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first delve into w/c build(pic heavy)

post #1 of 4
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alrighty lets get started, never w/c'd before so this is more of a build log for me but i know i already have questions... i began today with first purchases of what is the hot loop of my system. i'm not too saavy on w/c terms so please forgive me if i mislabel a term here. what i mean by hot side is that i will be using a 60watt tec with a cooler master hyper n520 h/s submerged in my res. .
cm h/s disassembled for submersion.
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next up is the rad for the hot side cooling of the tec.... i'm not sure if i cheaped out, but i bought a h60 and used a matched pair of fans from my old antec 900v1 to be a push/pull config.
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i kinda went cheap on this because for the cold side i know i'll be going either 240 or 360
here's the goal....
i'm only cooling the cpu for now, so its just cpu - rad(240 or 360)- res - pump, the tec cold side is just submerged to assist in cooling the res, that is simply 140 push/pull and cold side is the cm n520 submerged in the res.
since im sure the many keen eyes here will notice i have removed the lines from the closed h60.... it's because i will need longer lines than supplied with the kit and i'll be putting an inline fill tee fitting in that loop later.
post #2 of 4
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after doing some staring at the case i decided to move the optical down, instead of leaving it in the upmost bay. But first i needed to remove the top .. to my surprise i found this
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and this at the rear handle rivets
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which actually surprised me, since the quality of this case has been top notch so far. with front panel removed (and unused tool/parts carrier tray removed), the optical was easly to get to fit in place.
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now it tucks nicely behind the cm storm logo'd snap on cover. I am pleased with this move, kinda adds a tad of stealth while cleaning the front of the case back up so that all the covers are still on it.
from inside
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ssd cage put back in OE position
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i'll be moving that ssd cage as well, just not sure where to yet.
and this is it for today
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all bays are now available for the w/c components.
i'm putting a 240 rad in the front beacuse.... until i make some taller feet for the case , i dont like the idea of blowing hot air down(using the bottom mounting spot) and sucking it into the psu. and i dont have enough room to top mount AND retain the handle. So for now i'll be doing the single 240 hidden behind the front panels in a push config.
post #3 of 4
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woot for the mailman! couple parts came in today which meant doing some quick mock ups and minor modifications. first ..... i pulled the trigger on a sniper prior to martins waterblock roundup
review and while it may not be the top shelf block around i'm hoping it'll perform fine for my little rig.
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this is my first block ever and i really hope it does well for me.
next up, i'm having mixed thoughts on this , but unless it performs horribly them i will be totally happy with it.
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these are not the fans i'll be using, i just mounted them for now to get a good feel for the space needed.
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after very minor mods i got the rad to slip in very easily, i'll have to take it apart and fasten it to the frame hopefully this weekend.
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and with the rad about 1/2" from the bottom of the esata port unit i still have a decent amount of room left between the bottom of rad to top of optical.
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I'm still undecided on fittings, at first i was looking at powerbits mixed with some koolance qdc's, but im reading that the qdc's are restrictive and i do not know now.I like the monsoons too , so i'm lost on what fittings to go with just yet.
next up i suppose will be a chiller , which while waiting to buy it and do a little re configuring in the case will also give me some time to dig around some more on fittings.
post #4 of 4
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Yesterday I picked up the cnc'd cell cast i got for the res..
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Began sanding the edges, and probably wont finish sanding til the weekend as i have gotten a virus i think from my friends baby.
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The original place i tried to buy some acrylic from recommended this stuff to put it together with.
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I've never worked with this stuff before, so i hope i dont bugger this up. any tips?? I'm almost to the point where i'm ready to get fittings and tubing. I still am very unsure of what pump i'll need, and so i wont know exactly what fittings i'll need until i actually have the pump picked out and its location. No, i didnt sketch this out before i began, as i dont have or know how to use any cad software yet. AND, to be honest im not 100% sure of pump placement within the loop.
Can i do like so>>>>>>> cpu>tee fitting to a little fill port(highest point in loop)>240 rad>pump(lowest point in loop)>res(tec chill assisted).
I am still trying to search on fittings as i originally was wanting to go the koolance qdc's, but after some reads the word is they are restrictive, just wish i knew how restrictive. Thats it for now.
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