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I think those are equivalent measurements yes because these are industry standards I believe.
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I guess these are the right ones, of well, I'll get botht the different types of extenders you recommended and a 90 degree monsoon to be safe.

   
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you wouldnt need a 90* fitting. a 45* fitting leaving/entering the res with a straight on the rad will work absolutely fine with a rad on the bottom. a spacer on the rad would help screwing your compressions down though. i would still do what i posted earlier before you buy anything else.
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@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.

   
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@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 thumb.gif
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Yes, the extender is only to keep the 90 or 30 degree fittings above the fans. Im thinking from my perspective what I would have done, it may differ from others views. You have to find oput what you need to buy yourself, thats why planning would be important before you would buy anything.
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Oh but winging it is so fun!
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That's one of the problems what kind of DDC top should I get, all of the ones with a decent enough price tag are tiny, unless bitspower makes one to convert their normal reservoirs into a top. I'm also still not convinced that if I buy something else I shouldn't just buy a bay reservoir.

   
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post #249 of 437
I prefer bay res because I like to see my coolant flow.
I want to show it off up front. I ain't no closet WCer man! tongue.gif

But I prefer my pump mounted sepetately.
Easier to decouple it for noise that way.
My 2 D5's can run full speed without a sound that way, except for the coolant rushing around into the res.

Pump/res combos for me are only good if you are very short on real estate.

Other's mileage will vary.

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Well I am short of real estate lol.

   
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