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Ok I've finally decided to do watercooling with my 800d chassis, 3930k and GTX 680 Classified. This is going to be my first water cooled build.



As I've said in the title I was wondering if someone could tell me a good Flow order. I've made one myself, what do you guys think?



Few other questions:
1. Is it best in this configuration of using two rads and cooling a gpu + cpu in one loop to use a discrete pump (Not a res/pump combo)?
2. Is it best to have the pump directly connected to the Reservoir? I heard somewhere that is optimal... If so do I literally just screw it in to G1/4 Threads, or do I just have very minimal tubing?
3. On the top 3x120mm Rad it may be kinda of hard to stuff the tube in the top of the case in order to get to the Input. I've seen it done before:


Thanks!

EDIT: OK! I've updated the drawing if anyone wants to follow the same build pattern. This is 100% scale to real life, I've taken a lot of time converting the measurements into pixels...



Heres a plain version who wants to use you're own parts:



Heres one with my flow chart. You're probably wondering how the hell the put the tubing the way it is at the top. I'm getting some female to female g1/4" 90 degree rotary connectors and I'm going to stuff the wire up at the top of the case just like the red themed 800d a little bit farther up in this post.



List of **** I am to buy for this build:



Ok I've updated it again so its WAY cleaner this is the final loop config:

Edited by xNiNELiVES - 11/20/12 at 3:11pm
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The order you have it is fine smile.gif. As long as reservoir then pump, and pretty much all after is fine.
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The order you have it is fine smile.gif. As long as reservoir then pump, and pretty much all after is fine.

What about question 3 I had?
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The flow order looks good the way you have it. You have your res gravity feeding your pump which is the most important order and after that it does not matter too much since you will only see a difference of 1 deg. As for question 3, I don't know much about your case so I cannot help with that question.
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The flow order looks good the way you have it. You have your res gravity feeding your pump which is the most important order and after that it does not matter too much since you will only see a difference of 1 deg. As for question 3, I don't know much about your case so I cannot help with that question.

Awesome thanks.

Edit: Wait a second, I actually had planned the flow to go the other way lol. I didn't even think of that, I just got lucky...
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Any suggestions on to how I should mount the Reservoir and pump to case? What about the 240mm Rad at the bottom, how would anyone suggest to mount that?
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Any suggestions on to how I should mount the Reservoir and pump to case? What about the 240mm Rad at the bottom, how would anyone suggest to mount that?

Drill holes wink.gif, well i made brackets to avoid that and for a 240 rad to fit the bottom you're gonna have to remove that whole bottom HDD tray.
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I put my res and pump on bottom have tube go behind case and needed a 180 fitting so tube would not pinch. lookss better now and replaced the 480 with 580 and a 3 pound copper block on it. like other stated for flow order res>pump>rad>cpu>gpu>rad>res>pump. dont have pump to res loss in flow also a 480 rad can fit into the 700d with a cut on top for fan then get a plate for top to match it all up. i got a 240 rad i can put into case Just never did it and its wasting space in pc box frown.gif.

Time for me to update rig soon to z77 an 3750k chip, lower heat smile.gif and can use the ram @ 2000mhz WOOT.
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If the res was designed to fit on the pump, I would mount it that way. The flow must go RES>PUMP>RAD>GPU>CPU>RAD>RES in the design you show above which should work just fine. On most of the sites that sell the pumps/reservoirs they also sell mounting brackets. You'll want some type of separation between the pump and your case unless you enjoy the noise of the pump rattling against your case. thumb.gif

Good luck!
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I put my res and pump on bottom have tube go behind case and needed a 180 fitting so tube would not pinch. lookss better now and replaced the 480 with 580 and a 3 pound copper block on it. like other stated for flow order res>pump>rad>cpu>gpu>rad>res>pump. dont have pump to res loss in flow also a 480 rad can fit into the 700d with a cut on top for fan then get a plate for top to match it all up. i got a 240 rad i can put into case Just never did it and its wasting space in pc box frown.gif.
Time for me to update rig soon to z77 an 3750k chip, lower heat smile.gif and can use the ram @ 2000mhz WOOT.

Thanks for the tips. I wouldn't upgrade to ivy if I were you. Move to SB-E. IB-E is coming out and it'll use the 2011 socket... If not that wait Until 780 comes out.
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