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Im looking at the Lian Li Lancool PC-K63 (same as K59).

Its got two 140mm fans mounted up top in this proprietary looking plate that uses rubber washers and screws that slide into key-holes. The plate appears to have holes for water tubes.

I cant get a spec for the space available under the top cover, but I'd say its at least 25mm due to the factory fans but I'm hoping its got at least 35mm of space.

I want to use a RS240 rad, so what are my mounting options here...


Top with cover on.



Top with cover removed.



Side shot showing general thickness of top. Factory fans are under the cover but external to the case.
    
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The rad will mount on the fan screws for 120mm fans.


I think it's these:



If you're in any doubt, measure the distance, it should be 12cm or else you could dry fit a 120mm fan to them.


Few notes:
They're quite big holes as a note so you might need to use washers. The size of the bolts will depend on the rad, normally M4 or M3
    
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Heres a way better shot of the factory mounting. Bolt and rubber washer goes on fan, then you stick the assembly into the larger part of the holes in the case and slide the fine over to lock it in place. So the holes are going to be based on a 140mm fan pattern.

    
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Ahhh ok, sorry, I should have read your OP more carefully.

You're right it does look like it's designed to take a rad in the top section and drop the barbs down through the holes.


This may help a bit:

http://www.overclock.net/intel-build...build-new.html

Somebody else recently managed to squash a triple rad into that case


Worth sending them a PM and asking how much (if any) modding went into it.
Edited by Crabid - 4/10/11 at 3:33pm
    
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So am I going to be forced into using a 280mm rad instead?

Or if I insist on using a 240, the only idea I have atm is to place the rad on top, put the fans inside and basically sandwich the whole assembly? I'm not crazy about that idea. Hoping for options regarding adapters or whatever. Something solid that will turn out nice.
    
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I think you have lots of options, by the looks of it there is a decent amount of mobo clearance so you could have the rad on the inside and hold it in place by screwing it to fans above or visa versa.


If you get a tight fitting there you wont need to actually attach them to the case.


otherwise you could get some strip aluminium and drill your own holes in it to mount on.
    
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Well, I've come across quite a few 140mm to 120mm adapters. That would do the trick I suppose.

I'm stuck between this case and the NZXT Tempest Evo which is already drilled for 120mm at the top. However, that case almost demands the radiator being internal with the fans in a pull configuration.

I would like the option of having push fans instead.

Ideas from all are welcome here.
    
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Sweet! Finally found some good info. According to the author of a review, there is a 40mm gap under that top cover and a 25mm gap between mobo and case top. Had to be set up that way for a reason.
    
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