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Go back and look at what billbartuska said, you need to jump the 24 pin psu cable so only the pump gets power. You do not want to power the mobo or cpu at all during filling and leak testing.

ah ok gotcha. would you still test it out of case first or not?

I have to run the cleaning solution through it too so I might as well do out of case first right? the only issue is waiting for it to be dry-safe enough afterwards before final install I assume?

Sometimes I test individual components out of the case but that doesn't test the final loop assembly, that needs to be done in the case obviously. Just use tons of paper towels. I don't use the sysprep stuff so hopefully someone else can help answer that.
 
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I'm gonna remove the dvd, put it in the kids PC which is missing one and buy an external for myself.

I get to remove these horrible (you look directly at them through side mess vents) hd side/front switch bays which is an awesome bonus...

How would you guys mount a rad like this in the front?
Secure it I mean....
And given that I will have a 140mm 1250rpm rear and 200mm 1250rpm top fan for exhaust should I have the fans blowing inwards flow-wise?

Edited by MattBaneLM - 8/30/16 at 6:45am
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the hardest thing to find is methods to secure the rad in place
Edited by MattBaneLM - 8/30/16 at 8:05am
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I'm gonna remove the dvd, put it in the kids PC which is missing one and buy an external for myself.

I get to remove these horrible (you look directly at them through side mess vents) hd side/front switch bays which is an awesome bonus...

How would you guys mount a rad like this in the front?
Secure it I mean....
And given that I will have a 140mm 1250rpm rear and 200mm 1250rpm top fan for exhaust should I have the fans blowing inwards flow-wise?
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the hardest thing to find is methods to secure the rad in place

Easy, duct tape. tongue.gif (jk)

You sure aren't making it easy on yourself by using a case that was never optimal for watercooling.

But the way I would mount a 360mm rad is by first removing everything from the front that's in the way/unnecessary, then constructing brackets to attach the 360mm rad to the front metal frame.

Airflow wise, ditch the 200mm fan, its not all that good, replace it with two 140mm or 120mm fans. So front intake trough the radiator and exhausting trough the top and back. Or feel free to reverse that if you want to keep your internal components a bit cooler, but your CPU will run a tad hotter, which should be fine as a 360mm rad will keep your CPU plenty cool. Or try both and see which has the most desirable temps.

I know reversing the flow goes against the whole idea of "heat rises", but in reality that only applies to passive systems as even the slightest bit of fan airflow will render that effect negligible.
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Easy, duct tape. tongue.gif (jk)

You sure aren't making it easy on yourself by using a case that was never optimal for watercooling.

But the way I would mount a 360mm rad is by first removing everything from the front that's in the way/unnecessary, then constructing brackets to attach the 360mm rad to the front metal frame.

Airflow wise, ditch the 200mm fan, its not all that good, replace it with two 140mm or 120mm fans. So front intake trough the radiator and exhausting trough the top and back. Or feel free to reverse that if you want to keep your internal components a bit cooler, but your CPU will run a tad hotter, which should be fine as a 360mm rad will keep your CPU plenty cool. Or try both and see which has the most desirable temps.

I know reversing the flow goes against the whole idea of "heat rises", but in reality that only applies to passive systems as even the slightest bit of fan airflow will render that effect negligible.

while I was offline I came to the realisation I need to make brackets. if I was putting it on the bottom I could use thick Velcro (wide and thick, a tirck I saw used on a coolermaster stacker like I used o have) but I need brackets to mount it up higher and have an effective drain too....
off to hardware store tomoz to find brackets and/or a dremmel tool
post #16 of 59
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well I have purchased and will pick up today -

coolermaster jetflow fans x 3 for the rad
coolermaster gel nano (the latest and greatest apparently, always used as5 personally)
and an external dvd as I have decided the way to configure the setup

I'll also lap the cpu block which is in dire need
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I'll also lap the cpu block,,,
Lap the waterblock to?
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post #18 of 59
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Lol bill yeah that's what I meant
Haha

Bought more bits!! Apparently that's the ducks nuts of tims ATM

I'll try it on my old cooler first and let you know here whether it's better than AS5 which I've used since the dawn of time

Edited by MattBaneLM - 8/31/16 at 2:45am
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Lol bill yeah that's what I meant

I think he meant, why would you lap your CPU block?

CPU waterblocks are slightly convex for a reason, making them flat actually decreases their performance.
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I think he meant, why would you lap your CPU block?

CPU waterblocks are slightly convex for a reason, making them flat actually decreases their performance.

ah is that what he means? I have found better temps from doing it before so I will do it. Ihs is lapped and delidded. Anyway the prev owner didn't take care of it. the face is scratched a little and the inside is a bit blue. gonna have to run an acid wash through it first
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