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-> acrylic -> -> acrylic 90 bend -> C47?

If I think the top rad is the issue..
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Originally Posted by SortOfGrim View Post

-> acrylic -> -> acrylic 90 bend -> C47?

If I think the top rad is the issue..

no mate the problem is in the bottom chamber on the clearance between the sr1 (black rad) and the middle plate. only 19 mm there....

here we go:




I need to drill a hole in the plate to align with the 240 mm rad on top. But there is only 19 mm in that red circle...Not enough for even a bend in the acrylic + grommet I think....
Edited by Gabrielzm - 11/5/14 at 2:43pm
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Can you not use a bulkhead fitting and start the 90 degree fitting above the midplate? (like only the knurled part)
   
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Can you not use a bulkhead fitting and start the 90 degree fitting above the midplate? (like only the knurled part)

Perhaps but even that..not sure is going to cut it...Here:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/image/10370/ex-tub-C39.jpg/ex-tub-617/Bitspower_G_14_Thread_90_Fitting_Adapter_-_Matte_Black_BP-MBWP-C39.html?id=ouNPFdhZ&mv_pc=2250

so the smallest 90 degrees I can find is 18 mm. Even if I cut this down (http://www.frozencpu.com/products/17049/ex-tub-1484/Bitspower_G14_Thread_Female_Female_Pass-Through_Fitting_Fillport_-_White_BP-DWWP-C04.html?tl=g30c101s460&id=ouNPFdhZ&mv_pc=3448#blank) almost to the top will not do it. The only solution would be to drill a small hole and place the threaded part of the 90 degrees above the plate with some sort of extender....but I think that would spoil the visual. Time to go to plan B I think which is to put the 90 degrees on the port facing down (not front) of the rad and the tube through the side panel to the back of the case... Pity.

EDIT- Mmmm found my last slim 90 degrees looking at the picture...It was on the other port of the 240 mm. was looking all day for that at my stuff tongue.gif It might just make it....need to dremel the pass-through a lot and check. That is Wthe last chance to still have the tube in that position biggrin.gif
Edited by Gabrielzm - 11/5/14 at 5:48pm
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well, trusted dremel:










that might do it... I place the original along with the cut down version just for comparison. The cut was so extreme that fittings thread bump inside. But inverting the pass through might just do the trick.

EDIT- Oh boy...Still a no go by around 2 mm...The only possible solution is to check if there is room to cut new holes on the sr1 so the rad is positioned a little bit lower on the support....This is going to be for another day...
Edited by Gabrielzm - 11/5/14 at 6:45pm
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Oh My...I am so dumb...Just invert the radiator side, switch with the psu and bingo. Every part fall in place and no more conflicting thing. Since I have two 140x rad support I could put fans on the other side too with no impact whatsoever aesthetically. thumb.gif

here we go:





Drill time this Friday. Final hole will be drill and loop will be complete during the weekend I think. Paint time too for that fan/radiator support in black. Problem solved. cheers.gif

edit- perhaps I should use my 280 mm xspc ex rad on that front support too... thinking.gif More painting and perhaps testing the xspc logo in black on this 280 mm after I paint it.
Edited by Gabrielzm - 11/5/14 at 7:14pm
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Yes, shove so many rads in the case it explodes! lol


Glad you figured out a way without too much headaches.
   
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Just shows you the flexibility of a caselabs case!

thumb.gif it worked out.
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Rads are clean and starting final assembly and tubes on the bottom chamber. Decided to go plan B with 560 sr1 in front not on the back due to cable management. Alas that meant the frontal rad have the tube not going down as I originally wanted but that is ok. It looks good too and perhaps would it have been too crowded with the return line to the black reservoir just in front of it. The beauty ready to go to the case:



Some progress with rads of the white fittings/gray coolant in place. Also ram blocks are now in final mount with tim applied and final tubes too:







here you can see that the 12 mm Schyte can be used in push/pull with the regular top. Have to order 19 mm screws for the XSPC rad:




Edited by Gabrielzm - 11/9/14 at 8:17am
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Fashionably late...Definitely subbed
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