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Sometime in the near future I want to get a Fractal ARC XL, and setup my first water cooling loop. I want to hide as much of the loop as possible in the 5.25" bay, and have the cleanest tubing route possible.

Here is the loop that I would want to do:

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Also, since the 360mm rad will have to be in the 40mm range (shooting for a 47mm), will it be sufficient for 1 GPU and the CPU?

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No issues, this is how tons of loops are set up smile.gif
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No problems I can see but I would change the gpu inlet to the top of it connected to the pump by a 45deg fitting, less tubing aesthetics.?
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No issues with the setup at all,and a 360 is enough for the cpu and gpu....thumb.gif
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Also what about draining/filling?
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Originally Posted by Aesthethc View Post

No issues, this is how tons of loops are set up smile.gif

Sweet, cheers! tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by drnilly007 View Post

No problems I can see but I would change the gpu inlet to the top of it connected to the pump by a 45deg fitting, less tubing aesthetics.?

Like this?

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It does look cleaner, should flow even better too, thanks for the tip! Come to think of it, if I put 45 degree fittings on the cpu block outlet I can get a lower shot to the rad thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by Jamaican Reaper View Post

No issues with the setup at all,and a 360 is enough for the cpu and gpu....thumb.gif

Good to hear, really wanted to go the slim 360 route wink.gif
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Originally Posted by drnilly007 View Post

Also what about draining/filling?

Filling shouldn't be an issue, when the front of the ARC XL is popped off there's plenty of room to work with the reservoir... Draining on the other hand would be interesting, haven't quite figured that one out yet lol
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Originally Posted by drnilly007 View Post

No problems I can see but I would change the gpu inlet to the top of it connected to the pump by a 45deg fitting, less tubing aesthetics.?

thats what i was going to sugguest
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It does look cleaner, thanks for the tip. Come to think of it, if I put 45 degree fittings on the cpu block outlet I can get a lower shot to the rad thumb.gif
Good to hear, really wanted to go the slim 360 route wink.gif
Filling shouldn't be an issue, when the front of the ARC XL is popped off there's plenty of room to work with the reservoir... Draining on the other hand would be interesting, haven't quite figured that one out yet lol

Any particular reason you want a slim rad,i would get atleast a 45mm in push or pull....
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Yeah I would probably use a lot of 45s.

The one I mentioned before.

The outlet from the gpu to the cpu if you can imagine that bend. One on cpu in, one on gpu out but I would buy and extra straight if it didn't look right but it should.

Then a 45 from the cpu to the rad.
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Originally Posted by Jamaican Reaper View Post

Any particular reason you want a slim rad,i would get atleast a 45mm in push or pull....

This case can either take an insanely thick 280mm rad, or a slimmer 360. I really want to do this radiator in pull, and take advantage of the extra rad length by hiding the inlet and outlet in the 5.25 bay
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Yeah I would probably use a lot of 45s.

The one I mentioned before.

The outlet from the gpu to the cpu if you can imagine that bend. One on cpu in, one on gpu out but I would buy and extra straight if it didn't look right but it should.

Then a 45 from the cpu to the rad.

Yeah I definitely gotta go that route, if I angle the cpu fittings it'll lower the loop and look even nicer
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