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Went without any large hitches,

Took 8 hours in total as I had to re-work the loop as the radiator and fan combo was too big for the case frown.gif stupid me for not checking the dimensions of the rad, so put the fans outside and bolted through the case to the rad on the inside.

Temps are good, Ambient is between 11/16oC water is between 17/20oC, CPU at isle is 21/23oC and at load 55/58oC @ 4.4Ghz. As I am blowing cold air into the case I have seen the temp of the graphics cards drop a little as its blowing air directly onto the back of the top one.

I didn't know the SP120's were not PWM fans so these have now been changed for Noctua NF-F12's because I don't want to use a fan controller.

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Those 670's are begging for some water! Very well done!

Have you got anything ti kill algae like some KillCoil?
     
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Thanks smile.gif I was gunna look at the GPU's but I like the look of them (why I sort of went for them as well) and as they don't really heat up that much I thought id leave them,

No kill coil, been told not to, so I went with EK coolant which has anti Algae and corrosion properties. thumb.gif

I also didn't want my tubing to discolour with dye's so went for Red tubing but used the PrimoChill PrimoFlex Advanced LRT in a hope it wont plastises,
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I must say without a doubt, this website has taught me everything I know, and some really good people helping out us noobs, thumb.gif
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I must say without a doubt, this website has taught me everything I know, and some really good people helping out us noobs, thumb.gif

That sir is a very true statement!
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A direct side shot with everything in frame with good lighting would be sweet! Looks good!
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What size tubing are you running?
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Awesome setup smile.gif Any advice on how you determined where to put drain valve and why?

I too have a Level 10 gt and I'll be upgrading my CPU to a CPU-GPU loop when these heatkiller gpu-x 79x0 become available, i'm still trying to determine which compression fittings to use and where to put my drain valve!
  
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A direct side shot with everything in frame with good lighting would be sweet! Looks good!
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What size tubing are you running?
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Awesome setup smile.gif Any advice on how you determined where to put drain valve and why?

I too have a Level 10 gt and I'll be upgrading my CPU to a CPU-GPU loop when these heatkiller gpu-x 79x0 become available, i'm still trying to determine which compression fittings to use and where to put my drain valve!

3/8th's tubing is what I am using

For the drain valve, just put it as low as you can, to get as much water out the loop as poss in one go before you need to start tipping the PC upside down

BUT if you have a Level10GT take note DO NOT buy a thick radiator, because when you fit the fans to it, you will be way past your motherboard and you cant plug anything into the top of it as the rad/fans are in the way and it may hit it (did mine - 5th pic down).

I made that mistake, so I have put the fans on the top outside the case (blowing in), the rad underneath and bolted through to attach them to the case, its sturdy so no issues, so I am now making a shroud for the top, once I am done I will post up dimensions/tech drawing and pics of it should you want a thick radiator for better cooling.

Ill sort out a :thumb:pic tonight
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3/8th's tubing is what I am using

For the drain valve, just put it as low as you can, to get as much water out the loop as poss in one go before you need to start tipping the PC upside down

BUT if you have a Level10GT take note DO NOT buy a thick radiator, because when you fit the fans to it, you will be way past your motherboard and you cant plug anything into the top of it as the rad/fans are in the way and it may hit it (did mine - 5th pic down).

I made that mistake, so I have put the fans on the top outside the case (blowing in), the rad underneath and bolted through to attach them to the case, its sturdy so no issues, so I am now making a shroud for the top, once I am done I will post up dimensions/tech drawing and pics of it should you want a thick radiator for better cooling.

Ill sort out a :thumb:pic tonight

ty for the advice smile.gif



im looking for a way to make my monsta 120mmx80mm work as push pull exhaust where the dual bays are
  
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