Originally Posted by Knight26
I believe the monsta 240 would be to long to vertically in the front depending on the what type of blind fittings you use on the bottom ports. You have to have a blind fitting for every unused port on the rad and that will add to the total length. So you would be looking at 279 mm + however think the head of the blank fittings are. I can double check my clearance measurement to be sure. I'm working off of memory since I didn't write it done. I would probably try to mount the monsta on the bottom if you don't have a modular power supply and you can squeeze the cables up nice and tight. Then you could mount the pump or pump/res combo on top of the rad using and a 120 mm adapter bracket. Several companies make them.
The rad that Tom was using as an example is an XSPC RX240. They are 286 mm long according to the spec sheet. That's why he had to bang it in there. The cool stream XT240 is a full 10 mm shorter. 10 mm is just shy of 1/2 inch more clearance and that makes a lot difference.
that's an important point on the G1/4 plugs that i haven't thought of. (+REP)
to mount the mosta in the bottom is possible but for the bottom i think the alphacool XT45 would be a better fit (and come to think of it, in the front it could be better too.) the high point of mounting a rad on the bottom is that it is possible then to mount a 120/140 rad in the front while having a 240 at the bottom. and as for the res / pump, it is possible to get one of those tube res with pump housing and use one of the vertical mounting to miunt it to the front 240 rad.
for me the front 240 would look a bit cleaner and better (plus not as tight) but the bottom 240 gives a little more option for rad real estate. (though if i mount a top 360 rad it won't matter too much)
according to this
a plug should be around 7mm (and the phobya ones look very similar to the alphacool ones) and i guess the g1/4 thread itself is at least half of it or even 5mm (if anyone know how long is a g1/4 it would be very helpful) so while it would be near impossible to fit a monsta there is still, some, hope.Edited by RKTGX95 - 1/16/13 at 1:30pm