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I was in the computer shop the other day and finally pulled the trigger on a FX 8150, Sabertooth 990FX motherboard, and a second 6950 Dirt 3 edition GPU . I will be building this system in a NZXT Switch 810 case. I pretty much have everything nailed down on what I will be getting for to cooling loop but just had a few questions. This is what I will be going with.

Computer:
- Asus Sabertooth 990FX.
- AMD FX8150.
- NZXT Switch 810 case.
- Corsair 12 GB SSD.
- 2 500 GB HDD.
-Kingwin LAZER Platinum Series 1000W Modular Power Supply.

Radiators:
- Black Ice GT Xtreme 420 Radiator - Black (top of the case in a push/pull config).
- EK Ultimate Performance CoolStream 240 XTX ( bottom forward section of case in either a push/pull or push config).

Water Blocks:
- Swiftech Apogee HD
- Swiftech MCW82 Universal (I will be using the Swiftech CrossFire bridge to link the two together).
- Here is the link for the bridge. http://www.swiftech.com/slicrossfirebridge.aspx

Pump:
- EK DDC X-RES Top 140 - Acetal - w/ Pump Installed. (Swiftech MCP35X™ - PWM)

Coolant:
- Distilled water
- IandH Silver KillCoils - Antimicrobial .999 Fine Silver Tubing / Reservoir Strip

Fans:
- 6 Yate Loon 140mm x 25mm Fan - Medium Speed (D14SM-12)
- 4 Yate Loon 120mm x 25mm Fan - Open Chassis (D12SH-12)

Tubing and Fittings:
- MasterKleer UV yellow 1/2" x 3/4".
- Swiftech compression fittings.

- Kobra HD Yellow cable sleeving.
I plan on sleeving every single cable in the case.



Now on to the Questions.

My main question is on the routing of the loop. From what I have gathered from reading the other posts is, discharge on pump to CPU, then GPU's. Now this is were I need your help. I was thinking that It would be best to run the loop to the top 360 rad first as this would dissipate a fair amount of the head out the top of my case. Then run to the lower front 240 rad as this is pulling air into the case and the coolant (water) would be at a cooler temp (cause it had already gone through the top 360 rad) therefore reducing the thermal load that would be brought into my case. After going through the 2 radiators the loop would go into my res then back to the pump. Does this sound about right?

Question #2"
What is the best way to run a filling line to the res?

Thank you for taking the time to read this and helping a newcomer out.

UPDATE:

Thanks for all of your help guys I ordered all of the stuff that I need from FrozenCPU and a couple of other places (minus the compression fittings). I did make a few changes to the parts order. I will update the list. Thanks Again. I get some pics up when I start building the Rig.
Edited by Mudball3 - 5/12/12 at 7:57am
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Loop order does not matter. Route whichever way is easiest.

If you have the silver killcoil, the dead-water is unnecessary, but it can't hurt anything.

With that rest, add a barb to the top, run a line to the top of the case, cut a hole and put in one of those fill ports. Or, just use a cap on top, and when you're filling it, use some sort of funnel to make it easier to pour. I would actually prefer the XSPC reservoir over that EK one though.

Make sure to post pics up later!
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Setup sounds good, you might want to go ahead and get the compression fittings since once you buy the barbs and then the clamps you've already spent almost as much. Plus you won't have to mess with clamps which are a pain in tight spaces and it just looks better.

As far as your first question goes... you can pretty much set up the loop in any order you want or need based on routing of tubes. Sometimes what you want to do becomes an issue with needing a ton of tubing or making too sharp of bends. I decide on the order once the system is built and I am looking in the case. No I don't ever bother to test the system outside of the case first, take your time and double check everything for tightness before you add water and run it - you should have no issues.

For filling my reservoir I just use a long automotive funnel right into it.
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Thanks for the help guys. I would be ordering the parts in the next couple of days, but I wont be able to start working on it for prob a few weeks at least. I will be sure to take a bunch of pics a I am putting it together. I decided to go with Masterkleer UV yellow line instead of the black, seeing as the heat sinks on the MoBo are a yellow gold color. I will not be running UV lights in the case though. Maybe some bright white LED Strips? Hmm
Edited by Mudball3 - 5/11/12 at 4:32am
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I have another question for you guys. For those of you with the Switch 810 cases, will I be able to fit a 190mm log power supply in this case with the 240mm rad in the bottom? I am wanting to get this case as it is fully modular. SeaSonic Gold Series 1250W.




Thanks much.
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I was just reading through coryjac0b thread. They were talking about fan orientation of the radiator and non radiator fans. It got me to thinking. Would it work to have the top rad exhausting air out through the top, the bottom rad exhausting through the bottom of the case, and the 4 remaining case fans blowing air into the case or would I have to much of a negative pressure case? I had just wanted to get all of the hot air out of the case? Thanks.
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