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OK, long time overdue but a new doctor has given me a little longer lease on life. I've made progress and hit some potholes. Hoping you guys can help us out and give some opinions also. I plan on filling the system through the ports on the top 360 radiator or depending on the layout maybe through the second reservoir.... or the Monsoon...... I think it can be done depending on the final layout. The monsoon is going to have to be mounted horizontal with the entry being on the lowest hole on the side without the side entry ports and the exit will have to be one of the side entry ports due to it being the highest point so the res will stay full. It's really more for looks and to cover up the sound cards on the motherboard. Here is a parts list.
EK 360 PE up top
EK ram block for 4 dimms
EK copper/plexi block w/led
Hardware Labs Nemesis in thee front.
EK vardars in push
Primochill 10/13 petg and black fittings/some fittings like drain etc were other makes
MSI Z170 M7
6700k
Gigabyte 980ti Xtreme
Corsair 1200 watt
Phanteks Luxe
Bill Owen MNPC Tech plexi front panel
1/2 inch plexi screwed and glued on rear where HD rack was removed to fill the hole and provide plenty of rigidity to the frame. She's solid.
2 meter Phanteks LED
Georgia Bulldog Theme

Fill Ports in top of EK 360. Can I fill from here?:
IMG_0645_zps5yugd3ha.jpg

Mock up using two reservoirs:
IMG_0644_zpsm7y2hh6t.jpg

360 rad w/vardars and LED strip:
IMG_0643_zpsuejc1cin.jpg

The monsoon in this pic will have to be reversed so the side inlets can be pointing up so it will completely fill with coolant. It will be bolted to the PSU cover....... all depending on suggestions and implementation:
IMG_0639_zpspvjlhksm.jpg

EK 3.2 PWM and drain. Everything plugged off to prevent foreign object entry.
IMG_0640_zpsz4hqawbx.jpg


Coolant return and drain setup mounted on EK vardar 120 to keep pump cool, I heard these run hot:
IMG_0641_zpsys6xwlse.jpg

I will have to reverse the monsoon so the exit port will be higher than the tube to keep it full depending on suggestions:
IMG_0639_zpspvjlhksm.jpg


Plan on using the lowest hole on this end of the monsoon as coolant entry:
IMG_0638_zpsgowp3e1e.jpg

One of the two side ports which will be oriented up will be the exit of the Monsoon........... I guess in this config I would have to use a second res?
IMG_0637_zpsl4fq9dmd.jpg


Suggestions on layout, flow etc, etc. Hesitant at this point, I've got a bunch of ideas like splitting the returns??? Do I need to run dual pumps? Since I delayed 7 months because of my health and basically lost a whole gen should I upgrade to 1070, 2011 v3 or am I good. Occasionally play battlefield 4 but I'm not very good at it. Usually get my arse handed to me by some kid with a PS3. hehe Thanks to anybody who will share knowledge/preferences about anything or aspect of the build. Also, plan on water and the chemicals from ek for a month or two keeping an eye of the filter on the return then breaking it down and checking the block for debris, cleaning, removing the filter and then filling with blood red and pushing the clocks. I need to post a picture of the fan controller and get your guys input on the connections/splitters/etc. I'm running the pump off the CPU2 pwm and running the controller off the cpu1 header.
Edited by 19DELTASNAFU - 7/4/16 at 7:37pm
post #2 of 5
I don't get the purpose of the dual resovoirs, or did I miss something, seems like it just muddies up the loop imo?

I would ditch the EK res and just put the Monsoon virtical on the back wall, that would solve a lot of loop configuration and fill issues.
 
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I don't get the purpose of the dual resovoirs, or did I miss something, seems like it just muddies up the loop imo?

I would ditch the EK res and just put the Monsoon virtical on the back wall, that would solve a lot of loop configuration and fill issues.

I would man but it's too big and way too expensive to leave out of the built. Am I right that if I used the monsoon horizontally that it would no longer act as a res. It would stay fill and the only place where the fluid level would drop would be in the top radiator??
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Originally Posted by Radnad View Post

I don't get the purpose of the dual resovoirs, or did I miss something, seems like it just muddies up the loop imo?

I would ditch the EK res and just put the Monsoon virtical on the back wall, that would solve a lot of loop configuration and fill issues.

I would man but it's too big and way too expensive to leave out of the built. Am I right that if I used the monsoon horizontally that it would no longer act as a res. It would stay fill and the only place where the fluid level would drop would be in the top radiator??

You mean the EK res is too big an expensive or the MMRS is?

So what is the exact purpose of using both reservoirs?
 
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I'm in the same thought as well ditch the Small res and install the sexy one vertical direct to the pump. keep in mind these pumps have only one inlet port.

The top one


you could even delete the lower fan as the lower fan on the front rad would cool it in stead. Never needed to kool and of my DDC pumps and only fitted the cooling kit to make them look neater thumb.gif
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