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I am installing a black ice gt stealth x flow outside of the case. I intend on using a custom cut length of L angle. It will be mounted to the case and the rad. Will this screw with the water chemistry? Will it cause corrosion on the case or rad? Thanx
    
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You pretty much dont want anything aluminium within your loop. Especially with anything copper!

Im not 100% sure what your thinking about doing...

Can you "paint" it up? biggrin.gif
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Because this is going in an antec 300, theres no room for the rad inside. The rad will be mounted vertically, on the back right side of the case, off the corner. I didn't want to use a rad box.
    
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Its fine, as long as no coolant is actually touching or flowing into your case surface.

Will you be drilling holes for the tubes to pass through?

Edit: Released what your trying to do. No.
Edited by Nutty Pumpkin - 2/23/11 at 5:11am
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Al+Cu= no go
dont' do it wink.gif
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Ok, i can make it out of lexan
    
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If it's just to attach the rad to the case, it should be fine. Al+Cu in a loop (water making contact with both) will cause corrosion, but can be prevented with an anti-corrosive (like swiftech HydrX).
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If it's just to attach the rad to the case, it should be fine. Al+Cu in a loop (water making contact with both) will cause corrosion, but can be prevented with an anti-corrosive (like swiftech HydrX).

I prefer "delayed"
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Guys, he's trying to mount the radiator using aluminum mounting brackets.

He's more than fine, corrosion will only occur if the two opposing metals are submerged in an electrolyte. The Rasa Kit itself even uses aluminum mounting brackets.
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Originally Posted by charliehorse55;12493360 
Guys, he's trying to mount the radiator using aluminum mounting brackets.

He's more than fine, corrosion will only occur if the two opposing metals are submerged in an electrolyte. The Rasa Kit itself even uses aluminum mounting brackets.

That is exactly what i'm doing. I didnt give the mixed metals a thought when i grabbed the L angle. If you guys say this is cool, then i'll move forward.

Oh. FYI. I now hate single bay reservoirs.
    
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