UPDATE: July 8th
The Tygon tubing and Swiftech radbox that I ordered from OCN members finally arrived yesterday!
The rear of my case has two 120mm fan mounts and both with be occupied with fans (using mostly Scythe Kaze Jyuni 1200rpm 68cfm fans). I was originally planning to mount the radbox on the bottom 120mm fan mount, with the rad placed upwards and the rad covering the top 120mm fan mount, like so:
But the radbox and the spacers that it comes with move the rad too far from the case, and thus too much tubing would be required (I want as small of an area as possible added to the "footprint" of the case). The following config. will work best as far as tubing is concerned and it also leaves 1 unobstructed case exhaust fan.
This is how this configuration looks set-up. See what I mean about how far the radiator sticks out?
In order for me to mount the rad in this way, I needed to mod the back of the case a bit to ensure that the tubing would have enough space to pass through without kinking or coming into any potentially-damaging contact with the edges of the case. There were pre-drilled holes but the bottom one was a little be too high to be useable, so I had to cut this rectangular hole. sorry its kind of dark...
I tossed a reinforced cutting wheel on my new dremel and viola! Its not super pretty but it serves the intended purpose, and give me a break its only my second time using the damn thing!
Next, I smoothed out the edges with a grinding stone on the dremel. I devised a bootleg "grommet" system using some really thin, cheap tubing. I simply cut a small piece equal in length to the respective side of the side of the cut, slit it down the middle, and slid it over the metal edge. Works like a charm, cost about 50 cents, can be created to fit any sized opening, and best of all IMO, its removable/replaceable without having to undo any of the tubing. I might try to find some black tubing to use so it fits with the case color scheme.
With the rear rad all set up, I could start placing the components and cutting the tubing.
There is every piece of tubing (not finalized lengths) in its approximate location. The GPU inlet/outlet tubes are about 1-2" low. I think the tubing will look better when its in its proper location, but its looking pretty sexy so far id say.
The white fans in "push" config. on the roof rad are sort of ugly, but they have blue leds, which will look cool once the case is fully assembled, you'll see...
Heres a 3/4-ish view so you can see the rad in the front.
I am planning on using my current mobo/CPU in a rig that I will be using for school come September, so theres no point in setting this rig all up and then having to undo it all when I get a new mobo so I will probably just wait till I have the new board. I am almost 100% set on the DFI LP DK X48-T2RS, great OCer, potential for x16/x16 CF, and it even fits my color scheme! Even if I dont have a new CPU by then (cant decide on Q9450, E8400/E8500) my Q6600 will hold me over.
The system is also set up to enable me to turn it into a dual-loop system in the near future. My "new rig funds" are seperate from my "watercooling fund", if that makes any sense. So when I have $150 to drop on a chipset block and another pump, I plan on running a NB/GPU loop with 1 MCR220 and a CPU-only loop with 1 MCR220 and 1 MCR120. But thats me getting ahead of myself...
Ill keep ya posted.