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Fitting and Mounting the Top 560mm Hardware Labs SR2 Radiators

For the top radiators I still need to move them further forward than the factory drop-in mount screw slots will allow. I can't move them quite as far forward as I did with the bottom radiators because the top push fans will hit the top of the case opening.

There is no need to move the radiators more outward. So I’ll be extending the current 12 slots on the top.

The top taped up and ready to work on.

First I want to drill a hole right in front of the existing slots. Using a snap center punch again to mark the place to drill.

Again use a smaller size drill first, then a drill just smaller than the width of the slot.

After drilling I peeled the tape off so I could see better. Now using a small round file to file the little piece between the hole and the slot, then a flat file to flatten the sides.

Came out pretty good.

Here’s getting ready to do the center six slots.

All 12 slots elongated now. They started out 9.5mm in length, and are all now 15mm long.

Mounted the top radiators and used an extra stop plug to mark the four areas I need to cut out for the fill ports.

A Dremel tool and a file… yes you can make it fit biggrin.gif

Cut close to the lines and then finish up with a file.

I used the square just to be sure that all four are the same depth

I put a stop plug up there several times while fine tuning the last little bit with the file.

All drilling, cutting, and filing complete.

The top radiators mounted.

The Fill Port Set-up

I’ll have two fill ports, one on the inside port of each top radiator, and two air bleeder valves on the top outside ports. I’m not sure how useful the air bleeder ports are going to be, but I’m going to try them out. I can always swap them out for stop plugs if I want to.

As you can see, I only have one air bleeder at the moment.

Four down, and two to go.

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Asus Rampage Extreme VI
2x EVGA 2080Ti XC Gaming
G.Skill TridentZ Royal 32GB 3600 16-16-16-36
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Intel Optane SSD 480GB
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Hardware Labs Black Ice SR2 Radiators 4x 560mm + 2x 280mm
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2x Aquacomputer D5s with custom chrome plated Bitspower mod kits
2x Aquacomputer Aqualis 880ml Reservoirs with Nano Coating & Aquabus Interface
CaseLabs THW10 with Custom Powder Coating
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