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post #11 of 34
If you planned out a couple easily accessible shutoff valves at the bottom of the case you could make maintenance a hell of a lot easier. Hook up a drain tube to the shutoffs by making a "Y", open the valves and let gravity do the rest. This goes for any loop really but it would let you clean a dual loop simultaneously.
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Am I in the right ballpark so far? I liked the look of the XS stuff over the EK...
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post #13 of 34
Seems so, make sure your RAM is able to have those spreaders put on, I know some aren't able to do that.
post #14 of 34
If your spending that kind if money you better be getting the back plates for those VGA blocks. I like the xspc stuff just because it seems like everyone uses EK. That and I have some different colored 5mm LEDs on order that will fit the water blocks which will really open up the color combination options.

Can you say black/gold theme with gold colored LEDs in the blocks?
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If your spending that kind if money you better be getting the back plates for those VGA blocks. I like the xspc stuff just because it seems like everyone uses EK. That and I have some different colored 5mm LEDs on order that will fit the water blocks which will really open up the color combination options.

Can you say black/gold theme with gold LEDs?

I like your style.

I liked the added led options to them as well. My build is currently mostly blacked out, so probably just planning on some color in the water for now to give it some pop.


I feel like i've seen way better looking pumps than all these black plastic looking ones? Is this the one you guys were talking about though?
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/21479/ex-pmp-264/XSPC_Photon_270_Tube_Glass_Cylinder_Reservoir_Pump_Combo_D5_Vario.html?tl=g59c671s2148

Also can these lay on there back an be filled completely full or do they have to sit vertical?
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post #16 of 34
You can mount the 270 horizontally. Use the top most inlet port as a fill and service port. Might want to get a riser to make that job a little easier. Alternatively you could block off one of the inlet ports, fill and service the reservoir in the vertical position and then lay it down on it's side for routine use.

I also use XSPC stuff and I've always been happy with it. It might not be the most expensive and it might not always represent the pinnacle of cooling efficiency, but for the money I've always been 100% satisfied with their gear.
Edited by wevsspot - 4/1/14 at 12:17pm
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post #17 of 34
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You can mount the 270 horizontally. Use the top most inlet port as a fill and service port. Might want to get a riser to make that job a little easier. Alternatively you could block off one of the inlet ports, fill and service the reservoir in the vertical position and then lay it down on it's side for routine use.

I also use XSPC stuff and I've always been happy with it. It might not be the most expensive and it might not always represent the pinnacle of cooling efficiency, but for the money I've always been 100% satisfied with their gear.

Can i use something like this, then a separate reservoir?



Like this?

http://www.xs-pc.com/reservoirs/photon-270-tube-reservoir
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post #18 of 34
Yes. That should work fine.
post #19 of 34
You could, but what's your aversion to using the AIO version? You eliminate multiple leak points and you still get a great reservoir and outstanding pump in a fairly compact package and eliminate the need to run tube between the reservoir and pump?
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You could, but what's your aversion to using the AIO version? You eliminate multiple leak points and you still get a great reservoir and outstanding pump in a fairly compact package and eliminate the need to run tube between the reservoir and pump?

Mostly ascetic, though looking at it now. I may just hide the pumps with the radiators an have nothing but the blocks an reservoirs visible. Save some money and space.

I think I'm getting close other than radiator choice, then on to the fittings.
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