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im going to base it off the Petra's GPU elite coolkit

Kit Contents:

• (1) D-TEK FuZion v2 Universal CPU Waterblock (w/Socket 478/423/603/604/462/754/939/940/AM2/LGA 775 compatible USMA)
• (1) Swiftech MCW60-R GPU Waterblock (w/G80 Mounting Kit)
• (1) Laing DDC-3.2 Pump w/Petra'sTech DDCT-01s Acetal Top
• (1) Swiftech MCR220-QP Dual 120mm Radiator (w/fittings)
• (2) Yate Loon D12SL-12, D12SM-12, or D12SH-12 120mm x 25mm Fans
• (10') 7/16" ID (5/8" OD) Masterkleer Tubing
• (1) 1/2" OD Polypropylene T-Fitting
• (12) Stainless Steel Worm-Drive Hose Clamps
• (1) Danger Den Machined Acetal Fillport/T-Line Cap
• (1) Swiftech MCB-120 RadBox
• (1 bottle) Swiftex Hydrx(cuz its green )
• (1) Petra'sTech Water Cooling Setup Guide


AND im going to add a 120 rad better my cpu and gpu
im thinkin this
HW Labs Black Ice Pro 120mm Radiator

now my questions
im guessing 10 feet of tubing is enough...am i right?
im also guessing the pump will be enough...am i right?

now something i have no knowledge on
Fillport/t-line VS Res

and now i pic i made in paint for your enjoyment


arrows indicate flow direct and air direction
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you could fit a mcr 320 in the roof. couldnt you put the 120mm rad in the front of the case?
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the diagram isn't really to scale, im pretty sure it wont fit, i would have to physically measure the case when i get it. I'll think about it for only 14 dollars more.
and the 120mm rad in the front of the case... i though about it but i didn't want it dumping heat into the case...all the rads are on exhaust and the only parts giving off considerable heat are on water.
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if you have 3 120 mm fans just set then on the top of the case and you can see if it will fit.


i have a rad in the top of my case the pulls air in my case it my temps went down lol for the nb and gfx card any way
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the problem is I don't have the case yet lol. right now I have a POS apeiva.
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Hi.

Reservoirs are generally easier to bleed than a T-Line, and the Reservoir ought to be place directly prior to the Pump intake; doing so will make it easier to fill the loop and prime the pump before filling the loop.

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the problem is I don't have the case yet lol. right now I have a POS apeiva.
oh do you know the Dimensions of the case ?
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@ syrillian thanks. what would you recommend as a res? preferably one that doesn't take up a drive bay.

@wheels I think it is 467x450x200 mm if I remember from the stat sheet
the case is the aerocool.zerodegree btw.
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ya you should be able to fit a 360 rad in the top with some room to spare
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@ syrillian thanks. what would you recommend as a res? preferably one that doesn't take up a drive bay.
I find the Swiftech Micro Res to be a very good reservoir. It is quite versatile when it comes to mounting, and bleeds easily.... the only downside is that is a REAL PITA to clean if you get something nasty growing in the loop (sorry... not yelling, merely stressing).

Another very verstatile line is the EK RES line of reservoirs. These are cylindrical in shape and both ends are removable... very easy to clean. This line of reservoir does have a "tornado" issue; the intake on the res has a tendency to create a vortex that inhibits bleeding. There is however a workaround: the company markets a small piece of acrylic that can be placed in the Res to negate the vortex.

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