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

 
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post #351 of 892
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Originally Posted by SteezyTN View Post

I CANNOT WAIT to install these bad boys! Haha

XSPC 270 Photon D5 PWM w/ Bitspower D5 Mod Kits.


They are excellent reservoirs. Made of glass and well finished. Have one in my other build and they work perfect and look good.
post #352 of 892
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They are excellent reservoirs. Made of glass and well finished. Have one in my other build and they work perfect and look good.
I have the 170 in my current 750D, and they are gorgeous... Especially with the Bitspower mod kits. Since in doing an SMA8 build, I decided that two big reservoirs would be better. Just can't wait for my case haha
    
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I considered one of these for a while when I was going to get the SMA8, but I decided on the S8 so I ended up going a different route. I look forward to seeing how this turns out since I was once thinking of the same thing.
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Today should be the day my case ships out. A guy who ordered his SMA8 4 days before me shipped out 4 weekdays ago. So if the trend is true, it should ship today. I keep refreshing my emails haha. It's going to be a stressful day, but I'm not going to get my hopes up. Just as long as I receive it by Friday or Saturday because they don't deliver on Sunday (I'm not even sure about Saturday either).
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I considered one of these for a while when I was going to get the SMA8, but I decided on the S8 so I ended up going a different route. I look forward to seeing how this turns out since I was once thinking of the same thing.
I was going to get the EK 250 pump res, but that's what everyone does. I want to try and make this build my own, but I know a few looks will be the same as a few others.
    
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post #355 of 892
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Originally Posted by SteezyTN View Post

I CANNOT WAIT to install these bad boys! Haha

XSPC 270 Photon D5 PWM w/ Bitspower D5 Mod Kits.


Hate to break it to you but It is not likely those will fit if you plan on puting fans on your top rad, even if it were a slim rad with 25mm fans it will be super tight if it will fit at all.
post #356 of 892
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Hate to break it to you but It is not likely those will fit if you plan on puting fans on your top rad, even if it were a slim rad with 25mm fans it will be super tight if it will fit at all.
The top to midplate measures 443mm and my Photon 270 is 345mm. That's 54mm for the rad and 25 for the fans. That will give me about 19mm of space left.

This was my reasoning for paying the extra $40 for the two PWM pumps ($20 each). I've posted numerous times about seeing if it it fit, so I know it'll be a very close fit. However, if it doesn't fit, I can always mount them diagonally. Or even horizontally and mess with the route of the tubing a little.
    
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My bad, Just did some rough measurements again. yes it will fit you'll have about 1/2" between top of res and rad/fan assuming your setup is mounted flush against the floor of the midplate. I wasn't trying to be a party-foul I just had to buy new rads and res due to the original stuff would not fit to where it would be functional or asthetically pleasing. I had only found out at the last min that there was a really good reason why I couldn't find anyone using D5 combo in their SMA8.
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What do you all think... Should I watercool my mobo using the EK water blocks? It's the Vi Hero. I got two pumps, so I don't think I'd have a problem. It's all about the aesthetics biggrin.gif
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My bad, Just did some rough measurements again. yes it will fit you'll have about 1/2" between top of res and rad/fan assuming your setup is mounted flush against the floor of the midplate. I wasn't trying to be a party-foul I just had to buy new rads and res due to the original stuff would not fit to where it would be functional or asthetically pleasing. I had only found out at the last min that there was a really good reason why I couldn't find anyone using D5 combo in their SMA8.
I know you weren't, and no worries. I was hesitant at first to buy them, but I said screw it haha. I know it'll still be a tight fit, but I'll find a way to make it work and look good.
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post #359 of 892
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What do you all think... Should I buy watercool my mobo using the EK water blocks? It's the Vi Hero. I got two pumps, so I don't think I'd have a problem. It's all about the aesthetics biggrin.gif
I know you weren't, and no worries. I was hesitant at first to buy them, but I said screw it haha. I know it'll still be a tight fit, but I'll find a way to make it work and look good.

Like many of us discovered very quickly that we became fully vested once ideas turned into any purchases. Go for it!
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KC said about a week ago that my case should ship out on the 19th or before. It's almost 2:30 here in California, so it's most likely not shipping out today. Tomorrow it should ship, and I'm guessing it will be a one or two day delivery.
    
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