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Mounting D5 170 Photon in Rosewill Cullinan?

post #1 of 14
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I am going to be doing 2x 360mm (top and front). I am trying to figure out where to mount pump as I wait for rest of HW to arrive. I am thinking of mounting it to the plastic wire shroud, which is about 1/4" thick. I don't know if there is also some 120mm x ? mounts that would allow me to mount it a few inches away from the front rad, any suggestions?













Rosewill Cullinan (Blue)


Sorry one or more might be slightly blurry.

Clearances:

1) The new rad fans will almost touch the end of the PSU shroud.
2) The new video card will be about ~1" longer the current one
post #2 of 14
It looks like there is a new mount for it that will let you mount it to the fans or rad http://www.xs-pc.com/water-pumps/d5-photon-170-reservoirpump-combo-v2 See if you can get just that mount and will it work with yours.Its round it won't hurt air flow it will just go around it and many people have mounted their res to the rad before its almost normal.As far as clearance its hard to say tell you get your new card and the front rad mounted to know what your really working with.
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Originally Posted by andrewmp6 View Post

It looks like there is a new mount for it that will let you mount it to the fans or rad http://www.xs-pc.com/water-pumps/d5-photon-170-reservoirpump-combo-v2 See if you can get just that mount and will it work with yours.Its round it won't hurt air flow it will just go around it and many people have mounted their res to the rad before its almost normal.As far as clearance its hard to say tell you get your new card and the front rad mounted to know what your really working with.

Awesome, was worried no one would post. I was looked for a V2 mount before, but was unable to find one. I hate the current mount it, it suggests that you drill holes in your case to mount it. I can only find version 1 mounting brackets.

I also looked for a pump holder that I could velcro to the bottom and rest the pump on that and have the top attached to the plastic cover.

I know I can mount it side ways ontop of the PSU shroud, though the spot where I took the picture seems the best spot.
post #4 of 14
I would contact xspc and see if they will send you the new mount or if you can order it somewhere on its own.You can really mount it anywhere but i rather have it standing up so filling it won't be a pain or cause a mess.And make sure you use a drain port and make sure you clean out the inside of the rads before using them.There is a few videos on youtube on how to do it.
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I would contact xspc and see if they will send you the new mount or if you can order it somewhere on its own.You can really mount it anywhere but i rather have it standing up so filling it won't be a pain or cause a mess.And make sure you use a drain port and make sure you clean out the inside of the rads before using them.There is a few videos on youtube on how to do it.

Thanks, I emailed them yesterday and they said it isnt compatible. I might just drill and tap the mount and then hope it isn't too much for the plastic shroud. I guess I could make a small stand to support the weight and use the plastic shrous to hold it in place.
post #6 of 14
Bought same case same reservoir/pump combo. Let me know how it goes. I was thinking buying some bracket to mount directly to radiator, something like https://www.amazon.com/Barrow-Mounting-Bracket-Radiators-TCBJ-P/dp/B0747TGFTZ/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1511027505&sr=8-6&keywords=barrow+bracket but really I would settle with straight bar with opening in the middle for screws.
post #7 of 14
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Bought same case same reservoir/pump combo. Let me know how it goes. I was thinking buying some bracket to mount directly to radiator, something like https://www.amazon.com/Barrow-Mounting-Bracket-Radiators-TCBJ-P/dp/B0747TGFTZ/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1511027505&sr=8-6&keywords=barrow+bracket but really I would settle with straight bar with opening in the middle for screws.

I played with it a little more tonight. I think I am going to mount it directly to the plastic cable shroud. It connects to the motherboard tray on the bottom with two large plastic tenons. The top has two small round tenons and thumb screw. It is 3mm thick, though as I am not a structural engineer I am skeptical about relying on the shroud itself. It looks like it should support the weight, though as this case has tempered glass sides, I am dealing with $$$ of hardware, and I might move it from time to time, I will do a little extra. I will mount the bottom of the Photon mount to line up with the middle GPU holder. It will be short enough to not effect my top rad and it will allow me to slide it in place without hitting the PSU shroud.

I think I will build a D5 stand out of wood It will be in a shape of an "L" the bottom of the L will slide under the D5 and cradle around it. I will see about using a couple of hole saws to allow for a small ridge to support the weight of the pump while leaving a big gap in the middle for the wires.

The V1 Photon is over built and heavy. It's massive size is only an advantage when filling up the res. The mount is poorly designed and I am guessing that is why they redesigned it and why I got this combo for so cheap. No one seems to make a stand for the d5 that would work.

My other limitation is I am building two machines, one will be finished by my old man in a different state. He is going to bring up the plastic shroud, but I don't want to do any drilling on the case as I don't think he has the time to do it. Even if he did, I did check behind the shroud and there doesn't seem any good way to mount it to the mother board tray w/o obstructing wire management.
post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by nhidog View Post

Bought same case same reservoir/pump combo. Let me know how it goes. I was thinking buying some bracket to mount directly to radiator, something like https://www.amazon.com/Barrow-Mounting-Bracket-Radiators-TCBJ-P/dp/B0747TGFTZ/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1511027505&sr=8-6&keywords=barrow+bracket but really I would settle with straight bar with opening in the middle for screws.

I completed the build. I ended up attaching it to just the plastic shroud. It feels strong enough. I used 3 bolts and I had to drill holes into the shroud as well as the pump mount. Also I had to go with a 240mm rad in front as the two 360s were hitting each other.

It was a fun and challenging. Only frustrating thing was not having enough time.

post #9 of 14
Looks good to me and you have enough rads even if you over clock your set up.
post #10 of 14
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Looks good to me and you have enough rads even if you over clock your set up.

Also note I had to off set the front rad a little as it was hitting the top rad. It is only being held with 4 screws. It is very difficult to take advantage of the full front rad w/o bumping into the top fans. Going with a lower profile 25mm rad, if they exist or a low profile fan might be a better idea. This case gives the options for 2x 360 rads, though it is near impossible to do it w/o any major modification i.e. drilling or investment in lower profile fans for the top rad. Two machines will be built like this and I worked with my old man to show him how to do it. He brought up his plastic shroud from Texas so we could mount the pump to it, though I wouldn't trust him to drill or make lots of changes to his case. So that is why I didn't go that route. I love the look at the case and it is slightly bigger than most mid towers, even so it is still pushing it to get 2x360mm rads. Lastly with the PSU shroud butting up to a fan front rad, I question the usefulness of a large rad in that spot as a lot of the airflow will be blocked by the PSU shroud support that only has about 40% open. You add in some HDD into that, it will be cut even more.
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