so after hours of reading and thinking and planing and scraping and planing again i decided to forgo the H50 mod and instead go back to the plan for FULL WATER COOLING
when i get access to the new mill we are getting at work i will start fabricating my parts but to get to that i need to start planning now. (im a perfectionist when it comes to my CAD drawings. im going to try and make a CPU water block for and AM3 socket (copper and acrylic) and a res that connects 2 separate loops (3 inlets 2 outlets)
i want to run my CPU as Res=>pump =>120mm rad =>CPU block => res and a GPU loop like res=>pump=>2x120 rad=> GPU block 1=> block 2=>res
CPU loop rad placement:
im going to use my cooling duct as planned with the idea for the modded H50 a few pages back with a radiator in the duct with tubes coming out the bottom back into the case for the CPU loop. im pretty sure i can get away with a single 120mm rad for a Phenom II x4 965 with a decent OC and not have to worry too much about it.
GPU loop rad placement:
im going to drill out the HDD cage and cut it down so i can have the full length of the bottom of the case (-the PSU) for a 2x120mm rad (it will fit) and have the planed cover for the PSU duct some of the intake air from the front 120mm fan into a chamber with the radiator (with fans) and have it vent out the bottom of the case witch will be getting new feet to get it a little higher than the stock plastic feet.
from their the two loops will run as normally as possible to the blocks and back to the res
if you have any suggestions on this idea that would be WONDERFUL and i would love to hear them
special thanks to BriSleep for helping me out yesterday and giving me all kinds of info +rep for that btw
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