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Help finding Aquacomputer Airplex 480 fan shrouds

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Blueboy1986

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Hey everyone!

Been looking around to find some shrouds for my nifty new Aquacomputer AMS 480:D but not having much luck...:bang head

I know koolance makes a 120mm x4 fan shroud, would that work? I haven't seen too many DIY shrouds for this rad, has anyone seen any? Also, what are the chances that I could use 140MM fans on this rad? perhaps using some adaptor(s)? Also, as for the fan shrouds, I would be open to any DIY projects, I would appreciate some pointing in the right direction. I have a new dremel coming in soon this week for some case mods, would love to put it to work for any additional mods.

Would this ->http://koolance.com/4-x-120mm-fan-radiator-shroud-silver

work for this -->http://www.frozencpu.com/products/1...tor_-_Copper_Fins_-_Single_Circuit_33051.html

Thanks for the help in advance guys, I been out of the overclocking scene for some years and I am new to watercooling all together.
 

ASUS ROG

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It should fit perfectly.
By the way, if you buy that rad, i'm gonna be very jealous with you, that is one beautiful rad, never see anything like it.
 
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Blueboy1986

Blueboy1986

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Well i got it already and well that rad is amazing! i guess now the problem i am having is trying to figure out how to mount it to my case... a bit heavy to use a rad mount utilizing the 120mm mounts on the back of my case..

thanks for your help! :)
 
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Blueboy1986

Blueboy1986

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i got a Cooler Master Cosmos ATX Full Tower Case Silver - RC-1000-KSN1-GP.

I cant tell from the rad mount if it looks sturdy enough? The rad itself is rather heavy and with the 8x120 fans and water in the rad may eventually bend the aluminum back part of my case if i got with that mount bracket?? (going on a hunch) Or if not, bend the bracket itself after a few months.

I was also entertaining a radiator floor stand....
Has anyone seen something similar to a floor rad stand like the guy below? I know he was custom building that but is there something commercial that looks half way decent? Ideally i would want the rad in an upright position as i will be installing the reservoir option on the rad, they side will be up. A found a like from a guy that custom made his. looks so nice, a bit jealous. I know my rad has optional feet but both options don't work for me. Since i have high pile carpet, the small feet wouldn't provide the support and run the risk of having it tilt over while the horizontal feet would just suck up all the carpet fibers and dust?.. if its not one thing is the other...:bang head

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?253990-Quad-140-Radiator-Stand
 
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Conumdrum

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i got a Cooler Master Cosmos ATX Full Tower Case Silver - RC-1000-KSN1-GP.

I cant tell from the rad mount if it looks sturdy enough? The rad itself is rather heavy and with the 8x120 fans and water in the rad may eventually bend the aluminum back part of my case if i got with that mount bracket?? (going on a hunch) Or if not, bend the bracket itself after a few months.

I was also entertaining a radiator floor stand....
Has anyone seen something similar to a floor rad stand like the guy below? I know he was custom building that but is there something commercial that looks half way decent? Ideally i would want the rad in an upright position as i will be installing the reservoir option on the rad, they side will be up. A found a like from a guy that custom made his. looks so nice, a bit jealous. I know my rad has optional feet but both options don't work for me. Since i have high pile carpet, the small feet would provide the support and run the risk of having it leave over while the horizontal feet would just suck up all the carpet fibers and dust?.. if its not one thing is the other...:bang head

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?253990-Quad-140-Radiator-Stand


Use all thread and nuts to mount the rad on the back of the case. Bought at any hobby store. Buy it in the same thread pattern/size of your rad screws. 3' is enough, use 3" pieces, two at the top, 2 at the bottom. Fans can go on the outside of the rad, away from the case.

Seen it done, looks good and it's solid. And cheaper than a rad adaptor.

If your going to have an external rad stand, your going to want to buy the nice but expensive Koolance Quick Disconnets (think it's QD4). Will prevent any water leakage when you have to move the PC.

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums...1-New-Koolance-Quick-Disconnects-(QD2-QD3-QD4

That is the stand I was thinking of. I would put the hoses at the top though to prevent air pockets unless the top of the rad has a bleed port. Look at my rig, both rads have bottom holes, I use them to drain the rads over the sink when it's time for a rebuild. No trapped air at the top of the rad, and very easy to empty.

http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=678189

Having a rad on the floor on a stand will be a dust dust dust magnet. You might look at some fan filters, or once the stand is built, just slide a pantyhose leg over the whole thing. Sexy! LOL.
 
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