I'll be picking up parts from the Powdercoaters Monday and the rad mount kit will be available for purchase.
As stated above each kit provides a pictorial instruction sheet, 4 tubes, 4 threaded rods, 4 stop nuts, 4 spacers for the fan frame of open frame fans, 4 washers and 4 acorn nuts. Each kit is cut to a precise length so that there will be no way to overtighten or undertighten the assembly if the instructions are followed.
The kits are divided into Metric and SAE. If you don't know which one you need I can help you determine that. The easy way is to find the rad MFR online and look up the spec.
I will be offering some No Charge Options
with the kits to custom tailor each kit to your needs. You will be able to order the exact threaded rod length to accomodate 3 mounting methods: Direct mount of rad to case (perfect choice for a top panel mount or anywhere where no fan will be used); Standard mount (rad direct to a case fanhole using the case fan); Extended mount (rad gets a fan between tube and case as well as a fan in the case). Basically they are Short, Medium, or Long rod lengths in either Metric or SAE.
Tubes will be available in Raven Black Powdercoat
or Polished Aluminum
. Fan Support Spacers will be available natural (off white), or painted black or silver. Unless special ordered tubes are available in one length. Polished tubes are available cut to a special length immediately, powdercoat tubes will require a ten day turn around and are subject to availablilty. Additional clearance from case to rad is easily accomplished by putting a fan or gutted fan frame between rad and tube and using the Long threaded rods.
Threaded rods will be provided in 5 lengths to facilitate ordering: Short
(Rad to tube to case), Medium 25
(Rad to tube to case to 25mm thick fan), Medium 38
(same as Medium 25 but for a 38mm fan) and Long 25
and Long 38
(Rad to fan to tube to case to fan). Each kit will come with one specified length of 4 threaded rods. Extra threaded rods will be available for $5 per 4 shipped. That way if you decided to go up from 25mm thick fans to 38mm thick fans, or any other dimensional change it will only cost you $5 later on to accomodate the change. I custom cut the rods per order so you can specify your exact requirements. Sizes are the same Metric or SAE.
I will also be offering a couple of inexpensive "Extras"
that you can purchase with the kit.
For $2.50 extra I will provide a .2 OZ tube of Red Loctite
to lock the stop nuts and threaded rod to the radiator body. This is not required for installation and will make the threaded rods quite difficult to remove later on, but it does offer a measure of security.
are available for the kits instead of Acorn nuts at a slight charge.
Metric Thumbnuts are (unfortunately) more expensive than SAE Thumbnuts. 4 stainless steel large diameter head Metric thumbnuts will run you $8 with the purchase of a kit. 4 brass SAE Thumbnuts will run you $2 with a kit. I can paint the thumbnuts at No Charge, but I will not be providing powdercoated hardware. Kits ordered with thumbnuts get slightly longer threaded rods. Thumbnuts can still be used on kits that ship with acorn nuts, but there is less thread.
If you would like to order one of these kits PM me
The easiest way for me to fill your order is if you either describe your set up (i.e Metric or SAE and how you intend to mount the rad and fans) or just ask for the appropriate rod length (i.e. Short, Medium 25, Medium 38, Long 25, Long 38) in either Metric or SAE and state any extras (extra rods of a different length, loctite, thumbnuts) that you need. All prices are shipped so the cost is easy to figure.
Each kit will be $40 shipped
in the US, Canada and UK. International shipping should be inexpensive as these kits are light in weight and pack in a bubblewrap pouch.
Monday I will make a tutorial to show how to properly mount an XSPC 360 using the kit. I will use the photos from the tut to make the instructional sheet so it will be familiar. I'll also post a video showing how to use the kit and detailing the various parts and options.
ThanksEdited by CyberDruid - 8/15/09 at 5:06pm