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post #51 of 89
I drained mine like 3 times in last week since I had to deal with GPUs, it works pretty well with just top and bottom rad only, I have drain valve just above bottom rad at the moment. Anyway need to think through the loop layout carefully before doing hard tubes.

Also anyone planning to do SLI with vertical mounted GPUs ? There is only one PCI-E extender cable included and I heard those cables can have slight performance decrease. Also I don't see any way to buy identical cable from Phanteks for 2nd GPU
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post #52 of 89
Hehe yea really do think about your loop more than once or twice is my advice. Even do some windows paint or a 3D program work does help.
I use pen and paper and draw several loop`s just so see if the loop looks dumb or not + drain, flow etc etc.

When it comes to doing sli in vertical... To be honest I dont know about 1 guy who has done it. But sure it can be done but you would need a sheet of aluminium 2 - 3 mm thick since you dont want it to sag from the weight of the 2 cards.
Do a 90 degree bend on it and fasten it ofc to your case with some screws or even weld it in place.
Then you need 2 of this one: http://www.thermaltake.com/Chassis/Accessories_/_/C_00002784/PCI_e_X16_Riser_Cable/design.htm
or what ever brand or looks you can find / want

Cut out enough room so you can thread it through the hole and fasten it somehow ( glue, screws... Something biggrin.gif )
Watch the spacing so you can get on an sli bridge ofc


ofc there is more steps but if you want to do the work sure go ahead biggrin.gif If it is worth it on the other hand is something else. Since you would in a way "block" one of the card and you would hardly see it. You will see 2 cards better in sli mounted horizontal than vertical. Vertical is nice to show the waterblock and flow of water. Dont see the need to do 2 unless you are hell bent for sli and the job it includes.
But doing it I am sure you would have a rig not many else has since the work you need to do. Unless there is some kind of pre fab bracket out there I dont know about that support sli in vertical
post #53 of 89
Enthoo elite already comes with a bracket



It comes with 1 riser cable, so I was looking for a matching one, Thermaltake one looks promising, thanks

Yeah, it woukd hide 2nd card card but I was thinking going with transparent block this time instead of black one.


For now I am thinking of green and black theme:

Liquid:
https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-cryofuel-acid-green-concentrate-100-ml

Cables:
https://cablemod.com/product/cablemod-e-series-g2-p2-cable-kit-black-green/

Blocks similar to this, have to wait for AIB one:
https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-fc-1080-gtx-ti-nickel
post #54 of 89
Green and black is imo always a nice build.

I know it comes with 1 riser cable but you still need to do some custom mooding to get a second card in for sli. smile.gif Make sure the bracket that comes with the elite can hold the combine weight of 2 cards. Just calculate the combined weight of the 2 cards and add that to the bracket while you have it clamped down at a table hanging of the side or something. Add the weight and just so gently add some more pressure with your fingers and see if it starts to flex or bend. If it does without adding mutch pressure at all its a good sign it will start to sag as time goes by and that will not look nice. Ofc you can try and compensate for that by building your loop in such a way that the hardline tubing + fittings combat that sag and "holds" it up.

Dunno about the EK cryofuel coolant since that is so spanking new I have not tryed it or none of my friends so dont know how that one is to use of how long it last before the color fades out.
post #55 of 89
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Originally Posted by Cooked CPU View Post

Green and black is imo always a nice build.

Dunno about the EK cryofuel coolant since that is so spanking new I have not tried it or none of my friends so don't know how that one is to use of how long it last before the color fades out.

I've had few EK koolant pastel colors in my system for about 2 years now. Inspected my blocks recently and it was pretty clean.
I did notice it does separate from distilled water if I let it sit in the jar (my left overs started separating after like a month) but I guess it's not big issue in constantly mixing loop. Also wanted to try non pastel this time to see if I like it better.
In Canada it's hard to get water cooling parts, very frequently need to wait like a month before they ship it. Most of items on back order. That's why I frequently ended up with whichever pastel colour is available. Also pretty much there is only 2 stores I know that sell custom WC stuff, NCIX and Dazmode. 2nd one charges quite big shipping fees but ships pretty fast.
post #56 of 89
I think the issue with this case is that the bottom chamber doesn't have best venting, they designed the bottom to be intake and heat be exhausted through cutout in glass panel. However a lot of heat gets trapped and is heating the midplate, which in turn heats up main chamber ambient temperature. When I took bottom rad outside the case temps dropped by about 5C both GPU and water temp. Water delta was around 10-11C wiith 800RPM when previously it was closer to 15-16C
post #57 of 89
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I think the issue with this case is that the bottom chamber doesn't have best venting, they designed the bottom to be intake and heat be exhausted through cutout in glass panel. However a lot of heat gets trapped and is heating the midplate, which in turn heats up main chamber ambient temperature. When I took bottom rad outside the case temps dropped by about 5C both GPU and water temp. Water delta was around 10-11C wiith 800RPM when previously it was closer to 15-16C

Have u try to put fans to the front and back on bottom chamber to direct that heat escape to the back ?
post #58 of 89
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Have u try to put fans to the front and back on bottom chamber to direct that heat escape to the back ?

WIth 480 rad there is only room for 1 fan in front, I have just 4 airflow intake fan in front (3 in upper and 1 in bottom)
I was thinking changing bottom one to exhaust as you also suggested, but I guess the air would be put into front and then rise and get sucked in by top 3
But there is still could be some benefit.

Also my bottom chamber is closed off by the panels so air is kinda trapped there aside from vents in the glass and the back
Fans are blocking towards metal plates in the middle.
So it heats up bottom chamber (40C ambient in there on load) and
air inside main compartment reaches about 33-34C which basically puts my water delta around 7-8C at 800rpm because water
reached around 40-41C

My ambient in the room was around 26-27C and temperature inside the case about 29C on idle

At idle my temps are very reasonable:
30C/28C on GPUs (sometimes even lower)
CPU cores in range of 22-25C
post #59 of 89
My thoughts...
-Pretty case
-$300 over what it should cost
-Shouldve shortened the height a little bit, suffers from the 900D empty space flaw
-bottom rad should have been side mounted, glass door does not need to swing from that section

I just wish CoolerMaster would make the MasterCase 7 already from computex
post #60 of 89
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Originally Posted by Wafflecooler View Post

My thoughts...
-bottom rad should have been side mounted, glass door does not need to swing from that section

I agree, they should have made glass panel size of main chamber and did SMA8 like side mounted rad at the bottom.
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