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The extender will give you another 1.5" of breathing room to better fit the cables. The Cooler Master extender already gives you 25mm or an inch of extension. At one point the psu's fan will be partially outside the case.
I have to keep my res (EK Multi-Option Res 250 Rev 2) along the left side bc I'll be upgrading my four gen old GTX285 to a pair of GTX780Ti Kingpin Edition cards. The KPE card is 1.25" higher than a regular GTX780, so no room for a tube style res along the back wall. I'll post a opic or two later this afternoon once the res and pump are mounted and you'll see what I mean.
Here's my water-cooling-outside-the-case fantasy:

This rad with 18 AP15's in push/pull:



With this triple DDC pump/top combo:



Fed by this res:

nice res I just got my two 400 Reservoirs for my scratch build
...they are massive!
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post #7032 of 10491
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Are you running a Southbridge block as well? Thought I may be the only one out there. it helped me a lot with the routing. Otherwise things would have looked a lot different.

Yeah, I always run both a vrm and a chipset block. It makes my OC's more stable, especially when the rig is at the ragged edge. I like that the blocks for this motherboard are sepatate as it helped greatly with loop routing. The vrm's are getting the first water out of the rad, but I have so much flow with 2x DDC 3.2 pumps that the water only gains about 0.2C by the time it hits the cpu. I do wish I could fit another rad in the case, but this will do fine for 24/7.
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Damned AMD's, I'd have to get a universal VRM and Northbridge block on mine to keep them cool, and I'm not sure they would fit anyway with the GPU and rear radiator like they are. With a slim 240 and slim 120 radiator, I'm also worried it would be a bit much on the heat side of things. CPU is happy at 4.7 during 24/7 work anyway currently so not going to mess with it until I get a bigger case more suitable for water cooling.

You can see how tight they are in this shot.

post #7034 of 10491
why do you have 2 reservoirs?
post #7035 of 10491
symmetry?

Mavisky, you don't need a bigger case. You just need bigger rads and a Dremel wink.gif
post #7036 of 10491
Some of these watercooling setups amaze me, and then I remember how much work they take to do right and make me go "Nope not going to bother".
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post #7037 of 10491
First Mod (windowed top panel)
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First Mod (windowed top panel)
hey how did you stick it got a pict ? did it fit flush ?
post #7039 of 10491
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Originally Posted by SortOfGrim View Post

why do you have 2 reservoirs?

Originally the case had the gpu's under water on one loop and the cpu on a modified Corsair H80 as a separate loop. Ditched the separate loops because the single 670 was much cooler than the twin 560's and the H80 wasn't performing the best (later found an air pocket in the rad when draining everything). I also liked the look so decided to keep it when combining it into one loop. Felt like the loop would benefit from the extra fluid that the second res would give it since they are so small in the first place.

Original loop.



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Originally Posted by welshy46 View Post

symmetry?

Mavisky, you don't need a bigger case. You just need bigger rads and a Dremel wink.gif

Well i've already got a dremel, but with my layout i don't see where I could really make much of a change aside from maybe upping the front to a 280mm rad, or ditching all the stuff in the front of the case and setting up a downwards firing rad. But that would mean sacrificing the hot swap bays that hold my ssd and 1tb backup/storage drive, my dvd player, and my fan controller.
post #7040 of 10491
Hi Mavisky, Kpeoticg's Tryclops build log is a good place to look if you want to put a 360mm rad in the front. The reservoirs would need rehoming and there's some mild Dremeling to be done, which is nice. The good thing about having two reservoirs, apart from the symmetry. is your loop gets to dump more heat out of the loop than a single res.

I've been looking at chillers for extra cooling, but have put myself off for now. Too involving and I'd rather not have to check the weather forecast everytime I want to use my rig. I think the next upgrade will be a standalone Mo-ra 420 when I get a second 290x. My magicool 720 rad is ok for now, but once the spring arrives along with the 290x. I don't think the one rad will do the job.
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