flex bay mounts will work fine. But if you're not sure, get the double one right away.

If you look HERE you'll see pictures of someone using side mounts in a pedestal. They work exactly the same way in the main case too. It attaches to the holes around the outside frame of your case, and the rad takes advantage of venting in the door.

If you ordered the flex bay mount for the HDD cage, then that is the part you'll need to convert it to PSU side. That would mean that you'll have a flex bay fan mount already, so you'll only need to order 1 more for your rad in the flex side. Money saved. wink.gif
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Flex-Bay:
After I read you said two will fit, I found a measuring tape with mm and now I am not sure that two Flex-Bays will align with the rad fan screws (kind of like the PSU side problem I am having). I believe if I stack two Flex-Bays on top of each other, they will not match the radiator screws of the 120mm fans.

PSU mounting:
I believe I will only be using one HHD bracket since I only have 2 SSDs and 2 1TB hard drives. So that does leave the other three, I guess 'bays,' open. I am not sure what you mean when you described what THIS part was for but I will just listen to you saying it will not work. If there is not mount for a radiator on the PSU bays, maybe I will just screw the middle fan into the case like you mentioned. It should have enough support.

I am putting the HHD cage on the PSU (as seen in my fancy detailed picture in my first post), but I ordered the Flex-Bay mount by mistake for it. To mount the HDD cage on the PSU side, do I need THIS?

There seems to be a bit of a misconception about what the "Flex-Bays" are. Check here for a more detailed explanation.

The TH10 has integrated 120.4 mounts on both side of the top and bottom of the case, so there is nothing you need to buy for that. The front of the case on the PSU side is not designed for radiators (holes spacing is too wide), The large holes are for MAC-101 HDD mounts. Some people have manged to "fake it" by attaching the radiator using only the center fan.

The Flex-Bay Fan Mounts are for fans and cannot be "stacked" for use with radiators - the fan spacing won't work. For that, you you should use one of the Flex-Bay radiator mounts (120.2, 120.3, or 120.4).
Edited by Case Labs - 9/3/13 at 12:03pm
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