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post #11 of 33
Interesting build. I have toyed with the thought of WC-ing in my 740, but have held off so far. Your layout is starting to give me ideas (not sure yet if that's good or bad). I will likely wait until my next GPU upgrade cycle so I can be dangerous with all my components at once biggrin.gif
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post #12 of 33
I like the small res that you can mount the way you did. I didn't have one on hand only one of the XSPC tanks with a D5 so I mounted it to the floor because I'm not using fans on the bottom in my 740.

Nice clean build!
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Are you going to block your GPU as well?

I plan to block my GPU and add a EKWB 360 SE Rad to the front w/ 3x EK-Vadar F4-120ER fans. I'll also take out the Predator 240 Rad and add a EKWB 240 SE Rad
post #14 of 33
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Are you going to block your GPU as well?

I plan to block my GPU and add a EKWB 360 SE Rad to the front w/ 3x EK-Vadar F4-120ER fans. I'll also take out the Predator 240 Rad and add a EKWB 240 SE Rad
post #15 of 33
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Interesting build. I have toyed with the thought of WC-ing in my 740, but have held off so far. Your layout is starting to give me ideas (not sure yet if that's good or bad). I will likely wait until my next GPU upgrade cycle so I can be dangerous with all my components at once biggrin.gif

I'm glad you like it. The biggest thing is allowing enough time for the leak test. With all your components not plugged in or powered on if something drips you're safe. That being said if you do have a minor leak and it drips allow plenty of time for it to air dry and try to spot it up. It's a fun experience building your own loop! If you have any questions feel free to ask.

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post #16 of 33
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I like the small res that you can mount the way you did. I didn't have one on hand only one of the XSPC tanks with a D5 so I mounted it to the floor because I'm not using fans on the bottom in my 740.

Nice clean build!

Thanks Digital Wolf. I had to do some minor modding for it to fit there. I believe a EK-RES 250 would fit there but I don't think it would be necessary. I had to add a spacer between the bracket and the back of the case in order to have clearance over that lip around the edges of the case. I also wanted it to clear the GPU enough to fit as well. I'll take closer pictures if your interested in how I did it. Once the GPU is blocked there will be a little more added clearance. There will be more room for the 360 rad at the end also when it's blocked giving you about an extra inch (that's why I'm going to upgrade to all SE rads when the time comes).

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post #17 of 33
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Should I spray paint the grill white? Does anyone have ideas for a build name?

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post #18 of 33
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Here is my future plans for this build. I'll be purchasing 5 x NoiseBlocker eLoop B12-4 for both the 240 SE and 360 SE EKWB radiators. I also want to pick up 3x NoiseBlocker eLoop B14-3. I will also be getting the EKWB STRIX 1070 full GPU water block in Acetal/Nickel. Ill get a few elbow fittings so everything works out well. I hope to do all of this for my birthday in July. I'm still debating if I should spray paint the grills white.


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post #19 of 33
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The eLoop eats up to much power so I'm between either the Corsair ML120/140 Pro ($25 each) or the Be Quiet! Silent Wing 3 High Speed PWM 120/140 ($20 each)

ML has about .8 more static pressure but it also has 200 more RPMs at max. It's also a lot louder at max RPM to get to that .8 static.

The best bet I believe is go all Be Quiet! For their great CFM, Static Pressure and their low Dba! It's the best of all worlds I believe and they don't use up that much in amps so having three fans running on one header is more than okay. I could probably even run 6-7 one one header and not break the 1.0A max

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post #20 of 33
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Forgot to mention also that the ML120/140 has a great deal of range from about 500-2400 RPMs which is very impressive and controllable. It is also only PWM which is okay because all of my headers on my Asus Maximus VIII Ranger are PWM. If you use these fans in DC you actually degrade the performance and there is potential for degrading the fan in the long term. It also has a 6 year warranty which is insane! I would get the non LED version and use my LED strips with white light to show off the case.

I have realized this has pretty much just become my Build Blog haha. I hope someone is getting something out of it.

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