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Originally Posted by carlouws View Post

Hahahaha, Yeah. I know it sounds extreme at first but its quite doable with the right tools. There's a delidder tool that will let you do it with no damage to your CPU and with ease. By the way, that linustechtips vid (if it is the one I think) has been wildly criticized as the perfect example of what NOT TO DO when delidding your CPU.

I have since looked at a lot of delidding stuff, and yes.. i think i might just!
post #2972 of 3970
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Originally Posted by carlouws View Post

I'm pretty sure I'm going to go with the EK SBAY and a bracket like the one you showed me. So far it seems to be the most reliable solution. I need to buy the unit so I can do some measurements so I know which parts I need to cut from the case and whatnot to fit the PSU cables.

There's not much cutting luckily. Which is why I went this route. It's mostly just custom parts, but the case is left alone mostly.

The bracket mounts use default holes. (the two screws with gold washer is holding the bracket). The inlet uses the default square cutout. You just need to make one hole for the pump outlet, and that's it.

AgdIvu7.jpg

PSU cables will be routed on the side cutout next to the board. But you can see a small gap in the square cutout above the EK SBAY. You can maybe run some PSU cables through.
post #2973 of 3970
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Originally Posted by Sedici View Post

There's not much cutting luckily. Which is why I went this route. It's mostly just custom parts, but the case is left alone mostly.

The bracket mounts use default holes. (the two screws with gold washer is holding the bracket). The inlet uses the default square cutout. You just need to make one hole for the pump outlet, and that's it.

AgdIvu7.jpg

PSU cables will be routed on the side cutout next to the board. But you can see a small gap in the square cutout above the EK SBAY. You can maybe run some PSU cables through.

By any chance, do you have the measurements for the screw hole locations on the pump-res unit? I think I'm gonna cut some of the case because I think I might mount the pump-res unit a little higher so there's clearance for a FTW or Classified type of GPU since those are wider.
Edited by carlouws - 8/3/16 at 4:55pm
post #2974 of 3970
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Originally Posted by carlouws View Post

By any chance, do you have the measurements for the screw hole locations on the pump-res unit? I think I'm gonna cut some of the case because I think I might mount the pump-res unit a little higher so there's clearance for a FTW or Classified type of GPU since those are wider.

Measurements (rough)

41mm from back of pump to four mounting holes.
~12mm between mounting holes (center to center)

Six bolts in total.
4x SBAY to bracket (2 per side)
2x bracket to case

You can drill the 4x bolts higher on bracket to move up the SBAY. But you can only move it up a little bit because it will begin to block the PSU connectors. And possible SATA connectors. Here's how mine looks, and it is at the limit of my SATA ports, so can not go up anymore. (PSU already in top most position)

FlljAhE.jpg

Another problem becomes motherboard clearance with the bracket and pump. I notched the bracket to avoid contact with MB. Here is how close it is now.

rzvxItt.jpg

To maximize GPU clearance I made my bracket asymmetric, so that the inside allows for GPU clearance, but the outer flap maintains structure. Still, I am limited to non wide cards to be safe.

Z5fbgvR.jpg

I think it will be near impossible to fit wide cards like the FTW with this setup because to clear the GPU with the connectors, you will need to move the bracket/pump too far up and will block your PSU + SATA.
post #2975 of 3970
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Originally Posted by carlouws View Post

Hahahaha, Yeah. I know it sounds extreme at first but its quite doable with the right tools. There's a delidder tool that will let you do it with no damage to your CPU and with ease. By the way, that linustechtips vid (if it is the one I think) has been wildly criticized as the perfect example of what NOT TO DO when delidding your CPU.

Will these be sufficient for a 30 FPI radiator?

https://www.overclockers.co.uk/corsair-ml120-120mm-premium-magnetic-levitation-fan-dual-pack-fg-051-cs.html

Trying to balance db and RPM, but CFM might be a bit low?

Also are there other 30 FPI radiators, I'm in the UK and Koolance isn't a widely stocked item.

Ok in the UK EKWB are one of the most popular brands

https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-coolstream-se-240-slim-dual - 26mm + 22FPI
https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-coolstream-pe-240-dual - 38mm + 19FPI

Will need to work out if I can fit the 38mm...probably not

If I remove the filter, maybe I can fit 38mm + 25mm ...
Edited by dancook - 8/4/16 at 3:04am
post #2976 of 3970
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Originally Posted by Sedici View Post

Measurements (rough)

41mm from back of pump to four mounting holes.
~12mm between mounting holes (center to center)

Six bolts in total.
4x SBAY to bracket (2 per side)
2x bracket to case

You can drill the 4x bolts higher on bracket to move up the SBAY. But you can only move it up a little bit because it will begin to block the PSU connectors. And possible SATA connectors. Here's how mine looks, and it is at the limit of my SATA ports, so can not go up anymore. (PSU already in top most position)

FlljAhE.jpg

Another problem becomes motherboard clearance with the bracket and pump. I notched the bracket to avoid contact with MB. Here is how close it is now.

rzvxItt.jpg

To maximize GPU clearance I made my bracket asymmetric, so that the inside allows for GPU clearance, but the outer flap maintains structure. Still, I am limited to non wide cards to be safe.

Z5fbgvR.jpg

I think it will be near impossible to fit wide cards like the FTW with this setup because to clear the GPU with the connectors, you will need to move the bracket/pump too far up and will block your PSU + SATA.

I think that with the motherboard I have in mind, there will be no clearance issues if I were to move the pump-res unit a little bit higher.



The space created by the masking tape is what I plan to cut out so I'm able to route the PSU cables with ease. I'm making my own cables so length will not be an issue. Would you be willing to sell me one of those pump-res brackets?

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Originally Posted by dancook View Post

Will these be sufficient for a 30 FPI radiator?

https://www.overclockers.co.uk/corsair-ml120-120mm-premium-magnetic-levitation-fan-dual-pack-fg-051-cs.html

Trying to balance db and RPM, but CFM might be a bit low?

Also are there other 30 FPI radiators, I'm in the UK and Koolance isn't a widely stocked item.

Ok in the UK EKWB are one of the most popular brands

https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-coolstream-se-240-slim-dual - 26mm + 22FPI
https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-coolstream-pe-240-dual - 38mm + 19FPI

Will need to work out if I can fit the 38mm...probably not

If I remove the filter, maybe I can fit 38mm + 25mm ...


Those fans would work but you would probably need to run them from 2000rpm and up for the 30FPI radiator to be effective. I don't know who makes 30-fpi radiators apart from Koolance. You could try to order directly from them? The EK SE is the worst slim radiator. The PE will be a tight fit if you remove the bracket and you will need to solve how to mount it since the bracket is what holds the screwholes for mounting the fans and radiator. You would need to drill the top of the case. You would need to measure everything to be sure. If you can't get your hands on the koolance, I would honestly get a HWLabs Nemesis 240 GTS and settle for a lower overclock or don't overclock at all.
post #2977 of 3970
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Originally Posted by carlouws View Post

Those fans would work but you would probably need to run them from 2000rpm and up for the 30FPI radiator to be effective. I don't know who makes 30-fpi radiators apart from Koolance. You could try to order directly from them? The EK SE is the worst slim radiator. The PE will be a tight fit if you remove the bracket and you will need to solve how to mount it since the bracket is what holds the screwholes for mounting the fans and radiator. You would need to drill the top of the case. You would need to measure everything to be sure. If you can't get your hands on the koolance, I would honestly get a HWLabs Nemesis 240 GTS and settle for a lower overclock or don't overclock at all.

Thanks a lot smile.gif

Ordered direct from Koolance, will have to pay overseas shipping - price isn't too bad
Edited by dancook - 8/4/16 at 12:36pm
post #2978 of 3970
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Originally Posted by carlouws View Post

The space created by the masking tape is what I plan to cut out so I'm able to route the PSU cables with ease. I'm making my own cables so length will not be an issue. Would you be willing to sell me one of those pump-res brackets?

Ah, I only had 2 brackets made, and the 2nd is a spare so I need it. If you still have the bracket drawing I PMd, it's still the same.
post #2979 of 3970
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Originally Posted by Sedici View Post

Ah, I only had 2 brackets made, and the 2nd is a spare so I need it. If you still have the bracket drawing I PMd, it's still the same.

I no longer have it. Would you be willing to send it again? If you could include a sample measurement to scale it, that would be awesome.
post #2980 of 3970
Any recommendations for pump/reservoir?

I was looking at mounting something under the PSU at the end of the graphics card, something like this would fit I think

https://www.overclockers.co.uk/ek-water-blocks-ek-xres-100-ddc-3.2-pwm-elite-incl.-pump-wc-907-ek.html

However it has a heatsink on the bottom, and I was looking to stand it upright in the case, so not convinced about keeping it cool.

Would it be ok, or would there be a better option?
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