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So just a question... did you choose an 80x15mm fan for the pumps yet?

Yah know I didn't.. I was thinking of running it without first, then adding later. I've read a few comments where people said it wasn't necessary as long as the pump (with heatsink) was placed in an area of the case with decent airflow. However, I did have one picked out at some point, wasn't anything exciting though... It was basically the 'least worst' of the selection. ;c)
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Yah know I didn't.. I was thinking of running it without first, then adding later. I've read a few comments where people said it wasn't necessary as long as the pump (with heatsink) was placed in an area of the case with decent airflow. However, I did have one picked out at some point, wasn't anything exciting though... It was basically the 'least worst' of the selection. ;c)

Ok. tongue.gif
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Ok. tongue.gif

Just for fun I revisited the idea... I didn't think to search by 80mm AND 15cfm (which is what Switech supposedly used on their graph that shows the dramatic decrease in temperature), and this one came up - Noiseblocker NB-X1R: http://www.svc.com/nb-x1r.html

As for a build update.. I'm in full on STALL mode.. Waiting for the lovely Calfab/Caselabs to decide to 'fulfill' my order for a pedestal!
post #34 of 82
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So, I've been lame with the updates.. Because I've been really busy at work, and it seems that everytime I try and make some progress, I'm still missing parts. This crap is getting annoying.. I guess in my newbish ways, I needed to research one step further, which was all the mounting brackets for everything..

So, got my pedestal.. Now, I need to get mounting brackets... (2) MAC-122, and not sure if I should go for a third bracket to help mounting one of the 360s in the flex bay?

Anyone have any insight on best location for the (4) 360 rads? I'd imagine (2) in the pedestal.. Then, (1) in the PSU side, and (1) in the CPU side? Or should I go (2) on PSU side? I'm trying to logically think out where placement is best... And, I'm guessing I should just keep the CPU side cooled by fans, and that's it. Because, a 360 running exhaust on the CPU side doesn't make much sense to me... Thoughts on that?

I'm about to place an order for the Caselabs brackets, and am hoping it'll be one of my last orders, so I can finally get going here...
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So, I've been lame with the updates.. Because I've been really busy at work, and it seems that everytime I try and make some progress, I'm still missing parts. This crap is getting annoying.. I guess in my newbish ways, I needed to research one step further, which was all the mounting brackets for everything..

So, got my pedestal.. Now, I need to get mounting brackets... (2) MAC-122, and not sure if I should go for a third bracket to help mounting one of the 360s in the flex bay?

Anyone have any insight on best location for the (4) 360 rads? I'd imagine (2) in the pedestal.. Then, (1) in the PSU side, and (1) in the CPU side? Or should I go (2) on PSU side? I'm trying to logically think out where placement is best... And, I'm guessing I should just keep the CPU side cooled by fans, and that's it. Because, a 360 running exhaust on the CPU side doesn't make much sense to me... Thoughts on that?

I'm about to place an order for the Caselabs brackets, and am hoping it'll be one of my last orders, so I can finally get going here...

Right now I have 2 360s in the ped, 1 360 in front of the MB side (flex), and 1 360 on the top of the PSU side, but that is in the process of maybe being mixed around, and this is like my 4th rearrange. It is currently partially together waiting on parts.

Let's see, I also had 2 in the ped and 2 on the PSU side. Then there was 2 in the ped and 1 on either side at the top. The constant remains 2 in the ped, but clearly I can't make up my mind as a whole with placement.

I also need to eventually update the pics of the Rig on this site as it looks different than what is pictured.
     
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post #36 of 82
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Right now I have 2 360s in the ped, 1 360 in front of the MB side (flex), and 1 360 on the top of the PSU side, but that is in the process of maybe being mixed around, and this is like my 4th rearrange. It is currently partially together waiting on parts.

Let's see, I also had 2 in the ped and 2 on the PSU side. Then there was 2 in the ped and 1 on either side at the top. The constant remains 2 in the ped, but clearly I can't make up my mind as a whole with placement.

I also need to eventually update the pics of the Rig on this site as it looks different than what is pictured.

Hey, thanks for the relevant information! Why did you move the rads out of the PSU side?
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Right now I have 2 360s in the ped, 1 360 in front of the MB side (flex), and 1 360 on the top of the PSU side, but that is in the process of maybe being mixed around, and this is like my 4th rearrange. It is currently partially together waiting on parts.

Let's see, I also had 2 in the ped and 2 on the PSU side. Then there was 2 in the ped and 1 on either side at the top. The constant remains 2 in the ped, but clearly I can't make up my mind as a whole with placement.

I also need to eventually update the pics of the Rig on this site as it looks different than what is pictured.

Hey, thanks for the relevant information! Why did you move the rads out of the PSU side?

Because I can't leave well-enough alone and I'm always chasing that extra degree. I'm also always trying to find different ways to make the loop more efficient as far as routing is concerned. Hell, the pumps (MCP35X2) have moved from the flex side, to the PSU side, and now they reside in the ped (between the rads) where they will likely stay.
     
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5960X Rampage V Extreme EVGA 980Ti SC+ SLI'd 64GB Corsair LPX 2400 
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950 Pro 512GB / 850 Pro 512GB / 3x850 Pro 256GB... Water. Lots of water. How else is it going to run? 27" 2560x1440 x2 
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You bet. EVGA 1300 G2  Caselabs STH10+Ped Sure. 
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Some other knickknacks. 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
OC'd 3930K Asus Ramp EVGA 780 6GB SLI'd 32GB Mush E.Red 2133 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
256GB Sam 840 P / 2x250GB Sam 840 E / 2xTosh 3TBs Sitting outside the box. Water. Lots of water. How else is it going to run? 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
You bet. EVGA 1300 G2 Case Labs M8 + Ped Yep. 
Mouse PadAudioOther
The desk. Sure. Some other knickknacks. 
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950 Pro 512GB / 850 Pro 512GB / 3x850 Pro 256GB... Water. Lots of water. How else is it going to run? 27" 2560x1440 x2 
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You bet. EVGA 1300 G2  Caselabs STH10+Ped Sure. 
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Some other knickknacks. 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
256GB Sam 840 P / 2x250GB Sam 840 E / 2xTosh 3TBs Sitting outside the box. Water. Lots of water. How else is it going to run? 
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The desk. Sure. Some other knickknacks. 
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post #38 of 82
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Because I can't leave well-enough alone and I'm always chasing that extra degree. I'm also always trying to find different ways to make the loop more efficient as far as routing is concerned. Hell, the pumps (MCP35X2) have moved from the flex side, to the PSU side, and now they reside in the ped (between the rads) where they will likely stay.

Sounds a bit like me, but instead I'm a total 'paralysis by analysis' kinda guy... So, I'm about to order the pedestal side mounts for the 360 rads.. Question, should I get only (2), or get an extra for mounting one of the other two rads in the PSU side? I'm using the same pump as you, as well.. So, (2) 360s, and the 35x2 down in the pedestal, and then (2) 360s in the PSU side, with one side mount, one bottom or top mount? Not sure what to order from caselabs just yet...
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Sounds a bit like me, but instead I'm a total 'paralysis by analysis' kinda guy... So, I'm about to order the pedestal side mounts for the 360 rads.. Question, should I get only (2), or get an extra for mounting one of the other two rads in the PSU side? I'm using the same pump as you, as well.. So, (2) 360s, and the 35x2 down in the pedestal, and then (2) 360s in the PSU side, with one side mount, one bottom or top mount? Not sure what to order from caselabs just yet...

I would get 3 to allow that option, if you decide to go that route. They aren't expensive at all, in the grand scheme of the build, so why not. I got 3 for that very reason.

How you decide to route everything will really determine a lot. That includes which level you place the PSU on, and how many HD racks you will have. I had 2 full racks, but consolidated that down to 1 without losing the storage real estate.

You might also want to get some extra bottom cover plates for both sides. At 6 to 8 dollars a pop, a good investment to have if you decide to drill some pass-throughs from case to ped, but end up changing your mind with how you want everything routed. You would hate to drill into a plate only to find out that you want to position things a bit differently and now have to wait for another order.

Which top did you order with the case? That will also determine flexibility, especially if you had any plans to push/pulls the rads on the top. I have one of the extended tops (70mm maybe? Can't remember), and that allows me enough room to have the rads in the top, separated from the case, with only the fans visible when looking within the case itself. Or the times I decided to push and pull the rads, I had the pull fans in the top, and the rads and push fans in the case. This made it so the rads aren't hanging too low into the case. CL also sales a much taller top that would allow push/pull fans and the rads entirely.

The rads in the ped are being pushed and pulled and there is more than enough room between them for the pumps. Plus, with the orientation of fans right now (the rad fans pulling into the ped, and the 140s exhausting out), there is a bunch of air going through the heatsink for the pumps. I also had the 140s pulling into the ped and the rad fans pushing out at one point.

There are just so many options it can make you a bit crazy.

The makeup of your build is much like mine, save for the fact I went from 3 cards down to 2, and you are up to 4, so feel free to ask away, and we can bounce ideas off of one another.
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5960X Rampage V Extreme EVGA 980Ti SC+ SLI'd 64GB Corsair LPX 2400 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
950 Pro 512GB / 850 Pro 512GB / 3x850 Pro 256GB... Water. Lots of water. How else is it going to run? 27" 2560x1440 x2 
KeyboardPowerCaseAudio
You bet. EVGA 1300 G2  Caselabs STH10+Ped Sure. 
Other
Some other knickknacks. 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
OC'd 3930K Asus Ramp EVGA 780 6GB SLI'd 32GB Mush E.Red 2133 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
256GB Sam 840 P / 2x250GB Sam 840 E / 2xTosh 3TBs Sitting outside the box. Water. Lots of water. How else is it going to run? 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
You bet. EVGA 1300 G2 Case Labs M8 + Ped Yep. 
Mouse PadAudioOther
The desk. Sure. Some other knickknacks. 
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
950 Pro 512GB / 850 Pro 512GB / 3x850 Pro 256GB... Water. Lots of water. How else is it going to run? 27" 2560x1440 x2 
KeyboardPowerCaseAudio
You bet. EVGA 1300 G2  Caselabs STH10+Ped Sure. 
Other
Some other knickknacks. 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
OC'd 3930K Asus Ramp EVGA 780 6GB SLI'd 32GB Mush E.Red 2133 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
256GB Sam 840 P / 2x250GB Sam 840 E / 2xTosh 3TBs Sitting outside the box. Water. Lots of water. How else is it going to run? 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
You bet. EVGA 1300 G2 Case Labs M8 + Ped Yep. 
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The desk. Sure. Some other knickknacks. 
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post #40 of 82
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I would get 3 to allow that option, if you decide to go that route. They aren't expensive at all, in the grand scheme of the build, so why not. I got 3 for that very reason.

How you decide to route everything will really determine a lot. That includes which level you place the PSU on, and how many HD racks you will have. I had 2 full racks, but consolidated that down to 1 without losing the storage real estate.

You might also want to get some extra bottom cover plates for both sides. At 6 to 8 dollars a pop, a good investment to have if you decide to drill some pass-throughs from case to ped, but end up changing your mind with how you want everything routed. You would hate to drill into a plate only to find out that you want to position things a bit differently and now have to wait for another order.

Which top did you order with the case? That will also determine flexibility, especially if you had any plans to push/pulls the rads on the top. I have one of the extended tops (70mm maybe? Can't remember), and that allows me enough room to have the rads in the top, separated from the case, with only the fans visible when looking within the case itself. Or the times I decided to push and pull the rads, I had the pull fans in the top, and the rads and push fans in the case. This made it so the rads aren't hanging too low into the case. CL also sales a much taller top that would allow push/pull fans and the rads entirely.

The rads in the ped are being pushed and pulled and there is more than enough room between them for the pumps. Plus, with the orientation of fans right now (the rad fans pulling into the ped, and the 140s exhausting out), there is a bunch of air going through the heatsink for the pumps. I also had the 140s pulling into the ped and the rad fans pushing out at one point.

There are just so many options it can make you a bit crazy.

The makeup of your build is much like mine, save for the fact I went from 3 cards down to 2, and you are up to 4, so feel free to ask away, and we can bounce ideas off of one another.

Coming from a newb, that chose the full immersion learning technique... I cannot thank you enough. I'll definitely go for (3) side mounts then. As for the extended top, I do plan on running all rads in push/pull, so I'm wondering if it is indeed necessary or not? I was kind of hoping the purchase of the pedestal would enable me to skip going for the e-top... I'd appreciate your insight on that. You probably have the 85mm top, which I was eyeing, however I actually bought the case second hand, so that kind of screwed up my inventory on things, as not only did it take me a day or two to figure out how to just open the darn thing, but I am still looking into what exact mounting brackets I have, etc...

Definitely sounds like the pump is going in the pedestal for sure.

As for so many options, yes, it has me completely frozen, to the point that I've been failing to prioritize this build, despite my being so darn excited to do it for so long...
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