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I'm new here and have seen a lot good topics, so I figured I would start by asking some questions. I'm looking to do a custom loop for my PC, and I'm not sure about what I should do on flow? I'm looking to use 2 radiators, considering I will be adding a 2nd GPU later. Not that it's necessary, but I figure can't hurt. I am not sure what parts to go with, and any input would be greatly appreciated. I want to fit a 360 on top, 280 in front lower half of case. I have seen that it will fit, with minimal clearance. I'm also wondering if I should use a PMP/RES Combo, or go separate? I am not using any HDD's so the cage for them will be removed from basement, as well as the front floor plate for rad placement. I believe there should be plenty of room for a pump in the basement if need be. I'm also wondering what to do with the fans for my RADs push or pull? I don't want to block the MB, or at least try not to. I will have 1-140mm Exhaust on back, Front will be an intake, but should I do push or pull? Also wondering about push or pull for top rad? I was looking into going with an AIO, but I have decided to go this route and use PETG. Should I use the 12/16mm? $ isn't an issue, so looking for quality, but this is my first build.

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Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX TG _ AG
CPU - i7-6700k will be OC 4.4-4.6 not sure on Voltage yet
MB - Maximus 8 Formula
Samsung 950 Pro 512gb
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB (x 2)
EVGA GTX 1080 FTW
GSkill 32gb 4 x 8 gb or 2 x 16gb 3200 MHz CL14
Corsair AX860i
Corsair ML 120 Pro LED & 140's
Asus Fan EXT Hub - For Front Rad Fans
360 (top) Coolstream PE?
280 (front) Coolstream CE?
Fittings Bitspower or Ek?
PETG 12/16mm?
EK Evo CPU Block Acetal + Nickel
Ek GTX 1080 FTW WB Acetal + Nickel - When available.... thumb.gif
Pump?
Res?

Any suggestions are welcome, and I would greatly appreciate the help. This will be a couple months for me on the project.

Hope this makes sense, and I can answer any questions to the best of my ability. Once again great site, and all the help is greatly appreciated.






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Always have used 12mm Acrylic as 16mm tubing appears to big and has no effect on flow.

DDC pump with heatsink and a Bitspower Res has always been my favorite. Just have to use a 5mm male/male fitting to attach the res to the top of the pump.

The Phantecs looks to be able to easily house a 360mm Rad up top and a 240/280 in the front bay.

Best way to have rad setup is always push. Taking cool air from the exterior of the case through the rad. You can have both rads setup this way and have your rear exhaust fan. thumb.gif

Examples.

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Always have used 12mm Acrylic as 16mm tubing appears to big and has no effect on flow.

DDC pump with heatsink and a Bitspower Res has always been my favorite. Just have to use a 5mm male/male fitting to attach the res to the top of the pump.

The Phantecs looks to be able to easily house a 360mm Rad up top and a 240/280 in the front bay.

Best way to have rad setup is always push. Taking cool air from the exterior of the case through the rad. You can have both rads setup this way and have your rear exhaust fan. thumb.gif

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Ok sweet, thanks for the quick reply. You're all over the forums I see. Can I ask how you would recommend the flow go?
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Ok sweet, thanks for the quick reply. You're all over the forums I see. Can I ask how you would recommend the flow go?

Always start at the pump since your pressure is coming from there.
Imagine it as such. Push here, through this, then out of there, always ending back at the pump.

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This is what I had for setup in my mind. Not sure if that would work properly

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This is what I had for setup in my mind. Not sure if that would work properly

So From the Pump, to the GPU, To the TOP RAD, out of the TOP RAD, to the VRM, to the CPU, to the 280, out of the 280 to the Top of the Res.

Just a matter of how you line the Ports up.

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So From the Pump, to the GPU, To the TOP RAD, out of the TOP RAD, to the VRM, to the CPU, to the 280, out of the 280 to the Top of the Res.

Just a matter of how you line the Ports up.

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Thanks, I will keep all of this in mind. thumb.gif
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Thanks, I will keep all of this in mind. thumb.gif

Look at this angle on the Same build I pictured above. This is in the "Drive Bay" of the 780T

Where you line up the Rad ports could make or break a loop.



That is the inlet/outlet of the top 360 rad, sitting above the inlet/outlet of the front 360 Rad.

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If money isn't a problem go ahead and watercool everything now while you can. I would run both rads as intake with 1 rear exhaust fan. Push vs. pull on the rads will make little difference because you have plenty of rad space, so go with what looks best to you. I like seeing the fans rather than the rad.

In that case your probably better off with a pump/res combo to help save space and will be less tubing to run. Tubing size is all personal preference, best thing to do is find the fittings you like best and get tubing that fits them.
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