While I'm waiting for the people at Sidewinders to get back and ship the rest of my stuff I figured I'd work on the custom Rad mount.
For those who are unfamilar with the Silverstone TJ-09, there is space at the top of the case where you are able to hang a 120x2 radiator. There are mounts you can buy for this (RadSupport09
), but they do not support the 320 rad. For the MCR320 I have to make my own rad mounts to place the radiator at the top of the case.
Initially I took an Angled 1/16" think 1" x 36" piece of aluminum and cut it into two 16" long pieces.
It was made into two 16" pieces because at the time I did not have my MCR320 rad to use as a reference for measuring. I had to pull the dimensions off of swiftech's website. The MCR320 is 16" long and I thought that would be the best length because it leaves some room for error. Better safe than sorry.
I started this early so the two 16" pieces could be shipped with the rest of my case for powdercoating.
After recieving them back it was time to start drilling some holes. There were 6 screw holes (12 total) that I would beable to use to attach a sinlge mount to the radiator. They all measured .6cm in from the edge of the radiator. From the back end of the rad (opposite of the inlet/outlet) hole had to be drilled at the following lengths: 1.9cm; 12.4cm; 13.9; 24.4; 25.9cm; 36.4cm. These were marked on the inside of the angled aluminum.
At first I only drilled the first and last holes: 1.9cm and 36.4cm. I hoped that this would be enough to hold the rad without movement. (It turned out to be fine)
As reccomend by TDN1979 I used washers inbetween the powder and the screws. The end result was this:
Because the aluminum was 1/2" this ment there was on overhang or gap between the side of the radiator and the aluminum that was perpendicular to it. This is what I want because it will allow me to use a longer screw to fasten the radiator to the top panel of the case. It will also keep that screw from scratching the side of the radiator.
A bit blurry, but seen here:
Now all that is left is to attach the rad to the top panel of the case.
Edited by SiNiSt3r - 6/4/09 at 8:03pm