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Don't you just love it when a package arrives early?

Here's what turned up on my doorstep this morning:



... which I'm hoping I'll be able to fit into here with maybe a little bit of modding:



Luckily, it seems the Rad will easily fit in the bottom of the case, so it's just a case of finding the best way of positioning the Pump and Res. If anyone has some hints or tips, all will be appreciated.

Unfortunately I'm at Download Festival on Wednesday, so unless I get time before then I'll not be able to start work until I get back a week on Monday

Excitement! My first Custom WC job
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Yay!
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post #3 of 15
NICE... thats the exact rad/pump/WB combo I'm using, and even crazier is that I was using a BT/FM121 before that. I like your taste, LOL!!

To bad you're going to have to wait awhile before you can hook it up.

The only advice I have is clean the rad and WB's with vinegar and distilled water, and leak-test the loop for 12 hours without any power to the rest of the system, just short the PSU to power only the pump.

Ira-k around here is the resident Guru of water cooling, and knows much more about properly setting up a loop for the first time. Give him a bit and he'll have more advice than you can imagine.

Good luck with it all!!
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post #4 of 15
If you can move that HDD cage up, i would put the pump on the bottom with the rad, and the res above it.

Good choice on the Fuzion, are you gonna bow it?

And I would advice you pull that Fuzion apart before install:

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...stall-tip.html
  
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If you can move that HDD cage up, i would put the pump on the bottom with the rad, and the res above it.

Good choice on the Fuzion, are you gonna bow it?
Yea, I'd have to move the HDD cage up to fit the Rad in anyway, so I'm just gonna move it right up to the top.

What would 'bowing' be?
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post #6 of 15
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I like your taste, LOL!!

Ira-k around here is the resident Guru of water cooling...
Great minds thinks and like and all that jazz

Ira-K has already given me some excellent advice. I just hope this doesn't involve *too* much case modding... I'm ok with a little bit, but I'm not all that good with handy work
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post #7 of 15
Like the Apogee, if you add an O-ring to inner plate you get better center pressure/cooling on the cd2's even if they're lapped. Allows for tighter coverage on the center of the core.

And if you mount the D-5 with intake up, you can get better feed without all those 45º bends.
  
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post #8 of 15
Nice, but all i can think about is the Download gig.

Wish i was going, DAMN EXAMS!
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post #9 of 15
Ace, are you high, drunk, or just posting in the wrong thread?
  
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post #10 of 15
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Ace, are you high, drunk, or just posting in the wrong thread?
He's referring to the comment I made about not being able to assemble it until a week Monday, since I'm going to www.downloadfestival.co.uk on Wednesday.
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