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Hey everyone. I wanted to provide an update for you all to let you know how things are proceeding with my newest h220. I put the water block back on my video card and connected my custom tubes to the loop. Right now I am flushing all of the air out of the system. This pump seems to be running like a champ and hopefully will continue to do so after I put it in my system.

I would like to send out props to the folks at Swiftech, especially Brian and Gabe. Thank you for your Swift responses to my issues :-). Brian, you are a wealth of information and I am glad that you are here for us all. Gabe, thank you for the personal call showing interest in my situation. It's not everyday that you get a call from the CEO of a company that you are a customer of.

I'll be sure to keep everyone apprised of how things are going after I put everything in!


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Edited by WizardontheJob - 4/12/13 at 4:46pm
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Actually, anything $100 or less, in a mid-tower size, would work. I'll check out the one at Newegg. Any others under $100?

Check out your local craigslist.

I got my like new 600T for $120 (i know, not under $100, but you get the idea.). Some decent cases can be found there.
 
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I'd like to add my 7970 to my H220 (push/pull) loop but I'm not sure how to go about the setup. I want to add 1 120mm rad (push) as back exhaust.


(H220 Specs)
These are extra parts I'll be ordering:
120mm Rad
Fan (Push only)
GPU Waterblock (is Acetal + Nickel ok?)
Tubing
Extra Coolant
4xCompression Fittings


I've heard multiple times the H220 Rad/Res should lead directly to the pump first, then go elsewhere, so this is the setup I'm thinking:




Will the 120mm rad as exhaust be noticeably less efficient than in intake?
Will the H220 rad + 120mm rad be enough cooling for this setup?

(Made a new thread asking this, but no one's responding o_O.. Since it's H220 related I figured I'd post here.)
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I'd like to add my 7970 to my H220 (push/pull) loop but I'm not sure how to go about the setup. I want to add 1 120mm rad (push) as back exhaust.

(H220 Specs)


I've heard multiple times the H220 Rad/Res should lead directly to the pump first, then go elsewhere, so this is the setup I'm thinking:



Will the 120mm rad as exhaust be noticeably less efficient than in intake?
Will the H220 rad + 120mm rad be enough cooling for this setup?

(Made a new thread asking this, but no one's responding o_O.. Since it's H220 related I figured I'd post here.)

lol i check this thread a lot tongue.gif

yes, the res/rad should be above the pump for best performance, but this isnt a requirement. You just need to make sure you get all of the air out of the system. Configuring it other ways makes it significantly more difficult to get air out.

Looking at your picture, I would recommend pushing or pulling air out the top. If you're pushing air through the top rad, and have a rear exhausting the air, you're going to be pulling warmish air through the rear rad, and limiting cooling potential of the rear rad. Compensate the two exhaust rads with more intake. Since your GPU will be under water, your internal case temps will be nearly ambient with proper intake.

I have a 120mm rear rad as well, but i set my loop like this: 240mm rad/res > H220 pump (CPU) > 120mm rear rad (exhaust) > 670 > 240 mm red/res.

Though eventually all the water will reach an equilibrium apparently, I like the concept of having a radiator between the CPU and GPU block to bleed off some of the CPU heat before cycling into the GPU block.

An additional 120mm rad should be good enough to cool both devices.
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I'd like to add my 7970 to my H220 (push/pull) loop but I'm not sure how to go about the setup. I want to add 1 120mm rad (push) as back exhaust. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

(H220 Specs)
These are extra parts I'll be ordering:
120mm Rad
Fan (Push only)
GPU Waterblock (is Acetal + Nickel ok?)
Tubing
Extra Coolant
4xCompression Fittings


I've heard multiple times the H220 Rad/Res should lead directly to the pump first, then go elsewhere, so this is the setup I'm thinking:




Will the 120mm rad as exhaust be noticeably less efficient than in intake?
Will the H220 rad + 120mm rad be enough cooling for this setup?

(Made a new thread asking this, but no one's responding o_O.. Since it's H220 related I figured I'd post here.)
With a reasonable oc on a Sandy chip and one gpu I would think one extra 120 rad would be ok. If you can’t fit a rad in the bottom or front then pushing air out the back through it is probably your only choice. How you have it pictured looks right. You have a choice of going from the pump to either the gpu or rad first, that is up to you.

It is a good idea to install everything and do a dry run so you can see how everything fits and get the right tube length.

I would recommend against a nickel gpu block, get an all copper one, it is listed as the Acrylic one I believe. Also note that the opening of that EK block only point down, so you will need to loop the tubes under, buy an EK 90 extension block or use additional fittings. Call Frozen tomorrow and ask for Joe. He can tell you more about which block would be good since your gpu is below everything else so fittings that point up would be easier.
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I would recommend against a nickel gpu block, get an all copper one, it is listed as the Acrylic one I believe. Also note that the opening of that EK block only point down, so you will need to loop the tubes under, buy an EK 90 extension block or use additional fittings. Call Frozen tomorrow and ask for Joe. He can tell you more about which block would be good since your gpu is below everything else so fittings that point up would be easier.

the EK full cover blocks come with the 90 degree add on block for the EK link or something system. All you need is 90 degree fittings/adapters from there on out unless you want to have tubing coming out in the same plane as the card..

I will second the recommendation for a copper block, though their nickel problems were apparently solved and the coating doesnt affect the cooling performance too much.
 
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the EK full cover blocks come with the 90 degree add on block for the EK link or something system. All you need is 90 degree fittings/adapters from there on out unless you want to have tubing coming out in the same plane as the card..

I will second the recommendation for a copper block, though their nickel problems were apparently solved and the coating doesnt affect the cooling performance too much.
I can tell you that EK has not solved all their nickel problems, I sent mine back for a copper one. The EK comes with a 90 degree block, then he will need to buy another one. That is four 90 degrees turns slowing down flow rate a little plus the cost of the extra 90 degree block, or he could look to get a block that has top openings and not have do any of that. Either way it will work.

Also with nickel you are not supposed to use silver so you shouldn’t use a kill coil if you go that way. With the coolant you don’t have worry about that now, but there may come a time when you want or need to just use distilled.
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Actually, anything $100 or less, in a mid-tower size, would work. I'll check out the one at Newegg. Any others under $100?

I don't know how much they are currently, but I bought my third NZXT Phantom Full Tower for $90, and could've gotten a $20 MIR had I bothered. I love these cases; and they are the same height as a mid tower, just longer. With a little work you can fit quite a bit of cooling in them. I did a lot of work to Phantom #2 and fit 2 480mm rads, and could have added a 240 or 360 if I wanted. Even the mini Phantom I'm building will hold the H220's 240 rad/res and a 360.
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I don't know how much they are currently, but I bought my third NZXT Phantom Full Tower for $90, and could've gotten a $20 MIR had I bothered. I love these cases; and they are the same height as a mid tower, just longer. With a little work you can fit quite a bit of cooling in them. I did a lot of work to Phantom #2 and fit 2 480mm rads, and could have added a 240 or 360 if I wanted. Even the mini Phantom I'm building will hold the H220's 240 rad/res and a 360.

Lot's of good cases out there if you have time and patience. I picked up my Switch 810 for 100.00 shipped off eBay.
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