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What I meant was that the top only has four fan holes for 120 mm fans, the rest have to fit directly to the rad, so basically what happens is when you use these fan holes, the fans are at a bit of an angle and dont sit flush with the rad. So are people only using the 200mm fans up top or am I doing something different.

So now time for the final build pics:



Tubing and wiring done. Ready for leak testing. The bottom near the pump has a Koolance 5 way fitting to which is attached the drain port. This also reduces one 90 degree fitting that I would have to otherwise buy. I have already used the drain once as I found both the EK fittings on the rad to leak. Have changed these out to BP Black 1/2" barbs and they are fine now. This is really convenient way to drain the water, compared to emptying the res that I was doing earlier.

On to leak testing:





I also felt that the PT Nuke was frothing too much, so maybe I put as bit too much in there, so anyway had to drain, since the compression fittings were leaking and this time put in only 2 drops for the approx half liter of water I was using. I will put up final build pics, including the wire management and front a bit later.
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post #82 of 183
That is what I thought that you meant. I suggest that you use the 200mm fans on top for a "Pull" and use 3 X 120mm fans + Shrouds on the push side of the rad. You should see some decent temps from that. The way that you could use 3 X 120mm fans as a pull would be to put the whole thing (Rad, shrouds, and all 6 fans) on the inside of the case and that kind of defeats the purpose of having the top of the HAF X as it is. I have to say that it was conceptually a good Idea by Cooler Master but they really dropped the ball when it came to implementing it.
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Lets see about using the 200 mm's on top...I have to redo some parts of the loop as the inlet and outlet fot the cpu block is wrong. I have a holiday tomorrow, so will work on it then. I must say the scythe fan controller is very nice, it does what its supposed to do and once the fans are put on low, you can barely hear anything from the case. Only the side fan puts out some noise, once the front is down to around 600 rpm and the other 4 GT's are at around 1200 rpm. For every day use, this is what I will be using.
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post #84 of 183
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Well here it is guys. All done. Project E is now complete:







Going a bit closer:







This is the drain fitting.



Now lets start her up, with only the front LED fan on:



And now with the white lights as well:











Now the front:





And finally the rear.

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post #85 of 183
Looks awesome, nice work!
Just wondering, in the photo I've quoted below, why does the plastic look so scratched?
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Well here it is guys. All done. Project E is now complete:
And now with the white lights as well:

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Thats the water actually...
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post #87 of 183
what kind of fan control you use ?
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Boy sure is a shame you had to cover up all the hard work you did on the carbon fiber.

Nice job glad to see it up and running.

OP says: "now what am I going to do"?
    
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I like the project a lot. Did you resleeve everything using connectors or did you sleeve from the PSU itself on the smaller cables?

Also, where did you stick the thermal probe on the res? I can't see it! Are there pull fans?
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The thermal probe is a bitspower one on the top of the res. The fan controller is a scythe kaze server. And yeeah its a damn shame that I had to cover most of my CF work...lol.
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