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I wondering if there is mod or a product to slide or securely place a RAD on/in a case.

Just to give a better perspective of where I am coming from, here is a pic of my Vulcan.



I dont want a permanent solution as obviously a water cooling loop needs to be properly maintained and I would need to be able to remove the Radiator for that.

I appreciate any info or suggestions towards this end
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I wondering if there is mod or a product to slide or securely place a RAD on/in a case.

Just to give a better perspective of where I am coming from, here is a pic of my Vulcan.



I dont want a permanent solution as obviously a water cooling loop needs to be properly maintained and I would need to be able to remove the Radiator for that.

I appreciate any info or suggestions towards this end
Koolance makes a detachable bracket to mount a rad, it would be pretty bulky in your situation I think. You could easily use Velcro or double-sided tape in a setup like that where gravity won't impact adhesion over time.
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hmm, I looked at the koolance one you mentioned, and yeah it actually wont work for how I did this, its basically just a hole in the top where the rad is now.

What I need is a way to bolt it to the empty slots besides the rad obviously using the same holes of the rad with maybe like a brace?

maybe something similar to this?

http://www.overclock.co.uk/product/P...0mm_25397.html

Except I dont need it as a stand, just as middle man between the rad and pc case

thanks for the info though
    
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hmm, I looked at the koolance one you mentioned, and yeah it actually wont work for how I did this, its basically just a hole in the top where the rad is now.

What I need is a way to bolt it to the empty slots besides the rad obviously using the same holes of the rad with maybe like a brace?

maybe something similar to this?

http://www.overclock.co.uk/product/P...0mm_25397.html

Except I dont need it as a stand, just as middle man between the rad and pc case

thanks for the info though
I know what you're asking, I haven't ever seen one, but I'm sure you can cobble something together What's the problem with the screws though the roof of the case? ...you only need 4 screws for a setup like that, since gravity holds the rad you're mostly just looking to maintain it's position side to side instead of support the whole weight.
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Oh ok

The problem is that the Vulcan isnt made for 360 rad's in fact as far as length is concerned it barely fit, and is really just sitting on maybe less than an 1/8th of an inch around.

Glad your with me on this one though, I didnt know how else to describe it lol
    
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Oh ok

The problem is that the Vulcan isnt made for 360 rad's in fact as far as length is concerned it barely fit, and is really just sitting on maybe less than an 1/8th of an inch around.

Glad your with me on this one though, I didnt know how else to describe it lol
Ah ok, now I get it more. So the rad isn't screwed in at all, it's just resting on that lip?
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Ah ok, now I get it more. So the rad isn't screwed in at all, it's just resting on that lip?
Yes, for the moment. At the time I just wanted to get the pc working until I restart this in July.

Any idea's on a clean solution? I have something in mind but currently have no means to that end.
    
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Yes, for the moment. At the time I just wanted to get the pc working until I restart this in July.

Any idea's on a clean solution? I have something in mind but currently have no means to that end.
Using washers is a pretty common solution, or you could use a rad-grill frame on the inside to help clamp the rad in place.
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what kind of grill would work? wouldnt have to be oversize?
    
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what kind of grill would work? wouldnt have to be oversize?
Not likely, there's overlap already between the case and rad, and the grills are cut wider than the rads anyway to allow them to support the rad in a ceiling mod setup.
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