Thanks guys! I am certainly trying to get everything 'just right'. I am amazed how much difference the small details make!
I would have to buy a smaller pump for the second loop as there is realistically not enough space to fit another MCP655 in the case. It probably could fit somewhere but it would next to impossible to shoe-horn the mobo and GPU in there when the loops are done. So I would have to pick a smaller pump before I could figure out where to mount it...
I have been very please with my first MicroRES, so I would probably get another of these. Without really planning or anything, I think I could fit a rear-facing MicroRES in the 3.5" bays (currently my wire-hiding space, lol).
I put all the front pieces of the case on to see what it's gunna look like... All I have to say is: $$$$$$$!
I had to do some experimenting with how to connect the 3X38mm fans in the front. When they run at full speed (2kRPM), or even 1000RPM, they interfere with the fan controller somehow (even though they're not connected to it, or even plugged in on the same PSU Molex cable) causing incorrect RPM readings and alarms.
My solution for this problem was to run them through 2
fan controllers, first the case's built-in controller, then an old Zalmann Fan-mate2 that I had kickin' around. I set the Zalman to its lowest setting (not sure what RPM this is - I'm assuming about 1000) then I can use the controller on the top of the case to adjust (or even turn off) the 38mm fans. With this config, the Kaze Master reads correctly. This also means that I can completely turn off all 7 fans in the front of the case...
I found a perfect spot to stash the Fan-mate2 in my case that still allows me to easily adjust it with the side panel off.
The Kaze Master can monitor 4 temperatures (using sensors). I am planning on mounting these sensors either on the rads or strategically on my tubing so I can monitor approximate coolant temperatures (not sure how well the sensors will 'read' through
Tygon tubing...).Edited by MCBrown.CA - 8/9/08 at 7:44pm