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Is this even possible with a Swiftech Radbox?

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a c 84 K Overclocking
April 6, 2012 6:22:18 PM

I have my swiftech radbox mounted on the back (320 rad w/3xScythe Ultra Kaze) at the exhaust fan opening of my Rosewill Challenger case but I really don't like the idea of excluding the exhaust fan (yes there is a 140mm exhaust on the top but I'd like a 120mm at the back to balance out the side window fan) - I'm at a loss of how to install both the Radbox and an exhaust fan. I know I can make new mounting holes in the case but I would perfer not to disassemble my rig at this time (bad enough I have finish my cable management from last upgrade).

How to mount a Radbox and Exhaust fan together?

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a c 190 K Overclocking
April 6, 2012 6:42:30 PM

Have the exhaust fan in place, but mount decoupling brackets to hold the rad? (Rad may need feet at the bottom to give additional support)
post a pic for us of it as is if you can
Moto
a c 84 K Overclocking
April 6, 2012 7:16:04 PM

It'll be a day or two before I can get it out to take a pic...
I like your radbox project - checked it out earlier - I'm thinking of making one out of an old computer case I have - I'll have to document it's destruction/construction for here...
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a b K Overclocking
April 6, 2012 7:26:11 PM

good idea, I like the concept of using old stuff for more than jest taking up space(I'm a pack rat for computer parts) what kind of case? this is cool.
a c 76 K Overclocking
April 6, 2012 7:29:51 PM

if i can be of any assistance, yes you can use what you have in mind. just use the long screws provided with the radbox. should pass through the 25mm fan and the 25mm radbox and bolt on the outside of the case with the washers and nuts.

you get an instruction pamphlet/paper inside the radbox. One other thing is that the hot air exhausted can also feed into your rad, so you might see a few deg increase in temps. I'm picky about the air that goes into the case+rads :p 

hope this helps.




http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2160...




*simple google image search with " swiftech radbox" :/ 

@ toolmaker_03 -
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what kind of case?
Rosewill Challenger :) 
a c 84 K Overclocking
April 6, 2012 8:36:16 PM

The case I'll be hacking on is a Gateway Media Center PC from 2001 or so - it's a good size case (so it'll handle my triple rad) unlike ALL of my other old cases (micro-desktops donated from family members - "Here, you fix PC's, take this..." How do you say with tact, "Look grandma, that thing was a POS when you bought it, what makes you think I can fix it 6+ years later let alone find parts for it" so they stack up in my garage - at least I'm not stockpiling CRT's anymore!) Sorry, I digress.

Thanks Lutfij, I remember seeing that but when I did the install, I couldn't get things to line up - always one bolt just a little off - so I gave up for then. Now, I'm thinking there is a trick... maybe just patience... I'll be working on it again here soon and use that as a starting point - don't know though, I remember being very frustrated.
a c 190 K Overclocking
April 6, 2012 9:01:59 PM

when fastening multiple bolts/screws,
pin each one in a little, then alternately tighten each one,
just like a clutch basket or Cpu block,
@Lutfij, you knew what I meant hehe cheers for posting the pic
Moto
a c 76 K Overclocking
April 6, 2012 9:23:16 PM

@ modo - well, erm i'm an owner of the radbox and was amazed at how you could even use it off of an 80 mm fan mount. That said, you+OP gave me the idea :)  i also feel that loosing out on a fan is kind of a bummer, but i have a full tower case, so heat isn't much of an issue as it'll go up to the topside vents...unlike most Mid tower or mini tower cases. (not trying to rub Op's nose in it)

@ C12Friedman - patience is key with these stuff , esp regarding PC hardware - most times they don't click into place cos of faulty workmanship/manufacturing. Take it easy, and go for a walk or just don't look at the bugger :p  + you're welcome

* try installing Win7 x64 on a 2004 machine via USB while trying to do CMD off of a machine two rooms away and going back an forth trying to make it into a boot drive - not good :/ 
a b K Overclocking
April 6, 2012 9:46:07 PM

hack into to it, sounds fun, are you planning to remove all the bay mounting. maybe the back plate as well, or maybe use the holes in the back plate for fans ohhh!! so many possibilities, any way will the rad be laying down or standing up for this or even at a 45* angle jest because you can.
a c 84 K Overclocking
April 6, 2012 10:13:19 PM

toolmaker_03 said:
hack into to it, sounds fun, are you planning to remove all the bay mounting. maybe the back plate as well, or maybe use the holes in the back plate for fans ohhh!! so many possibilities, any way will the rad be laying down or standing up for this or even at a 45* angle jest because you can.


Ahhh, but that is a post for another day

p.s. stay tuned for that (but don't hold your breath - still a month or so before I get started with that one - still in the design stage)
a c 76 K Overclocking
April 6, 2012 10:40:19 PM

^ we would be even happier to give you feedback about it :D  modo esp :D 
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