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Really just looking for opinions on what the setup will be, or cheaper options that may be worth looking into.

Current specs:
i7 6700k
MSI 7Z170 A Xpower Titanium
Gigabyte G1 Gaming 980 Ti
Gigabyte Windforce 980 Ti (These 2 are the same PCB so will look identical with waterblocks)
EKWB Predator 360

What I am buying:
Case: Fractal Design Define S (as I hate my current 750D)
CPU Block: Reusing predator system
GPU Blocks: EK-FC980 GTX Ti WF3 acetal models with backplates
Pump: Reusing the pump/radiator from the predator system, more on that later
Radiator #2: Alphacool nexxxos ST30 280mm
Reservoir: EK-RES X3 250
Fittings: Assortment of EK compression fittings 3/8"/5/8" and some bitspower 90*/"T" fittings
Tubing: Primoflex avanced LRT 3/8"/5/8"
Fans: undecided, recommend some with white blades please?


As far as mounting everything, it shouldn't be hard I would think inside of the Define S, The predator 360 radiator would be mounted on the front of the case with pump/fittings at the bottom. The reservoir would feed directly into the integrated reservoir on the predator and would go as follows. Reservoir > predator reservoir > predator pump > Predator radiator > bottom gpu > top gpu > top mounted 280mm with fittings toward rear of case > cpu > top of reservoir. Drain port would be attached to a t fitting under neither the reservoir. Am I correct in thinking all of this will go together properly? Any advice is greatly appreciated
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Looks like a solid plan to me thumb.gif

For fans in that color scheme, you could go with Fractal Design fans.. though I'm sure others who know fans better than I will chime in.
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Sounds good. I watercooled a Define S before. Pictures are in my sig if it helps to give you any ideas.
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I'm thinking about buying some white vardars for my next build.
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Originally Posted by Bahlzeron View Post

Looks like a solid plan to me thumb.gif

For fans in that color scheme, you could go with Fractal Design fans.. though I'm sure others who know fans better than I will chime in.


Fans aren't really my area either haha, I'll look into those thanks for the input
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Originally Posted by mtrapuzz View Post

Sounds good. I watercooled a Define S before. Pictures are in my sig if it helps to give you any ideas.

I like the build man, thanks

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Originally Posted by Deedaz View Post

I'm thinking about buying some white vardars for my next build.

Mmmm those do look good. The Vardars on my predator system seem to get the job well done as well, maybe I'll look at those as an option
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