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thumb.gif Looks very sleek! I might need to make a mid plate myself biggrin.gif
Oh really, thx! Yup now that I see it on picture they are really far apart. Damn the 3 slot parallel one isn't in stock frown.gif, the serial one is.

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Looks very slick! Love it.


So guys any more thoughts on the reservoir? I think I'm gonna go for the EK one. Also not sure about the 150, I think I might be able to fit the 250. Since I have no hdd cages in my case.

Help please smile.gif

Edit: Might order all in one smile.gif

More questions:

Tubing and fitting size, what's best?
- 3/8 ID - 5/8 OD
- 3/8 ID - 1/2 OD

For tubing I'm going with PrimoChill PrimoFlex Advanced LRT in clear any idea how many meters I will need? Same for the coolant, will be Mayhems Pastel Ice White/Mint Green, the amount of I'll need depends ofcourse if I take the 250 or 150 reservoir.

Last but not least, fittings, I was originally gonna pick the bitspower ones in Matt black but I do really like the EK ones. Hmmm maybe I should order the fittings seperatly.

If you don't have any hard drives in the case then a 250ml res will fit depending on the reservoir you choose. I know the Bitspower multi-z 250ml will fit due to the thin caps on either end if you are going to be mounting it on top of your pump. I don't think the EK one would fit because the end caps seem very thick which would make your res too tall assuming you're going to be using a pump and res combo. If not then any 250ml res will fit since there won't be any added height by the pump to the reservoir.

For tubing I'm currently using 1/2" ID and 3/4" OD Primoflex Advanced LRT clear. The flow is better with wider tubing but really as long as you have a good pump you can get away with really any tubing size you wish to use. I would just choose a thickness of tubing that you like the look of. I have a lot of Crystal Link in my loop and that is really narrow tubing and my flow is excellent so get whichever size you want.

For fittings I went with Bitspower because I like the aesthetics, their range is huge if you need to hit odd angles with your tubing, and the quality is excellent. The only drawback is they are really expensive once you start adding up all your fittings. For my loop I spent about $400 just on fittings. I have about another $100 worth of unused Bitspower fittings in my closet that were left over from either me ordering the wrong part or because I decided to change the fitting to make the loop look better. If you go for barbs it will cost you far less. But really EK make great products so you can't go wrong with those fittings if you want to use them.

My advice would be to really take your time when you start ordering fittings because any error in your purchase starts adding up quickly because, if you're ordering online, you'll end up paying for shipping more times than you need and waiting sucks. I made a lot of errors in that respect. My current loop is actually a result of certain fittings not fitting where I had originally planned them to go and was left with essentially a fittings puzzle since I was missing a couple of fittings that would have made things much easier. As a result the loop came out better than the original plan.

The other thing is order more coolant than you need if you're going to be using coolant. I ordered 2L and used about 1.4L in my loop.
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I think I may have asked this before, but I don't remember if I asked here, but do you guys think it would be possible to mount a full sized HDD behind the motherboard tray? I have access to a 3D printer here at school (not sure of max dimensions of makable objects) and could make a mount for my HDD and SSD. Have any of you done something similar? I'd say my biggest concerns with the HDD are space and airflow.
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I think I may have asked this before, but I don't remember if I asked here, but do you guys think it would be possible to mount a full sized HDD behind the motherboard tray? I have access to a 3D printer here at school (not sure of max dimensions of makable objects) and could make a mount for my HDD and SSD. Have any of you done something similar? I'd say my biggest concerns with the HDD are space and airflow.

I just took some measurements for you and the HDD is too thick to fit to fit behind the motherboard tray only by about 4mm. However you could try mounting it behind the 5.25" drive cage. I think there would be enough room there. I don't have mine installed at the moment so I can't verify this.
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I just took some measurements for you and the HDD is too thick to fit to fit behind the motherboard tray only by about 4mm. However you could try mounting it behind the 5.25" drive cage. I think there would be enough room there. I don't have mine installed at the moment so I can't verify this.

Hmm, ok. If I found a way to do it without making a mount (Straight screws through the panel perhaps) would it fit then? Also, if you still have your tape measure/ruler out, could you check to see if I could fit the HDD and SSD side by side on the drive cage? I would prefer to keep the two close to limit the number of SATA power cables I would have to run. Also, I would probably put some acrylic onto the the back of the cage to make the mounting a bit easier.
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Hmm, ok. If I found a way to do it without making a mount (Straight screws through the panel perhaps) would it fit then? Also, if you still have your tape measure/ruler out, could you check to see if I could fit the HDD and SSD side by side on the drive cage? I would prefer to keep the two close to limit the number of SATA power cables I would have to run. Also, I would probably put some acrylic onto the the back of the cage to make the mounting a bit easier.

I doubt you can put your ssd aswell. Unless you have them horizontal. But that would be awkward for the power cables. Why don't you shove it in the 5.25 bay?
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I doubt you can put your ssd aswell. Unless you have them horizontal. But that would be awkward for the power cables. Why don't you shove it in the 5.25 bay?
I could do that, but I'm not a huge fan of the HDD sticking out from the cage which is what I see most of the time when people put them up there. Perhaps I could get a bracket and modify it so it doesn't do that? Also, I'm not a huge fan of needing to get two separate brackets, one for the SSD one for the HDD. I haven't seen an adapter that puts both in one.
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I could do that, but I'm not a huge fan of the HDD sticking out from the cage which is what I see most of the time when people put them up there. Perhaps I could get a bracket and modify it so it doesn't do that? Also, I'm not a huge fan of needing to get two separate brackets, one for the SSD one for the HDD. I haven't seen an adapter that puts both in one.

Well to wouldn't need a bracket for the ssd? You could just sit them directly above the HDD with some Velcro or something. You could make the bracket pretty easy.

I bought one before it was £3, and I made extra screw holes to match the HDD. I had it push further inside the bay. You couldn't see much of it.
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I could do that, but I'm not a huge fan of the HDD sticking out from the cage which is what I see most of the time when people put them up there. Perhaps I could get a bracket and modify it so it doesn't do that? Also, I'm not a huge fan of needing to get two separate brackets, one for the SSD one for the HDD. I haven't seen an adapter that puts both in one.

Well to wouldn't need a bracket for the ssd? You could just sit them directly above the HDD with some Velcro or something. You could make the bracket pretty easy.

I bought one before it was £3, and I made extra screw holes to match the HDD. I had it push further inside the bay. You couldn't see much of it.

Hmm, true. I hadn't thought of attaching the SSD to the HDD via velcro. That's a good idea. Do you have any pictures of your build with that mount in there? On a side note, I could probably put some screw holes in my Hue and mount it directly to that too. I'll have some experimenting to do when I get back from classes.
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Hmm, true. I hadn't thought of attaching the SSD to the HDD via velcro. That's a good idea. Do you have any pictures of your build with that mount in there? On a side note, I could probably put some screw holes in my Hue and mount it directly to that too. I'll have some experimenting to do when I get back from classes.

No sorry, it was a build I made for a work buddy. When I'm home, I'll try to show you somehow.
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If you don't have any hard drives in the case then a 250ml res will fit depending on the reservoir you choose. I know the Bitspower multi-z 250ml will fit due to the thin caps on either end if you are going to be mounting it on top of your pump. I don't think the EK one would fit because the end caps seem very thick which would make your res too tall assuming you're going to be using a pump and res combo. If not then any 250ml res will fit since there won't be any added height by the pump to the reservoir.

For tubing I'm currently using 1/2" ID and 3/4" OD Primoflex Advanced LRT clear. The flow is better with wider tubing but really as long as you have a good pump you can get away with really any tubing size you wish to use. I would just choose a thickness of tubing that you like the look of. I have a lot of Crystal Link in my loop and that is really narrow tubing and my flow is excellent so get whichever size you want.

For fittings I went with Bitspower because I like the aesthetics, their range is huge if you need to hit odd angles with your tubing, and the quality is excellent. The only drawback is they are really expensive once you start adding up all your fittings. For my loop I spent about $400 just on fittings. I have about another $100 worth of unused Bitspower fittings in my closet that were left over from either me ordering the wrong part or because I decided to change the fitting to make the loop look better. If you go for barbs it will cost you far less. But really EK make great products so you can't go wrong with those fittings if you want to use them.

My advice would be to really take your time when you start ordering fittings because any error in your purchase starts adding up quickly because, if you're ordering online, you'll end up paying for shipping more times than you need and waiting sucks. I made a lot of errors in that respect. My current loop is actually a result of certain fittings not fitting where I had originally planned them to go and was left with essentially a fittings puzzle since I was missing a couple of fittings that would have made things much easier. As a result the loop came out better than the original plan.

The other thing is order more coolant than you need if you're going to be using coolant. I ordered 2L and used about 1.4L in my loop.

Thx man awesome! I think I'll do some measuring this weekend before I order. It will be pump and res seperately but mounted very closely.
I don't think I'll need much angled fittings, but we'll see. Damn 400 on fittings alone, ssshhh, I don't wanna hear it. Hehe

Just a little more research to do before I go ahead.

Now that my rig is on the floor I can't see it very good and dear lord it has assembled way to much dust! Cleaning it this weekend!
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