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Just got a bunch of parts in today. Figured I'd share and post pics here. First time ever water cooling. Read plenty in these forums but I'll probably still be asking questions in this thread.

Here are the first few pics I've got.







Originally I was gonna have the res here but I didn't account for the rad being in.


Here's the rad with the res clamps in the same spot. Only one would hold it in place.


And here it is in the new spot. Originally I was going to have the tubing go out of the bottom of the res but now I will have to have it come out of the front.

Edited by B-Roll - 5/7/11 at 9:32pm
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I guess I COULD have the res the other way I first had it but it'd be blocking the flow of that fan.
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Looks awesome that way though hehe. Grats on it though I've been thinking about stepping up to Liquid cooling myself :-D. Pics after install I hope :-D
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looks awesome that way though hehe. Grats on it though i've been thinking about stepping up to liquid cooling myself :-d. Pics after install i hope :-d
do it!!!!
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Phew for a second there i thought you had stolen my WC'ing pics same case/360 rad/same fans/same res/same mounting

then i saw the mobo /etc

Lookin good, keep goin !

ps, what pump and such do you have? a D5 with bitspower pump top fits perfectly in the lower compartment (with the pump speed switch on the vario against a grommet so you can easily access it from the other side of the case, thats how i have mine )
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I've got the Swiftech 655 with the D5 top. I'm trying to figure out how to get the flow and the tubing routed. Do you have pics of yours??
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Make sure you go res-pump-rad-cpu-res. Keep it up.
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I was just gonna ask that! Many videos I've seen say to go res-pump-cpu-rad-res and other videos say res-pump-rad-cpu-res. But the general consensus seems to be the way you and a friend of mine have said it.
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I was just gonna ask that! Many videos I've seen say to go res-pump-cpu-rad-res and other videos say res-pump-rad-cpu-res. But the general consensus seems to be the way you and a friend of mine have said it.
It honestly doesn't matter. As long as the res feeds the pump do it in whatever way looks the best/uses the least amount of tubing.
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It honestly doesn't matter. As long as the res feeds the pump do it in whatever way looks the best/uses the least amount of tubing.
EXACTLY let gravity do its job and you will be happy and you pump will live a good productive life my friend
    
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