Originally Posted by Drsolders
what do you guys think of this layout?
I spend a LOT of time thinking out my builds , this one over two months and wont be getting it for another week or two but heres my plan. I need criticism and feedback. To let you know prior to this,
A: I know a 360 rad is overkill for cpu only , plan on getting a gpu block when the 9000 series is released.
B: Will be using SP-120's on the rad
C: It was done in paint by a paint newb so take that into consideration
D: This will be w/ a xspc 360 kit, i jumped up for the d5 pump
E: I'm also an amd fanboy
the xspc barbs will be replaced with bitspower 1/2 x 3/4 fittings
and primochil white tubing 1/2x3/4
of course just using distilled water and a kill coil
Keep in mind that My set-up is an 8350 with 2 7970's underwater aswell. AMD fan boy too...
You will not fit a 360 rad in front with a dual bay res let alone a dvd drive or a hdd adapter as well.. It just isn't going to happen..You will probably be able to get the hdd up there if you remove the bottom cm storm plate cover and cut that 2 screw bar portion out of the front bezel.l Here is a pic of an alphacool ut60 360mm I have to show. Yes, your xspc rad wont be 60mm but its the height were looking at...
If I were you I would do a similar loop to mine for your situation... Here is the specs. I will post pics in a few days regarding exactly what mine looks like.
alphacool ut60 240mm in bottom, with pull sp120's. (ends up perfectly level with bottom non removable portion of drive mounts)
xspc ex 240mm cross-flow in top w/ push sp120's. ( just enough space to clear my asus crosshair V formula -z vrm)
dual bay pump in middle, so you can easily use fill port (like first picture)
That would be fine for now. Later you could add a 120mm rad on back to give the gpu block and overall loop a little more cooling power.
Don't get the ex 280. It barely fits, with modding fan by 8 pin and it kinda sucks fyi. Its what I have up top right now until my ut60 240mm arrives for the bottom then my cross-flow 240's going in top just like suggested.
my next addition that includes these suggestions will be here by the end of the week, its already shipped from performance-pcs. I will give detailed pics and layout by the weekend so you can get a good idea. Now I'm a little short on rads for my loop even with my 120mm on back. but my future total includes ut60 240mm bottom, ut 45 360mm front with d5 series pump and res inside chassis behind the 360mm then ut30 360mm up top and may or may not keep the 120mm on back at that point. But im upgrading to what I suggested now to buy it in increments.
But just with the ex 280 and ex 240 and basically a ex 120 on back I have maxed the 7970's and got a 4.5 ghz overclock on the vish, at 1.38 volts. That the limit till what comes this week and in futureEdited by sgtgates - 8/26/13 at 10:34am