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Hey all.

I'll be putting together my rig in an 800D in a few weeks (moving to Australia, my PC's currently in the process of being shipped there) and I've been thinking of how I am going to position the tubing (mainly because I have nothing else to do) for flow efficiency and aesthetics. Obviously it has to look good.

I've put together a diagram of how I think would be the best way of doing it, I'd appreciate feedback and any suggestions you may have. I made it in Paint, there are no prizes for presentation, I know, but you get the idea:



The circles are the plugs on each component and the squares are the fittings. Obviously the white lines are the tubing.

As you can see, I propose putting the tubing from the reservoir/pump behind the motherboard tray up to the back port of the radiator. I've seen people doing this and would like to know whether it will fit using 1/2" ID 3/4" OD tubing. I'll be using a bunch of 45-degree fittings.

From the graphics card, I was thinking of coupling two 45-degree fittings together to make a 90-degree fitting without reducing the flow. This would enable me to get parallel tubing to attach the two quick disconnect fittings to. The reason I have included quick disconnects is for draining purposes when maintaining the water.

If anyone can think of a more efficient/better looking way to do it, I'm all ears!
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post #2 of 26
1/2" ID 3/4" OD tubing will fit behind the motherboard tray in the 700/800D no problem. The panel will shut just fine and will not bow out. The top rad in my gaming system is routed exactly as you showed in your picture. The 45 degree adapters really help with the bends too.
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I like i cleaner look in case. less tubes. I know i got the 700d. but if u take out Bottom drive bays. and mount pump there and have tube run up the back side. u need to Cut the fan bay fan clip on back. to make room for tube. Btw the rad on top need to move farward more in diagram. here is my 700d.

yes i just mounted thos fans. thats why you can see the wires. Also top fan did not liked to be mounted in. I got a 480 rad on my top. feser? and gt 1850 on it, only 3 are on as i need to cut the top for other fan. i like 700 d for 239 dollars. alot cleaner then ye old 932haf.
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I've been thinking of doing a similar set up with mine. I think flipping the rad so the inlet/outlet ports are closer to the drive bay would help in aesthetics. Then the only tube I'd have to route behind the mobo tray would be the cpu block inlet. That's if I switched my reservoir to the XSPC one that houses the pump. If anyone has this set up please post.
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mhaneline: Would you mind posting a picture for me to see if it's convenient?

GfhTattoo: The pump and reservoir are a single unit, it's a drive bay reservoir. I don't quite understand what you mean, but it has to go in the drive bays.

wholeeo: If I flip the radiator round surely it would ultimately lead to move tubing since the tubing running behind the motherboard tray to the CPU block would be longer than in my proposed diagram?

It'd probably be better to mount the radiator how it is due to the QDC's as more water will drain as a result of gravity this way too. Prove me wrong, by all means. I still only have to run one length of tubing behind the motherboard tray either way.

I have that bay reservoir/pump combination, I will be posting it in a few weeks.

EDIT: Just seen the picture. That setup is remarkably close to how I would have it except mine would include 45-degree fittings.

Any thoughts on connecting two 45-degree fittings to make a 90-degree fitting? Has anyone done this and if so, were there any problems with leaks?
Edited by jNSK - 1/19/11 at 6:40am
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mhaneline: Would you mind posting a picture for me to see if it's convenient?
My camera is in shipping at the moment, sorry. It's really simple to route tube through the rubber wire management holes and around behind the motherboard tray. Mine is exactly as you have it in your picture. I'm using 1/2" ID 3/4" OD Primochill PRO LRT tubing. I have also used Tygon tubing with this same set-up. You should be fine with any size tubing behind there.
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My camera is in shipping at the moment, sorry. It's really simple to route tube through the rubber wire management holes and around behind the motherboard tray. Mine is exactly as you have it in your picture. I'm using 1/2" ID 3/4" OD Primochill PRO LRT tubing. I have also used Tygon tubing with this same set-up. You should be fine with any size tubing behind there.
Sweet. That's exactly the same tubing I will be using. Good to know.

I don't have a modular power supply though, I hope I'll be able to tidy the cables up and still run the tubing through. From reviews I've seen, there is a pretty lengthy gap between the tray and the back side of the case, so I should be fine either way.
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post #8 of 26
Unfortunately when I had purchased the black tubing they didn't have any 45 degree fittings. I had planned to use one on the radiator so that I could direct the tubing straight out the backside instead of into the back through the middle part of the tray.
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@ the top of my rad i got a rotor fitting. has 4 45deg fitting on it, to make 180 bend for 480s in sli, took out sli and put fitting on top where rad is for the tube coming behind the mobo tray , ok i see you got the pump/bay pump i did want to go that route with 932 but want clean look (to me). Also mite want to look into mcw80 for water block. i dont have anything but that on card. as the 480 has a memery cooler on it/mosfets. so only removed the gpu cooler and mounted that on it. No need for a 570 cooler. i got mcw80 for better cooler and most restrictive, but i can ez mount to most gpus.
My fitting 180 deg
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Did you already order the 800d? And IMO you should get 3/8" or 5/6" ID tubing. Much easier to bend to w/e angles you need and there's no difference in flow rate. Pretty much all the restriction in the loop comes from cpu block, then gpu block, then radiators, then fittings, then tubing. IIRC 1 angled fitting is equivalent to something like 10-20' of tubing.
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