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Hello,

I want to re-design my loop to have a cleaner look inside the case, this is how it's set right now:





As you can see, a bit of tubing crossed on the rear rad and the GPU intake on top. My first intention was to have the pump/res feed directly the top radiator, then the CPU, then the rear rad, GPU's, bottom rad, and back to the reservoir/pump, just like I had in this video (When my motherboard died tongue.gif):



The only issue I encountered when having it set like that, is the tubing from the reservoir to the top rad had a too tight turn thus it was kind of kinking, so I didn't feel too safe. But I'd still like it to be like that, and use that old loop I had, as it looks a lot cleaner.

How could I achieve this? Basically, here's a picture of what I'd like it to be (Please forgive my poor Paint skills):




What kind of fittings could I purchase to make a perfect turn for that? I tried a 90º on the reservoir and a 45º on the radiator, but as stated above, it made the tube kink a bit and I didn't feel too safe with that, maybe I could use some fitting adapters or something and use fittings only instead of tubing for that part, but don't know what I'd need exactly?

If you refer to any kind of fittings or water cooling parts, please refer to Aquatuning.de or Caseking.de, as those are the stores I'd be buying from if needed.

Any help would be appreciated. smile.gif
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i think that if you could post a pic of the tubing in the 5.25 bats where the pump/res are then it could help more people help you reach optimal results. nevertheless i think that an angle fitting should do the trick, and if it kinks as you say you maybe want to take a look at those 60 deg or 30 deg angles which might be perfect for your scenario.

the GPU to rear rad as in the video is IMO great.

Moreover, if you are comfortable with tubing behind the MoBo tray (i.e. where the PSU cables are) you might consider running the tube that goes from the res/pump through the back and it might give a bit cleaner look.

hope i helped wink.gif

(but now i am concerned about your RIVE a bit too...)
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i think that if you could post a pic of the tubing in the 5.25 bats where the pump/res are then it could help more people help you reach optimal results. nevertheless i think that an angle fitting should do the trick, and if it kinks as you say you maybe want to take a look at those 60 deg or 30 deg angles which might be perfect for your scenario.

the GPU to rear rad as in the video is IMO great.

Moreover, if you are comfortable with tubing behind the MoBo tray (i.e. where the PSU cables are) you might consider running the tube that goes from the res/pump through the back and it might give a bit cleaner look.

hope i helped wink.gif

(but now i am concerned about your RIVE a bit too...)

Thanks for the reply, I thought I had a picture from inside the case showing the reservoir and rad, but I can't find it. As to running tubing behind the motherboard tray, that's a no go, I want to keep it as simple as possible.

Going to take a look at 30º and 60º fittings/adapters see if I can think about something.
    
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Thanks for the reply, I thought I had a picture from inside the case showing the reservoir and rad, but I can't find it. As to running tubing behind the motherboard tray, that's a no go, I want to keep it as simple as possible.

Going to take a look at 30º and 60º fittings/adapters see if I can think about something.

so besides the GPU to back rad connection that is already present in the video and the res/pump to rad i think it should do it as far as clean loop.
if those 30/60 deg angles won't help i know bitspower has a huge variety of fittings for tight and complex situations which should help with any problem but as you know it would cost a pretty penny with BP solutions.

and lastly i think that it might help with cleanness and aesthetics over all if you are to consider a tube reservoir (not to replace your current but as an addition tot he loop) and mount it left to the HDD cage so it would shorten the tubing between the pump/res -> bottom rad.

(seen it a few times done nicely but i guess you don't really want now to add a tube res to your loop which is essentially done but felt i might throw that in for you)
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so besides the GPU to back rad connection that is already present in the video and the res/pump to rad i think it should do it as far as clean loop.
if those 30/60 deg angles won't help i know bitspower has a huge variety of fittings for tight and complex situations which should help with any problem but as you know it would cost a pretty penny with BP solutions.

and lastly i think that it might help with cleanness and aesthetics over all if you are to consider a tube reservoir (not to replace your current but as an addition tot he loop) and mount it left to the HDD cage so it would shorten the tubing between the pump/res -> bottom rad.

(seen it a few times done nicely but i guess you don't really want now to add a tube res to your loop which is essentially done but felt i might throw that in for you)

Thanks for the suggestions, I believe 30º or 60º adapters/fittings could help me, we'll see.

I'm not looking to add a tube reservoir, very happy with my bay reservoir and I don't have the cash for it anyways, I'm looking to spend less than 20-25€ on those needed fittings.
    
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Thanks for the suggestions, I believe 30º or 60º adapters/fittings could help me, we'll see.

I'm not looking to add a tube reservoir, very happy with my bay reservoir and I don't have the cash for it anyways, I'm looking to spend less than 20-25€ on those needed fittings.

yeah, i figured but it might motivate you sometime in the (unknown) future... (of additional funds tongue.gif )


but still, is your motherboard okay?
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yeah, i figured but it might motivate you sometime in the (unknown) future... (of additional funds tongue.gif )


but still, is your motherboard okay?

Yeah this one is brand new, other one in the video died for no reason from one day to another, when I was re-doing my loop (Sold my GTX680 SLI for 2x HD7970) and next day it didn't work, good thing I got a brand new one from RMA, although it took almost a month.

I might be recieving 2 backplates for my watercool heatkiller blocks in a few weeks, so maybe by then since I have to take the cards apart from loop to install those, might as well re-do my loop and try some new angled fittings.

I'm open for more suggestions on angled fittings, adapters, extenders... etc smile.gif
    
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Kind of a hack job in paint....so hope this is understandable.

I personally would use a cylinder res, mounted right onto the top of your D5....you are using a D5 right?
From the pump go into the bottom rad, then feed up and through the cards.
I would ditch the 120 all together, come up out of the cards and go into the top rad.
For this you would flip the 360 up top around so the ports are at the back.
Once it makes it's way around the 360 up top, feed into the CPU block, then out of the CPU block and back into the top of the res.
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Yeah this one is brand new, other one in the video died for no reason from one day to another, when I was re-doing my loop (Sold my GTX680 SLI for 2x HD7970) and next day it didn't work, good thing I got a brand new one from RMA, although it took almost a month.

I might be recieving 2 backplates for my watercool heatkiller blocks in a few weeks, so maybe by then since I have to take the cards apart from loop to install those, might as well re-do my loop and try some new angled fittings.

I'm open for more suggestions on angled fittings, adapters, extenders... etc smile.gif

well, new board is always good smile.gif

anyway, here are the Phobya 30 deg angle and Phobya 60 deg angle (and both available in black nickel and matte black if you need it)

and as you know, Bitspower has quite the selection of different rotaries (single, dual, triple, snake ...)
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well, new board is always good smile.gif

anyway, here are the Phobya 30 deg angle and Phobya 60 deg angle (and both available in black nickel and matte black if you need it)

and as you know, Bitspower has quite the selection of different rotaries (single, dual, triple, snake ...)

Thanks, in the video I had a 90º compression fitting oin the reservoir outlet and a 45º compression fitting on the radiator inlet, since it made a too aggresive curve, making it kink a bit, I believe a less aggressive turn would help, so that would be a 30º fitting then. smile.gif

Might just order a 30º and 60º and see what I can come up with.
    
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