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Originally Posted by AcEsSalvation View Post

Building a 3d model of it now
If you need any helps or tips while building it, check out the Scratch Build Case Club link in my sig. It's been starting to pick up a little bit. It'll be a good place to toss around ideas and get input from other scratch builders like myself thumb.gif
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post #32 of 33
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Maybe I'm not understanding, but you keep mentioning two reservoirs for one loop? That has no practical purpose. You can purchase a larger case instead of building your own, I think you may be underestimating the complexity of doing it yourself unless you have access to some nice machinery.

Actually, I have two reservoirs for one loop, and it's quite beneficial to me smile.gif

Granted, it was not originally the plan, but now that I have them both I quite like it. What happened was that the EK Multioption X2 150 Advanced that I originally purchased came with terrible, awful, despicable, pathetic, worthless "res clamps", and no matter what I tried they wouldn't hold the res empty, much less with fittings attached and filled with 150mL of water! So, after a month of unsuccessful attempts of fixing the issue, I got an XSPC single-bay res as a temporary alternative. It just so happens that the next after after buying the XSPC res (bought it at Micro Center), I got some Bitspower Z-Tank Multi 60mm clamps, which are absolutely awesome, good enough that I only need to use one to hold my EK Res.

But, with the XSPC already purchased and installed, I simply revised my loop layout a bit, and now I have the pump mounted directly to the bay res, while the EK Res acts essentially as a "buffer" for the bay res, significantly reducing turbulence, cutting bleeding time down from hours to minutes, and providing 6 more G1/4 ports for LED's (getting some Lund Plexi G1/4 fittings that sit down in the res for some white LED's), Temp Sensors (Bitspower G1/4 temp sensor), a Phobya Pressure Valve (for when I add my 2nd MCP35X pump, once I finally get the White Swiftech MCP35X2 Housing), etc.

Here's some pics of how it works:


   
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post #33 of 33
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I was thinking I might need another res later on, as I planned on having quite a few radiators. NOW the case I'm designing will have dual 3x140mm res for the CPU, and another 2x140mm rad for the GPU. I might pick up a 7950/7970 at some point after I have the CPU done. I'll get the design up (it's taking me a while) and then ask about how much force I will need.

Quick question, where does the pump, res, and blocks have to be height wise to each other?
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