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post #1 of 35
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I was wondering if I can have screw who pass through my top case only on one side of my rad.

Here a fast picture for explain my question :



It is to mount a RS240 on the top of a Lian Li K62 (didn't have it yet) and it was my idea to clear the heatsink of the mobo (who it think it be in the way of my rad)

Thanks, Lee ~
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post #2 of 35
That's going to put alot of torque on the side of the rad and top of the case. You might be able to get away with it, but there may be a gap formed on the loose side, and it may cause noise if it can vibrate. Even getting one screw in on that side would be a big help. Zipties or something similar can help too if you need more support.
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post #3 of 35
Hi.

If the rad is horizontal (which it seems it is), you will need support on both sides of the rad. The flanges along one edge are probably not rigid enough to support the rad and the water weight safely or securely.

If the rad is vertical (hanging) then that would work, although IMHO it is not preferable.

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post #4 of 35
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On the top of the lian li K62, they have a cross on the hole, they will be between the rad and the fan (the fan will be screw on the rad). Do you think it will be enough to hold it?

Pics of what i mean :



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post #5 of 35
Not a good idea, even if you could get it to be mount all it would take is something to accidentally hit it and your radiator would be ruined.
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post #6 of 35
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It will be screw to the fan (with all the 8 screws) and be in samish with the cross (like in the paint pic i have link).

Now, The fan will hold the rad and between they will have the cross. I believe it will be enough to hold the rad... no?
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post #7 of 35
If the grid of the case is solid it will hold (albeit somewhat in a rickety manner) but IMHO it is not recommended.

I did a similar mod. On a TJ07 wherein I fabricated a frame (see Liquid Chameleon in sig). The frame passes all structural stress to the top panel of the case on all four sides.
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post #8 of 35
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If I found a steel sheet, like 0.8mm thick, and I make a frame, it will hold without any issue?
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post #9 of 35
If you use something like 12mm long bolts you should be fine with attaching it through the case teats what i've done in my rig everything went fine
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post #10 of 35
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The problem here is if the rad will be enough secure to the top. To mount it, it will be a peace of cake ^^
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