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I have started a rigbuilder page, I will be editing as things progress, changes can be expected with anything that has not yet been purchased. The link is in the opening post.
post #12 of 26
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So, after doing some additional research, I am trying to decide between EK's P360 and their X360 kit, with the idea of expanding on what comes with the kit to suit my needs, though I am also not ruling out the possibility of building my own setup from the ground up. One of the questions I have regarding the X360 is if the extra thick rad would be able to do the job I want it to do without adding a second one ontop of that.

I am also trying to figure out the pros/cons of having more than one reservoir for a single loop, which may also determine if I get a standard kit. I have determined that I can probably fit the X3 250 reservoir into the S8. I am also somewhat interested in the EK-DBAY Spin Reservoir due to the added ability to check the flow rate.

Another question I'm trying to find an answer to, which I imagine has already been answered on the forums somewhere, though I have yet to find it, is where within the water loop should the fill/drain plugs be? I know from one example I've seen, the drain plug was simply put at the lowest point in the system, though I do not know if it matters where within the loop the port is located, the same goes for the fill plug. Both for filling and draining, I am going to be making a conscious effort to design it so that I do not need to open up any of the case panels to fill or drain the system.

All of this is going into determining which fittings to get for the system.

And again, I'm sorry if these questions have been answered already, I've been searching for several hours without finding results to these particular questions.
post #13 of 26
Some of your questions are very confusing.

1. The X3 250 reservoir is 250mm tall. Do you plan to mount the reservoir on the FB side? It is too tall to mount on the left side above the midplate, unless you bore a hole in the midplate.

2. You mention not wanting to remove panels to fill the loop. Are you not going to check for leaks while filling the loop? In which case you will definitely want the panels off.

3. The "fill port" is normally a port on the top of the reservoir, and not necessarily at the highest point in the loop. You could extend a top reservoir port to the top of the case, but again unless you bore a hole in the top of the case, you will be removing the top to fill.

4. You can place a drain through the bottom of the case, and would not have to remove panels to drain the loop.

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post #14 of 26
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Some of your questions are very confusing.

1. The X3 250 reservoir is 250mm tall. Do you plan to mount the reservoir on the FB side? It is too tall to mount on the left side above the midplate, unless you bore a hole in the midplate.

2. You mention not wanting to remove panels to fill the loop. Are you not going to check for leaks while filling the loop? In which case you will definitely want the panels off.

3. The "fill port" is normally a port on the top of the reservoir, and not necessarily at the highest point in the loop. You could extend a top reservoir port to the top of the case, but again unless you bore a hole in the top of the case, you will be removing the top to fill.

4. You can place a drain through the bottom of the case, and would not have to remove panels to drain the loop.

RodeoGeorge
1: According to caselabs, there is 260mm of space that would be available for a CPU cooling tower, which suggests a 250mm reservoir would fit into that space as well.

2: I am talking about not having to open up the side panels once leak testing is complete, and the system is fully assembled. The idea being to be able to do empty/fill operations simply by opening and closing ball valves that are accessible from the exterior of the case, making removal of the panels unnecessary.

3: I was considering one of two options for filling. One being a T splitter somewhere in the main loop that would serve as an injection point for the fluid, which would either be gravity fed, or using some kind of hand-pump so the motor on the electric pump does not burn out. The other option being to have a semi-permanently attached fill line going into the top of the reservoir that would be gravity fed. In both concepts, the idea is to allow the liquid to be fed into the system in such a way that does not involve using a funnel/jug inside the cavity of the case and potentially spilling all over the place, keeping the potential mess on the outside.

4: I am asking if it would be possible to make a modification to the case that would allow the drain line to come out of the rear panel instead of the bottom, the idea being to keep the underside free of things that could potentially get caught on stuff that might find it's way underneath the case for whatever reason.
post #15 of 26
I have an S8 and i absolutely love it.

I have my 250mm reservoir mounted on the side where the front window would be. I alos have enough room to put a T block up there that I use as a fill port .



Kinda hard to see the reservoir lmao but if you look behind the rad you can KINDA see it
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post #16 of 26
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That res looks like it uses most of the height of the case from the midplate, is that the X3 250? From what I've been guessing, it looks about the right size.
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Its an Alphacool Eisbecher 250mm

(LxW): 251 x 60mm


There is still plenty of room for a T block coming out the top

Don't mind the flow just using enough till i get my motherboard back


Edited by iMica - 5/7/16 at 9:24pm
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How do you have the res anchored to the case, was there any extra drilling needed?
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I have the option with the two 120mm fans there so I just have the reservoir attached to them.
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Originally Posted by Elanachan View Post

How do you have the res anchored to the case, was there any extra drilling needed?

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I have the option with the two 120mm fans there so I just have the reservoir attached to them.
Which looks really good, nice quality reservoir too.thumb.gif

I had an IandH 225 mm res. attached to the midplate with a Bitspower pass-through:

It tends to put the res. a bit off-center though, as the fitting port isn't drilled through the center of the res. base.
Worked well though, I could run the coolant directly through the pass-through to the pumps, or from a side port, depending on how I configured the loop.
    
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