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When to use Bottom Mount plate?

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I am in the final stages of figuring out what to get with an upcoming TH10 purchase.

For smaller footprint items like a pump or a cylindrical reservoir, what would be the advantage of using a Bottom Mount plate, such as MAC-128 (Bottom Accessory Mount - Single 120mm)? Can't i just use the radiator cover plate that comes with the case and covers the 120mm holes at the bottom?

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The cover plates are thin and are not really a good mounting surface for a pump. The bottom mounts are twice as thick and have bends on each side which make the mounting surface extremely ridged.
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I have the 240 bottom plate with a d5 pump, Bitspower upgrade kit 250 and the d5 pump mod kit mounted to it, it gives you more placement options and is sturdier than the fan hole cover plates.
However when I was leak testing I noticed the pumps vibration transfers through the Bitspower kits mounting rubber witch makes the plate vibrate, the fix for me was to use the rubber CL gives you for the psu and use that to mount the bottom plate. Worked for me.
I hope that helps. smile.gif


Edited by Lourad - 11/1/13 at 8:38pm
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