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post #11 of 50
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Originally Posted by Lordevan83 View Post

I'm going to try to work in a 280mm actually. I use this:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/xspc-140mm-radstand-universal-140mm-radiator-stand.html

OK, so you have the rad stand, but do you intend to use fans on the 280 as well? I don't see fans in your photo, unless maybe they're hidden by the case in the push configuration? It seems kind of tight even with a low profile rad. I assume you're going to put the pump just to inside of the 280.

I haven't seen much information about cooling with open cases like this. I was considering using some airflow optimized fans in the front just to increase airflow through the whole case instead of putting another rad in the front. Then some PWM static pressure fans on the top radiator. I like EK Vardar fans. 600mm + of radiator seems excessive even with dual GTX 1080s.

Also, how thick is your 360 rad? I'm concerned with the head clearance of the Formula GTX and being able to access the watercooling loop.

Thanks for your replies! It's great getting info straight from an experienced builder.
post #12 of 50
Thread Starter 
Your welcome.

The fans for the 280 are in the mail still.

There is not much space up top. my 360mm rad is only 30mm thick. I'm using:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/radiators/black-ice-nemesis-360gts-xflow-ultra-stealth-cross-flow-low-profile-radiator.html

Originally I was thinking about using Alphacool XT45. That won't fit. You can potentially work it if u seal the extra ports with something that is FLUSH, but most plugs add a little height. This is what I'm talking about:



The maximus VIII Formula is a pretty bulky motherboard up top due to the watercooling parts. I've seen pictures of h frame 2.0 with 54mm radiators, but they use different, lower profile motherboards.



Image from photo365.co

I think you can potentially modify the case to accommodate bigger radiators by shifting the mobo tray down by 1 PCI-E slot. You just have to drill 9 new motherboard screw holes, about 2cm under the pre-existing ones. I thought about it, but decided I better not.

With regards to airflow, you don't really have to worry about that with open air cases. Things work much better in open air cases. I intend to set all 5 fans to push out of the case.
post #13 of 50
Good info. I like that radiator with the crossflow. I hadn't seen anything like that before. I also looked up those eLoops fans, but they don't have many color options. It will work with your color scheme but I'm thinking a mix of black with gold accents and chrome piping would be too cluttered with the white. Three colors is good. Four colors is too much.

What are you going to do about interior lighting?

How about your wiring? I haven't done any sleeving before and was planning on just using Lutro0's guides and do it myself. I have plenty of spare time.
post #14 of 50
Thread Starter 
I'm not sure if I made the right choice with the 360 crossflow, ill let you know.

The 280 crossflow was definitely a bad idea, but i think a 240 crossflow will work fine.

There are a couple aftermarket eLoops. Check out phobya and Alphacool, but since I'm going with Bitspower true brass and mayhem white pastel, i think white fans will work best.

With regards to interior lighting. This is new frontier for me. My last build I way way way underestimated the amount of UV light I needed. This time, I'm going to use LED. I need to diffuse the light with acrylic. I'm trying to make a acrylic light to light the case from inside out. The light will also function as a mounting plate for the pump. That will be an adventure. I have been contacting local machinists. I'm getting quotes from $175 to $400 for that, which means I need to keep thinking.

WIth regards to wiring, I'm going to ditch the mid panel led brightness control. I'm gonna ditch 2 of the front panel USB, along with front panel audio and maybe even on/off to make wiring cleaner.

I spent the weekend making cables. The EPS 8pin has a double cable, so I had to cheat a little there and use extension. There are so many sleeved cables back there, that I think no one will be able to see the 2 unsleeved cables.




On the PSU, there are 2 types of 6pin connector. One is "peripheral" and the other is "extra power." I have no idea what the difference is. I will need to ask In WIn that. The manual is pretty poor.
post #15 of 50
That's some serious scratch for a small piece of acrylic. Have you seen the XSPC reservoirs? They sell one that has an LED light strip down the center of the reservoir. I think that could do a lot to light up the rig. I think the Photon 170 D5 pump combo would fit between the motherboard and the 240 rad. But that might still require some creative mounting. Bitspower makes a gold pump top that would look nice in this build too.

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You're going with white coolant and metal pipes? So the only place you'll see the coolant is in the reservoir, right? Maybe a CPU or GPU blocks? I assume you're thinking of white LED lights?
post #16 of 50
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Originally Posted by Zlaayer View Post

That's some serious scratch for a small piece of acrylic. Have you seen the XSPC reservoirs? They sell one that has an LED light strip down the center of the reservoir. I think that could do a lot to light up the rig. I think the Photon 170 D5 pump combo would fit between the motherboard and the 240 rad. But that might still require some creative mounting. Bitspower makes a gold pump top that would look nice in this build too.

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You're going with white coolant and metal pipes? So the only place you'll see the coolant is in the reservoir, right? Maybe a CPU or GPU blocks? I assume you're thinking of white LED lights?


He SHALL NOT USE THE XSPC PHOTON reservoirs for this build!!!!!!!

They have a single 5mm led in the bottom and it's dark like the midnight sky. Totally useless. I both know the owner of this thread and I have four D5 170 photon's in my Tristellar build.
post #17 of 50
Thread Starter 
I had no intentions of using the photon. I thought that used CCFL tube in the middle. After my last experience with CCFL, I decided to avoid that stuff in the future.

Right now I have the bitspower res and pump top.

I haven't decided on metal piping yet. Will do acrylic for now. Parts are still coming in the mail.
post #18 of 50
Thread Starter 
Progress


post #19 of 50
Very nice! definitely taking notes on what I will need to upgrade to solid tubing.
Edited by We Gone - 8/4/16 at 7:40am
    
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post #20 of 50
Thread Starter 
Closed the loop. Time to custom order the remaing true brass parts. Metal (chrome) or acrylic for the plumbing. Yellow or pastel white coolants. Decisions, decisions, decision.

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