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Hello Mattyfinch, I am currently installing exactly the same watercooling configuration as you in my Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX TG , with the same Darkside combo pump, EK gpu waterblock for my Asus 1080 Strix, EK CPU waterblock and 120/360 tanks. The only difference is that my watercooling liquid will be white. I have a few questions for you.

Did you fix the pump on existing holes in the chassis with the Darkside combo pump stealth mounting plate or did you drill them ?

What lengths are the extenders you used on the waterblock CPU?

Excuse me for my very average English, I'm french man.

Thank you in advance for your answers.
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Originally Posted by mattyfinch View Post

Just finished the rework of my system and figured i would throw a couple pictures up. This is my second hard tube build, my previous build was an Mitx hard tube build in the Manta case.

Specs:

Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX TG
Gigabyte Ultra-Gaming Z270 motherboard
i5 6600k @ 4.8 (1.335 vcore)
Asus Strix OC 1070 ( +45 core +1375 memory )
Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200Mhz DDR4 (16GB)
Evga G2 750 Watt modular PSU
Intel m.2 256GB HD
Windows 10 64Bit

Add ons:

NZXT hue+
NZXT Grid+
Corsair HD 120 RGB fans (3)
Corsair SP120 HP PWM fans (3)
Cablemods Black/Yellow full G2 cable kit.
Some interior paint work.
Wrapped exterior in carbon fiber vinyl (top and front)

Watercooling specs:

EKWB Supremacy Evo (nickle) CPU WB
EKWB Strix1080 GPU WB
EKWB Strix1080 GPU Backplate
EKWB 360 PE 360mm Radiator (front)
EKWB 120 PE 120mm Radiator (rear)
Bitspower 16mm "Black Sparkle" fittings
Darkside 220 Res w/ D5 strong pump
Mayhem Yellow coolant ( mixed with a few ml's of Mayhem red to make it a deeper yellow )

System runs flawlessly and remains very cool. 18HR on p95 max heat the cpu never passed 60*C. GPU levels off at 41*C on Valley 1920x1080 ultra 8aa.

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Hello Mattyfinch, I am currently installing exactly the same watercooling configuration as you in my Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX TG , with the same Darkside combo pump, EK gpu waterblock for my Asus 1080 Strix, EK CPU waterblock and 120/360 tanks. The only difference is that my watercooling liquid will be white. I have a few questions for you.

Did you fix the pump on existing holes in the chassis with the Darkside combo pump stealth mounting plate or did you drill them ?

What lengths are the extenders you used on the waterblock CPU?

Excuse me for my very average English, I'm french man.

Thank you in advance for your answers.
post #17443 of 17868
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If I understand your question correctly then it would be the fan near the back of the case and the middle fan slot to accommodate the 280mm rad + 140mm fans. Actually I am using GTS 360 rads which are pretty slim. In fact they are the best performing slim rads.
Thanks! You are correct, though I think it is doable it will just be a VERY TIGHT fit. You'll have more room having the ports at the bottom and it will look much cleaner. With my reservoir there it blocks the ports if I would have flipped the rad around. Now there was a guy on here some pages back who made custom feet for the Evolv TG so that it would sit higher. This way he was able to mount a 420mm (I think 420mm. If not then it was another 360mm) rad under neath the case. He then routed tubing out the backside of the case. Would be pretty cool and I have thought about it to give my hardware that extra cooling as the airflow in this case is meh.

I see. Then that makes the top right fan slot a 120mm only since it cannot hold another 140mm fan/rad space?

That's not good news to me then. I'm planning on using a 280mm GTS on top too. What specific problems did you have with tube routing if you didn't remove th radiator tray?
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I see. Then that makes the top right fan slot a 120mm only since it cannot hold another 140mm fan/rad space?

That's not good news to me then. I'm planning on using a 280mm GTS on top too. What specific problems did you have with tube routing if you didn't remove th radiator tray?

If you use two 140mm fans you won't have space for another 120mm fan. Though you will be able to have the connections to your front 360mm rad up top instead of down in the bay. You can easily run a 280mm up top and a 360mm in front. That is what the case is designed for. If I didn't remove the radiator tray my reservoir wouldn't be able to sit where it is now. I probably have a 1/4" spacing between the top of my reservoir and the fan. Removing the tray gave me about 1/2" more movement up into the top cavity. It also shows more of the motherboard.

See how thick that rad is and how low it sits into the case covering a lot of the motherboard? Yea I don't like that at all..

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If you use two 140mm fans you won't have space for another 120mm fan. Though you will be able to have the connections to your front 360mm rad up top instead of down in the bay. You can easily run a 280mm up top and a 360mm in front. That is what the case is designed for. If I didn't remove the radiator tray my reservoir wouldn't be able to sit where it is now. I probably have a 1/4" spacing between the top of my reservoir and the fan. Removing the tray gave me about 1/2" more movement up into the top cavity. It also shows more of the motherboard.

See how thick that rad is and how low it sits into the case covering a lot of the motherboard? Yea I don't like that at all..

 

Ok, I hear what you're saying. So technically you can put the 280mm rad anywhere along the length of the top radiator bracket (I see that the screw holes of the bracket aren't fixed allowing for movement along its length) and not limited to just the rear fan slot and the middle fan slot, correct?

 

I'm a noob in watercooling as this would be my first build but I'm planning something like this:

 

H220X (pump+res combo, rad, CPU waterblock)

GPU waterblock

Additional Black Ice 280 GTS radiator

Reservoir (not sure which one to use, yet, but do you have any suggestions assuming that I don't remove the top rad bracket and considering the height of the res?)

Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX case

 

I was thinking to mount the H220X in the front in this orientation so that the tubes are in the bottom. Would that be better or the other way around wherein the tubes are at the top?

 

And for the top 280mm rad, which is better between mounting it where its ports are toward the front of the case and mounting it where the ports are toward the rear of the case?

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post #17447 of 17868
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Ok, I hear what you're saying. So technically you can put the 280mm rad anywhere along the length of the top radiator bracket (I see that the screw holes of the bracket aren't fixed allowing for movement along its length) and not limited to just the rear fan slot and the middle fan slot, correct?

I'm a noob in watercooling as this would be my first build but I'm planning something like this:

H220X (pump+res combo, rad, CPU waterblock)
GPU waterblock
Additional Black Ice 280 GTS radiator
Reservoir (not sure which one to use, yet, but do you have any suggestions assuming that I don't remove the top rad bracket and considering the height of the res?)
Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX case

I was thinking to mount the H220X in the front in this orientation so that the tubes are in the bottom. Would that be better or the other way around wherein the tubes are at the top?

And for the top 280mm rad, which is better between mounting it where its ports are toward the front of the case and mounting it where the ports are toward the rear of the case?

You can easily fit a 360mm up top and a 280mm on the front as well. It will sit a little low if you do not remove the radiator tray. Drilling 4 small screw holes into the crossbeams won't cause any problems. That is if you are ok with doing that.

If you are getting a pump+reso combo then you don't need another reso unless you want it for aesthetic purposes. It seems with that H220x it is a closed loop system so you won't be doing any custom bends or anything. If you want a custom loop I suggest you purchase a EK D5-Pump + Res along with their CPU and GPU blocks. Like I said it depends on your setup. Custom designing your loop is to your likings.
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You can easily fit a 360mm up top and a 280mm on the front as well. It will sit a little low if you do not remove the radiator tray. Drilling 4 small screw holes into the crossbeams won't cause any problems. That is if you are ok with doing that.

If you are getting a pump+reso combo then you don't need another reso unless you want it for aesthetic purposes. It seems with that H220x it is a closed loop system so you won't be doing any custom bends or anything. If you want a custom loop I suggest you purchase a EK D5-Pump + Res along with their CPU and GPU blocks. Like I said it depends on your setup. Custom designing your loop is to your likings.

The H220X is initially a closed loop but is designed for expansion to a full custom water loop, if you're not familiar with it. It has a 240mm rad plus res/pump combo. I plan to mount the whole unit in the fron and the 280mm rad on top. A reservoir is also recommended for eady filling/bleeding.

What do you mean by custom bends? I will be using soft tubing.

Oh and I don't feel like drilling into the case as much as possible. So my questions in my previous post still stand if you don't mind smile.gif
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Originally Posted by kevindd992002 View Post

The H220X is initially a closed loop but is designed for expansion to a full custom water loop, if you're not familiar with it. It has a 240mm rad plus res/pump combo. I plan to mount the whole unit in the fron and the 280mm rad on top. A reservoir is also recommended for eady filling/bleeding.

What do you mean by custom bends? I will be using soft tubing.

Oh and I don't feel like drilling into the case as much as possible. So my questions in my previous post still stand if you don't mind smile.gif

Are their rads copper or aluminum on the inside? If the latter I would steer clear away from those as they tend to corrode after long use. Bending tube is for hard tubing. Like PETG. You make your own custom HARD bends. You'll also want a ball valve fitting for your easy drain and make sure you leave room so you can fill easy too.,
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Are their rads copper or aluminum on the inside? If the latter I would steer clear away from those as they tend to corrode after long use. Bending tube is for hard tubing. Like PETG. You make your own custom HARD bends. You'll also want a ball valve fitting for your easy drain and make sure you leave room so you can fill easy too.,

 

They're "Brass tubes, louvered copper fins". Swiftech is considered one of the leading premium brands in the watercooling industry and their products are top notch.

 

So technically you can put the 280mm rad anywhere along the length of the top radiator bracket (I see that the screw holes of the bracket aren't fixed allowing for movement along its length) and not limited to just the rear fan slot and the middle fan slot, correct?

 

What reservoir height can this case accommodate with the 280mm GTS and 25mm-thick fans installed in the top and without the rad bracket removed?

 

Yeah, I was thinking about the ball valve fitting as well. Do you always do the filling on top of the reservoir with a fill line?

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