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Mounting pump to ext. radiator?

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So, I currently have a Black Ice GTX 360 and a Swiftech Radbox v2 on an NZXT Phantom.
I'm looking for an inexpensive, yet decent looking way to mount one of bmaverick's Laing DDC to this thing. I've seen a few in-case mounts, but they require modification and irreversible modifications make me cringe. Yes, I am aware that pump as stock might not be able to push through the 360.

I've seen the (UN)Designs Infinite Bracket and the UN Designs Z2 Bracket Rev. 2. I'd rather not spend THAT much for something that I could have done with an Erector Set.

I'm not completely opposed to a new reservoir as I'm not a huge fan of the DangerDen single-bay I have now (threatens to suck air even when completely filled) and I'd like to keep as much of this external as I can. A top/reservoir combo with mounting options might not be bad.

I turn to you, oh wise TPU community, for your advice.
 
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IMO that looks like crap. Why not build a rad enclosure, and have the rad seperate from case....and mount the pump in there
 
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IMO that looks like crap. Why not build a rad enclosure, and have the rad seperate from case....and mount the pump in there
I can't quite say I disagree, if I'm honest. I was considering an enclosure, but didn't want to need two people to move my case. The only solution I could think of were quick disconnects on the feed and return hoses.

I'll admit an external box would be a bit more graceful.
 

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Don't care what it looks like. Take one of these: http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/xsladdcactop.html

Get a male to male fitting (perhaps and extension or two as well), one end in the radiator and one end in the pump top. Route your tube off the other fitting on the pump.
 
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I can't quite say I disagree, if I'm honest. I was considering an enclosure, but didn't want to need two people to move my case. The only solution I could think of were quick disconnects on the feed and return hoses.

I'll admit an external box would be a bit more graceful.
I made an external enclosure on one of my rigs and used quick connects and it works great escpecially for mantainence
 

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I made an external enclosure on one of my rigs and used quick connects and it works great escpecially for mantainence
I made one out of a good sized plastic toolbox/storage box that worked very well.

 
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