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Hey guys, I am looking to upgrade my h100 to a custom loop and get some water blocks for my gfx cards.
I was wondering what you guys think i should do for my build I plan on adding a double 360 or a double thick 420 in the top and a double thick 240 or 280 in the bottom.
Do you guys think I should get a drive bay res/pump or a separate pump res.

Parts to cool:
-i7-3930k ( running 4.5 ghz atm, I will probably keep this the same )
-(2) 7970 ghz


Here is what I am currently working with: ( please excuse the cable management its my 2nd rebuild of it ( had to RMA motherboard recently )






So what do you guys think?

I currently have a ssd and a dvd drive in my drive bays atm, so there will be room for up to a 1-2 slot bay/res ( i am already planning on cutting part of the drive bay section because there is a random support plate for the optical drive that will block airflow to any triple size rad, so in short I am not sure how much room I will have to play with after its finished )

The only other problem i see, is that if i end up with a res and a pump at the bottom, there are nice 140 mm sized holes at the bottom for fans. Any suggestions?

Edit: I have no problem drilling mounting holes into my case if need be
Edited by nattan - 7/7/13 at 12:38pm
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i have a RX360 radiator on top with a push-n-pull fans, but i had to cut some part by the drive bay for me to able to put that RX360 radiator on top. nothing hard anybody could do it, even a cave man could do it biggrin.gif, and you could put a RX240 or even a MONSTA 240 radiator at the bottom & front thumb.gif.
Edited by AWESOME_3_SOME - 7/7/13 at 12:33pm
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Check my build log, I have a Monsta on the bottom, and a 420mm on the top, and like user above, I had to cut the "cover" on the drive bay that separates the top bay with the rest of the bays so that I could put the radiator inlets on that side, was quite easy though. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by kcuestag View Post

Check my build log, I have a Monsta on the bottom, and a 420mm on the top, and like user above, I had to cut the "cover" on the drive bay that separates the top bay with the rest of the bays so that I could put the radiator inlets on that side, was quite easy though. smile.gif

since we have almost identical systems, I would like to ask what are your temps with your set up? are are you still using that EK DCP 4.0 Pump after the upgrade?

Edit: and how was your i7-2600k did you notice any performance difference in switching to the i7-3930k?
Edited by nattan - 7/7/13 at 1:12pm
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Highest temperatures I get are while gaming (Since both GPU's heat up water more than just CPU on prime 95) are about 68-70ºC on the CPU (4.7GHz) and GPU's around 47-50ºC, this is in summer with room temperatures of ~30-32ºC and all fans on low at around 1000-1200rpm. thumb.gif

I'm no longer using the EK DCP 4.0, it was too loud, I now have a Laing D5 on an XSPC Dual Bay acrylic reservoir, dead quiet and a lot stronger!

With normal ambient temperatures of around 24ºC (A/C turned on) highest around 65ºC on the CPU and around 45ºC on the GPU's.

Only noticed a performance gain in Battlefield 3 which uses up to 12 threads, but didn't really notice anything on any other game. tongue.gif
Edited by kcuestag - 7/7/13 at 1:20pm
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Check out my pics, I have a bunch from when I cut out a portion of the "Rad Blocker Plate" (the thing in the drive bays), as well as from when I drilled to fit my EX420 P-P up top smile.gif
   
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