I'm beginning to launch a mod on my CM Storm scout for watercooling later the end of this year. I've been collecting watercooling parts little by little with the money i earn. I so far have an XSPC radiator, a Swiftech Apogee GTZ block, some barbs+clamps, a reservoir, and the CM Storm scout itself!
Here are the plans, i've tried to make it as 'in scale' as possible.
Ok, to explain it to people who are like '***' to my diagram ATM.
The fans on my radiator are exhaust, and yes, they are exhausting downwards. The 'HDD bay' is put onto its side, yes, i have measured the distance and it can definitely fit
(the length between 5.25" bay and bottom of case was 19cm, the false floor will be up to the height of the PSU which is 9cm and that means I'll have 10cm of space to fit the HDD bay which is 9cm wide, 1cm to fit all the extra widths) One end of the bay is already attached with a sheet of metal, and the other is left dangling. A sheet of acrylic screwing the feet parallel will fix the job up quick.
The HDD bay has holes at the sides right? So the air is passing through the HDDs which are mounted vertically and through the RAD. The airflow separator explains itself.
The acrylic floor will have a meshed rectangle in it to allow air to be sucked through it.
I have mounted the pump into the first HDD slot in the bay, and its nozzles will be poking out of the acrylic base of the HDD bay.
I've made a pair of 80mm fan mounters to mount it on PCI area. Yes, it is taking in air from the BACK. The cool air will travel along the side of the Graphics card (which acts like a mini wall to separate the different air flow paths from the top half and bottom half) and eventually be sucked into the radiator.
The top half is simple, air coming from the front fan, blowing over RAM and northbridge and ending up exhausted outside. Here's the airflow diagram:
I'm very excited on this mod, but I have some concerns before I move on to modding.
I bought the XSPC radiator (rx240) second hand and it didn't come with mounting screws. I know, on the manufacturer page it says '6-32 screws'.
But they don't seem to be right, i try screwing a fan onto the radiator and the screw just slips through easily, some holes give a little resistance and then they slip. How will I mount the fans without using zip-ties or glue? Help!