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post #2161 of 15856
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http://www.overclock.net/image/id/2182658/width/600/height/338[/IMG][/URL]
reworked my xl today.

Deff looking better. thumb.gif

Compare what others have done, to get a more references or ideas

Be very open to change or enhancements...... to improve as you progress.

If you're gonna post pics, you must find yourself a better camera than
the one you're currently using. [that's to your advantage]
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post #2162 of 15856
This is one of my favorite XL water cooling builds I've seen and liked.

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?265767-Fractal-Design-s-Define-XL-REDEFINED!!!-%28and-LC-d!%29

They kept it really clean and really simple, keeps with the look of the case really nicely imo.
post #2163 of 15856
ya i am stuck with my phone for now.
i got a small 120 raid that i am trying to figure out how to mount now.
and i found my good camera now to dig out the tripod.
Edited by thfallen - 4/15/12 at 9:20pm
 
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Hey just wanted to show my rig and want to knwoe what you think wink.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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post #2165 of 15856
How come people mount their heatsinks vertically? I thought it'd be pretty obvious that as the GPU heats up you're just pulling in warmer air up through the heatsink?

I didn't research it extensively but this guy did a test of it and saw a 2-4 degree difference with GPU only idling...

http://www.overclock.net/t/766461/an-examination-of-heatsink-position-horizontal-or-vertical-results-are-in
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post #2166 of 15856
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reworked my xl today.
weirdest placing of the tank ever. and why is your tubing in random colors?
post #2167 of 15856
Really doesn't seem like the XL is for water cooling.... Looks challenging.
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i have to get some new tubing its what i had laying around and the tank because the drive bays are all used.
 
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post #2169 of 15856
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Originally Posted by JDUB_68 View Post

How come people mount their heatsinks vertically? I thought it'd be pretty obvious that as the GPU heats up you're just pulling in warmer air up through the heatsink?
I didn't research it extensively but this guy did a test of it and saw a 2-4 degree difference with GPU only idling...
http://www.overclock.net/t/766461/an-examination-of-heatsink-position-horizontal-or-vertical-results-are-in

I´ve done some testing with many fan directions. I came to the conclusion that the GPU has 10°C less then with the conventional way and the cpu heat rises jus 2°C I thought that it is the best way of doing things wink.gif
I also had problems with the RAM and the MUGEN2 :// which is anpther reason I went this way.
post #2170 of 15856
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Originally Posted by FractalDesign View Post

Hey just wanted to show my rig and want to knwoe what you think wink.gif

Good one. It seems like you have put quite a lot of money into Be Quiet! products. biggrin.gif

I would advise to mount the cooler horizontally. Fractal fans aren't meant for heatsinks, you should use it as case fan instead.
Use the Be Quiet! fans on top as Push/Pull on the heatsink, it will lead to a front->rear air movement. Having top exhaust isn't really useful actually ("hot air rises" phenomenon is way negligible and top exhaust doesn't help CPU temps). Drill the rear fan grill would also improve exhaust.

Edit: just saw your post. Nevermind but I do still think that the Fractal fan should not be on the heatsink.
Edited by adridu59 - 4/20/12 at 3:19pm
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