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post #2211 of 18708
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Tossing around the idea of swapping my XSPC dual bay res for my tank res. Plan would be to mount the tank res at the bottom of the 5.25 bays in the bottom drive slot area. I have some foam so I would "decouple" the pump. What do you guys think? Right now, even though it's pretty quiet, the pump is rather annoying. I have it on the third setting and it's still audible over all else. I was thinking the tank reservoir might be quieter...

Downside would be the outlet would have to have a 90 degree fitting right at the pump outlet.

Have you tried something like this;



Definitely helped my noises, but it doesn't look that great but it gets covered by the blanks smile.gif
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post #2212 of 18708
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Over protecting and too caring wife rolleyes.gif i want one of those.. In a bit youll get synced up though, youll wrap the testing up 8 days before and that way you dont loose anything thumb.gif

i think she just does it to piss me off..... and that she's selling this stuff on e-bay. ..... If yu really want one, I can make you an offer.

Im still testing ..... new BIOS trashed all my OCs frown.gif
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post #2213 of 18708
Well for anyone that cares, here are the finished photos. I need to add a tube inside the res to stop the splashing since im using the top as an input. Didn't think about that as using the top for my loop was a relatively last minute idea. I went with all rigid tubing for this and will add red dye once I fix the res issue. It was my first attempt with the rigid tubing and I think it came out pretty good. Not perfect, but I'll survive biggrin.gif.

1x 480 Alphacool Monsta Push/Pull w/ Corsair SP120
1x 420 Alphacool XT45 Push/Pull w/ Phanteks fans
1x 240 Alphacool ST30 Push w/ Corsair SP120 (Can fit pull if anyone is curious, but I used it as room to run my cables.)


I delidded my i5 and am running it naked on the EK block. I have nothing but good things to say about the quality of that setup.



As far as my cable management in the back, the phanteks fans are pretty frustrating to work with because of the cable length. Plus I used the extensions to go to my controller which caused more clutter than I'd like.

Eventually I plan on adding a 2nd 290 but unfortunately it wasn't in the already blown budget for this build. Let me know what you guys think!





Edited by shiv15 - 12/30/13 at 7:21pm
post #2214 of 18708
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i think she just does it to piss me off..... and that she's selling this stuff on e-bay. ..... If yu really want one, I can make you an offer.

Im still testing ..... new BIOS trashed all my OCs frown.gif

Haha, "lots of boxes, dont know what they contains, selling to highest bidder" tongue.gif Cant be that bad though

Isnt it supposed to do that, flashing to a newer bios build and clearing the old settings wouldn't nag me at least. Maybe because i do what i do for a living rolleyes.gif
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post #2215 of 18708
Finally someone who doesn't make a feature of their rigid tubing, i love it thumb.gif

makes me wanna do it for the visible parts of my build frown.gif
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post #2216 of 18708
I wanted to be as minimalist as possible. I actually had another tubing routing in mind to hide even more, but it would have been much more complicated to run and I changed my mind. Some of those bends were a pita to get right. If anyone is interested, I bought the tube from USPlastics for $.33 per foot compared to the Primochill branded stuff. It only comes in clear though.
post #2217 of 18708
Here is how mine sits at the moment. Still trying to decide if I want to keep that 240mm rad in the back or just take it out. If I keep it i am going to make a new mount out of black acrylic and move it over towards the front of the case.

post #2218 of 18708
Ordering my fittings and tubing tomorrow. I've test fit everything and I'm almost certain I know how this whole thing is going to piece together. One question though. For 90° turns, I just need a 90° rotary fitting, right? Or is there something more that I'm missing?

This whole water cooling thing is pretty self explanatory and straight forward but fittings for some reason are daunting to me. I see 90° adapters and extenders and all these different things and it just gets a little overwhelming.
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post #2219 of 18708

It's best to draw yourself a diagram of your loop and address each connection that needs to be made one at at time. keep a running list of each connection as you progress through the entire loop. A 90 degree rotary will likely need a barb or compression fitting to attach to it in order to secure your tubing unless you buy a 90 degree rotary compression all in one. The advantage of buying them separate is the ability to change tubing type or size. The disadvantage is cost as one all in one typically cost less than two separate pieces. Pictures speak a thousand words always examine closely what you are committing to buy and while making your list too. Understand the difference between male and female connections and tubing size Inner dimension ID and Outer Dimension OD barbs are sized for the ID and compression fitting are sized by ID and OD. nearly all water blocks and radiators are threaded for G1/4 connection and are typically female meaning you would need a male fitting to mate the two together.  Bottom line make a list and check it twice just like Santa

 

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post #2220 of 18708
Speaking of I'm tossing around ideas in my head in planning the cleanest loop i can with the pieces I'm using. All my WC gear just showed up but due to the mining craze my 2 290's are delayed so I have time to plan. Any opinions on how you'd set up this loop are welcome. My Photon while gorgeous is making planning difficult since it has no replaceable top options like the EK reservoir's do. I've seen some people toss the idea around of using the top as an inlet but many have also said it's not a good idea. Here are my parts:

XT420 up top in push
UT280 in the bottom in push
XSPC Photon 270mm reservoir w/ some 16lb weight limit velcro strips
XSPC Raystorm cpu block
2x XSPC 290 waterblocks w/ backplates and 3 slot sli flow bridge
Swiftech MCP35x pump (which i'd like to mount on the designed mount but am open to opinions)
10ft Primoflex Advanced LRT clear tubing


All fittings/tubing are 1/2ID x 3/4OD. 10x compression fittings, 4x 45 degree rotary fittings, 2x rotary male to male fittings, 1x 90 degree rotary to 1/2 ID barb fitting, 1 Phobya valve with 2 G1/4 connection, and a T connector.

As you can see I decided to copy the other member's clever idea with the T connector and shut off drain valve off of the pump. It's late so I'm too tired to find his picture but he did post one. The pump comes with two barbs. I figured since the pump is hidden I'll go ahead and use one barb coming out the top. The other connecter will be a compression M2M>T connector>90 degree rotary w/ barb. The remaining end on the T connector will be M2M>Phobya valve>other barb from the pump.

Btw all but one 3 1/2 HD slot is filled and only 1 5 1/4 bay being used.
Edited by Maverickbp - 12/31/13 at 3:52am
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