"something doesn't look right"
Lol yeah EVGA would be upset with the photoshopping of their trademark!
Funny, but see #7 fyi:
I was looking at my super idea of doing that pull/push thing, andd I think I found maybe a small spanner 😟
If I add a pull/push on my stock radiator, the cooling system would move out around 10mm (yellow).
But the radiator will move towards the CPU 25mm (grey) due to the Pull ML 120 Pro fan added above it.
@markburv do you think that hose will go up (red) or cause serious problems in this maybe not so great idea of a cheap man's mod
I'm confused (again) 🤔 Why do you think the hose will go 'up' if the radiator is coming 'down' 25mm? You will have additional slack in your hoses with which you may need to contend. Rotating the water block was the @GTS81 method. Your results may vary . . . just do what is necessary to make the hoses 'kink-free' and 'comfortable'.
Well the hose is straight for now, if it goes right it will push the RAM, it can't go down, no space, maybe left ?
It is not that flexible, a bit stiff, if it goes up it wil have a U bend, up and down.
I am thinking about that it may add pressure to the MB mounts 🤔
Turn it, not sure, doesn't look possible to turn anti-clockwise, it will probably need 60mm to loop round to that angle, only 25mm is given in the displacement. Turning it clockwise, the RAM will block the path, even if I move the RAM to the white slots to have an extra 10mm room.
Fans coming tomorrow, has this kind of sandwich ever been done with the stock radiator?
omg lol, my bad, just to clarify, the hose go up to the case left panel 🙂 not the same up/down for the cooling system, sorry
Looks like an OEM fan pushing,
Is that possibly the OEM front fan (25mm) so it would be the same size (78mm with 2x25mm fans), or is it the OEM top fan (38mm) + slim (15mm) above the radiator, that would be bigger (82mm, radiator 29mm + fans 38mm+15mm).
Anyway, I am relieved of my initial worry if the Alien head can rotate, thanks @Dell630i , hope it's nothing complicate like dismantling it 🤣
It is an OEM fan. Very sharp eyed observation of my tardiness. I was so exhausted after trying to rotate the 👽 head that I didn't want to change the fan that time. Actually there's an ML120 Pro sitting on the other side of the radiator doing pull duty.
The Asetek OEM cooler made for Dell features a standard "toothed" design that lets you rotate and grip the pump based on the notches as seen below:
As you have mentioned, rotating the head will cause the rubber tubes to exert rotating force on the pump mounts. You have to hold the pump with one hand to counter the force while tightening/ loosening the screws. I made the mistake of not doing so while unscrewing the pump leading to a stripped screw and taking hammer to rig.