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post #1 of 19
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So I'm pretty set on parts, but I need some feedback on the design on my loop. To make it easier, I'll list the parts I have and will be ordering.

CPU block: EK HF Supreme - Gold Plated [HAVE]
GPU block: only part not sure on. Probably will get a Heatkiller GPU-X³ GTX 680 LT
Radiator: EK XTX 360mm [HAVE]
Res: Phobya Balancer 150
Pump: x2 D5s + EK Dual Top 2-Loops (before you ask why I need two pumps, I got it for only $125 so yeah) [BEING SHIPPED]
Tubing: Primochill Advanced LRT - Black
Fittings: A bunch of Phobya 19/13mm (1/2 x 3/4) gold fittings. Also an extension, a single 45° deg adapter, and a double 45° rotary adapter (like the Bitspower snake fittings)
And then some accessories like a killcoil, GPU backplate, acrylic sheet for shroud, etc. I'll be using distilled water so no dyes for me thumb.gif

Let me know if I left any parts out that I should have. I think I listed everything.

Here's a quick design I made in Photoshop.



I tried using Sketchup but I cannot stand the navigation. Oh well, I did some test fitting and everything fits so far.

Do you guys think there's too much restriction around the pump? I couldn't come up with any other ways where the loop would still look clean. Also, that black bar above the pump and radiator will be the top of my shroud to hide everything below. I measured it out and that's where it should be.

For airflow, I'll have a front 140mm intake and have the 3 fans on the radiator (NF-P12s) in pull. I might also add a top intake too. Thoughts?
post #2 of 19
I would turn the rad around and have the barbs at the end that the pump is at... but other than that it looks good! thumb.gif
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post #3 of 19
The upside down picture is tripping me out.

so lemme get this straight, your pump is mounted on top?
post #4 of 19
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Originally Posted by Sean W. View Post

I would turn the rad around and have the barbs at the end that the pump is at... but other than that it looks good! thumb.gif
Oh wow that does seem better. Thanks I'll definitely make that change!
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The upside down picture is tripping me out.

so lemme get this straight, your pump is mounted on top?
Nope! I reversed my case biggrin.gif
Edited by YouGotJaked - 1/27/13 at 7:20pm
post #5 of 19
ah ok, well i suggest your fans intake, blowing air up rather than down.
post #6 of 19
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ah ok, well i suggest your fans intake, blowing air up rather than down.
But they are intake? They're just blowing the air down.
post #7 of 19
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Oh and I have another question. Is the tubing I chose fine? I heard Masterkleer is also good so should I stick with my current tubing or save $10 and get this?
post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by YouGotJaked View Post

But they are intake? They're just blowing the air down.

the fans on your rad???

its always better to blow air upwards. is there a specific reason you want it this way?
post #9 of 19
So the picture is not upside down?? If that is the case you are blowing hot air out the bottom of the case? Is there sufficient space that is not causing the heated air to get trapped or just rise immediately outside the case and get sucked into the computer thru the intakes?
post #10 of 19
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the fans on your rad???

its always better to blow air upwards. is there a specific reason you want it this way?
I was just following this build log and evil jerry's Operation Freedom. I'm not against pull though. I'll do whatever results in the best temps.
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