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post #10771 of 13812
Yes, that it the exact fitting I was thinking of.

While what you drew will certainly work, what you might want to consider is a slight change just to make the tubing run shorter. What you might consider it putting that male-to-male adapter on the low side of the video card, then put the 3-way connector on that, then on the 90 degree side attach your water in to your video card from your pump/res (basically this would make a 90 degree turn for the flow), then on the 3rd port, get a 2nd male-to-male adapter and mount the 'T' valve for draining pointing down.

You can then use the 1' hose like I mentioned and you attach it when you want to drain the loop. This way, your hose run is shorter. Your drain doesn't have to be the lowest point in the case, it just has to be the lowest point in your loop, which as you drew it, is the one side of your video card.

Alternatively, you could attach a 90 degree fitting on the video card, then a male-to-male, then the 3-way connector with the 90 degree part pointing to the side of the case (where you would attach a 2nd male-to-male connector to a 'T' valve, pointing to the side of the case), then the other end of the 3-way to the hose to the pump/res.

I'm at the office right now, so I can't draw it up, so hopefully the description will work, otherwise PM me and I'll try to draw something up tonight.
post #10772 of 13812
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Originally Posted by 47 Knucklehead View Post

While what you drew will certainly work, what you might want to consider is a slight change just to make the tubing run shorter. What you might consider it putting that male-to-male adapter on the low side of the video card, then put the 3-way connector on that, then on the 90 degree side attach your water in to your video card from your pump/res (basically this would make a 90 degree turn for the flow), then on the 3rd port, get a 2nd male-to-male adapter and mount the 'T' valve for draining pointing down.

You can then use the 1' hose like I mentioned and you attach it when you want to drain the loop. This way, your hose run is shorter. Your drain doesn't have to be the lowest point in the case, it just has to be the lowest point in your loop, which as you drew it, is the one side of your video card.

Alternatively, you could attach a 90 degree fitting on the video card, then a male-to-male, then the 3-way connector with the 90 degree part pointing to the side of the case (where you would attach a 2nd male-to-male connector to a 'T' valve, pointing to the side of the case), then the other end of the 3-way to the hose to the pump/res.

Do you mean something like this?

I have a rotary male to male G1/4" connector to a mini valve--->90 degree fitting and then to a stop plug

Spare tubing with a 1/2" barb fitting

Spare tubing connected to a gallon jug for draining
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post #10773 of 13812
Basically, yes.

The only thing I would do differently is (personal preference) not have that 90 degree bend and 5" tube in there all the time (unless I'm missing something) and just have the removable drain tube used when you are draining.
post #10774 of 13812
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Originally Posted by 47 Knucklehead View Post

Yes, that it the exact fitting I was thinking of.

While what you drew will certainly work, what you might want to consider is a slight change just to make the tubing run shorter. What you might consider it putting that male-to-male adapter on the low side of the video card, then put the 3-way connector on that, then on the 90 degree side attach your water in to your video card from your pump/res (basically this would make a 90 degree turn for the flow), then on the 3rd port, get a 2nd male-to-male adapter and mount the 'T' valve for draining pointing down.

You can then use the 1' hose like I mentioned and you attach it when you want to drain the loop. This way, your hose run is shorter. Your drain doesn't have to be the lowest point in the case, it just has to be the lowest point in your loop, which as you drew it, is the one side of your video card.

Alternatively, you could attach a 90 degree fitting on the video card, then a male-to-male, then the 3-way connector with the 90 degree part pointing to the side of the case (where you would attach a 2nd male-to-male connector to a 'T' valve, pointing to the side of the case), then the other end of the 3-way to the hose to the pump/res.

I'm at the office right now, so I can't draw it up, so hopefully the description will work, otherwise PM me and I'll try to draw something up tonight.


Ok, I didn't have all the parts in my box that I need to make an exact mock-up, so you will have to bear with me (when you see the 25mm straight silver part, that will be the 'T' valve ... and I only had a 2-way connector, not a 3-way).

Here are two photos of the first idea I had, this will put the 'T' valve pointing straight down from the bottom of the video card:






Alternatively, this will add 1 more part, a 90 degree single rotary connector, and put the 'T' valve parallel to the video card coming towards the window of the Switch 810. Personally, I think this looks better, but that may just be me:






Hope this helps.
post #10775 of 13812
that helps a lot, thanks. Also will going from a 360 rad to a 360+240 rad make that much difference in temps for a cpu and single gpu loop?
post #10776 of 13812
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that helps a lot, thanks. Also will going from a 360 rad to a 360+240 rad make that much difference in temps for a cpu and single gpu loop?

I take it you are referring to your 3570K and 660Ti? It will make a difference, yes. Not exactly sure how much more of a difference in degrees C, but it will. As a bear minimum, it should let you seriously push that 3570K that you have (from your sig specs) from 3.4GHz to well into the 4.5GHz or more range, and overclock that 660Ti a bunch, without raising your temps at all.

And the nice thing about the Switch 810 case ... all you have to do is pull that lower drive cage out, and in goes a 240 radiator without any modifications at all.

If you got an Alphacool UT60 240 radiator, then you wouldn't need any 3-way connector. That radiator has 6 ports on it. You could use 2 of them for your in and out for the loop, and use a 3rd port for a drain. Just come out of that 3rd port to a 90 degree single rotary connector, then into a male-to-male connector, then into a 'T' valve, and you are done.

Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 Full Copper 240mm


Edited by 47 Knucklehead - 1/30/13 at 8:04pm
post #10777 of 13812
dang it, i can only find slim 240 rads with multi ports and none of the shop up here canada carry the alphacool rad.mad.gif screw it i am going to stick with one rad for now.
post #10778 of 13812
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dang it, i can only find slim 240 rads with multi ports and none of the shop up here canada carry the alphacool rad.mad.gif screw it i am going to stick with one rad for now.

Well, the UT60 240 isn't a "slim" radiator. It's 60mm thick.

They do make a "slim" version of it that is 45mm thick and it too has the 6 ports. It's called:

Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 Full Copper 240mm


Then there is "The Monsta". I have the 360 version in one of my Switch 810 builds. Truly sick radiator at 86mm thick.

Aphacool NexXxoS Monsta 240 Radiator


Alphacool has a radiator for your every need, in either 45, 60, or 86mm thickness, all with 6 ports.



As far as places in Canada ... that I wouldn't know about, but I know that performance-pcs.com ships to Canada, as does frozencpu.com
post #10779 of 13812
ya, i know but the shipping charges are ridiculous. Also i would like to use a normal size rad with low fin density. If that alphacool ut60 was available up here, i'd be all over it. Guess i will stick with one rad for now and maybe upgrade later down the road.smile.gif
post #10780 of 13812
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ya, i know but the shipping charges are ridiculous. Also i would like to use a normal size rad with low fin density. If that alphacool ut60 was available up here, i'd be all over it. Guess i will stick with one rad for now and maybe upgrade later down the road.smile.gif

If you're looking for a "slim" rad with 6 ports there's the XSPC EX360/240. I found it at NCIX for a decent price.
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