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post #9241 of 12522
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Originally Posted by shrapmeth View Post

Guys, I am planning to build my rig soon. I already have my Trooper ready. Just waiting for the Maximus VI Formula to arrive. I need some help regarding radiator placement on the top. I initially chose AlphaCool NexXxos XT45 which has a (WxHxL) of 280x125x45mm. So I just want to know:

1. If I put two Noctua NF-F12 fans on the rad in a Push only config. Will it come in interference with the mobo? I plan to cool the CPU & Crosschill VRM. Please clarify in this regard.

2. Will I be able to install a 280mm rad on the top without any sort of modifications?


Thanks in advance for your help. Appreciate it. smile.gif

I have a trooper, formula VI and the ST30 and it barely fits. The problem I have is the 8 pin connector is pretty much unaccessible once you install the radiator with fans. For some, thats fine, install the 8 pin, install the radiator, good to go. I don't like the idea of having to unassemble my loop if I ever need to remove my 8 pin for whatever reason. A good suggestion I have had is to use an 8 pin extender (which you would have to use anyways unless you plan to make your own cables) so you can unplug the 8 pin from the back. I think the 45 would cause more clearance issues.
post #9242 of 12522
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Originally Posted by yanks8981 View Post

I have a trooper, formula VI and the ST30 and it barely fits. The problem I have is the 8 pin connector is pretty much unaccessible once you install the radiator with fans. For some, thats fine, install the 8 pin, install the radiator, good to go. I don't like the idea of having to unassemble my loop if I ever need to remove my 8 pin for whatever reason. A good suggestion I have had is to use an 8 pin extender (which you would have to use anyways unless you plan to make your own cables) so you can unplug the 8 pin from the back. I think the 45 would cause more clearance issues.

It'd really help if you could show me an interior pic of your rig. Thanks for the info though. So, I'll have to assume that a 45mm would definitely come in touch with the mobo then frown.gif Btw, are you cooling the CPU & Crosschill VRM only? Let me know how the ST30 is performing in terms of cooling the Crosschill & the CPU.
post #9243 of 12522
I have held off on installing my loop until I decide what I want to do, so I cant provide pictures unfortunately.
post #9244 of 12522
Hey guys i said i would upload pictures of my progress with acrylic work on my case and here is the start. It still needs to be polished. this is my first time doing anything like this and it went rather well.




My pizza box template on the 4ftx4ft piece of acrylic. As you can tell im going to eventually cut out two 120mm fan holes.


My home made router thing.


A heat strip some applied pressure and my stop watch.



the bend. I used a ruler to square the edge it worked well but you have to mark on each sides "not on the face you burn the marker into the acrylic" of the acrylic at the same height each side to line up with.


It fits very well and looks nice too.


The little outlet i cut out for the wires. After I finish sleeving all the wire i may not hid them through the back.
post #9245 of 12522
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Originally Posted by nicof909 View Post

Hey guys i said i would upload pictures of my progress with acrylic work on my case and here is the start. It still needs to be polished. this is my first time doing anything like this and it went rather well.


Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

My pizza box template on the 4ftx4ft piece of acrylic. As you can tell im going to eventually cut out two 120mm fan holes.


My home made router thing.


A heat strip some applied pressure and my stop watch.



the bend. I used a ruler to square the edge it worked well but you have to mark on each sides "not on the face you burn the marker into the acrylic" of the acrylic at the same height each side to line up with.


It fits very well and looks nice too.


The little outlet i cut out for the wires. After I finish sleeving all the wire i may not hid them through the back
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Very nice, how thick is that acrylic? Where did you get it from?
post #9246 of 12522
hey guys little update on my rig. did some primochill rigid tubing to make the setup look a bit cleaner, let me know what ya think, thx









post #9247 of 12522
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Originally Posted by yanks8981 View Post

Very nice, how thick is that acrylic? Where did you get it from?


There is a place in multiple states called S&W Plastics its a Moders dream store, every color acrylic you could think of they can roll seamless water cooler tanks for very cheap. It is 3/16, .196 or 5mm. Ive read to use 1/8 but it seemed a bit to thin to make mounts and and such out of. They will send out sample packs of colors to look at. Also if you don't need such a large piece they have scrap clippings for cheap "still sealed in protective coating."
post #9248 of 12522
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Originally Posted by koniu777 View Post

hey guys little update on my rig. did some primochill rigid tubing to make the setup look a bit cleaner, let me know what ya think, thx










That looks fantastic thumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gif

makes me want to rip all my tubing out and get the rigid one.
post #9249 of 12522
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Originally Posted by Skidmore View Post

That looks fantastic thumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gif

makes me want to rip all my tubing out and get the rigid one.

yup smile.gif makes the setup look much cleaner. Next up is some dye or pastel coolant from mayhems biggrin.gif
post #9250 of 12522
Very nice built. The rigid tubing is fantastic
Can I know the type of silver trim around the PSU cover and from where you got it.
Thanks
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