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  1. Posts : 7,710
    3-Win-7Prox64 3-Win10Prox64 3-LinuxMint20.2
       #171

    Hi,
    Yeah the couple rads I've used only ek's were really unkind to screw length to the point it's right in the rad water channel way
    Hardware labs is between the water channel in the fin area but still don't want to mess with them they are soldered on and can tear the fin off the water channel.

    But if really looking a for a rad hardware labs has the best ones really GTS series is popular and GTR I believe it is.
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  2. Posts : 2,976
    Windows 11
       #172

    ThrashZone said:
    Hi,
    Rads come with both long and short screws
    They don't really account for push/ pull fan configuration so if you want fans on both sides of the rad you'll need to find some more longer screws
    Any hardware store will have them just take one with you.

    280mm radiator fits perfectly on the front assuming you don't use hdd rack. about the smallest rad I'd use 240mm just isn't good enough.

    Oops
    But on another note D450 case already comes with screws for the front fans which you can still use for those fans
    Short screws just to attach the rad there are good
    And it also should come with long screws for secondary fans on the inside so you should be all set for push/ pull or just single case fan config.
    Want to do it like this, radiator on the inside and fans in the normal front fan mount space. There is a plate between the radiator and fans... It looks like you would need extra long screws to go through both the fan and radiator...

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  3. Posts : 235
    Win 10 Pro x64
       #173

    Kol12 said:
    Want to do it like this, radiator on the inside and fans in the normal front fan mount space. There is a plate between the radiator and fans... It looks like you would need extra long screws to go through both the fan and radiator...

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    You use the longer screws provided with the rad as they should be designed to fit through the fan, rad, and the thing the rad is attached to. Just don't over tighten or tighten to tight so you don't puncture the rad. Some rads now have under the screw hole a plate so you can't puncture the rad. Fans are normally around 25mm thick so the screws are normally around 31mm I think.
    Malcolm
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  4. Posts : 7,710
    3-Win-7Prox64 3-Win10Prox64 3-LinuxMint20.2
       #174

    Hi,
    You can do that but you don't really need too
    The front fan holes are offset from where a 280mm radiator would mount
    Yellow for where the rad would mount with short screws
    Red for where normal mount for 140mm fans now mount
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  5. Posts : 2,976
    Windows 11
       #175

    ThrashZone said:
    Hi,
    You can do that but you don't really need too
    The front fan holes are offset from where a 280mm radiator would mount
    Yellow for where the rad would mount with short screws
    Red for where normal mount for 140mm fans now mount
    I see. The EK rads look like they only have screw hole spacing for standard 140mm width but I'm not certain... Will probably use an EK CoolStream 280 SE... Do they have separate fan and mount holes? EK-CoolStream SE 280 – EK Webshop
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  6. Posts : 7,710
    3-Win-7Prox64 3-Win10Prox64 3-LinuxMint20.2
       #176

    Kol12 said:
    I see. The EK rads look like they only have screw hole spacing for standard 140mm width but I'm not certain... Will probably use an EK CoolStream 280 SE... Do they have separate fan and mount holes? EK-CoolStream SE 280 – EK Webshop
    Hi,
    You do not want that radiator
    They do have a new model that is supposed to be better
    But I don't see them the now do not have the frame around them anymore plus the se series is the worst series rad they sell
    CE series is a bit better and is what I used for a while with my 2 ek 280 kits but really PE is a better series and should fit too.

    Here's the one you want didn't see a black one though performance pc you can use OCN-88 discount code but you're in the UK I see :/
    Black Ice Nemesis 280GTS(R) Ultra Stealth U-Flow Low Profile Radiator - White by Hardware Labs (White color)

    https://www.amazon.com/Black-Ice-HWL.../dp/B01636K6FI
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  7. Posts : 7,710
    3-Win-7Prox64 3-Win10Prox64 3-LinuxMint20.2
       #177
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  8. Posts : 2,976
    Windows 11
       #178

    @ThrashZone I'm in NZ not UK.

    Well I am already running one of the CoolStream SE 280 in my CPU only loop and performance seems OK to me but have nothing to compare to so...

    The additional 280 rad will be temporary, it's to get the GPU waterblock into the 450D until I decide on a new case. The new case is likely going to be 360mm rads and that's where the rad quality and money spent will matter... The 280's won't be re-utilized.

    PE Series is 240 and 360mm rads, no 280mm... Are you saying that a PE 360mm would fit the 450D front? That would be ideal as I could re-utilize the rad in another build.
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  9. Posts : 1,096
    win 10
       #179

    I use the XE series. Rads and reservoirs are something you will use across many many builds. Get the best they have, it is well worth the money.
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  10. Posts : 7,710
    3-Win-7Prox64 3-Win10Prox64 3-LinuxMint20.2
       #180

    Hi,
    If that's the case get hardware labs rads no need to waste money on ek crappy rads at all especially se/ ce like I said pe and as doorules said ex are the only rads that are okay
    And even then they all come with an unnecessary extra possible leak where other rads only have one

    If you notice where the hose connections on the rads are
    That is a removable adapter and the oring often gets damaged on assembly so if I had known that I would never of bought an ek rad at all
    Leaks are a bad thing why take the chance but buy what you want too
    OCN-88 for 5% off at performance pc they will also be having a labor day discount code too soon.
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