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Originally Posted by DRT-Maverick View Post

Hey XNine, I was putting together my radiator/fan setup and hooking it to the 560mm rad-mount and noticed something- the side-mounted radiator mount doesn't have port-holes cut in it like the flexbay radiator mount has (You know the U'shaped cut-outs near the top and bottom, so closed ports can line up flush? If those were cut into the inside part of the radiator mount, alphacool and multi-port radiators would fit better (flush against the radmount). Currently the radmount is pressed against the ports so I have a 1.5-2mm gap between the radiator and the rad-mount. Other than that the radmount is extremely sturdy.




I'll probably make a post in the forum for suggestions. smile.gif

Very interesting. I'll bring this up with Jim and Kevin. I can't promise a change in the design or how quickly it would happen if it did with all the things going in right now, but it's definitely worth bringing up to them.

Thank you for the feedback!
post #9342 of 22175
It's a known compatability issue...
It used to be that just a couple of rad designs were affected, but now with so many more rads have ports on both sides of the tanks.......
It could be time to reconsider a design change.

It would be great if CaseLabs could engineer a solution into the side rad mounts to accommodate fitting of rads with ports on both sides of the tank.
Problem is that each rad manufacturer seems to have the ports in different locations....
making a universal cut out size much harder to achieve because with current mount design there is not too much material left for strength after the cut out for the ports has been done.

As an example here's a modified side mount done for an Alphacool rad...
Notice how close to the vertical "rail" the cut outs have to be, now imagine larger cut outs to accomodate different rad's port locations.
The bracket could be left compromised for strength if too much material was taken away to allow for more/all rad port locations.

EDIT - I think the solution lies in taking away some of the width on the screw mount section and adding it to where the cut outs have to be....
giving the required material for universal cut outs to be incorporated.


Edited by fast_fate - 9/28/14 at 5:32pm
post #9343 of 22175
Most side rad mounts have that niggle I believe, not just the 560s. I know all my 480 side mounts have no cutouts here either.
post #9344 of 22175
Neither did my 360s.

I just took a dremel to them, then a file and then some black touch up paint

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I may try cutting and painting my Rad-mount like that sometime. For now:



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Neither did my 360s.

I just took a dremel to them, then a file and then some black touch up paint

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What did you use on the dremel to get the roud cuts?
post #9348 of 22175
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What did you use on the dremel to get the roud cuts?

I didn't round them actually, I went for a rectangular cutout.
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Structurally it made little difference tbh. They are still sturdy.
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I may try cutting and painting my Rad-mount like that sometime. For now:




I mentioned to you in your post/thread you started "My Idea for a Dual Radiator loop", that it might be a good idea to have a gasket for your rad or hand make one; unfortuneately, you never ack my post., maybe you never read it.
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I can't find a decent gasket for the Alphacool.
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