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If both copper and aluminium are in contact with water it's asking for trouble. If all pipes are copper then having aluminium fins is not an issue just like it's not with regular air coolers where Cu and Al are machined together, not that it doesn't show some corrosion here and there in a very long run when stored bad but as long as it's dry it it's fine.
Aren't fittings stainless or with surface being chromed/painted/whatever? Tubes often some plastic or rubber. Pump probably some plastic again.
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Fittings are usually stainless or chrome coated yes. Pumps are plastic or ceramic and plastic usually. Would it be possible run both aluminium and copper if you have secondary tank with sacrificed metal inside (this is how they do in larger systems or how they protect ship frame). Like pieces of zinc or iron, which are lower in galvanic series than aluminium or copper. It would be simple and you could clean this additional reservoir and switch zinc pieces every time you chance liquids.

EDIT: Of course, it is just simpler to have all copper or all aluminium.
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Fittings are usually stainless or chrome coated yes. Pumps are plastic or ceramic and plastic usually. Would it be possible run both aluminium and copper if you have secondary tank with sacrificed metal inside (this is how they do in larger systems or how they protect ship frame). Like pieces of zinc or iron, which are lower in galvanic series than aluminium or copper. It would be simple and you could clean this additional reservoir and switch zinc pieces every time you chance liquids.

EDIT: Of course, it is just simpler to have all copper or all aluminium.
You can use mixed metal including aluminum in a loop. You just have to use a glycol based coolant such as automotive anti freeze to help combat corrosion.

All the aio coolers have aluminum rads with copper cpu blocks. They use a high concentration of glycol in the coolant to slowdown the corrosion enough that the pump normally dies long before any holes have formed.

I would still avoid aluminum in custom loops because copper is a much better materiel for a rad and our custom loop components cost a good bit more than a aio.
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My Build

Components:
Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor
Corsair H110 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Asus Z97-PRO(Wi-Fi ac) ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Sandisk Ultra II 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Asus GeForce GTX Titan X 12GB Video Card
Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
SeaSonic 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-2000 PWM 107.4 CFM 140mm Fan (x6)

Personal touches:
Custom RGB lighting
Custom laser cut power supply box
Custom laser cut cable combs
Sleeved cables
Black PCI slot covers
Custom water cooling loop in the future

I use this machine every day for work, CAD, surfing the internet, image editing, and some gaming. I assembled picked out higher quality components and waited until they went on sale to buy. I really liked the Fractal Design case over any other mid ATX case so I went with it. I tried to personalize it a little bit with subtle lighting hidden in the front bezel, and a power supply box, as well as a few other things. I am planning to do a custom water cooling loop. I am thinking of getting rid of the optical drive and using a 2 x 5.25" reservoir/pump with a 280 x 80 thick reservoir up front.

As far as the R5 goes, I think with a few adjustments, this case could be perfect. I think Fractal design should move the optical bays to the bottom and separate those and the power supply with a shroud from front to back. I think they could cut the width of the case down by about half and inch, and the depth of the case down by an inch or two. I think the "moduvents" are a nice idea, but instead they should add an inch or so to the top of the case and run vents along the sides of the top (like in the front) for air to escape when using top exhaust fans.

Pictures:





Edited by mtrapuzz - 6/24/15 at 11:09pm
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I started to build for 6700K but I had parts to fire this up on air using a G3258 while I wait.


Edited by Weber - 6/22/15 at 1:50pm
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My contribution. Its not done though, its filled and In daily use but I have 6 new fans and a bigger reservoir coming.
But yeah, I like this case. So roomy compared to what I've been using the past couple years.



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So I was wondering if anyone here has a ASUS X99-E WS motherboard in their fractal cases? I really love the cases fractal design makes and I was hoping to make a build with that motherboard but I'm worried about clearance issues.
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So I was wondering if anyone here has a ASUS X99-E WS motherboard in their fractal cases? I really love the cases fractal design makes and I was hoping to make a build with that motherboard but I'm worried about clearance issues.

It depends on if you want a top radiator or not.
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Anyone successfully mounted one of the new H110i GT rads in the front of the define S ?

My only real concern is the length of the tubing. Parts are already ordered but he would rather it go with the rad in the front instead of top.
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post #12780 of 16288
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It depends on if you want a top radiator or not.

Yeah, ideally I would like a top mounted radiator along with the one mounted in the front of the case with the loop I'm planning on doing.
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