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Hey all! i'm having some issues creating my loop just due to the excess of radiator i have in my case.. i'll be posting a build log as soon as i get up tomorrow. but i do need help figuring out what is the best aesthetical setup for my water loop. i'm currently using 4 radiators in total, cooling SLI GTX 780ti, 4770k, i drilled in a fill port for the top, but i need help also deciding where to put the drain port.

in the picture the blue lines are the tubing i currently have, so far which is the most aesthetic best looking for me so far...

i could definately use anyone's help, if you're good with tubing, i would really really appreciate you're input! thank you so much everyone!

Here's my current loop setup! thank you




Sorry for the whack Paint picture, and again thank you to anybody who can help!
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Fill ports can function as drain ports by flipping the case upside down.

If that doesn't work for you then sell the bottom radiator and replace it with an Alphacool radiator that has all the extra ports on it and your problem is solved.

As for the tubing routes... order is unimportant except that typically you want your pump to be below the reservoir and hopefully the next thing after the reservoir... that isn't a must... but bottom line pump can't run dry.

To simplify things you could loose the front radiator... It is my understanding that running a radiator in single pass mode is essentially equal to halving the size of the radiator. I can assure you that the 2 rads plus the extra single rad is more than enough for your set up. You may not believe this but a 240 with low speed fans can run a 290X and overclocked Haswell without issue even for mining with an increased ambient of 30C because of the mining.

So you got enough cooling...

just do whatever uses the least amount of tubing and looks the best...
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I previously just had 2x 240mm radiators and they were a no go for me, was getting temps that were unsettling to me compared to when i had the cpu in it's own loop. i'm trying to stay with one loop, but still have a low CPU load temp... i'm having issues searching around skinneelabs and martins looking for the info i need, so i just figured i'd order a 120 and a 240 hoping it will help me out, any suggestions?
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I would turn that arround so that the water goes in through the GPUs before the CPU, because the res and the pump is closer to the bottom of the case it would reduse the lenght of the tubing giving you a cleaner look. Then I would go short lenghts between the components around the case and back to the reservoir. I would sugest you use some QDCs, they will make your life a lot simpler when its time to do maintainance and they can doubble as drain ports.

A picture of the acctual build would nice though.
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