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Thanks for the help guys, here's some build up pics.

Thankfully, I had no leaks or anything, just foam coming out of the res from the pump running full speed with jumped power supply. Once Aquaero connected, no foam problems. Also, the two 45mm radiators do fit with push pull, with the exception of one fan on the 360mm.

CPU Temp idle: 31°C
GPU Temp idle: 30°C

Temps have not gone over 40°C, even running futuremark? Does this seem right?

Fixed Issues:
- 250mL reservoir is too large for carbide 540, and the 150mL alphacool arrived broken.
Fix: Purchased Bitspower 150mL and drilled 2.5" hole in case with res coming out of top. However, with this arrangement I cannot use downtube, mounted as uptube.
- Bought an EK triple "Bridge" instead of "Terminal"
Fix: Overnighted correct SLI block, sell other.
- Don't need a Aquaero Power Amp with MPC35x pump as it has it's own PWM and power connector. Didn't see a clear use for it, must be for aquacomputer pumps.
Fix: Sell poweramp or keep for later.

Ongoing:
- In Aquasuite, fan channel 4 (PWM) which controls the pump is reverse, higher power lowers RPM and vice versa. No room to flip plug, maybe need to switch wires?
- Assumed SP-120 fans flow direction was toward the color rings, so air is coming in from the top and out the front, switch later.
- Loop is running from bottom to top... Pump->360rad->GPU's->CPU->240rad->Res, perhaps I should switch order to use gravity?
- Used hydrx fluid, hate the green and some issues with foaming. Stubborn air bubble in CPU block. Drain and use different color fluid.
- Minor, but blue on motherboard doesn't really look right, theme is black/white/copper. Switch P9X79 Pro to say Rampage black edition.

- When I run Nvidia surround and start a game of Titanfall, computer just shuts off. No BSOD or anything. One screen works fine. Not sure what problem is, will try new install of Windows.

Other:
The mounts for the Aquaero 5 and Power amp do not work right in the 540 case due to the tooless mounts. Only after I drilled and cut up the drive cage did I realize the power amp was not needed and I could have kept my DVD drive. Anyway, don't really use the drive, will plug in if needed.


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Edited by frunction - 3/24/14 at 10:12am
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Loop is running from bottom to top... Pump->360rad->GPU's->CPU->240rad->Res, perhaps I should switch order to use gravity?
No need to do that. It's a loop remember? So you will always have to push the water up on one side and push the water down on the other side.
Gravity has no effect on a closed water loop, except for air bubbles.
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