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Getting new water cooling parts for Christmas and just would like you guys to look it over and see if I am making a good purchase.




I have a DF-85 case and I am going to be cutting out the top for the shroud and the XSPC RX360. I already have a XSPC RS240 mounted externally, but that will be going inside and mounted to the hard drive bays with the (UN)Designs Rad Bracket. I am a little bit concerned with the Bitspower 400. I was hoping to mount that to the bottom of the RX360 with the Bitspower Mount Panels, what I don't know is if the res is going to be a little bit to big to match the size of the RX360 or if I should go the next size down in reservoirs. The water block will be going on my GTX 670 FTW which I will be buying soon biggrin.gif. The last thing is if you guys can see where I can save a little bit money. I think I could the fittings worked out and I already have a few.



My diagram that I made in about 5 minutes thumb.gif

Thanks,
Jeff
Edited by JeffB105 - 12/3/12 at 7:08pm
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Bump rolleyes.gif
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The fittings you need and the physical fit of things you kinda have to figure out yourself with some thought, a tape measure and a careful eye. If you're concerned about the res, you should be able to find its dimensions in the specs somewhere-- a 360 rad will obviously be about 360mm long by 120mm wide.

I'd say that mounting the res there, you might run into clearance issues with your motherboard, and it'll be tricky to fill. You'll want to come up with a smart way of doing that before you get started. (Edit-- turn the case so it's standing on its front maybe? Plus a funnel with a tube, or an extra barb + an extra length of hose + a funnel.)

Beyond that, the stuff you have picked out looks to be pretty good quality. I don't see anything I'd steer you away from. Enjoy the awesome temps! thumb.gif
Edited by Traches - 12/4/12 at 1:59pm
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The fittings you need and the physical fit of things you kinda have to figure out yourself with some thought, a tape measure and a careful eye. If you're concerned about the res, you should be able to find its dimensions in the specs somewhere-- a 360 rad will obviously be about 360mm long by 120mm wide.
I'd say that mounting the res there, you might run into clearance issues with your motherboard, and it'll be tricky to fill. You'll want to come up with a smart way of doing that before you get started. (Edit-- turn the case so it's standing on its front maybe? Plus a funnel with a tube, or an extra barb + an extra length of hose + a funnel.)
Beyond that, the stuff you have picked out looks to be pretty good quality. I don't see anything I'd steer you away from. Enjoy the awesome temps! thumb.gif
RX360 Dimensions: 124x63x400mm (WxDxH)
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The fittings you need and the physical fit of things you kinda have to figure out yourself with some thought, a tape measure and a careful eye. If you're concerned about the res, you should be able to find its dimensions in the specs somewhere-- a 360 rad will obviously be about 360mm long by 120mm wide.
I'd say that mounting the res there, you might run into clearance issues with your motherboard, and it'll be tricky to fill. You'll want to come up with a smart way of doing that before you get started. (Edit-- turn the case so it's standing on its front maybe? Plus a funnel with a tube, or an extra barb + an extra length of hose + a funnel.)
Beyond that, the stuff you have picked out looks to be pretty good quality. I don't see anything I'd steer you away from. Enjoy the awesome temps! thumb.gif


I won't be filling my loop through that res. I will be doing that through my small res/pump combo. Also with the shroud shouldn't that raise the radiator a little bit higher out of my case giving me a bit more clearance?
Edited by JeffB105 - 12/4/12 at 2:34pm
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RX360 Dimensions: 124x63x400mm (WxDxH)

And the res seems to be 420mm, you think that will be enough room to connect the rad to the res?
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The shroud would go in between the fans and the rad, to get more uniform and quieter airflow through it. Its impact on the position of the rad depends entirely on how you mount things.

I honestly have no idea how well things will work as far as routing-- you've got a much better picture of what's going where than I do. You may need a 90 degree fitting or two-- depends on how easily your tube kinks.
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The shroud would go in between the fans and the rad, to get more uniform and quieter airflow through it. Its impact on the position of the rad depends entirely on how you mount things.
I honestly have no idea how well things will work as far as routing-- you've got a much better picture of what's going where than I do. You may need a 90 degree fitting or two-- depends on how easily your tube kinks.


I am planning on a 90 degree fitting on the res, so it should be a straight shot from the rad to the res. Think I got it planned out pretty good, gonna be ordering my parts tonight! thumb.gif
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Depending on how the front rad sits, you may want to consider going from the pump to rad to gpu to cpu to top rad. It would be a bit less tubing and straighter runs. Everything looks good though!
   
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Depending on how the front rad sits, you may want to consider going from the pump to rad to gpu to cpu to top rad. It would be a bit less tubing and straighter runs. Everything looks good though!


I was thinking the same thing too, when I get the part I am going to try both to see what looks better.

About to order the gtx 670 biggrin.gif
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