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https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-kit-p280 Is very close to what I picked on my own minus the fittings (color mainly) and the RAD. A 45mm rad scared me because when I was checking into compatibility with my case it was apparent that anything over 30mm with the res and pump "attached" to it might cause clearance issues with my GPU. Also I dont see a draining solution on these kits? How do they expect you to empty the loop if needed? Radnad I really want to thank you for helping me out here.

No problem, it's what we're all here for.

You can buy the extra stuff for a drain if you want. Usually a ball valve, T block or fitting, and a couple of extra fittings is all you need.
 
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post #12 of 25
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No problem, it's what we're all here for.

You can buy the extra stuff for a drain if you want. Usually a ball valve, T block or fitting, and a couple of extra fittings is all you need.

Yeah I have a Y splitter to attach the rad's output to go off to a ball valve in my cart which added a total of 4 fittings including the ball valve and y adapter. I find it strange they dont offer a splitter and ball valve with barb ends on it, that easily bumped by cost up almost $50 just to drain. Which actually makes the "kit" price alot closer to my choices for the items in my "custom" loop.
Edited by fbmowner - 7/30/16 at 7:12am
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post #13 of 25
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The other thing that's starting to scare me a little is the fact that I want to use a 30mm dual rad. The more videos I watch the more using a slim profile rad is freaking me out. I have a decent overclock on my cpu and the temps are one of the reason I am deciding to go water. Under load I see mid 70's and I have been pushing my 2600k since 2011 and it's still going strong on air, but I want to bring it down some. Will I get good results with such a thin rad?
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post #14 of 25
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Thank you to the gent's that gave me some helpful tips, I placed my order along with some extra 90 degree rotary fittings for some wiggle room, I have decided to go with top mounting the rad for a cleaner look with piping rather than having all the piping basically going to the same side of the case, I have a feeling after I get this up and running I'll want to go with hard tubing sooner than later unless I can get the soft tubing to look very satisfying. I already purchased some petg to mess around with outside the case to get familiar with bends and cuts. Again thanks and I'll be glad to have some business being in the watercooling forum wink.gif I am sure I'll be back with a new HELP thread once I start installing everything this week =0
My new plan setup, drawn out in my actual case.
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post #15 of 25
That looks good, and I like loops that make a full run around and not just overload one side. It would be nice if you could showcase that re/pump though. And definitely planning for hard tubing is great to do. You did it the right way, start with the soft and get it going and then plan the switch, makes it so much easier in the long run.
 
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post #16 of 25
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That looks good, and I like loops that make a full run around and not just overload one side. It would be nice if you could showcase that re/pump though. And definitely planning for hard tubing is great to do. You did it the right way, start with the soft and get it going and then plan the switch, makes it so much easier in the long run.
Thanks a ton, for now I kind of dont like the look for the re/pump so I dont mind hiding it. I ordered a 4TB WD black to elimate my 2 1 TB Drives So i can mount the HDD on the floor of the case and put my SSD on the ssd mounts under the GPU and I can very well remove all the drive trays and take off that "cage" to provide some view as to where the res will be mounted but I'll think about that once it's up and running, I can already tell this project is going to last me a lifetime.
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post #17 of 25
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This is what I would get and it's in stock here:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/ek-kit-s240-premium-watercooling-kit.html

That kit has some cheaper components such as the Supremacy MX vs the EVO selected individually. I'm not a fan of the MX.
post #18 of 25
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This is what I would get and it's in stock here:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/ek-kit-s240-premium-watercooling-kit.html

That kit has some cheaper components such as the Supremacy MX vs the EVO selected individually. I'm not a fan of the MX.

Why?
 
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post #19 of 25
Would suggest putting the rad on the front of the case with the fans acting as intake fans. Doing that you wouldn't even need the other fans.

As for cost, if you check on for sale section of this site, especially for rads, fittings, and reservoir (parts that don't go bad over time), you can just get a pump, tubing, and block new and for the same price end up with a better set-up.

Edit: Also to be honest, you may as well plan on getting a 360 rad to go along with the 240 from the get-go. It's gonna happen anyway, might as well just bite the bullet and get it now that way when you put a block on your GPU(s) (and you will, these kits are like a crack dealer giving you your first hit for free knowing you will come back for more later), you won't have to completely take your rig apart to get the new radiator in.

edit 2: MX is designed more for server based cooling, doesn't perform as well as the EVO.
Edited by DNMock - 8/1/16 at 10:44am
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Would suggest putting the rad on the front of the case with the fans acting as intake fans. Doing that you wouldn't even need the other fans.

As for cost, if you check on for sale section of this site, especially for rads, fittings, and reservoir (parts that don't go bad over time), you can just get a pump, tubing, and block new and for the same price end up with a better set-up.

Edit: Also to be honest, you may as well plan on getting a 360 rad to go along with the 240 from the get-go. It's gonna happen anyway, might as well just bite the bullet and get it now that way when you put a block on your GPU(s) (and you will, these kits are like a crack dealer giving you your first hit for free knowing you will come back for more later), you won't have to completely take your rig apart to get the new radiator in.

edit 2: MX is designed more for server based cooling, doesn't perform as well as the EVO.

I am a little paranoid about using the front as an intake with the rad on it. That case already has not so great airflow through the front in an attempt to keep it quiet which does work but at a bit of a cost. More of the reason though is I do not like the look of all the tubing going to the same side of the case, I would much rather have it coming out the front, then up and back over to give it an actual "loop" look, I dont mind all the fans, having them set up as I do above just gives me lots of positive pressure to keep that dust out and as for the 360 rad and adding the GPU you are 100% correct but this month I have spent WAY to much on my pc.. Vive..gtx1070..new monitor.. now water cooling. So I had to stop somewhere lol.. Thank you for the the tip about the sale section. Honestly I didn't even bother to look which was silly on my part but when I need to pick some more things up which I know I will, I'll be searching that sale section up and down.
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