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post #21 of 194
I'm no WC expert, so I can't help you there, but have you considered flipping the PSU upside down, so it can take in air from outside? Just thought it might help with the air in that main chamber and help keep some dust out, maybe even help with the cables

Your desk looks amazing by the way thumb.gif
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post #22 of 194
In that case, the only last thing I could suggest would be to make sure you cut out more than 1 or 2 expansion slots. Just in case you want to go SLI/CFX down the track.

But good luck with the build mate. I wish I had the skills, money and time to make a desk PC. I think they are the best looking chassis around thumb.gif
post #23 of 194
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Originally Posted by pbaines View Post

Hmmm, i personally like the look of two, all ready have one of the rads, just need to get an identical one (phobya g charger 420)
Will not be choking, intake in front, exhaust out back, will have good constant air flow

Ahh if you already have one then ofc its reasonable to use what you already have. Even one of these should do the trick with acceptable water delta unless you put pile of SLI/Crossfire cards after it.
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post #24 of 194
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Not sure how many hard drives etc you will have, but the main chamber atm looks like it wont have much airflow circulating over the components and even if you are liquid cooling heat will still build up in the chamber and we don't need your hard drives failing or components on your motherboard for that matter.

Edit: Oh and I'm sure the desk and liquid cooling will already limit the systems sound.. But depending on the material you use to make the desk you may wish to line the interior with a sound dampening material, not only will it reduce sound, but it will reduce any potential vibrations. *Sets drink down on the acrylic top panel where the fans/radiators are and watches it vibrate off the desk* NOOOO MY APPLE JUICE!! biggrin.gif
Edited by DEW21689 - 6/4/12 at 5:57am
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post #25 of 194
this thread made me looked this up . . .

http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=197139

i'll be watching your progress, op.
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post #26 of 194
Ok, a few things that need to be addressed (some NEED to be addressed, others are nitpicks):

1. Airflow. Your main components have no flow. I know water cooling is to eliminate the need for case fans overall, but it still needs air flowing over the motherboards sinks. Unless you plan on watercooling EVERYTHING on that motherboard, it will need some sort of cross wind. In intense gaming your South Bridge can clear 60C in a well ventilated case. Let alone one with stagnant air.

2. Hiding some components. In my opinion, power supply, hard drives, optical drives, should be hidden in this sort of scenario. A compartment under the motherboard tray would be fine for this use. The goal is to show off the motherboard/video card/water cooling loop, y'know?

3. Tightening the size of the motherboard area, putting a crossflow radiator on both sides, should allow you good air flow as well as good cooling. I believe XSPC EX line of radiators uses the crossflow barbs now, as well as another brand. This will allow you to have the lines going around the area in a straight sorta way, complimenting the boxy area you're storing components.

So here, rough sketch in MSPaint of what I'm talking about.

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For an inline pump solution, I'd recommend a top like this (unless a TRUE in-line can be found):
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/13151/ex-pmp-135/Phobya_Laing_DDC_MCP35x_Series_Pump_Top_-_Silver_Nickel_52099.html?tl=g30c107

That'll allow you to have the water come in on the side, and come out the top with a 90 degree fitting and keep that in line look. This entire setup should require very few angled fittings, reducing cost as well. For a complete straight line loop, you'd be looking at 2 angle fittings for the processor, and 1 per pump. If you get a Frozen-Q res, you can do a helix that'll glow to match your build, and also make it completely in line as well, for a nice clean install.

Hope that helps!

EDIT: You can move the pump/reservoir to the front of the motherboard to push the motherboard to the back of the cage as well. This might allow you an even cleaner install because you can hide the pumps that way and only show the rest in the front of the desk (maybe an acrylic window on the front?) as well as also making all connections to the motherboard at the back of the motherboard tray area.
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post #27 of 194
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DaClownie;

Thanks you SO much, that is the most helpful piece of information given, i will seriously consider every option and get a new sketch later smile.gif
post #28 of 194
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Right, so next concept.

Will take your above idea DaClownie, And I will find the appropriate tops for my pumps ( I think I will use two ) And I will also try find the appropriate rads for the "series' look to them!! Would look wicked smile.gifbiggrin.gif

PSU & Hdd,SSD are under the top piece, will probably make a fake bottom for the drives,

the top will probably be Glass. This is because it is stronger, and does not scratch as easily

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post #29 of 194
with that much space why not 2 loops 1 gpu and 1 cpu since your going 2 pumps anyways and id put the rad inlet / outlet towards the back or maybe get some x flow rads so you have one on each side should shorten your loop
Edited by JozefH - 6/5/12 at 1:13am
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post #30 of 194
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Because two loops is pointless, a GTX680 barely heats up, and i have 2 420 rads. That is enough tongue.gif no gain from two, And i personally like one loop better smile.gif
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