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Everything but the fans (which I still haven't gotten a tracking number for) came in today. I must say I was expecting the reservoir to be long and thick but it's much longer than I thought it was and less thick in diameter.
Where did you order the fans? Sidewinder? I would try giving them a call in the morning. Gary, the owner, is a great guy and usually pretty quick to make things right if something isn't right.
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Yeah it's through Sidewinder. I only placed the order Monday and paid for sleeving so I'm giving them some extra time before I call them (couldn't do it today anyways though I might Friday if they haven't gotten me one by then).

     
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Alright... hit some... snags. I don't really see a good place to put the reservoir even drilling my own holes, to add to that the screws that come with the radiator don't have flares big enough to grab onto the case, therefore I can't use them to mount the radiator to the top of the case >v<. To add to that I'm not quite sure whether or not I should return the reservoir since it has some minor physical issues, by physical issues I mean scratches on the insides of the caps.

Pictures for all (but the screws) are below.

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Would the rad screw heads be visible?
If not, just getting some washers under the screw heads should fix the problem.
But yeah, the Alphacool M3 screws do have a tiny head.
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What about the reservoir caps? The scratches I mean.

As to the screw heads being visible I'm not sure I know what you mean.

     
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About res caps:
What are your res caps made of? Acetal?

About screw heads:
You say the screws don't have flares big enough to grab onto the case. Are you saying that the screw heads are too small, and go right through the rad mount holes of your case?
If that's what you mean, you can put a washer from your local hardware store under the screw head so it acts as a flare to grab on to your case.
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I think the caps are acetal I think, can't be positive, here's the listing. Ah ok that's what you were asking about with the screw heads being visible. It sounded weird when you asked the first time. I'll find me some washers (was what I was going to try tomorrow anyways).

     
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Okay, bitspower is usually a high quality brand.
So.I'm surprised to hear yours is damaged or scratched.

I damaged my black acetal pump top, my fault.
But here's what I did to fix my problem:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1477681/polishing-acrylic-guide-tips-tricks/0_20
The guide is for clear plexi, but it works the same for acetal.

Or you could just call PPCs and get it exchanged..
But than you'd have to wait some more.
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Well did you look at the images of the caps that I linked a few posts up? Here's the album again.

 

On the mounting front I hope I don't have to get a new case (see other images in album above for an idea of how hard it will be to fit in my current case). That'd be annoying. The only one I have that might work with this reservoir is my roached (read peeling paint) HAF 932, and only then because it has room on the side because it can fit an E-ATX motherboard.

     
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