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[Build Log] Corsair 400r First time watercooling

post #1 of 4
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Hey everyone, after looking at all the awesome rigs here and finding a great deal on koolance blocks (Thanks covert ash), I decided to bite the bullet and go all out and watercool my sig rig.

I havent seen many corsair 400r cases used in watercooling, and to give an idea of what i'm working with:

RIG:
Case: Corsair 400r
CPU: Intel i5-2500k
GPU: 2x GTX570
MB: MSI P67A-G43

Cooling Gear:
CPU block: Swiftech Apogee HD white
GPU block: 2 x Koolance VID-NX580 with EVGA backplates
Radiators: 2 x EX240 w/ Scythe slip stream 1900RPM fans
Pump: MCP655-B
Res: XSPC dual bay res/pump top

Fittings:
14 x Monsoon matte black 3/8-5/8
2 x Bitspower dual rotary 90deg adapter
1 x Bitspower temp sensor
1 x Bitspower mini valve
Primotech white 3/8-5/8 tubing.

Schematic of Loop:
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Recieved GPU and CPU blocks, along with radiators:
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Fitting the radiators into the 400r. I had to use Velcro to attach the vertical radiator, and even then I had ~2mm space between the rad and my cards.
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Ill continue to update the OP as I continue with this build. Enjoy!
Baus
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Swiftech Apogee HD Koolance VID-NX580 x 2 MCP655-B XSPC EX240 radiator x 2 
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XSPC dual bay reservoir Monsoon Fittings Windows 7 Ultimate Samsung SyncMaster SA300 
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Baus
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Western Digital Caviar Black Crucial M4 OCZ Vertex 4 Super writemaster 
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Swiftech Apogee HD Koolance VID-NX580 x 2 MCP655-B XSPC EX240 radiator x 2 
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XSPC dual bay reservoir Monsoon Fittings Windows 7 Ultimate Samsung SyncMaster SA300 
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Corsair AX850 Corsair Carbide 400R Creative Inspire 
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post #2 of 4
not bad blocks, just me tho, i wouldnt put the rad inside the case like that. it is keeping alot of heat inside the case. I have my 360 along the top of my case with 3 fans on either side in a push/pull config.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by onigiri View Post

not bad blocks, just me tho, i wouldnt put the rad inside the case like that. it is keeping alot of heat inside the case. I have my 360 along the top of my case with 3 fans on either side in a push/pull config.

This is the only way it will fit. Ill have plenty (3) exhaust fans so heat buildup shouldnt be a problem

Update:

Just put in the CPU block. biggrin.gif
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The 570s in their prime:
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Began installing everything. Unfortunately, there wasnt enough clearance between the EVGA backplates and Monsoon fittings, so im making due with barbs until i can get some extenders:
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Edited by fuadm424 - 4/5/12 at 12:13pm
Baus
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel core i5-2500K Asus P8Z77-V Pro MSI GTX 570 Twin Frozr II OC --- SLI x 2 Corsair Vengeance LP 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Western Digital Caviar Black Crucial M4 OCZ Vertex 4 Super writemaster 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Swiftech Apogee HD Koolance VID-NX580 x 2 MCP655-B XSPC EX240 radiator x 2 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
XSPC dual bay reservoir Monsoon Fittings Windows 7 Ultimate Samsung SyncMaster SA300 
PowerCaseAudio
Corsair AX850 Corsair Carbide 400R Creative Inspire 
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Baus
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel core i5-2500K Asus P8Z77-V Pro MSI GTX 570 Twin Frozr II OC --- SLI x 2 Corsair Vengeance LP 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Western Digital Caviar Black Crucial M4 OCZ Vertex 4 Super writemaster 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Swiftech Apogee HD Koolance VID-NX580 x 2 MCP655-B XSPC EX240 radiator x 2 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
XSPC dual bay reservoir Monsoon Fittings Windows 7 Ultimate Samsung SyncMaster SA300 
PowerCaseAudio
Corsair AX850 Corsair Carbide 400R Creative Inspire 
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post #4 of 4
Any updates on this? I'm looking to use watercooling on my 400R soon.
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