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Poll Results: Will you ever splurge and go all out on a Case labs?

 
  • 61% (103)
    Yes!
  • 15% (26)
    No :(
  • 15% (26)
    Heck yes! I have mulitple CL
  • 1% (3)
    Whats this caselabs thing?
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    Are you talking to me?
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While I'm waiting on my PPCS order to be delivered today (which has my second pun), I'm leak testing my one pump/red with the bitspower mod kit. This thing is so beautiful.

    
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The reservoir you have is glass, huh?


I'm jealous.
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The reservoir you have is glass, huh?


I'm jealous.
P-U-R-E GLASS that is biggrin.gif

I have the 170 in my 750D build, and I love it so much that I just decided to get two of the bigger ones to fill up the case. This one has the XSPC D5 PWM pump, and the one that's coming today is the Swifttech D5 PWM. PPCS ran out of stock on the XSPC version, they they gave me a Swiftech. I didn't feel like waiting two weeks for it to come in stock, plus another week in shipping, so I took it.

In other news, a guy who placed his gunmetal SMA8 order has shipped today. He placed his order 4 days before me, so hopefully mine ships out on the 17th or before. If I don't get it before classes start up again, it probably won't be finished for a few weeks after that.
    
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What do you all think, should I keep my build almost like my 750D in terms on the CPY block and top rad, or leave it how I showed it above (a few post back). If I did it like this, I would only have one piece of tubing from the GPU blocks go into the midplate.



This is how my 750D is currently. I removed one fan off the top because it's a pain to switch from my AX860 and 1300G2 (in terms of getting to the CPU pin)

    
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What do you all think, should I keep my build almost like my 750D in terms on the CPY block and top rad, or leave it how I showed it above (a few post back). If I did it like this, I would only have one piece of tubing from the GPU blocks go into the midplate.



This is how my 750D is currently. I removed one fan off the top because it's a pain to switch from my AX860 and 1300G2 (in terms of getting to the CPU pin)


I would go with what you posted earlier, or maybe something like this.

Edited by Tunz - 8/13/15 at 11:21pm
post #317 of 892
^ +1

I like that design a lot better.
post #318 of 892
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^ +1

I like that design a lot better.

If the Res had Inlets on the Top, The Tubing would be less prominent in the main bay. Coming through the back wall or such. thinking.gif

Though, having the Tubing from the CPU go in front of the GPU's instead of the Side of them would be very different. thumb.gif

TCO
     
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post #319 of 892
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I would go with what you posted earlier, or maybe something like this.
I do like that, but I want to try and keep the tubing out of the way from the GPU's. Not sure why, but I fee like its a cleaner look without tubing covering the cards.
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Originally Posted by TheCautiousOne View Post

If the Res had Inlets on the Top, The Tubing would be less prominent in the main bay. Coming through the back wall or such. thinking.gif

Though, having the Tubing from the CPU go in front of the GPU's instead of the Side of them would be very different. thumb.gif

TCO
I'm not liking my SMA8 anymore... It's driving me nuts trying to find a look where it's all mine and unique biggrin.gif

If I were to do I like I had where the CPU bends go to the right, and straight down to the midplate, I think it would look clean and simple... However, it may look "blahhh" because there wouldn't be any tubing in the upper left hand corner. BUT, I'm thinking maybe I can do it where the CPU bends go to the right (like I posted before), and instead of going straight down to the midplate, I can make it do a 90 and into the backplate. Almost like an "S" shape if that makes sense.

All I know for a fact is that I will be doing the pumps, front rad, and GPU's where the tubing will go straight down to the midplate. I just love that look.
    
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post #320 of 892
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Originally Posted by SteezyTN View Post

I do like that, but I want to try and keep the tubing out of the way from the GPU's. Not sure why, but I fee like its a cleaner look without tubing covering the cards.
I'm not liking my SMA8 anymore... It's driving me nuts trying to find a look where it's all mine and unique biggrin.gif

If I were to do I like I had where the CPU bends go to the right, and straight down to the midplate, I think it would look clean and simple... However, it may look "blahhh" because there wouldn't be any tubing in the upper left hand corner. BUT, I'm thinking maybe I can do it where the CPU bends go to the right (like I posted before), and instead of going straight down to the midplate, I can make it do a 90 and into the backplate. Almost like an "S" shape if that makes sense.

All I know for a fact is that I will be doing the pumps, front rad, and GPU's where the tubing will go straight down to the midplate. I just love that look.

Looks are nice but performance is best!!!
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