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Ok, so I've decided to install some H2O cooling in my sig rig(since I never have done it before). Only CPU cooling for now, it's my first time!!!

I know it isn't the "Best," I have most of that sitting in some drawers around here..=)

Anywho, I bought the TT Bigwater 745 from Monarch for $70 Shipped, and couldn't help it. I figured for a first time doing it, it'd be an alright setup. I'm having some problems though. Where the heck am I going to place my pump?

I have a CM Stacker, so I don't have a "flat bottom."

I was thinking of just placing the pump on the outside of the case, since both Rads are mounted outside (Just in case anything goes wrong). I'm going to be setting the dual rad on top of the case (I think it can work), I'm just worried that I'll be using to much tubing and the pump won't be able to keep up. I guess we'll find out eh?!?

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My little work area in my room:


The guts:


CPU after removing the CNPS9500:


Mounting the CPU Block (was a pain in the arse because the screws are really long enough!!)




Now, where the hell will the pump go? I was thinking of turn the pump sideways, keeping the Res vertical and mounting it on the back, but the tubing can't handle the 90 degree turn needed.


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yeah thats one of the big drawbacks with a pump attached to the res like that. If you had something like a d5 you could mount it anyway you like and not have a problem. Thank you for the pictures! Its lookin pretty nice

oh, btw with that mesh at the bottem that would make a great place to mount a internal 2x120mm or possibly a triple 120mm rad! Then have the fans pushing the cool air up trough the rad.
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I have a D5, and a Laing DDC (Swiftech's version w/ Alphacool top) laying around for other builds once I get the hang of this stuff...

A triple rad won't fit, I tried putting my BIP GTS 120.3 down there and it hit's my Raptor's...boo hiss..
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Originally Posted by BrinNutz View Post
I have a D5, and a Laing DDC (Swiftech's version w/ Alphacool top) laying around for other builds once I get the hang of this stuff...

A triple rad won't fit, I tried putting my BIP GTS 120.3 down there and it hit's my Raptor's...boo hiss..
then a 2x120mm must fit right?
post #5 of 127
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yea, DD makes a shroud specifically for this case to mount one...But, I dont think a 2 x 120 rad would suffice for my rig..2 X1900's Crossfire, with an Opty 165 @ 3+Ghz..I don't think it could handle it...
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looking good, bud
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post #7 of 127
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Thanks Satek!

I just can't go any farther..I need help where to put the pump!
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post #8 of 127
I'd just set it out-side in the back Brin...Your just WC'ing the CPU, a couple more inches of tubing wont matter much...
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post #9 of 127
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Can I set it on top of the case? I don't have much room where this comp will be sitting...and I'm not moving both computers over to my work table..

(I game on this one, while chatting/surfing on the other..LOL)

I was thinking ira, that I could just put holes where I will mount my D5 (The holes for both pump somewhat match up), and then I will currently use those holes for the TT pump for now...=)

I lied, they don't match up..I had the D5 turned 90 degrees..oops..but oh well, I'll just have to hide 2 holes later when I drill into the mesh...
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post #10 of 127
Sure you could set it up top if you like...I would leave it loose and have it sitting lower till you get it bleed, then put it up top, if that would work out with the tubing length and all.....If you have the room inside it might not be a bad place....I'm like you though I don't trust there stuff not to leak....EDIT:The res is on it I forgot just put it on top to bleed...Res highest point...
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