Originally Posted by phazer11
@illiterate It looks like they took a grinder to the top handle bracket to allow fans on the outside or something, their HDD and Drive bays also look weird. I don't really see a place to put screws into the bays in my case. Could you look at some of my albums on the last few pages of the trooper and the reservoir inside it and tell me if you see something I'm not?
As to ease of screwing the compression fittings to the rad it was pretty easy when I dry fit it the other day.
ok i have a few minutes to type so,
using a 'spacer'/extension will help keep the compression ring at or above the fan height on the bottom rad
they may have moved mounts for the handle. there are soo many of these cases modded for top 360 push/pull
2 small pieces of metal, think pci bracket or 5.25 punch outs, can be used to make a mount/bracket to bolt your res to the hdd cage
you dont want to put a ddc on a shoggy sandwich or pretty much anything else. they are cooled by airflow over the bottom of the pump housing
do you see how the res is attached to the d5 in the picture of that build i linked? get a ddc pump top so you can mount it directly to the res with a short piece of tubing. this way you can keep the pump 1/4" or so suspended from the case bottom. you could also mount it to the res with a simple male to male fitting. this is why i said to mount your mobo plus gpu in the case and see where you have room to mount the res. trust me, when you have limited room you do what you NEED to do to make it both work and fit. this is coming from a guy who has a full loop crammed into a 500r which is not designed to hold more than a 240/280 in the roof. im currently deciding if my time and patience is worth adding another 240 rad to my loop/case. google images is your friend. ask him for help