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post #12861 of 22329
I figure no one outside of the actual CL guys might be able to help but: has anyone been able to actually fit in a triple 180mm rad mount anywhere in the TX10 (pedestal or otherwise) as a drop-in? I can't fathom how this would work at all with <= 25mm thick fans in the front as it is supposedly designed to be. If I am missing something here, I am all ears. The top and bottom lips on the mount just about fit through the pedestal top and bottom edges but only at a steep angle, and then you have to angle it again to get the sides inn place to use the thumbscrews with.

I have sent an email to Jim and KC as well but figured they might not have the time to look at this till next week.
post #12862 of 22329
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Originally Posted by geggeg View Post

I figure no one outside of the actual CL guys might be able to help but: has anyone been able to actually fit in a triple 180mm rad mount anywhere in the TX10 (pedestal or otherwise) as a drop-in? I can't fathom how this would work at all with <= 25mm thick fans in the front as it is supposedly designed to be. If I am missing something here, I am all ears. The top and bottom lips on the mount just about fit through the pedestal top and bottom edges but only at a steep angle, and then you have to angle it again to get the sides inn place to use the thumbscrews with.

I have sent an email to Jim and KC as well but figured they might not have the time to look at this till next week.

Sounds like the 560 brackets for my MH10 pedestal.
Not a drop in mount as we might think of it...
I also have to angle them in and then attach them to the vertical rails - can be painful rolleyes.gif

BUT I think the design has been revised for most of the newer models and are true drop in - mount from the outside thumb.gif
Edited by fast_fate - 5/30/15 at 6:08pm
post #12863 of 22329
Hmmm this is from Stren back when he first got his TX10 so it might well be an older design. But from the one pic on the website, I don't know if anything has changed. I would not mind it being a more permanent installation but I don't think I will ever be able to install or take it off with fans in the front at all which is what makes me want to take a dremel out before I stop realizing that it won't do anything but compromise on structural integrity of the case/pedestal.
post #12864 of 22329
seems as though should be a drop in for the ped and looks like external mounting.
I can see why confused that doesn't seem to fit headscratch.gif
Product Description
Drop in Radiator Side Mount for the TX10 Pedestal. Mounts a 180.3 (540) radiator with 15mm fan spacing. Thumbscrews included.

Note: Will fit in the TX10 upper and lower chambers, but you will loose the drop in feature.

post #12865 of 22329
The rad mount is higher than the gap that the pedestal allows, so it has to be angled inwards. I will take some pics to show what I mean, hang on.

Edit:





Excuse the piece of tape used to hold the rad mount/fan in place for the quick pics. You can see what I mean here by the rad mount being taller than the actual gap in the pedestal, let alone the case itself where it doesn't even go in at all. So what I do is angle it in all the way aside from the locking lip on one side, as shown for the right side here below:



Then I push it outwards and to the right past the pin on the case so I can then get the left lip out:



Then line up the mount and screw it down. This is impossible to do with fans on either end, and I only barely managed it in the fan in the middle by flexing the ends a lot- not happening once a rad is on the other side too. The problem now is that there is no way to slide a standard 25mm thick fan in between:





So the only option I see is to have no/slim fan in front and do as you please behind as long as you can balance out the awkward installation.
Edited by geggeg - 5/30/15 at 7:23pm
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post #12867 of 22329
Alright! Blue Is Added





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@TheCautiousOne Very nice. I like that more over the Orange. But if it is your radiators and the pH that caused the Orange to change, the blue might change to. You should've blitz the rads before you added the blue.
    
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@TheCautiousOne Very nice. I like that more over the Orange. But if it is your radiators and the pH that caused the Orange to change, the blue might change to. You should've blitz the rads before you added the blue.



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post #12870 of 22329
Quote:
Originally Posted by geggeg View Post

The rad mount is higher than the gap that the pedestal allows, so it has to be angled inwards. I will take some pics to show what I mean, hang on.

Edit: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




Excuse the piece of tape used to hold the rad mount/fan in place for the quick pics. You can see what I mean here by the rad mount being taller than the actual gap in the pedestal, let alone the case itself where it doesn't even go in at all. So what I do is angle it in all the way aside from the locking lip on one side, as shown for the right side here below:



Then I push it outwards and to the right past the pin on the case so I can then get the left lip out:



Then line up the mount and screw it down. This is impossible to do with fans on either end, and I only barely managed it in the fan in the middle by flexing the ends a lot- not happening once a rad is on the other side too. The problem now is that there is no way to slide a standard 25mm thick fan in between:




So the only option I see is to have no/slim fan in front and do as you please behind as long as you can balance out the awkward installation.

OK - well that seems to be a hybrid drop in - lol

On my MH10 560 pedestal mount, the mount is threaded, not the frame, so I can fully assemble the cooler pack, angle it into the ped and then secure it from the outside.

Only option I see for your 540 mount is to manouver the fully assembled cooler pack into the ped and secure it to the frame from the inside.

Would this work questionmark.gif
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