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Since I am a newbie with watercooling, i had the feeling that a 5 1/4 Bay Res would be easy for me to install. I would take the EK Water Blocks Spin Reservoir. What do you think about this one?

I don't need any of the HDD cages. But since I use the 480 rad in bottom, where shall I place the pump? Rigth next to the front panel?
And do you have any suggestions for a Laing DDC pump cylindric res? And if so, where would be the best position to place it?
So far I am using a GTX580, when i am replacing the accelero Extreme I gonna mount that faceplate back in the case, so there would be space. But i don't really like the look of the cylindric res... I would only take one of those, if there is no other choice.

Sorry for my english, I am not a native speaker.

If you don't like the look of the cylinder reservoirs then I wouldn't use one since every time you look through the window at your build it's going to bother you. The way I am if I can't stand something is I have to change it. Jack is right though in the points he brought up about bay reservoirs. The only additional thing I want to add to Jack's list is if your'e going for tight bends in your loop you will have to have some slack in the tubing going to the bay res as you will need to be able to pull out the res a bit to fill it which can ruin the aesthetics a bit.
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Just recovered from a potentially catastrophic disaster. Me in my infinite wisdom decided to use barb fittings with no clamps on my d5 bay reservoir... was watching TV while my pC was mining when I heard that terrible sound. The outlet hose blew off completely. There was water everywhere but most alarming was the video card. Spent a few hours drying and recovering mentally and fired it up again. All seems well now. No damages.

Lesson learned. Use compression fittings everywhere. Don't cut corners like I did.

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Just recovered from a potentially catastrophic disaster. Me in my infinite wisdom decided to use barb fittings with no clamps on my d5 bay reservoir... was watching TV while my pC was mining when I heard that terrible sound. The outlet hose blew off completely. There was water everywhere but most alarming was the video card. Spent a few hours drying and recovering mentally and fired it up again. All seems well now. No damages.

Lesson learned. Use compression fittings everywhere. Don't cut corners like I did.

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I'm happy for you bro, i don't even want to try and imagine how you felt while it was drying out...
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This has happened to me before, but before it wasn't near this bad. If I wasn't there to cut the power I'm sure the entire system would be toast.
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Hey guys can I join the club? Finally got my Enthoo last night!!! I am so excited to rio into it. I am going to be swapping out my setup from the 900d and dropping it into the Enthoo. So far just from visually inspecting the case when I opened the box I really am impressed with Phanteks. The quality, fit and finish of this case is very good. I really like everything they thought into it. Wish I could still use the res bracket but with a RIVE and 3 7970's there's no way to fit it. Here's a quick pic.



I have a pretty basic question fir everyone. I can't seem to get a straight answer to this. Which would perform better?

Black Ice GTX 360 which is 54mm thick
or
Swiftech MCR480QP which is 30mm thick ?
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Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!! Those experiences make my blood run cold. Being the coward that I am, there's another reason I will (most likely) stay with air.
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I think Jack would be the best to answer your question, I like the thinner solution, it may come down to personal preference
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Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!! Those experiences make my blood run cold. Being the coward that I am, there's another reason I will (most likely) stay with air.

If you take all possible precautions (Compression fittings being one of them), then water cooling should be pretty safe, bar some pretty major mess-up on the user side. In fact, being a nutjob overclocker, I feel quite a lot safer with water as there is a much slimmer possibility of anything failing from overclocking. At least, if something does fail,it probably won't be from overheating.
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If you take all possible precautions (Compression fittings being one of them), then water cooling should be pretty safe, bar some pretty major mess-up on the user side. In fact, being a nutjob overclocker, I feel quite a lot safer with water as there is a much slimmer possibility of anything failing from overclocking. At least, if something does fail,it probably won't be from overheating.

This. Honestly I think I just got too relaxed with my safety precautions. I have some barb fittings that are really well designed - it is very difficult to get certain types of tubing off it. However, this was a different type of tubing that came off and it is much more flexible hence the disaster. Also I normally do put clamps on the pump inlet/outlet however didn't this time. Learned my lesson...

Everything is fine though surprisingly enough. No issues at all. I had water all over my 290x which was mining at the time of the flood. Also got water all over all 8 of my AP-15's however they all seemed fine. Got a little on the motherboard, but once it all dried so far no issues.
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@chino1974 the 480 will perform better.. #fans > thickness of rads, this is both for acoustics and total W dissipated, but that being said, thicker rads do look better than the skinny ones rolleyes.gif
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