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post #21 of 31
I read somewhere that if I have a 280 mm on the top, I can't have a rear intake fan. Is that true? If I used 30 inch rads and two 360's, can I have push intake fans on the front and push exhaust fans on the top rad? How come you kept all the fans on the inside?

Thanks!
KG
post #22 of 31
Lovely build, thinkin of doing the same, but what kind of tools did you need to bend the hard tubing ? I really like the look of hard tubing vs the soft one and might swap over to that aswell and since being a long time resident evil fanatic loving the res aswell, really nice job for a first time build thumb.gif
What kind of temps are you getting on your GPU-s and CPU with double 360 rads there ?
post #23 of 31
Hey, can you explain or take a couple of pictures of how you connected the pump to the case? I have the S and the same pump top (in black) but the way I have it now it connects to the case in such a way that the bottom of the pump is at the bottom of the case which has a higher than before humm from metal+plastic touching. Thank you.
post #24 of 31
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Originally Posted by kooziguy View Post

I read somewhere that if I have a 280 mm on the top, I can't have a rear intake fan. Is that true? If I used 30 inch rads and two 360's, can I have push intake fans on the front and push exhaust fans on the top rad? How come you kept all the fans on the inside?

Thanks!
KG

I think you should be able to have a rear 120mm fan with a 280mm rad up top using the standard mounting holes. The only reason I dont have one is the piping would need to come out to mount it and i couldnt be bothered/don't see a need for one.

You could mount the fans on the outside front buy they would be pretty close to the front panel which might be noisey and would delete the dust filter.

I kept all of the fans on the inside because it works and it looks neat with all 6 led fans glowing and illuminating the compents in the case.
post #25 of 31
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Originally Posted by outofmyheadyo View Post

Lovely build, thinkin of doing the same, but what kind of tools did you need to bend the hard tubing ? I really like the look of hard tubing vs the soft one and might swap over to that aswell and since being a long time resident evil fanatic loving the res aswell, really nice job for a first time build thumb.gif
What kind of temps are you getting on your GPU-s and CPU with double 360 rads there ?

Thanks!

All you need to bend hard tubing is a pair of cloth gloves, a length of silicone rod and a heat gun.

The biggest thing is time and patience. It takes more than one weekend and more than one online order of fittings to get it right buts its worth it in my opinion.

The res wasnt the easiest thing use in this configuration but im so happy with it. Worth the wait and worth the effort.

The water temp sits at 30 - 45 deg C and that is what controls the fan speed. The GPUs sit at the same temp as the water, they have jumped up to around 50deg while benchmarking but they basically match the water temp while gaming. The cpu will jump to around 10deg above water temp under full sustained load which is fine considering it is overclocked to 4.5G.
post #26 of 31
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Originally Posted by vasyltheonly View Post

Hey, can you explain or take a couple of pictures of how you connected the pump to the case? I have the S and the same pump top (in black) but the way I have it now it connects to the case in such a way that the bottom of the pump is at the bottom of the case which has a higher than before humm from metal+plastic touching. Thank you.

The pump came with a small bracket which i attached to the side of the pump and bolted to the chassis (ghetto drilled holes). I used some left over silicone washers and stuck a large piece thermal pad between the bracket and the chassis to act like a gasket between the two surfaces. The pump is suspended by the bracket and doesnt come in to contact with the chassis anywhere else.

Looking back this probably wasnt the greatest arrangement but i was keen to push forward with the build without having to wait for more bits. I have a very small amount of vibration but its not a problem. The system is so quiet that I had to remove the 3.5 spinner hdd because it was too noisy.

post #27 of 31
Beautiful job. I want to use one of these cases for a Zen build late this year when it comes out.
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2 Samsung 850 EVO ssd2 500g each raid 0 WD Black SATA III 3 XSPC RX480 V3 radiators Windows 10 - 64 
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post #28 of 31
Thanks for sharing -- you're right, there aren't many builds online with this sort of config. A dream for me at this stage, but thanks for the inspiration. Cheers
post #29 of 31
Scratch that, realised the answer myself thumb.gif
Edited by outofmyheadyo - 5/18/16 at 4:07am
post #30 of 31
Hey OP, beautiful build! I have the same case and same fill port. I was wondering what tool you used to cut a hole for the fill port in the top grate and how you went about doing it.

Cheers!
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