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post #1321 of 3173
Hello guys,

First post here.

Got this case with the intention of sticking a dual Xeon mobo in there. I understand that it's usually recommended to have dual loops for dual Xeons but I'm having difficulty deciding how to fit two reservoirs into this case without going over the boundaries or blocking the space allocated for the radiator. I have a few options so far:

1. 2 sets of MCP655 + PrimoChill 120mm CTR SFF Phase II High Flow D5 Enabled Reservoir System
2. 2 sets of MCP655 + traditional 5.25 reservoir mounted at the bottom of the case in between the PSU and the rad
3. Custom dual reservoir like what this guy is doing: https://www.reddit.com/r/watercooling/comments/4rriim/war_rig_build_progress_thermaltake_core_p5_dual/
4. Single loop: Res -> CPUs -> Rad1 -> GPU(s) -> Rad2?

If anyone has come across any compact dual reservoir that fits in the space between the rad and the rest of the case, please point me to it!

Thanks!
Josh
post #1322 of 3173
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Originally Posted by justj0sh View Post

Hello guys,

First post here.

Got this case with the intention of sticking a dual Xeon mobo in there. I understand that it's usually recommended to have dual loops for dual Xeons but I'm having difficulty deciding how to fit two reservoirs into this case without going over the boundaries or blocking the space allocated for the radiator. I have a few options so far:

1. 2 sets of MCP655 + PrimoChill 120mm CTR SFF Phase II High Flow D5 Enabled Reservoir System
2. 2 sets of MCP655 + traditional 5.25 reservoir mounted at the bottom of the case in between the PSU and the rad
3. Custom dual reservoir like what this guy is doing: https://www.reddit.com/r/watercooling/comments/4rriim/war_rig_build_progress_thermaltake_core_p5_dual/
4. Single loop: Res -> CPUs -> Rad1 -> GPU(s) -> Rad2?

If anyone has come across any compact dual reservoir that fits in the space between the rad and the rest of the case, please point me to it!

Thanks!
Josh

Just a quick thing that popped into my head reading this, how about using 2 of the new XSPC Ion reservoirs. They have pumps already included. It would also be unique, haven't seen anyone use them on a P5 yet.



If you wanted to get really funky you could go with an MMRS dual res pump and mount it horizontally across the top. Again, unique and haven't seen it done.

 
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post #1323 of 3173
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Originally Posted by Radnad View Post

Just a quick thing that popped into my head reading this, how about using 2 of the new XSPC Ion reservoirs. They have pumps already included. It would also be unique, haven't seen anyone use them on a P5 yet.



If you wanted to get really funky you could go with an MMRS dual res pump and mount it horizontally across the top. Again, unique and haven't seen it done.


The Ion looks interesting but the reviews suggest it's of bad quality:
https://www.amazon.com/XSPC-Ion-Reservoir-Pump-Combo/product-reviews/B01BA3LY64/

Regarding the MMRS, I don't want anything sticking out of the case as it's already large enough as it is. I'd like something that fits in that small column of space in between the rad and the mobo.
post #1324 of 3173
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Originally Posted by justj0sh View Post

Hello guys,

First post here.

Got this case with the intention of sticking a dual Xeon mobo in there. I understand that it's usually recommended to have dual loops for dual Xeons but I'm having difficulty deciding how to fit two reservoirs into this case without going over the boundaries or blocking the space allocated for the radiator. I have a few options so far:

1. 2 sets of MCP655 + PrimoChill 120mm CTR SFF Phase II High Flow D5 Enabled Reservoir System
2. 2 sets of MCP655 + traditional 5.25 reservoir mounted at the bottom of the case in between the PSU and the rad
3. Custom dual reservoir like what this guy is doing: https://www.reddit.com/r/watercooling/comments/4rriim/war_rig_build_progress_thermaltake_core_p5_dual/
4. Single loop: Res -> CPUs -> Rad1 -> GPU(s) -> Rad2?

If anyone has come across any compact dual reservoir that fits in the space between the rad and the rest of the case, please point me to it!

Thanks!
Josh


Might want to look at working a pair of reservoirs from the back to front, use the Bitspower magic cube pump tops and DDC pumps.

I'm using a pair of Bitspower res tubes, a 400 and a 300 in a cascade for a single loop with a dual DDC pump, but it would look the same, and take up exactly as much space if you did it for dual loops:



Darlene
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post #1325 of 3173
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Originally Posted by IT Diva View Post

Might want to look at working a pair of reservoirs from the back to front, use the Bitspower magic cube pump tops and DDC pumps.

I'm using a pair of Bitspower res tubes, a 400 and a 300 in a cascade for a single loop with a dual DDC pump, but it would look the same, and take up exactly as much space if you did it for dual loops:



Darlene
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Do you mind sending a pic from the front? Can't really make out much due to the reflection

Josh
post #1326 of 3173
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Quote:
Originally Posted by IT Diva View Post

Might want to look at working a pair of reservoirs from the back to front, use the Bitspower magic cube pump tops and DDC pumps.

I'm using a pair of Bitspower res tubes, a 400 and a 300 in a cascade for a single loop with a dual DDC pump, but it would look the same, and take up exactly as much space if you did it for dual loops:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Darlene
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Do you mind sending a pic from the front? Can't really make out much due to the reflection

Josh


This is the best one I have atm . . . open in a mew window and blow it up and you can see detail pretty well


Edited by IT Diva - 7/16/16 at 6:04pm
post #1327 of 3173
Why mount the radiator sideways like that?
post #1328 of 3173
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Originally Posted by IT Diva View Post

This is the best one I have atm . . . open in a mew window and blow it up and you can see detail pretty well

How did you make the back plate reflective? Is it a skin or something? I love what you did with the res. Is that a custom mount? Probably will get smaller ones so I can still use the front HDD slot.
post #1329 of 3173
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Originally Posted by Eaglef90 View Post

Why mount the radiator sideways like that?



For a quick start, . . . I'm sure I can add to the list if I think for a few more seconds . . .


So I can use nice pretty fans on both sides that can be seen

So using fans with a lot of light output can light up a lot of the build

So I have some airflow across the 950 Pro M.2 SSD's on the mobo that tend to run quite warm

So it shows off the effect of having a mirrored back panel and light box

So it works nicely in an aesthetic sense, with the cascaded reservoirs

So it doesn't have to blow warm air and dirt into the chassis, or have to pull air in thru it

And 'cuz I felt like it . . .

So it doesn't look like every other cookie cutter P5 build


Darlene
post #1330 of 3173
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Originally Posted by justj0sh View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by IT Diva View Post

This is the best one I have atm . . . open in a mew window and blow it up and you can see detail pretty well
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
How did you make the back plate reflective? Is it a skin or something? I love what you did with the res. Is that a custom mount? Probably will get smaller ones so I can still use the front HDD slot.


The whole build is on a 1/2" thick piece of acrylic that is spaced about 7/8" away from the actual metal chassis, so that there is room for a lightbox between the chassis and the thick acrylic panel.

The metal chassis has an acrylic mirror on it to form the inner panel of the lightbox, hence the reflections.

I'll be experimenting with using a piece of 2-way mirror in place of the normal acrylic outer panel to see if I can't get an infinity effect.


Here's a few links to the posts as I developed the lightbox idea . . .

http://www.overclock.net/t/1581986/thermaltake-core-p5-owners-club/950#post_25208214

http://www.overclock.net/t/1581986/thermaltake-core-p5-owners-club/1040#post_25251643

http://www.overclock.net/t/1581986/thermaltake-core-p5-owners-club/1090#post_25270224


I did a unique dual horizontal res with dual pumps and dual loops with a single rad in one of my Core X9 builds, along with some interesting lightbox effects, and I liked the dual res look and wanted to see how it would work in a vertical setup where the back one fills from the rad and then cascades to the front one, which the pumps draw from.

I also borrowed the lighted midplate and expanded it to the whole chassis.

https://youtu.be/PQDq2T7d7OE


Darlene
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