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Anyone tried mounting one of these to the side door of their 932? I'm wondering if I'm going to have enough clearance with an SLI watercooling bridge on my 570s. I currently have a CM Megaflow on the door (30mm), and I'm planning to run that rad (46mm) and 4 AP-15s (25mm). Anyone know of an easy way to measure the dimensions inside of the case with the side door on?
 
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Anyone tried mounting one of these to the side door of their 932? I'm wondering if I'm going to have enough clearance with an SLI watercooling bridge on my 570s. I currently have a CM Megaflow on the door (30mm), and I'm planning to run that rad (46mm) and 4 AP-15s (25mm). Anyone know of an easy way to measure the dimensions inside of the case with the side door on?

One of what? Your link failed you. Try using this pic link next to the paperclip at the top of the toolbar in the reply window. Right click on the pic of what you're talking about and choose "Copy Image location" and then right click in the box "Paste" and it should add the tag for you. thumb.gif

If you're talking about the 200/400 Rad not if your intent is to keep everything internal. The thickness of the Rad coupled with the thickness of the fan(30mm) would interfere with whatever cards you run in your PCI-e slots. wink.gif

Nvm, AT doesn't want to let their pics be used I guess not even Manufacturer stock file pics. redface.gif

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Nywyz... No that Radiator will not fit for 2 reasons. Too big to fit internally in the door and too thick to fit with fans. So the short answer would have been Nope, won't work. mellowsmiley.gif

It WILL however fit on the exterior and having the two grommet holes on the back you COULD mount it to the outside with 4 fans to hold it in place internally Externally and use to Intake to bring cool air through the Rad. The fans being Internal of course. thumb.gif

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Anyone tried mounting one of these to the side door of their 932? I'm wondering if I'm going to have enough clearance with an SLI watercooling bridge on my 570s. I currently have a CM Megaflow on the door (30mm), and I'm planning to run that rad (46mm) and 4 AP-15s (25mm). Anyone know of an easy way to measure the dimensions inside of the case with the side door on?

I know this Isnt quite what you're asking for, but the pannel of the door sits flush against the mesuring point. The bump in the door is worth another 5mm, but don't rely on that space. From the top of the card itself, you have about 85mm.
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Subtract 71 for the fans/rad and you're looking at 14mm or about half an inch of clearence for the cooler, and I've seen those bridges, I don't think there's room. If you could perhaps have the fans on the outside (i dunno, use the water cooling holes or drill a small hole in the door to run power through?) It would open up to around 40mm which may be enough.

tl;dr: thers no real hidden room in the case, measure from the top of the bridge to the edge and that's the room you've got.
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Anyone tried mounting one of these to the side door of their 932? I'm wondering if I'm going to have enough clearance with an SLI watercooling bridge on my 570s. I currently have a CM Megaflow on the door (30mm), and I'm planning to run that rad (46mm) and 4 AP-15s (25mm). Anyone know of an easy way to measure the dimensions inside of the case with the side door on?

I know this Isnt quite what you're asking for, but the pannel of the door sits flush against the mesuring point. The bump in the door is worth another 5mm, but don't rely on that space. From the top of the card itself, you have about 85mm.
450
Subtract 71 for the fans/rad and you're looking at 14mm or about half an inch of clearence for the cooler, and I've seen those bridges, I don't think there's room. If you could perhaps have the fans on the outside (i dunno, use the water cooling holes or drill a small hole in the door to run power through?) It would open up to around 40mm which may be enough.

tl;dr: thers no real hidden room in the case, measure from the top of the bridge to the edge and that's the room you've got.

Don't forget the thickness of the plate needed to mount four 120s' in place. wink.gif

Dammit, stupid me clicking submit instead of preview. Anyway there are screws to be accounted for, gaskets to seal and minimize vibration etc. I'd mount the Rad to the outside and mount grills on it to protect the vanes. But that's just me. wink.gif

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Don't forget the thickness of the plate needed to mount four 120s' in place. wink.gif
Dammit, stupid me clicking submit instead of preview. Anyway there are screws to be accounted for, gaskets to seal and minimize vibration etc. I'd mount the Rad to the outside and mount grills on it to protect the vanes. But that's just me. wink.gif
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The only problem I see with that is now your tubing has to go around back to get in the case. This wouldn't be that big a deal if the 932's side panel didn't open like a door with the hinges in front (no actual hinges, but still). you'd need a lot of extra play in the tubing to get away with it. Of course, the rad on the inside doesn't speak convenience either as now you've got spare tubing that can fold. I'm not really sure why you would ever want a rad or any WC part on a door, the hassle doesn't seem worth it compared to letting it stand on its own beside the case or mounted with brackets some how.
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What should i use to paint the grille's? Just regular spray paint? Or do they need preparing first?
I'm considering getting some red spray paint tomorrow, for something to do.. I'll test it out on a spare PCI bracket first..
 
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What should i use to paint the grille's? Just regular spray paint? Or do they need preparing first?
I'm considering getting some red spray paint tomorrow, for something to do.. I'll test it out on a spare PCI bracket first..

A good paint to use is Universal Advanced. I didn't do anything to my grills before I painted them. Just made sure they were free of dust and oils(handling kind of oils from fingers) separated them from the plastic by foliding the tabs outward so they were straight, popped them out and sprayed them. I think they came out quite well. thumb.gif

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Rustoleum Universal Advanced is a pretty reasonable paint when it's in the color you want. smile.gif

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A good paint to use is Universal Advanced. I didn't do anything to my grills before I painted them. Just made sure they were free of dust and oils(handling kind of oils from fingers) separated them from the plastic by foliding the tabs outward so they were straight, popped them out and sprayed them. I think they came out quite well. thumb.gif
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Rustoleum Universal Advanced is a pretty reasonable paint when it's in the color you want. smile.gif
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Can't get that here! rolleyes.gif
It's Australia and i don't want to order the paint online. I might just get a can of $5 spray paint and see if it works on a spare PCI slot as i said. Good idea or not?

Hopefully i don't get tripped up about buying spray paint, 'cause the laws here are that you have to be over 18 to reduce vandalism.

EDIT: Also interested in the HDD bays and the 5.25 brackets. How do you get them off?
 
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A good paint to use is Universal Advanced. I didn't do anything to my grills before I painted them. Just made sure they were free of dust and oils(handling kind of oils from fingers) separated them from the plastic by foliding the tabs outward so they were straight, popped them out and sprayed them. I think they came out quite well. thumb.gif
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Rustoleum Universal Advanced is a pretty reasonable paint when it's in the color you want. smile.gif
~Ceadder smil3dbd4e4c2e742.gif

Can't get that here! rolleyes.gif
It's Australia and i don't want to order the paint online. I might just get a can of $5 spray paint and see if it works on a spare PCI slot as i said. Good idea or not?

Hopefully i don't get tripped up about buying spray paint, 'cause the laws here are that you have to be over 18 to reduce vandalism.

EDIT: Also interested in the HDD bays and the 5.25 brackets. How do you get them off?

Haha those same laws apply here kid. Maybe buying paint online isn't such a bad thing. wink.gif lol

J/k though. Yeah I would try your paint on a spare slot. Worst that could happen is you're not satisfied with the outcome. thumb.gif

If I knew the brands you guys carry in upside down land I might be a little more helpful. biggrin.gif

HDD brackets have a pin you can take out or you could do like I did and just tape off the actual HDD chassis and just paint the actual portion that will be seen.

Thumb latches come off pretty easily by pulling on the left most portion while pulling away from the cage this should allow the end to come up and over the bump holding it in place but be careful because there are springs that can shoot out and get lost or borked in the process. Try to keep everything together and keep one unit together long enough to have something to compare to when putting it all back together the button has 4 fingers on of which is rather wide. This will help you put it back in the correct way when you go to put it back into the housing if you want a different color like mine are black and my housings are red. smile.gif

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