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post #11 of 38
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Originally Posted by maslows View Post

420? That will fit? My 360 predator leave maybe an inch of clearance. Either way, I'll be stalking this build

It's a 420 triple (3 x 140mm). Thermaltake specs say that will fit. Time will tell. I'm itching to start the build, however my order from EKWB has an estimated ship date of 9/27 even though everything is listed as in stock. I should have everything else by Wednesday next week.
post #12 of 38
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Originally Posted by Murphy Dog View Post

It's a 420 triple (3 x 140mm). Thermaltake specs say that will fit. Time will tell. I'm itching to start the build, however my order from EKWB has an estimated ship date of 9/27 even though everything is listed as in stock. I should have everything else by Wednesday next week.

If you get the measurements for me I can go measure on my P3 and let you know, but from firsts thoughts, it should be fine.
post #13 of 38
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Originally Posted by Duality92 View Post

If you get the measurements for me I can go measure on my P3 and let you know, but from firsts thoughts, it should be fine.

The measurements of the RAD are listed as 145 x 460mm.
post #14 of 38
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Current list of parts and cost. I was surprised by the cost of all the fittings. I'm going for a build with no heat bends, so that definitely raised the cost.


Edited by Murphy Dog - 9/18/16 at 10:18pm
post #15 of 38
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Got everything besides the water cooling parts. So far the P3 case is a dream to work with. I can now tell the ek pump/reservoir is going to be a pain to mount. I'm thinking about using one from TT instead since it would be a direct bolt on for this case.



Work in progress

post #16 of 38
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Not much has changed. I've been really busy at work releasing our new software (to be announced to the world on Monday) and waiting for the all the cooling parts. In the meantime I have determined that the EK D5 pump/res combo will not be a simple drop in. To use it, I'd need to construct a mounting plate. Not such a big deal, but I'm also a little disappointed in the size and the placement of the in/out ports. Sure, I can upgrade it with a new top that allows the input to be moved up there and add a larger res, but ultimately I decided to pick up the Thermaltake PR-22 D5. The included mounts work perfectly with this case and I love the size. I'll probably throw the EK combo up in the classified pages instead of sending it back to Slovenia.

Sorry I didn't take many photos of the build so far (I'll try to be better). I really just mounted the motherboard, PSU, RAM and SSD. Nothing fancy, and it only took a couple hours. Like I said in a previous post, this case is really easy to work with.


Some tips with the Thermaltake Core P3 case
  • The "manual" sucks. Use the images only as a general reference and don't expect it is actually in the order you should follow.
  • DO NOT install the PSU until after you have installed everything for the GPU (however you don't need to actually install the GPU until you are ready to start with the cooling)
  • Make sure you know which mounting slot you will use for the GPU before finally mounting the PSU.
  • Don't forget to install the standoffs for the motherboard. The case comes with a thumbscrew that helps to install the tiny standoffs, however I used a real tool.
  • I did not even attempt to the use Thermaltake PCI cable that comes with some of the cases. They are now selling the case without the cable (the one I got from new egg). From all the research I have done, the Thermaltake cable is crap and a major failure point.




Cooling pump/res mounting plate measurements.

post #17 of 38
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Holy large radiator batman! So the EK Coolstream 420 rad came in. Thermaltake specs says the P3 case will fit a 420 rad and the EKWB custom loop configurator says their 420 will fit. However, if you actually read the specs, TT says the available height is 450mm and the EK rad is 460mm. Not a perfect fit. It fits width wide, however it extends 10mm above the top edge of the case. I did a search on FrozenCPU and apparently the EK rad is one of the shortest 420's I can find. I can't find any 420 rads that are <= 450mm tall. I'm not going to sweat it. This is an open case. The tubes will only extend beyond the top a tiny bit.

I could simply move down to a 360 rad, but my major design goals are overclocking and silence. Large, slow fans will give me that (I hope).







post #18 of 38
Checkout Barrow fittings @ ModMyMods.com

Without knowing any facts concerning either of the two companies I'd say Barrow and Bitspower fittings appear to come off of the same production line, but Barrow is half the price or less. You won't have as many options with Barrow, but it will definitely save a ton over going with all Bitspower.
post #19 of 38
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Bunch of work on the loop tonight. The Primochill Finishing Bit is worth its weight in gold. I eyed the length of all cuts and used a simple pipe cutter from Home Depot and then finished both ends and adjusted the length using the finishing bit. I did pretty good on ordering all my bitspower fittings from all the pre-planning. At this point I have 3 extra of one fitting and need 2 additional fittings to complete the loop.


EK Supremacy EVO block installed



GPU to CPU



Radiator and flow sensor installed



Loop almost complete
post #20 of 38
Murphy Dog, Thanks for the photos of the build so far. I have just about completed a similar build, (sorry no photos so far) I am curious as to what PCIE cable you bought, I have just had mine fail after only a couple of weeks. The replacement cables I am seeing on Ebay don't seem very suitable as they are not shielded.


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