Originally Posted by nycste
1. I noticed you have your rad pointed other way so tubes come from cd bay zone rather then rare of case any specific reason other then more room? I am trying to think the only negative means more tubing right?
2. I wanted to buy a male 1/4 to male 1/4 adapter piece frozen confirmed that I should be able to stick my res right onto the top or side of my pump with that adapter and that would allow me to remove my pump from the underside and keep it right around or over the fan bay. I am not sure if I would have enough room do you recommend this switch?
- Part of this switch would entail me flipping my res to do so, meaning the inside tube of the res would push or let water fall from the top into the res then sucked back out the bottom. Now that I think about it and made a quick measurement it is impossible to fit with a 250mm res lol or at least I think. I will still order the simple 3-4 dollar adapter but I guess have to wait till I changed the size of the RES can you confirm this?
3. What size and name brand tubing is that? very curious
4. Cannot think of much else atm except for the long list of questions I already have posted my last question is would 3 more R4s be better so my rad has 6 of them or would remove the top layer of fans and adding 7mm-25mm shrouds onto the remaining 3 R4s be better for overall temps? so what im straight up wonder does
6-r4s = 3 r4s with shrouds
and if i swapped the r4s for instead yate loons or something similiar with AP-15s would 3 + shrouds be pretty comparable or better then just adding 6 fans?
I know im annoying but id rather ask questions then have 2x the bill and parts laying around
1) That stage of my 800D build had a bay res (XSPC DDC dual bay res). Tbh, I prefer a tube res which eventually I added a helix reservoir.
2) Should fit. I used fittings to connect my helix res to the DDC. The D5 is a bit taller and the intake is the middle (your top could have the option to reverse that). You can also get some angled fittings. There's lots of unique ways to plumb things. Personally, I try to minimize fittings.
3) Primochill 1/2x3/4. I have used their uv red, white, and clear but lately their clear has failed (plasticize) and their lack of support really has lead me to black-listing them. Well, tbh, just avoid the clear but you shouldn't have any issues with colored tube. Just keep and eye on the inside when you do routine maintenance (recommended) and look for a residue build up.
4) If you can afford them, APs are the best of the best. Yates are the best bang for your buck, though keep in mind there are Yates (low, medium, and high) and then there "original" Yates. Its a long story but the "original" ones have a beefier motor and have a better chance of lasting. The non-marked "original/direct-from-Yate" ones are cheaper and you can find them in red, blue, and green led. These guys are a great buy but be careful as you may get one that is unbalance, so I would recommend picking up an extra one (they're very inexpensive). For these Yates, I recommend the medium speed yates; they have the best noise/performance ratio imho. Lastly, the R4s have surprised me a lot. The push a ton of air and you can drop the voltage low enough that they are super quiet (my medium yates wouldn't go too far, lowest was ~7v). They are about the same price of the "original" Yates but should perform very close to them, though i feel they are far superior to the non-original yates. I would recommend amazon.com for R4s as they tend to have the best price and they were super nice to replace an unbalanced one I received at no charge.
Ultimately, it comes down to how much you want to spend and what is your main objection. If money is tight, Yates and R4s are my choice, though the Medium non-original yates (either plain or led) are a great buy with good performance. If you got the cash and are looking for the ultimate performance, GTs (Gentle Typhoon APs) are the way to go. I have heard of many other great fans out there but these are the one's I see more frequently. If you happen to go with something different, research it first as best as possible and don't be afraid to ask!
That's what this community is for