Bottom mounting plate for SMA8 series:
I'm currently putting together a SMA8 build. My SMA8 case has a cutout on the bottom - mainly to facilitate easy bottom access for the water cooling components, especially if a solid mid-plate is utilised.
The bottom cover plate is quite thin and I guess not all that suitable for mounting heavy pump assemblies etc directly to this plate. I can just see it vibrating etc due to its thin profile and minimal amount of securing screws. As a cover it works well but for certain it is not really designed to have reasonably heavy items mounted on it.
I note that Caselabs have horizontal and vertical accessory mounts for various cases but they do not seem to have an option for a plate of some sort that you can easily mount large pump assemblies at the very bottom of their cases.
So I came up with this idea:
3mm thick Aluminium plate fitted with low profile right angle brackets. The brackets are positioned to line up exactly with the accessory mounting holes along the framework.
The plate can be moved up or down along the length of the case, once in the desired position you can secure the plate with a handful of short 4mm nuts and bolts. As it is low profile it clears any radiators etc with ease and primarily it does not foul with the radiator mounts.
Once secured to the main framework it forms a rock solid assembly which should be able to handle any vibes etc from my pumps - I will be utilising a dual serial D5 EK pump assembly which is quite heavy.
Small right angle brackets held on with 4mm countersunk hex bolts.
So now I have a re-positionable heavy duty mount/plate for my pumps....!
Maybe Caselabs themselves can consider a similar accessory mount for these cases....?Edited by Costas - 11/17/15 at 3:46am