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So did they update the drop in mount or just do a special one for that one PC?

As far as I am aware, all of the drop in mounts are that way, I have them in 2 different SM8's, an STH10, and an S3, and they are all set with the radiator offset to one end, so that rotating the mount 180-degrees will put the rad either closer to the front or rear of the case depending on your needs.
post #4692 of 22267
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As far as I am aware, all of the drop in mounts are that way, I have them in 2 different SM8's, an STH10, and an S3, and they are all set with the radiator offset to one end, so that rotating the mount 180-degrees will put the rad either closer to the front or rear of the case depending on your needs.

Kevin made a special one for me but I believe he did say that they will start making them that way for 31mm tops. You see drop in mounts were designed to be used with the 120mm tops where a radiator can potentially be installed above the case in the top with the ports facing down.
Edited by Ragsters - 2/14/14 at 7:50pm
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Kevin made a special one for me but I believe he did say that they will start making them that way for 31mm tops. You see drop in mounts were designed to be used with the 120mm tops where a radiator can potentially be installed above the case in the top with the ports facing down.
And the one made for you doesn't have the area relieved for the tubing/ports? Why? I've never used a 120mm top, always a 31 or 38 depending on which one the case I'm getting has available. I only use them to house the fans. And why did you use a 5mm spacer? Just to put the fans closer to the mesh itself?
Edited by Jimhans1 - 2/14/14 at 7:59pm
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And the one made for you doesn't have the area relieved for the tubing/ports? Why? I've never used a 120mm top, always a 31 or 38 depending on which one the case I'm getting has available. I only use them to house the fans. And why did you use a 5mm spacer? Just to put the fans closer to the mesh itself?

That's correct. No area for the tubing/ports. I used the 5mm gasket because my radiator was still too long and the screw tap bump-out got in the way. Its hard to explain. Basically in-order for a drop-in-mount to be used as it should, the radiator can not be longer than the top opening of the case. If the radiator is longer than the opening you will use the mount as if it were a normal top and hold the radiator up while trying to install. The problem with this is that the case has these little screw taps that bump out like around 2-3mm. Those will get in the way so there needs to be a spacer.
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That's correct. No area for the tubing/ports. I used the 5mm gasket because my radiator was still too long and the screw tap bump-out got in the way. Its hard to explain. Basically in-order for a drop-in-mount to be used as it should, the radiator can not be longer than the top opening of the case. If the radiator is longer than the opening you will use the mount as if it were a normal top and hold the radiator up while trying to install. The problem with this is that the case has these little screw taps that bump out like around 2-3mm. Those will get in the way so there needs to be a spacer.
Ah I see, it's just claiming back the tubing cutout as it's not needed. I guess that would all depend on my rad, but centered is better if all is equal.
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Not worth the effort for me.

Totally worth it for me. Spending a few bucks and a few hours of my time, gives me a more unique look and not to mention makes most scratches invisible.
    
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I think the AX rads look much better in there anyway. Obviously UT60 perform better, but I doubt Ragsters needs that extra cooling power with the components he has.

btw, amazing build Ragsters...one of my favs around here.
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With the 31mm extended top on the SM8, do you still need a blank top flex bay slot?
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post #4699 of 22267
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With the 31mm extended top on the SM8, do you still need a blank top flex bay slot?

That really depends on your rad thickness and whether your going push pull or not. With my SM8, I have the top 480 on the bottom side of the drop in, and fans in push pull, so one set of fans above the drop in and one below, the rad is the EK XTX480, and yes, the top flex bay is being intruded into. If you ran a 45mm rad and fans only at the top, you should be able to use that top flex bay.
Edited by Jimhans1 - 2/14/14 at 11:32pm
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Hey guys! I just wanted to show you my updated Sm8. Added a 480 up top since last time I posted a picture. i also got rid of my optical drive and did some better cable management. Let me know what you guys think. This is my first water cooling rig.




At first I couldn't install the 480 up top. Then Kevin hooked me up with a new drop in mount made for 31mm tops to replace the original one. Using the new mount and 5mm gaskets I was able to make it work. Thanks Kevin! smile.gif
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Hey guys! I just wanted to show you my updated Sm8. Added a 480 up top since last time I posted a picture. i also got rid of my optical drive and did some better cable management. Let me know what you guys think. This is my first water cooling rig.




At first I couldn't install the 480 up top. Then Kevin hooked me up with a new drop in mount made for 31mm tops to replace the original one. Using the new mount and 5mm gaskets I was able to make it work. Thanks Kevin! smile.gif

Looks great! How's the performance of those aluminum shrouded XSPC radiators? I am building a white S5 and saw those awesome white aluminum rads but I don't know if the performance would be much different from a 30mm Alphacool, for example, or if the brass/copper construction is "bad". I am not a veteran and all I know is that it seemed like Alphacool rads were the recommended ones since they perform well and are full copper. I'd prefer the XSPC for looks but I don't want to sacrifice much performance (since this build will have only two 30mm thick dual rads for a 4770k and SLI 780's), or cause any headaches that brass/copper mix might cause (if that's even an issue). I kind of want to try something different anyway, if not the XSPC then maybe Black Ice? Anyone have any thoughts/recommendations?
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