Originally Posted by motoray
cant the pump go down at the very bottom by the other radiator?
I was planning to have shrouds on both sides of the rad. Since it is a push/pull there is really no space left. I'm also planning to put the pumps inside a lead box to contain noise/vibration... but that last piece could be a waste if we do not find a PSU that is silent enough.
Right now there are too many moving parts still
I think the next step might be to get the pump(s), some insulation (either AcoustiPack or McMaster), and the anti-vibration gel (either Petra or McMaster). With that in hands we can ensure that the pumps will fit in the space we have for them and we can build a prototype of the pump coffin.
With the location of the pumps settled we firm the design of the shroud (for which I need that same foam to see how it compresses). Including how it will interface with the side panels, how things will get supported inside, how much insulation we will have, etc, etc. We then execute it in a way that we can add the holes for the hoses later.
Then comes the light box divider.
Once those are done we will have fixed enough variables that we will know exactly how much space we have for the new mobo tray, which means we can do the new backplate and the new struts.
The challenge is that everything is a very tight fit, so I do not want to say leave an extra 1/4" for the shroud or leave 3/4" for the divider instead of 1/2", cuz if I'm long on both estimations we lost 1/2". That 1/2" at the top of the mobo could be the difference between being able to have the 2nd GPU discharging upwards or downwards, etc, etc.
I'm pretty sure I have made this project 2-3 times more complex than it needed to be by choosing that fat 360 rad which is generating so many constraints