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looks good
Thanks man

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Originally Posted by Kryton View Post
Only issue I see that could happen is if the rad, fittings or tubing to it springs a leak.
Chances are the case will shed the leaking coolant or at least enough of it to keep damage from happening but then again you never know.

If using a non-conductive coolant you should have no problems.
Valid point, and I use distilled water

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I would make one improvement to the positions of the mounting screws. It looks like the openings of the case top is 2x120mm/140mm. So, I would maximize the distance between the front two screws and the rear two screws by moving the rear screws further back, gaining better stability.

See pic below for illustration.
Yeah, I might do that. The problem is that the PSU and hard drive cage block direct access.

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If you wanted it to look a little neater. You could also cut out fan holes in the top of your case and mount it on there directly. A drill with a circular saw attachment or a dremel would do the trick.
I thought about that, but I don't know if I want to tear apart my rig to drill holes. I might just feed a 3-pin through a small opening already on the case.
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Yeah, hopefully my pump won't die on me. I should come within a foot of maximum head.
Why is it that I think this has nothing to do with watercooling or computers at all?
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Yeah, hopefully my pump won't die on me. I should come within a foot of maximum head.
Actually it doesn't work like that. As the water falls back down from the rad it draws water up into it on the other side to replace it, so the pump doesn't actually have to lift it. You can almost consider the water to be weightless in a closed loop, up to a point.

Where the problem arises is in the length of the tubing, and therefore the distance that the water has to travel. That will not be a problem in your case though as your tubing will not be all that long.
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Why is it that I think this has nothing to do with watercooling or computers at all?


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Actually it doesn't work like that. As the water falls back down from the rad it draws water up into it on the other side to replace it, so the pump doesn't actually have to lift it. You can almost consider the water to be weightless in a closed loop, up to a point.

Where the problem arises is in the length of the tubing, and therefore the distance that the water has to travel. That will not be a problem in your case though as your tubing will not be all that long.
No, that's what I mean I'll come in about 1 foot (I estimated the tubing length) under the max head of the pump. I don't think it will cause a problem, but we'll see.
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Why don't you mount it in the rear?

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Why don't you mount it in the rear?
I was concerned about it potentially blocking some of the cables on the rear I/O. I also don't know how the fan cables could reach the fan controllers.

Cool rig by the way.
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yeah that should be no problem at all. When I seen this it made me lol no idea why tho
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I was concerned about it potentially blocking some of the cables on the rear I/O. I also don't know how the fan cables could reach the fan controllers.

Cool rig by the way.
I was concerned about it too, but all the ports are accessible, I just gotta stretch my hand a little bit more.
About the fan cables, I bought 3 Y splitters, and ran them through the tubing holes. You can't see them unless you look carefully.
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It won't affect your WC performance, but it does look slightly goofy.

It's fine
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yeah that should be no problem at all. When I seen this it made me lol no idea why tho
Too big?

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I was concerned about it too, but all the ports are accessible, I just gotta stretch my hand a little bit more.
About the fan cables, I bought 3 Y splitters, and ran them through the tubing holes. You can't see them unless you look carefully.
Alright, cool, I'll try out that config. We'll see how it goes. This rad is just too dang big...

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It won't affect your WC performance, but it does look slightly goofy.

It's fine
It looks goofy? Just too big for the case?
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