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I am trying to figure out how to do this, then the rest would be easy to get my loop going in Antec 900. I do not want the radiator to be directly on it, I have seen pictures of other people's and they have 1-2 inches of space but they also have that sqare space that swiftech provides in their kits.
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A Rad box will do it or you can get some 6-32 threaded rod, cut it to length, make some standoffs from something (I have seen everything from rifle casings to bic pens used).
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I have been looking for some spacers as you mention, know where I could find any? Or someone online who makes and sells them in a forum?

I'd rather had spacers then a radbox I think
    
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I have been looking for some spacers as you mention, know where I could find any? Or someone online who makes and sells them in a forum?

I'd rather had spacers then a radbox I think
I used the bic pen like fstfrddy said. Just take the pen, remove the point and ink, and cut the white tube into the length you want.
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I am trying to figure out how to do this, then the rest would be easy to get my loop going in Antec 900. I do not want the radiator to be directly on it, I have seen pictures of other people's and they have 1-2 inches of space but they also have that sqare space that swiftech provides in their kits.
The Swiftech rad box is a decent setup. I used one for my very first WCing setup.


Edited by ericeod - 6/5/08 at 11:29pm
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Yeah, that is a ok idea, but just does not seem like it would be very sturdy. I'd like some metal ones So I could tighten them to the case and feel as if it is tight and not warping the pen shaft as I think it would.

Maybe I will just have to use some combo of both ink pen shaft and fan casing. I thought about one of those kits, but 20+ after shipping seems like a lot when you could easily rig something up
    
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Yeah, that is a ok idea, but just does not seem like it would be very sturdy. I'd like some metal ones So I could tighten them to the case and feel as if it is tight and not warping the pen shaft as I think it would.

Maybe I will just have to use some combo of both ink pen shaft and fan casing. I thought about one of those kits, but 20+ after shipping seems like a lot when you could easily rig something up
Actually I use threaded stock inside the plasitc cut pen housing. The plastic just serves as a spacer, but the threaded stock actually bolts it to the case. What I mean is I put a spacer down at the bottom of the res and secure it to the case. So it is secured by 4 bolts through the rad box to the case, and another one at the bottom of the rad which also bolts it to the case.
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Yeah I am going to order one of these Radbox's will be very conveniant for the Antec 900 setup.
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Where do I get some threaded stock? I want to attempt this without a radbox, maybe a fan housing if I have to
    
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Where do I get some threaded stock? I want to attempt this without a radbox, maybe a fan housing if I have to
If you have a 120mm fan, you can gut it and use the outer case as a rad box equivelant. You dont have to use threaded stock, you can also get some extra long bolts that will thread into your rad (maybe 8/32.. IDK, but thats what I tapped mine to). get them extra long so you can cut them down to the length needed (either using a hacksaw or a dremel).
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