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post #1 of 9
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I wanted to know what the best way to mount a double 120mm radiator to the back of my PC using the 120mm exaust port, but not using the exhaust for the rad intake...

Obviously some sort of mount is needed, but which one is the best way?
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post #2 of 9
The best thing to use is a Swiftech RadBox, but they usually go for almost $20. Instead, gut an old 120mm fan and use that as a spacer. Works good!

Here is a link to the RadBox:
http://www.swiftnets.com/products/MCB-120-r2.asp
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post #3 of 9
ya, seconding the radbox. the easiest thing for what you want to do.

there's another method involving a bunch of long threaded rods (found at local hardware stores) and some nuts. *waits for rod + nuts jokes* *sigh*

simply put:
long rod, thread through exhaust fan and case, space before the radiator and its fans, use the nuts to hold it all together at the ends and in between.

although all said and done, it's around the same cost. so it's either the DIY look or the not-so-DIY DIY look
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post #4 of 9
Both above answers are correct, but remember that the radbox includes a baffle to prevent/redirect hot air coming out of the case from going into the radiator.
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Originally Posted by afzsom View Post
Both above answers are correct, but remember that the radbox includes a baffle to prevent/redirect hot air coming out of the case from going into the radiator.
I have mine mounted on the back with the rad box baffle and I still don't put an exhaust fan at the usual back mounted position to avoid that.
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post #6 of 9
Here's an Idea that I used.. Works great..


The 240 rad. mounted, Before the 360



Both rad's
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post #7 of 9
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Here's an Idea that I used.. Works great..


The 240 rad. mounted, Before the 360



Both rad's
Thanks for putting that up. I have seen your mount but wasn't sure how you did it. I have some nice 1/2 aluminum sitting around may have to try that. That is the cats meow!
    
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Just a couple of Home Depot 90 degree brackets here, cut and bent out a little..


Setting them out and to the side, helps keep the case hot exhaust pretty separated once the case covers are put back on.
    
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Originally Posted by Martinm210 View Post
Just a couple of Home Depot 90 degree brackets here, cut and bent out a little..


Setting them out and to the side, helps keep the case hot exhaust pretty separated once the case covers are put back on.
Very nice as well. Thanks for the ideas all!
    
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