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Originally Posted by kevindd992002 View Post

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?

Ahh ok. Well you know more about them then I do. I just stick with EK as a lot of their water cooling parts are top notch. I am not sure if you can put it anywhere. I never really looked at the rad tray. I want to say yes to being able to have a slider type screw hole that gives you a tolerance.

I use 250mm reservoir in mine with the tray removed. You won't be able to fit that in there with the pump when sitting on top of the pump bracket. I have my pump sitting in the basement with a small 2" tube feeding to the reservoir. I put my drain at the bottom of my loop which is "Teed" off the radiator. I made my own fill port tube that bends down into the top of the reservoir. I also have an added top port fill to my reservoir that you purchase separately. You always fill it at the top of your reservoir. Never run your pump DRY.
post #17452 of 17870
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Originally Posted by eXistencelies View Post


Ahh ok. Well you know more about them then I do. I just stick with EK as a lot of their water cooling parts are top notch. I am not sure if you can put it anywhere. I never really looked at the rad tray. I want to say yes to being able to have a slider type screw hole that gives you a tolerance.

I use 250mm reservoir in mine with the tray removed. You won't be able to fit that in there with the pump when sitting on top of the pump bracket. I have my pump sitting in the basement with a small 2" tube feeding to the reservoir. I put my drain at the bottom of my loop which is "Teed" off the radiator. I made my own fill port tube that bends down into the top of the reservoir. I also have an added top port fill to my reservoir that you purchase separately. You always fill it at the top of your reservoir. Never run your pump DRY.

 

But without a pump, can the 250mm reservoir fit in there? Do you have the metal piece put in place between the lower basement and the reservoir area in your case? I'm not sure if you get what I mean with that question but I'm assuming there's some kind of division between the pump area in the bottom chamber and the reservoir area in the main chamber, right?

 

So you can only install a drain valve either in the rad or in the reservoir whichever is the lowest in the loop, correct?

 

Is this what you have installed as the additional top fill port that goes into the top of your case and into the top of the reservoir? Did you drill a hole for that to fit?

 

Do you happen to have any close-up pics that would help answer my questions? :)

post #17453 of 17870
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Originally Posted by kevindd992002 View Post

But without a pump, can the 250mm reservoir fit in there? Do you have the metal piece put in place between the lower basement and the reservoir area in your case? I'm not sure if you get what I mean with that question but I'm assuming there's some kind of division between the pump area in the bottom chamber and the reservoir area in the main chamber, right?

So you can only install a drain valve either in the rad or in the reservoir whichever is the lowest in the loop, correct?

Is this what you have installed as the additional top fill port that goes into the top of your case and into the top of the reservoir? Did you drill a hole for that to fit?

Do you happen to have any close-up pics that would help answer my questions? smile.gif

I have a 250 bitspower that I tried to fit. You can get it into the case, the hassle to fill it is another. if you only have a front rad it's much more feasible.
post #17454 of 17870
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Originally Posted by eXistencelies View Post

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, well, i do want a dual 360mm radiator setup, so i guess i'll have to mod it! One more question if i may ask (this is kind of a newbish question): how did you fix the resevoir on the case? Did you have to do any modding for that or you didn't need to? Do the brackets to support it come with the case and/or the resevoir or you need to get them separately?
Thanks you once more! smile.gif
post #17455 of 17870
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Originally Posted by kevindd992002 View Post

But without a pump, can the 250mm reservoir fit in there? Do you have the metal piece put in place between the lower basement and the reservoir area in your case? I'm not sure if you get what I mean with that question but I'm assuming there's some kind of division between the pump area in the bottom chamber and the reservoir area in the main chamber, right?

So you can only install a drain valve either in the rad or in the reservoir whichever is the lowest in the loop, correct?

Is this what you have installed as the additional top fill port that goes into the top of your case and into the top of the reservoir? Did you drill a hole for that to fit?

Do you happen to have any close-up pics that would help answer my questions? smile.gif

My 250mm res fits snug on top of the pump plate. I used two sided tape to mount my pump in the basement of the case. Right where the HDD drive bays are. I took those hdd drive bays out though. I do have the metal piece in place. If you go back to my link you can see the metal plate that I notched out for the front 360 rad and a hole for the tubing. It also has rubber edges added to give it a clean look as the cuts were pretty crappy using a dremmel lol.

I mean you really don't have to install on either. You just want it at the bottom most part of your loop due to gravity. You could place it out the back of your case as well and just tip your case around. I will say though it is a heavy case. So I prefer to have it at the bottom part of the loop and all I have to do is tilt it after the majority of it comes out.

Here is the top port I use https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-res-x3-top-v2-multiport and when I go to fill it up I attach a compression fitting then tighten with my fill tube in place. I then remove it and just put a block fitting there so no coolant leaks out.
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Originally Posted by RyuBlade94 View Post

I see, well, i do want a dual 360mm radiator setup, so i guess i'll have to mod it! One more question if i may ask (this is kind of a newbish question): how did you fix the resevoir on the case? Did you have to do any modding for that or you didn't need to? Do the brackets to support it come with the case and/or the resevoir or you need to get them separately?
Thanks you once more! smile.gif

Yes you will have to do some light modding if you want to fit two 360's. Drilling holes aren't going to cause any problems. You can't even tell they are there when the top panel is on anyways.

IIRC I drilled a small hole or two for those reservoir brackets. I think I used the reservoir brackets...It has been close to a year so I can't recall if the case had the reservoir brackets or the res came with them.
post #17456 of 17870
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Originally Posted by RyuBlade94 View Post

I see, well, i do want a dual 360mm radiator setup, so i guess i'll have to mod it! One more question if i may ask (this is kind of a newbish question): how did you fix the resevoir on the case? Did you have to do any modding for that or you didn't need to? Do the brackets to support it come with the case and/or the resevoir or you need to get them separately?
Thanks you once more! smile.gif

I have 2 360s without modding. You just need to be careful about the rad length that goes on top.
post #17457 of 17870
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Originally Posted by nycgtr View Post

I have 2 360s without modding. You just need to be careful about the rad length that goes on top.

How did you mount the top 360 then? Zip ties?
post #17458 of 17870
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Originally Posted by eXistencelies View Post

How did you mount the top 360 then? Zip ties?

No mine is right on the bracket. I loosely screwed it in then I moved it back to allow the front rad to fit in. The edge of the case on the rear.




It's a very close fit. We have the same rads. I see you modded yours to fit a reg size fan on the back, I just used a slim one.
post #17459 of 17870
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Originally Posted by nycgtr View Post

No mine is right on the bracket. I loosely screwed it in then I moved it back to allow the front rad to fit in. The edge of the case on the rear.




It's a very close fit. We have the same rads. I see you modded yours to fit a reg size fan on the back, I just used a slim one.

Ahh i see...So wait....did you remove the rad tray or are you using it? It seems your rad+fans sit pretty low in the case.
post #17460 of 17870
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Originally Posted by eXistencelies View Post

Ahh i see...So wait....did you remove the rad tray or are you using it? It seems your rad+fans sit pretty low in the case.

I am using the rad tray without any modification to it. I simply loosely attached the rad so I could slide it back. Then i tightened it into place.
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