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This is my project to build a ben10 green custom water loop to cool my i73970x and my dual gtx780 sli and customise the rest of my case to match

And this will be my first ever build as I did not build my pc I had it built for me ... So I'm looking forward to getting to know my beast of a machine :-)


First step get all the parts for the waterloop and maybe some green cables to match

Here is a list of parts I will be saucing over the next 12 weeks or so .

EK CPU block
X2 EKblock for gtx780 Reference card
X2 EK back plate for Gpu block
Xspc 4 slot bridge
Sr1 420 rad
Sr1 280 rad
XSPC D5 Dual Bay Reservoir/Pump Combo V2
Tube 3m , Masterkleer 1/2" ID - 3/4" OD (13-19mm) green......................... Arrived
Anti-Kink Coil ,black
X9 Fittings 16mm/19mm primo chill , black
Liquid for my loop ?
X2 swiftech 8 way pwm splitters .................................(on order ) Arrived
X2 6 pin to sata converter cables ........................... (on order ) Arrived (but have male sata connectors and I need female to connect to the 8 way splitter grrrrrr )
X10 Noctua NF-A14 PWM............................. ( 5 of 10 Arrived )


Here is a picture of my machine as it is now.



Here is a very ruff sketch of my custom waterloop i plan to build



And here is one of the places I got my inspiration from.



I am aiming for my tubing to look the same as this ,but with the nice led green customised light coming from the cpu and gpu xspc blocks and with all green braided cabling showen in this next picture. Im not planing to do any spraying green of the case or components



And finally I have plans to get a new side panel with out a window from xigmatek and make my own custom window to show from just above the psu to just above the bottom of the top rad and to only go over to just in front of the drive bays.

I will add info on what parts have arrived when they arrive and photos as i go, And hopefully get any issues that I will hit on the way answered here by some of the many awesomly helpfully people I have meet in this forum.
Edited by Sleepyluke - 10/28/13 at 5:20pm
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Best of luck! Look forward to seeing the results smile.gif
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I see green everywhere, but I like it smile.gif
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Ok first issue iv just spotted on on my build log

The XSPC D5 Dual Bay Reservoir/Pump Combo V2 it doesn't look like this is pwm controlled and i want one that is ?

can any body tell me do they make a pwm version if not what is the closest thing to it that i can use ?

thanks for any help

update....
it looks like this pump "Swiftech MCP-35X" has got pwm control on it ... if i can find a bay res that will fit this pump, will that work for me ?

it looks easier to me to have my res in a bay in the top corner of my pc for filling and draining , as when draining i can connect a extra tube and tip all the water out of my pc and for filling having it very high up will help make this easier , i guess it will only be the top rad that will be hard to get the water into ?

update.....

ok so i found this "Maelstrom 5 1/4" Dual Bay Reservoir" if i add the MCP-35X to it , would this work for my set up , and if so what would be the correct way to fill up and drain this type of system ?

for draining is it possible to connect a tube to the filler hole at the top of the bay res and tip my case for water to come out ... ie is their a fitting / connector that will connect a tube to it ?
(im just worrying as to how i would fill a system with this type of pump / res and how i would drain it ? )
Edited by Sleepyluke - 9/2/13 at 6:41am
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Yes you can drain it the way you are explaining but for easy draining there must be 2 holes in the system (just like a gas can or water jug but worse). So instead you put a t in the lowest hanging tube. The t part is your drain hole and you open the fill port to allow the water to drain from that hole. You can buy a nice one that just has a little nipple on it and a screw cap specifically made for draining.


As for filling you are overthinking it you just keep the res almost completely full.

They do make PWM D5s you don't need 2.

The DDC-35x should be plenty for your system. If you are worried about flow rates on the CPU block (don't worry) you can run the GPUs in parallel (they don't need as much flow) and that will keep the flow through the CPU block higher. I would just run everything in serial though. 1 35x should be plenty.
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