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Hi folks, got all the components in yesterday and just finished a few hours ago.

I drilled holes and mounted fittings on the bulkhead to run a line from the res to the pump behind the main case area


Another pic with the mod finished


Loop done


Fill'er up


All done


Good OC results, haven't done any tweaking yet, just set 48 multi and 1.375 volts, and it was fine. Will probably go higher

Edited by plant - 7/15/16 at 2:38am
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Oh yea, I used a gtx970 because I already had it and it serves my purposes.
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Sick build man look very clean smile.gif
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Thank you.

I've been running intel burn test and valley benchmark at the same time now for about an hour. Temps seem to have stabilized at 68c cpu max and 42c gpu max. So the GPU at full use only seems to add a couple of degrees to the loop. I am using 1850rpm Vardars at full speed. The single coolstream XE 240 appears to be plenty of radiator for a CPU and single GPU loop. If you can deal with the fan noise anyway...
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Hi Plant, very nice and clean build!

I was thinking of buying a Nano S for my build that is now aircooled (specs are almost identical: 6700k, gtx 970, 16gb, Z170i pro gaming) and I would like to ask you a couple of questions if you don't mind smile.gif

Since I really hate fan noise, do you think I would be able to fit a 240mm slim (30mm) rad in the front and another one in the top with standard 25mm fans?

Thanks in advance!
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Hi Plant, very nice and clean build!

I was thinking of buying a Nano S for my build that is now aircooled (specs are almost identical: 6700k, gtx 970, 16gb, Z170i pro gaming) and I would like to ask you a couple of questions if you don't mind smile.gif

Since I really hate fan noise, do you think I would be able to fit a 240mm slim (30mm) rad in the front and another one in the top with standard 25mm fans?

Thanks in advance!

If you mount the front fans on the outside like I did here:



then yes I would say you could do that, no guarantees though. Also to mount the fans like that I had to cut out the front panel and mount a radguard because they are starved for air otherwise. Well, 1800rpm fans are anyway. Maybe lower rpm will be fine.
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Also this rig has been upgraded to gtx 1080 and temps are absolutely fine 45c gpu/60c cpu max real world usage.
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Great, thanks for the answer and again congrats for the awesome build! Watercooled 1080 must have some crazy gaming performance wink.gif

Could you please do me a favour and measure the space available from the bottom of the case (without fractal's sliding bracket) to the graphics card?

Because I'd like to put my pump and res there but I really need to know how much height is available.

Thanks again!
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The single coolstream XE 240 appears to be plenty of radiator for a CPU and single GPU loop.10.gif
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Great, thanks for the answer and again congrats for the awesome build! Watercooled 1080 must have some crazy gaming performance wink.gif

Could you please do me a favour and measure the space available from the bottom of the case (without fractal's sliding bracket) to the graphics card?

Because I'd like to put my pump and res there but I really need to know how much height is available.

Thanks again!

Looks to be about 10.8cm
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