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I have a Laing pump from Danger Den (DD12V-D5 Pump) and am looking for a good place to stick it. What I am wondering is do those of you who have one think putting it in my HDD cage is a bad idea? Mainly I am concerned about vibration and its effects on the HDD that will be mounted at the opposite end (though I guess I could get a converter and mount it in one of the many empty 5-1/4" bays I have or leave it stick out of the 3-1/2"). This is what I am thinking about doing:



The intent is to machine a hole in the top of the cage for the one port so that the entire pump would be inside the cage. Any ideas or input?
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can we get something more than a thumbnail? I can't see a thing..=)
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Drill a couple of holes through the bottom and mount your pump on all thread rods...Use rubber plumbing washers in between jam nuts...It would isolate the pump and send any vibration to the bottom of your case instead of the HDD cage..
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Thumbnail should be a link...works for me. If not, here is the full size image. Sorry.
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Drill a couple of holes through the bottom and mount your pump on all thread rods...Use rubber plumbing washers in between jam nuts...It would isolate the pump and send any vibration to the bottom of your case instead of the HDD cage..
Hmmm...stand-offs, I would have never thought to do that. Great idea!
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what about on top of that bay to the left...or would the bottom of the 5.25" bays get in the way?
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what about on top of that bay to the left...or would the bottom of the 5.25" bays get in the way?
It is an option, but the primary issue regarding vibration still needs to be considered...and I think with it on the upper portion furthest from the mounts I would be afraid of it possibly vibrating more.
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post #7 of 10
Use rubber washers or whatever between the pump and and bays...should absorb most of it. I don't think it will vibrate that much. But, I've never turned mine on yet..so I don't know.
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post #8 of 10
Where you have it in the pic will be fine. If you can mount it on 1/4 plexi w/ bolts, washers and tension springs
and O-rings with holes run through the cage, it should be vertually quite/vibration free.
You'll get less vibration stress on that lower cage too.

I've had my DD5 mounted that way in and out of case with zero vibration or noise that can be heard over
the chipset fan. And mines mounted intake up , gravity fed from the 3 litre res.
  
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post #9 of 10
if you got your pump new, it should of came with the rubbery pad thing that keeps vibrations to a minimum, use that and some nuts and bolts and your golden.

Or just use velcro, it acts like a vibration/sound dampener, and it will keep your pump in place and easily removable, Thats what I use actually.
    
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post #10 of 10
Yeah, the included pad does the job, but I'm into overkill.

Haven't tried industrial velcro for mounting, other than rads.
  
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