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hyeah, hate to do it cause I do LOVE the looks of NZXT products, but in my particular case, I need airflow. Once I get a spot of money, gonna buy this case. It has WAY better airflow, the PSU is completely away from the motherboard because it is mounted in the front of the case, and after owning my HP, I realise just how much better a inverted Motherboard cools.

The graphics card usually gets WAY hotter than the CPU, and yet in standard orientation, it is LOWER than the CPU? Nope, don't fly with me. Especially since my GPU on load runs a average of 20C hotter than my CPU. Also makes for a great case-modding project, which I really enjoy doing.
    
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I am a bit new to watercooling. Could anybody give me some suggestions. If I was to do this mod on two graphics cards and wanted to move the Rad's outside my case, how would I accomplish that? I know I will just need some longer tubing, but other than that, what do I need to do? Where and how do I fill in the liquid since these dont have a res?

Edit: and if I did get a res, a small one, which one should I get? would the XSPC Res' work?
Edited by TheBirdman74 - 11/5/11 at 7:38pm
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I am a bit new to watercooling. Could anybody give me some suggestions. If I was to do this mod on two graphics cards and wanted to move the Rad's outside my case, how would I accomplish that? I know I will just need some longer tubing, but other than that, what do I need to do? Where and how do I fill in the liquid since these dont have a res?

Edit: and if I did get a res, a small one, which one should I get? would the XSPC Res' work?
If you're going to go that far into it, just do a real loop.
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If you're going to go that far into it, just do a real loop.

Cant, too complicated and expensive for what I want them to do. The waterblocks will run me a $200, then there is a pump, res, fittings. I really dont think I am going that far into it to be honest, I just want to take the res out of my case thats all. since I already have one cooling the CPU and there is no space to put 2 120mm rads in it.
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not a expert on computer liquid cooled systems, but in a nutshell, this is how a car's cooling system basically works. *Note, the pump is usually midway of the dark blue water inlet and the Orange water outlet, for gravity reasons. Also, the Orange does not Connect to the Pressurized Fill Cap, I just had no way to make a 3D model in Paint. Basically the Reservoir connects to the filler tube, the pressurized cap is only removed to fill the radiator from completely empty, the rest of the time the reservoir is filled.
Upon 1st filling from a Empty radiator, when the pump starts it will pump out any air bubbles, so you should run with the radiator cap off, and the radiator as far away from the computer as possible, because when the air reaches the filler cap, it WILL SHOOT LIQUID OUT!!!! (Suggest doing this outside on a corrugated surface)

With all this being said, I think the top of the radiators could be tapped and cut out for a filler tube to be Soldered onto the radiator, then the filler tube tapped and a nipple for a reservoir Soldered onto it. I have been thinking about doing this to my setup, but I am all about not modifying anything til the warrantee is dead. That, and as I have stated in other posts about these pumps, the inlet/outlet are not labeled, so IDK which one is which.
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opps, forgot the pic I made...
    
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Cant, too complicated and expensive for what I want them to do. The waterblocks will run me a $200, then there is a pump, res, fittings. I really dont think I am going that far into it to be honest, I just want to take the res out of my case thats all. since I already have one cooling the CPU and there is no space to put 2 120mm rads in it.
Simple, buy a used 360 rad, a used pump, res is like $20, tubing and fittings are like $20-30 (total), and use the universal GPU blocks with mem sinks. If you did it with the right prices on used gear, you could probably do your ENTIRE rig for $200-300...at the absolute MOST (me being VERY conservative).

And its going to be EASIER to setup a proper loop, than it will be to attempt to mod those sealed loops like you're planning. It'll be just as expensive, maybe SLIGHTLY MORE to do a proper loop, than it would be to do what you're wanting.

What you're wanting to do, you're going to need a rad, res, tubing, fittings, and a killcoil anyway. You could get by using the stock rads, but meh, rads aren't all that expensive used.

For the record, my "loop" (molested H50) was about $50. If I add a pump (around $20-30 used), and a proper block (roughly $40 used), I'd have a proper loop.
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I agree with pioneerisloud, this mod of using cooled loop cpu coolers was about simple stupid and that is why we use zipstraps and stuff lol. It was a fun cost effective use of unused products or cheap products to watercool a gpu. Your venturing down a different road here. Im not saying dont tinker, im all for that and if this is a project in fun over function i want to see ton a of pic and fully support you. If youve never watercooled and looking at function over form or looking to spend over $100 your better off looking in the buy section of ocn and spend another $100 to do it right.

I want the pics either way and youve got a big +rep waiting for you when your done. Good Luck.
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You know, a project to upgrade one of these things to a larger radiator and to a full radiator system using every day stuff you find at the hardware store would be pretty fun, I think. Maybe once I get a job and can afford to screw something up, I may try to:thumb: I'm thinking, I got a old car Heater core floating around that would make for a better radiator, Then run the tubes out the back and make it a top mount radiator. Tubiing, can probably get high heat tubing from the HW store too. I am pretty sure they make adaptors for hoses that I could convert the hoses to bigger lines. Then just find something floating around for a reservoir and whatnot. Just use the Kuhler 920 pump, seems to function well.

As you can probably tell, I'm one of those guys that likes to tinker with things, and I think this may be a great little project. First things first, I need a job, and a case that is pretty mod-frendly, Like the Lian-Li A05n
    
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seems like a poor way to secure it... i could see a market for an adapter though. i dont see any reason why no one has made one yet. maybe even just a set of plates that go around and have holes in it for the mounting screws.

edit: ya know, that would be almost too easy... hmmm...
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