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Hey Everyone First time posting, First Water Cooled PC!
This is going to be my new big rig mostly for gaming with some work and MSCS self study (a few VMs here and there). i all ready have all the components, i got some inside deals on a few and saved up here and there. I'm at my lest set of parts which is all of the Water cooling gear. if i could get some impute before i purchased the parts the would be great.

Dose anyone know if a PWM splitter will work on the Corsair commander mini?

The Corsair 900D has all of the Coldzero plates including the Mid plate. My plan for the loop was to mount the Reservoir off to the right of the Motherboard, then go into the pump mounted on the mid plate into the Bottom 480 Radiator, come back up into the Dual GPU, next into the CPU, onto the top mounted 360 cross-flow Radiator, back into the reservoir. i'm unsure where to put a drain port or what i would need for that, i have removed all drive carriages bellow so there is room below in front of the PSU.

Loop Plan (Ignore the Yellow Circle)

Case with coldzero parts (ignore the yellow Circle)

Computer Specs:
  • Case: Corsair 900D with Coldzero Plates
  • PSU: Corsair AIX1200I
  • Motherboard: Asus x99-E WS USB3.1
  • CPU: Intel i7-5930k
  • Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 64GB 8x8
  • GPU: EVGA Nvidia GTX 980ti 06G-P4-4995-KR 6GB W/Back-plate
  • SSD: Samsung E 512GB 950PRO M.2
  • 2nd SSD: SAmsung 512GB 950 Pro Sata
  • Fan controller: Corsair Commander min
  • PWM Splitter: SilverStone All Black 1-to-8 PWM Fan Hub (CPF04)

Water Cool Components
  • Radiator 1: XSPC EX360 CROSSFLOW SERIES COPPER TRIPLE-FAN RADIATOR
  • Radiator 2: XSPC EX480 COPPER QUAD-FAN RADIATOR - BLACK
  • Reservoir: EK-RES X3 250 RESERVOIR
  • CPU BLock: EK-SUPREMACY EVO NICKEL/PLEXI
  • GPU Blocks: EK-FC TITAN X/GTX980 TI WATERBLOCK - NICKEL
  • GPU SLI Bridge: EK-FC BRIDGE DUAL SERIAL CSQ - PLEXI
  • Pump: EK-XTOP DDC 3.2 PWM ELITE - PLEXI
  • Fittings: RIGID REVOLVER COMPRESSION FITTING 3/8" X 1/2" 10 PACK - DUAL TONE ANODIZED BLACK
  • Tubing: PRIMOCHILL 1/2IN RIGID PETG TUBING - 36IN - CLEAR (12 PACK)
  • Coolant: MAYHEMS PASTEL COOLANT - 1 LITER - PERFECT PINK
  • Fans: CORSAIR AIR SERIES SP120 QUIET EDITION HIGH STATIC PRESSURE 120MM FAN

Thanks!
post #2 of 5
You can't go wrong with EK stuff.

Bitspower is the compression fittings I went with. Very high quality.

Radiator fans, I went with Corsair and they are loud. I'd recommend paying a bit more and going with Noctua, Typhoons, Noiseblocker eLoop, Alpenföhn Wing Boot Plus or Prolimatech Aluminum Vortex Series.
 
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For the EK SLi bridge should i go Parallel or Serial? I was planning on using the Corsair PWM Static Pressure fans and control them from a fan controller, they come with the White rings that i was going to repaint to match the Theme. What would you recommend for a Drain port? i was thinking I could T off after my pump before the 480 rad an connect a valve? I'm think i could remove the bottom from 120 fan since i will be pulling in air from the side and i could hide the Valve behind the front panel with easy access.
post #4 of 5
Between both parrallel and serial there would not be much of a difference in temps, so go with what pleases you.

Put the drain port at the lowest part of the water cool loop.
 
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Win 7 Professional x64bit Samsung 52" 1080p 60Hz LCD Logitech Wireless K330 Corsair AX850 Gold Fully Modular 
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RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
G.Skill Trident X 2X8GB DDR3 2400MHz Samsung 840 PRO 256GB  Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB SATA III 6Gb/s 64... Pioneer Blu-ray Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Liquid Single Loop Triple Radiators Win 7 SP1 Professional x64bit  Samsung SynchMaster 24" Widescreen 1200p TFT-LC... Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA SuperNOVA G2 1300w 80+ Gold Fully Modular  Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Microsoft Sidewinder X5 Allsop Redmond Mouse Pad 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-3570K @ 4.6GHz ASRock Z77E-ITX mITX  Sapphire HD 7990 @ 1090MHz/1600MHz G.SKILL Ripjaws 2X4GB DDR3-1600 @ 1866MHz 
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Crucial SSD 128GB mSATA SATA III 6GB  Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB SATA II 32MB 7200RPM LG DVD R/W SATA with LightScribe Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H100 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 7 Professional x64bit Samsung 52" 1080p 60Hz LCD Logitech Wireless K330 Corsair AX850 Gold Fully Modular 
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BitFenix Prodigy Mini-ATX Black  Logitech Wireless M215 Corsair Vengeance MM200 Yamaha RX-V681 & PSB/Polk Audio 5.1 
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I can highly recommend EK-Vardar F3-120 (1850 RPM) and/or EK-Vardar F2-120 (1450rpm) fans. Silent (especially the 1450rpm ones), awesome static pressure and great build quality thumb.gif
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