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post #1 of 9
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I'm mounting my radiator horizontally on top of my case.

What is planned is to have the radiator elevated off the case by 8 pieces of some sort of hollow metal tubing with screws inside them. Then i will place my 3x120MM fans on top of the rad, to suck air through.

Any suggestions of a cheap, strong metal tubing to use? I also plan on painting them white, so something flat white paint will stick to easily.

I'm also open to unique suggestions to make it look cool.
    
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post #2 of 9
Why not just use white plastic spacers? They will be strong enough and not scratch up the case/rad.

http://www.mcmaster.com/
Search for "Spacers and Standoffs".
Select "Female Unthreaded", "Female Unthreaded w/ Shoulder", or "Female Threaded"
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should be able to find at your local hardware store, look under standoffs or spacers
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Awesome, thanks for the mcmaster link. I might do some shopping thar.
    
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Originally Posted by Heru View Post
Awesome, thanks for the mcmaster link. I might do some shopping thar.
They have a lot of parts that can be used for modding... I am getting cable sleeving and heatshrink wrap from them as well.
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They have a lot of parts that can be used for modding... I am getting cable sleeving and heatshrink wrap from them as well.
OOOH! Thanks for reminding me!
    
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post #7 of 9
Empty 50 caliber machine gun brass looks good as spacers...I've seen a couple like that..You can get them at Army& Navy stores..Put some Star-Brite liquid electrical tape on the bases and it wont scratch your case....
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post #8 of 9
I just used some long screws, but you have a 360 rad, which is quite a bit heavier, so metal tubing seems like a good idea.
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post #9 of 9
If you can find them, motherboard standoffs work just as well- Make sure the thread matches the thread that your radiator uses, though
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