Originally Posted by agussio
Still working out the kinks, but the plan is a swiftech 655 PWM with a XSPC pump res. 120mm front push/pull. 140mm top push (planned but may default to 120).
biggest issue so far has been figuring out plumbing. I am heavily considering the new primochill acrylic tubing but the 140 top makes the ports a real pain.
Yea, I've been thinking a lot about the plumbing too and what sort of fittings I would need, etc. Lots too think about!
Will definitely need to do some more research though since this will be my first proper custom loop and I would really hate for anything to go wrong.
Originally Posted by aln688
Looks great. Your H100i works fine in the front? I was thinking of doing that, then having two fans at the top in exhaust mode, then I don't need a top filter. Of course my positive pressure system is no longer positive doing that...bringing more dust into the case.
Yea, works perfectly! I have the top fans on low speed as exhaust (don't really need to be going very fast as heat rises anyway) and the rear fan as an intake as well (h100i is intake too). Pretty sure it's positive pressure that way and it keeps the dust out of the top too.
Originally Posted by WallyPower
I did try to find an answer in here, but couldn't find anything.
I'm planning for a new system, but I am still making up my mind on the case.
The specs are as follows:
- Gigabyte Sniper M5 or Asus Maximus VI
- 16 GB of 1600 mhz ram
- 840 pro 256 GB
- 3,5" 4TB seagate HDD
- Coolermaster Realpower 850M (my old PSU)
I'm planning to watercool the CPU and GPU
For the CPU I intend to use a Swifttech ADII pump/block
For the GPU I have no idea, nothing has been introduced.
My main question is: Can you fit 2 240 mm rads in the top/front and still have room for a 3,5" HDD and a SSD?
If you check the picture of my rig, you can see I just have my HDD resting on some slim foam padding to reduce vibrations on the bottom of my case, just in between the h100i and power supply. It fits perfectly, sata cables and power go straight behind the mobo tray so they don't look messy and the temps are still staying nice and cool. I also have an SSD mounted on the back of the motherboard tray with some velcro, again, it works perfectly well, plenty of room for cable management too although be careful where you place it if you want to use the same power connector for your HDD and SSD. Can be a bit of a stretch if you place it all the way towards the back of the case.
EDIT: Forgot to mention I'm soon going to be doing a custom loop with a 240 in the front and a 240 in the top too. Still undecided as to where the rad will go but I might see if I can squeeze it in the front, just behind the front rad. Only problem that leaves me with is if it will be mounted just above the HDD on the floor or what...Edited by Fresh Sheep - 10/16/13 at 7:39am