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Edited by albear01 - 3/28/13 at 3:10pm
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Originally Posted by ACRONYNJA View Post

Thanks man for the info. Sorry another question? How will you be mounting the res? I am really keen to be able to squeeze a monster rad in, maybe even an XT45 for the 240, which should go right against the board but will still fit according to the specs.
its all good, but to be honest, the positioning of the res is the one thing I'm gonna have to wait to play with. I know i can get it done one way or another.thumb.gif
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The Apogee D2 is one of the quitest pumps out there and a few regulars at SPCR have stated that they are inaudible at and below 20%. It is also one of the best performing pumps out there for watercoolers. I will be employing it or the next gen version when I put my mini-rig together.
    
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I have heard from a trusted source that the Apogee Drive II is kind of noisy though, so I'm hesitant. What will you be using for a res?

I have AD2 also. It's only really noisy when there's air in the loop. Once you've bled the air out of the loop properly then it's almost silent, even at 100% as Mario says.

Important to remember that it's a very powerful pump: 4500 rpm at full speed. But it's a PWM pump, so you can fine tune exactly how many liters per hour it pumps. For a CPU+GPU and 2 radiators, you don't need all that power. You will find almost the same temps running it at 40% as 100%. You can use motherboard software, or something like SpeedFan to make a pump speed profile for e.g. 20% at idle, going up to 50% when temps get high. You won't hear it over the PSU or rad fans.
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I am pretty sure that it is

Fill Port > Res > Pump > 120 Rad > 240 Rad > GPU > CPU > Res

 

The fillport's not really in the "loop" as its attached to the fillport on my res (to be super nit-picky tongue.gif ). The rest is spot on.

 

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I am about to start ordering components and really like the look of the EK-FC670 GTX GPU water block.
The design is different to that of the FC-580 GTX used by SLE though and I was just wondering if there will be clearance issues with the case due to the angle of the fittings.

 

That's a really good question. You've got 1.525 inches (39mm) from the side of the GPU I/O mount to the inside of the sidepanel. Like so...

 

 

 

 

Note that the measurement is NOT from the PCB... the I/O mount should be a more universal reference point. On my card the distance to the PCB is 1/4" less than the above, but not sure if that's the same for all cards.

 
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Uh oh. So does this mean no-go?
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Not sure. Does anyone have a waterblock that they can measure?

 

Edit: Wait, I'm on EK's site and the blocks don't have that piece on them that puts the ports off to the side - I assume that's an add-on? So you could theoretically use 90-deg fittings on the GPU block without the fitting, and route tubing in a similar fashion, a bit more out & to the sides than the image above (if that makes sense) and it'd be more space efficient. The fittings might protrude a little from the bottom of the case (out the drainport cutout) since there's only an inch between the block and bottom of the case but it should work.

 

Does anyone know why EK doesn't have the more common style ports that are accessible from top & bottom? Seems like a really limiting "feature". wth.gif


Edited by She loved E - 3/28/13 at 8:07pm
 
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Their older blocks use the traditional style ports. Seems like they're just doing it this way to be different now.
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Thanks for the AD2 input guys, will be considering that for my build if I decide to go with da monsta rad.
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Not sure. Does anyone have a waterblock that they can measure?

Edit: Wait, I'm on EK's site and the blocks don't have that piece on them that puts the ports off to the side - I assume that's an add-on? So you could theoretically use 90-deg fittings on the GPU block without the fitting, and route tubing in a similar fashion, a bit more out & to the sides than the image above (if that makes sense) and it'd be more space efficient. The fittings might protrude a little from the bottom of the case (out the drainport cutout) since there's only an inch between the block and bottom of the case but it should work.

Does anyone know why EK doesn't have the more common style ports that are accessible from top & bottom? Seems like a really limiting "feature". wth.gif

Very good analysis, the block comes with that piece in the pack - it is in the installation instructions for those who want to use it.
However, I have decided to go with another brand of GPU block to avoid any potential issues - it appears the space will be tight even if that piece is not used as you have described - see images without the piece attached.

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