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post #11 of 51
AFAIK, Yate Loons are not the best fans around for a horizontal setup, due to their bearings. I don't speak from experience, so don't quote me on this though. It only means they will probably not last as long compared to a vertical setup.

Otherwise, have fun with the loop!
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post #12 of 51
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Bummer.. You know I heard a mention of bearings while glancing at a thread once and thought to myself I should remember what they were talking about, but as you can clearly see... It didnt.. No one picke dit up or chimed in on that when I was looking for components.. Bummer..

Well we will see its too late now to really change it out..

Thanks tho!
post #13 of 51
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I got my CPU block on with much of a problem and totally cant wait to get the rest of it together!

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However, I have seem to hit several problems after that.. The screws that came with the rad werent long enough to mount both the fans and the unit to the case. So I was able to mount the 3 fans on the other side, but have to go to the hardware store tomorrow to get screws that are about an 1/8" longer so I have a tight fit.

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Now im just trying to figured out best pump location and direction.. then tube cutting and water testing! Well tomorrow for testing I forgot to get distilled water unless I want to show up at CVS around midnight.

Any tips?
post #14 of 51
Good progress!

As far as the pump, JMattes and I talked and we think pushing the pump into the far right-most corner (if you're looking straight at the bottom picture) with the outlet facing the camera would be best. With some tubing then going straight up to the rad, etc. etc.

Any opinions?
post #15 of 51
Hmmm I guess I would try to find a way to make it visible!
You basically have 2 choices: directly under the rad outlet (towards the front of the case) or like on top of the psu with a rad > CPU Block > res/pump setup.
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post #16 of 51
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I put together the loop and I think it looks pretty good. The front cable will get trimmed abit and will also be cable tied to the cag to the right of it. As far as everything else goes I think its neat and flows well.

Pump/Res > Rad > CPU > Pump/Res

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Wow do those tubes look purple.. And they were the Primochill Blue..

In 4 months if I look to add a gpu or 2 onto the loop I will go for light blue tubing..


Hows it look so far??

I forgot to flush out my rad w/ vinegar and boiling water.. So tomorrow after the hardware store and cvs for my distilled water. I will flush it out and show you all the gook that was in there.

Then I will clamp the tubing down (unless someone has better advice) and begin water testing the loop.

TwentyCent: CrazyAp7 and I talked about on top of the PSU and it wouldnt work once the gpu is in.. I wanted to do it in the bays under where the dvd drive normally goes but with the Res Top there wasnt enough clearance, unless I didnt want a DVD Drive, and the fan controller I just bought.. It was a shame tho.. Thats where I planned it to go to start..
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post #17 of 51
Loop is looking good!

How about you flip the res/pump around, so that the outlet faces the mobo tray (opposite side of camera) ? It would make the res more visible (yeah, I like the look of reservoirs tongue.gif)
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post #18 of 51
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Your saying just rotate the res 90 degrees so the outlet is facing the psu and then just run the tubing up from there?

I was just worried about it kinking and getting in the way of the cables when everything is finally put back.. I do see what you are saying about it hiding. I got a piece of 2 foot tubing left. I will see if I can maybe get it to work with that.. if not. its stuck the way it is until I redo the tubing for a gpu
post #19 of 51
Real quick on the fans I've seen some posts about the bearings failing when mounted in the top but usually someone else would chime in and say that's funny I've had mine mounted in the top of my case now for a couple of years now and they are just fine. So best you can do is just give it a shot, every time we do something with new parts we are taking a risk anyway right? Anyway It's looking good thumb.gif
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post #20 of 51
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Your saying just rotate the res 90 degrees so the outlet is facing the psu and then just run the tubing up from there?

Nah I meant 180 deg from now. This way, the tubing going from the res to the rad will be between the mobo tray and and pump/res itself. I hope I'm making sense haha.

About the fans, only one way to find out how long they'll last tongue.gif. When they are shot or start making unbearable noise (which could be soon like in a long time from now, like said above), I would personally give those a try:

fan1 : the 140mm vers. scored very well in a test I saw, plus I like the look. It actually has holes in the corners if you want to add your own leds.

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