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I just purchased the new NZXT Switch 810 and will be transferring all of my current parts into it as well as going from a duel-loop uncontained water setup (SilverStone Raven 02) to a single-loop self-contained setup. Currently my second loop's radiator, as well as both of my MCP655 pumps sit on the outside of my case and is a mess of wires and tubing. You can see my current setup in my build under the sig area.

The main goal is a clean look and a self-contained water loop with nothing outside of the case. I will be saying goodbye to my Swiftech MCR420 rad as well as 1 MCP655 D5 pump. The remaining MCR320 rad will be mounted in the roof area, and the single D5 pump will be mounted in place of the bottom drive cage.

Water Components:

MCP655 Pump
Alphacool D5 Acrylic top
MCR320 Radiator
MCR120 Radiator
XSPC Raystorm Cpu block
EK Nickel 7970 full block
FrozenQ Fusion V vial style
Bitspower 7/16" / 5/8" Compression fittings
Koolance drain fitting

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Intel 2600k @ 4.5
Gigabyte p67-ud4-b3
16gb Corsair 1600
Gigabyte 7970 @ 1300/1700
Intel X25 160gb SSD
2x WD 750gb Black


Color scheme will be Blue and White.

The Case:

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Parts will be arriving next week and the build will begin immediately. It won't be anything super complicated to fancy/custom, but it will be clean and tidy and self contained.
Edited by evensen007 - 2/22/12 at 12:59pm
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Alright. Started the tear down and re-build last night. Still waiting on my Swiftech MCR120 radiator for the bottom and my XSPC raystorm cpu block. Decided to add that extra 1x radiator and the raystorm because of going to a single loop. The raystorm has a much higher flow ceiling than the Swiftech apogee Xt that I had, although I'm not sure how much it will matter with a D5 pushing the water.


Here are a couple of images that should highlight why I am doing this in the first place. My first build was functional and cool/quiet but it was a disgusting mess of wires and a pain to do maintenance on and move around: I am embarrassed to show these. redface.gif

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I *almost* got my Swiftech MCR420 4x120 radiator to fit in the top (inside case, not nook up top). I would have had to relocate the stealth cluster and wires, but I still needed just a few mm and it would have worked.

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After toiling on that for a while, I decided to just go the planned route so I wouldn't have to re-drill the case. The Swiftech MCR320 fit perfectly up top and also had plenty of clearance even with 6 fans in push pull. The Pull fans in the top nook area are completely covered by the vent cover and it's nice and tidy. Love it! I even have room for the cd-rom up top but will lose a little bit of airflow in the forward-most fan set. I may just drop it down one slot.

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Here is the replacement head for the MCP655 pump that I am assembling. This is a nice piece and didn't cost a fortune. Allows lots of different configurations for flow control and increases head pressure on top of that:

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Looking forward to getting more done soon!
Edited by evensen007 - 2/9/12 at 9:23am
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Oh laaawd. FINALLY done. Was sick all weekend and had a bunch of speed bumps come up during the build as I always expect. Some tubing routes and fitting placement turned out to be a much bigger pain than I hoped for (poor pre-planning). I don't have my drain/quick disconnect system set up correctly yet, but it will work for now.

This is how I ended up mounting my pump. I chose this route for the easiest route for the close tubing coming from the Res.

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Routing. Notice the Cpu block? Yea, I MIGHT want to add that to the cooling loop... I was sick with a fever and really tired. Needless to say that really killed my motivation for the night.

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This will probably work better...

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Love this res.

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Still lots to do.

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Raystorm cpu block looks really cool.

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Components off, leak testing the water system.

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Cabling time. redface.gif

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Starting to come together.

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The rear panel nightmare. I wanted to cry.

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Progress. Moving to it's final resting place.

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Done at last. Having everything contained inside of the case is phenominal. It was a lot of work, but I am so happy to not have water cooling components laying all over the floor. I'm really impressed with the space and build of the Switch. It was challenging, but it was a pretty enjoyable build. Nzxt really nailed it with the 810.

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Edited by evensen007 - 2/13/12 at 11:21am
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sub'd for sure cant wait to see the possibilities with this budget beast.
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Excited to see your ideas, my case comes next week.
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will you be selling the pump?
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subbed, can't wait to see the 810 watercooled.
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Hopefully getting my case soon.
Can't wait to see your build!

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