Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › Best way to mount PA120.3 to Cosmos 1000?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Best way to mount PA120.3 to Cosmos 1000?

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Hello. Please reference this thread for my specific parts:

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...ear-today.html

In that thread it states how i plan to mount everything. Unfortunately, it will not fit properly. I tested last night and one of the fans on the rad would take up a portion of one of my drive bays, which would be fine, if i did not have all drive bays used already (3 bays go to res). I would also need to shave the plastic parts of the case to fit the PA120.3. So, should i remove one of the fans (would that cause an issue?), shave the case and mount it up top? Or is there a better place to mount this rad? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500K gigabyte z68x-ud3h-b3 2 x Sapphire 6950 (unlocked to 6970) 12Gb Gskill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOSCase
Intel X25 SSD, 6TB WD Greens Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Soldam Windy Alcadia FX2000R SOJ 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500K gigabyte z68x-ud3h-b3 2 x Sapphire 6950 (unlocked to 6970) 12Gb Gskill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOSCase
Intel X25 SSD, 6TB WD Greens Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Soldam Windy Alcadia FX2000R SOJ 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 8
not really familiar with the cosmos, but could you mount it on the outside?
post #3 of 8
Xplor
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9450 @ 3.4Ghz (425 x 8) DFI DK P45-T2RS PLUS Palit 9800GT 2GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800 @ 850 5-5-5-15 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 500GB SataII LG HD DVD, Blu-ray Combo Drive Windows Vista Ultimate Samsung 226BW 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Wireless 550w Generic Lian Li PC-A70B (Soon to be modded) Logitech Wireless 
Mouse Pad
Desk :D 
  hide details  
Reply
Xplor
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9450 @ 3.4Ghz (425 x 8) DFI DK P45-T2RS PLUS Palit 9800GT 2GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800 @ 850 5-5-5-15 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 500GB SataII LG HD DVD, Blu-ray Combo Drive Windows Vista Ultimate Samsung 226BW 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Wireless 550w Generic Lian Li PC-A70B (Soon to be modded) Logitech Wireless 
Mouse Pad
Desk :D 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 8
Either standoffs on top or hang it off the back with the later being easier are the standard places for a rad
quad core madness
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Lapped Intel Core 2 Quad - Q6600 G0 Stepping Asus P5K Deluxe WiFi ATi Sapphire HD 6950 2GB Unlocked 8GB G.Skill Pi Black DDR2-800 PC2-6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
60GB OCZ Solid 2 SSD Samsung SATA 18X DVD Burner Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dell 3007WFP-HC + 2x 2007FP in PLP 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky Shine Blue, MX Red Corsair HX620 620W Lian Li V1000 Plus Black Razer Mamba 2012 
Mouse PadAudio
XTrack Ripper XL Creative X-Fi XtremeMusic 
  hide details  
Reply
quad core madness
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Lapped Intel Core 2 Quad - Q6600 G0 Stepping Asus P5K Deluxe WiFi ATi Sapphire HD 6950 2GB Unlocked 8GB G.Skill Pi Black DDR2-800 PC2-6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
60GB OCZ Solid 2 SSD Samsung SATA 18X DVD Burner Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dell 3007WFP-HC + 2x 2007FP in PLP 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky Shine Blue, MX Red Corsair HX620 620W Lian Li V1000 Plus Black Razer Mamba 2012 
Mouse PadAudio
XTrack Ripper XL Creative X-Fi XtremeMusic 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 8
Even with one fan off your rad it will still perform a little better then a PA.2, it will just cool passively, any air flow you could shoot in its direction would help a little...

Top mount would be nice, I like my rad out in the cooler room ambients anyway, I'd have it pulling air into the case instead of out, again so you would be pulling cooler air through the rad...

Can you mount it in the inside bottom? The only thing to watch is having the base of the case high enough for good air circulation, and drawing into the case like that can get it kind of dusty...

The rad-box as linked is another good option, I like them to...Use a little piece of something to divert your PSU and GPU hot air off to the side so its not drawn through the rad....I use a little piece of cut out bleach jug, just paint it black, you can always take it off for pic's...Just loosen the PSU a little and slide it in the retainer...On the GPU I do the same in a PCI slot...

I have just made stands for them also out of 1/8" aluminum flat bar and just set it to the side or behind my rig....

My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8600 4545Mhz*9 w/1.29V DFI DK P45 XFX 8800 GS D9GKX & D9GMH 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
2x Seagate 160 Perp. RD-1 2x Asus Vista Premium Corsair HX 620 
Case
Open Bench 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8600 4545Mhz*9 w/1.29V DFI DK P45 XFX 8800 GS D9GKX & D9GMH 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
2x Seagate 160 Perp. RD-1 2x Asus Vista Premium Corsair HX 620 
Case
Open Bench 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ira-k View Post
Even with one fan off your rad it will still perform a little better then a PA.2, it will just cool passively, any air flow you could shoot in its direction would help a little...

Top mount would be nice, I like my rad out in the cooler room ambients anyway, I'd have it pulling air into the case instead of out, again so you would be pulling cooler air through the rad...

Can you mount it in the inside bottom? The only thing to watch is having the base of the case high enough for good air circulation, and drawing into the case like that can get it kind of dusty...

The rad-box as linked is another good option, I like them to...Use a little piece of something to divert your PSU and GPU hot air off to the side so its not drawn through the rad....I use a little piece of cut out bleach jug, just paint it black, you can always take it off for pic's...Just loosen the PSU a little and slide it in the retainer...On the GPU I do the same in a PCI slot...

I have just made stands for them also out of 1/8" aluminum flat bar and just set it to the side or behind my rig....


i may build a stand for it. That sounds like a good idea. That way i do not have to mod my case any more. no, it wont fit in the bottom of the case.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500K gigabyte z68x-ud3h-b3 2 x Sapphire 6950 (unlocked to 6970) 12Gb Gskill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOSCase
Intel X25 SSD, 6TB WD Greens Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Soldam Windy Alcadia FX2000R SOJ 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500K gigabyte z68x-ud3h-b3 2 x Sapphire 6950 (unlocked to 6970) 12Gb Gskill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOSCase
Intel X25 SSD, 6TB WD Greens Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Soldam Windy Alcadia FX2000R SOJ 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 8
I really like them on stands like that, keeps them out in the air, out of the way, they are really pretty handy like that....Your PA will look sick on a stand, its such a nice thick looking rad with its shrouds...
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8600 4545Mhz*9 w/1.29V DFI DK P45 XFX 8800 GS D9GKX & D9GMH 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
2x Seagate 160 Perp. RD-1 2x Asus Vista Premium Corsair HX 620 
Case
Open Bench 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8600 4545Mhz*9 w/1.29V DFI DK P45 XFX 8800 GS D9GKX & D9GMH 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
2x Seagate 160 Perp. RD-1 2x Asus Vista Premium Corsair HX 620 
Case
Open Bench 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 8
I just sit mine on top of the case, after removing the black cover.
Shinobu
(16 items)
 
Nodoka
(16 items)
 
Index
(4 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-3570K Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe HD6450 Flex Crucial 16GB (2x 8GB) Ballistix Elite 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250GB TOSHIBA DT01ACA300 Arch Linux Dell UltraSharp U2713HM 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Dell U2410 Dell 2407WFP Cherry - Cherry Blue Switches (Unlabeled keys) Seasonic X-650 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
BitFenix Prodigy Black Logitech M570 Trackball Sennheiser HD595 Creative GigaWorks T20 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570K Zotac Z77-ITX WiFi EVGA 680 GTX Samsung 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 256GB 830 Samsung SpinPoint HD501LJ Windows 7 Dell U2410 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardCase
Dell 2407WFP Dell E248WFP Cherry Black (MX Blue Switches, Blank Keys) Silverstone Sugi SG08B 
MouseAudioAudio
Logitech Trackman Logitech Z-5500 Sennheiser HD595s 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD Athlon II X2 240e Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Crucial 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz Ballistix Sport 1.5TB Hard Drives 
  hide details  
Reply
Shinobu
(16 items)
 
Nodoka
(16 items)
 
Index
(4 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-3570K Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe HD6450 Flex Crucial 16GB (2x 8GB) Ballistix Elite 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250GB TOSHIBA DT01ACA300 Arch Linux Dell UltraSharp U2713HM 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Dell U2410 Dell 2407WFP Cherry - Cherry Blue Switches (Unlabeled keys) Seasonic X-650 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
BitFenix Prodigy Black Logitech M570 Trackball Sennheiser HD595 Creative GigaWorks T20 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570K Zotac Z77-ITX WiFi EVGA 680 GTX Samsung 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 256GB 830 Samsung SpinPoint HD501LJ Windows 7 Dell U2410 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardCase
Dell 2407WFP Dell E248WFP Cherry Black (MX Blue Switches, Blank Keys) Silverstone Sugi SG08B 
MouseAudioAudio
Logitech Trackman Logitech Z-5500 Sennheiser HD595s 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD Athlon II X2 240e Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Crucial 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz Ballistix Sport 1.5TB Hard Drives 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Water Cooling
Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › Best way to mount PA120.3 to Cosmos 1000?