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Added a little velcro wedge, totally ghetto but seems to help the noise.




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If anyone is still paying attention I am making changes.
Ordered more fiittings to add a drain port
Mayhem pastel coolant
EK block and EK pump/res for better mounting.
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Good plan. Nice having the cpu in the loop as well.
The Mayhems Pastel will look good, what color are you getting? I had their Ice White Pastel in the TJ, it's great stuff.

I can see how that 270 Photon could be a hassle, unfortunately.
Are you getting an EK XRES combo, and sticking with a D5 pump?
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@DerComissar Since you are in here and seeing the above picture, what would be the best way to drain all this with out creating a giant mess?
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My bad! And I was going to ask if it was the cpu or gpu!
Thanks for the links.

Well, I've been pleased with my EK gpu block, I've had them on three different cards so far. Idk if you've seen Stren's Titan block review:
www.xtremerigs.net/2013/10/03/nvidia-gtx780titan-water-block-roundup/
Although there wasn't much difference in the gpu temps between the various blocks, the EK was far better at cooling the vrms than the other blocks tested.

That Pastel Blue Berry will look great.thumb.gif

The XRES with the D5 should be a lot easier to mount than the photon. Have you considered having the res showing in the front window?
Edit: Do you mean how to drain it now?
You should start at the lowest point, at the photon, but also at the bottom drain port of the 360 res on the other side.
I'd run the coolant into a bucket by tilting the case as needed. Plug any open ports if possible, to avoid accidental spills.

That's where the drain port you're planning will come in handy for future loop draining. I have one in mine on the front 360 rad, using a Bitspower drain valve.
Edited by DerComissar - 5/20/14 at 8:31pm
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My bad! And I was going to ask if it was the cpu or gpu!
Thanks for the links.

Well, I've been pleased with my EK gpu block, I've had them on three different cards so far. Idk if you've seen Stren's Titan block review:
www.xtremerigs.net/2013/10/03/nvidia-gtx780titan-water-block-roundup/
Although there wasn't much difference in the gpu temps between the various blocks, the EK was far better at cooling the vrms than the other blocks tested.

That Pastel Blue Berry will look great.thumb.gif

The XRES with the D5 should be a lot easier to mount than the photon. Have you considered having the res showing in the front window?
Edit: Do you mean how to drain it now?
Yeah I got the 140 so it should be able to go in the front window smile.gif like what you have kind of?
Yes now, just so I know what I am doing when I get all the new parts.

Thanks, I think the Blue Berry should look good
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See my previous post, I edited it to make some suggestions, didn't want to double-post or clutter up your build log too much!tongue.gif
If you take your time with the draining, you should be able to avoid any spills.

Yes, you should be able to mount the EK res behind the window if you like. I first saw that idea in the S8 thread, I think Jim or Kevin posted a photo of a res behind the S8 front window, and that hooked me on the idea.
Several other S8 builds have adapted that idea now.
Edited by DerComissar - 5/20/14 at 8:42pm
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That is what I though for draining, I ordered one of those BitsPower valves as well.

Thank you!
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Ordered a couple 6 pin 5 way fan splitters and three EK 45* adapters. Should over all make everything look cleaner when I get it all. That makes five or so orders I am waiting on from FrozenCPU biggrin.gif
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