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Correct I used a 150mm res from EK.

I used Velcro to attach the pump mount to the case. I picked it up at a local micro center or I would give you a link.

The reason for not centering the reservoir in the front window is I preferred to have the tubing line up and be on the same "plane". The picture I have posted doesn't show it too well, but the run from the gpu block to the pump top inlet and the out to the radiator line up nicely, and it looks much cleaner to me.

I will take a few better pictures this evening and post them up for you
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post #12 of 14
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Correct I used a 150mm res from EK.

I used Velcro to attach the pump mount to the case. I picked it up at a local micro center or I would give you a link.

The reason for not centering the reservoir in the front window is I preferred to have the tubing line up and be on the same "plane". The picture I have posted doesn't show it too well, but the run from the gpu block to the pump top inlet and the out to the radiator line up nicely, and it looks much cleaner to me.

I will take a few better pictures this evening and post them up for you

Thanks! I do have the half window but it will be against the wall, aesthetically I really like the res in that front window and have been going back and forth on getting a pedestal so I can take the rads out of the top and hide the pumps and have the whole front window for just the res.
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Sure thing.

Something that I may do in the future is get a taller reservoir (200-250mm) and use one of my hole saws to drill a hole in the mid plate centered on that window in the front. Put the dual pumps and pump top down where the optional hard drive chamber is and run the reservoir up through the newly drilled hole. That way all you get is a nice purdy cylinder reservoir centered and you can mask your tubing runs beneath the mid plate.

I wanted to do this initially but I was pressed for time and needed my rig back up and running asap while still making it look pretty clean.

I love the size of this case without the pedestal. There is plenty of radiator space for great, efficient loops without the pedestal. It really is a great balance of fitting everything you could want without any wasted space. This is entirely my personal preference/opinion but the pedestal (while a fantastic option for expansion) ruins the clean and compact aesthetics of the case.
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This is entirely my personal preference/opinion but the pedestal (while a fantastic option for expansion) ruins the clean and compact aesthetics of the case.

Funny I kind of feel the same way about the extended top. smile.gif

I'm not sure what I will do. Luckily I am not in the situation you were (and I was during my last build) where I had no rig while building the new rig. X99 means everything is new and I can go as slow as I want. Sometimes I just lay down on the floor next to the S8 and stare at it and try to imagine 20 different configurations and what they might look like. smile.gif
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