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Originally Posted by jdangond;14801906 
Decided to take the plunge and mod the top of the case to fit a 360 rad. Also got rid of the bay res and added a swiftech pump and res. It was a challenge routing the line from the pump to the res, but here's what I came up with.


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Looks great.....but you broke the first rule of Fight Club. You used mixed coolant instead of distilled. And unless I am mistaken you used the same brand of Swiftech lime green coolant I tried. Stuff will take at least four exchanges of water to get out of the rads and blocks, if you decide you no longer like it.
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I used about 10% mix of distilled water and auto coolant (that's why its green) for its anti-corrosion and silver coil. Seems to be working pretty well and I find that it lubricates the pump as well.
Edited by jdangond - 9/2/11 at 6:55pm
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Originally Posted by GJF47;14798391 
I found that using cable ties to hold a fan in front of the 2 cards helped massively with my crossfire temps. They reach around 70c or a tiny bit over during Crysis 2 and are OC'ed to 950/1300. You can see I put the Noiseblocker fan between the bottom HDD rack and the 5.25 bay:

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I agree. A fan in that position will reduce video card temps (I have a similar setup).

Also, you can replace the front fan with any 200mmx30mm fan as long as you don't mind cutting the little curl off of the front of the drive bays (or moving them entirely). I have an NZXT fan installed as the intake fan and it moves way more air than the stock fan did. Of course, I also cut a hole in the bottom of the case and added another 120mm fan as intake which also helps the video cards.

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My cards used to run into the 90s, now with extra fans and increased video card fan speeds they're somewhat cooler. I've been thinking about turning the video card fans up a little higher under load. I don't think anyone purchasing this case should be worried about their video card temps. There's always something you can do to decrease them.
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Originally Posted by jdangond;14801906 
Decided to take the plunge and mod the top of the case to fit a 360 rad. Also got rid of the bay res and added a swiftech pump and res. It was a challenge routing the line from the pump to the res, but here's what I came up with.

DSC02286.jpg

Nice mod there. Neatly done.
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Quick question folks, I am putting this case together with an Asrock Extreme 3 Gen 4 mobo.
This case has a fan controller with 4 wires coming from it. Do all 4 lines hook up to any fan header on the board?
Sorry, I am a noob at this.
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Originally Posted by Liquidpain;14803858 
Quick question folks, I am putting this case together with an Asrock Extreme 3 Gen 4 mobo.
This case has a fan controller with 4 wires coming from it. Do all 4 lines hook up to any fan header on the board?
Sorry, I am a noob at this.

pull the dummy clips off and plug them into your case fans. Plug the 4 pin molex connector into your PSU.
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OOHH!! I see. Thanks!
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I used about 10% mix of distilled water and auto coolant (that's why its green) for its anti-corrosion and silver coil. Seems to be working pretty well and I find that it lubricates the pump as well.

Gotcha, but people are always asking about using auto coolant in the WC forum. Usually the answer they get is distilled water straight will give you the best performance. Coolant (glycol based or otherwise) makes sense in a vehicle becaues of mixed metals and the potential for freezing, but not so much in a computer. Unless you are using something like aluminum rads with brass fittings and copper blocks, you might want to experiment.

How did you make out bleeding the loop? I have the same pump/res set up and had to try a few configs before I found the right one. The pump is so strong it would suck air bubbles right back into the loop with certain configs.
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Main rig moved to DF-85, so i went for a silent rig for my 600t :
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Didn't Undust it for the rebuild :|
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Originally Posted by jdangond;14801906 
Decided to take the plunge and mod the top of the case to fit a 360 rad. Also got rid of the bay res and added a swiftech pump and res. It was a challenge routing the line from the pump to the res, but here's what I came up with.

DSC02286.jpg

Do you have more pictures of that 360 mod?? I have thought about it, but didnt want to cut all that plastic out of the case up top. Figured it would weaken it too much. Great job BTW on the build. Looks great
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post #2960 of 18210
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How did you make out bleeding the loop? I have the same pump/res set up and had to try a few configs before I found the right one. The pump is so strong it would suck air bubbles right back into the loop with certain configs.

bleeding the loop was a task...saw some pictures of the return line installed up on top where the fill port is, but that would have made it impossible for me to fill the loop. I ended up just filling the loop little by little and tilting the case around till all the air more or less escaped. Seems to have worked as I don't see any more air bubble and I don't hear any air movement in the res's
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