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My tubing is hideous and forgot that I needed 2 more clamps. Think I need to change the fittings on the GPU block so the one on the right connects to the CPU and the one on the left connects to the new bottom mounted rad. That way I can run the other tube coming out of the bottom rad behind it and back to the pump.

As it is the pump/res outlet is running to the right GPU fitting and the inlet is going to bottom rad fitting in front. Wanted the pump outlet to go to bottom rad>top rad>cpu>gpu>pump/res.

Don't have any fans on the GTX 240 yet but got some San Ace's coming along with some new fans for the RX240 up top and a Lamptron FC3 LE fan controller. Plan on putting the San Aces under the GTX in pull because they will be too high and cover some of the bottom of mobo.

Looks like I need to order a couple 45 degree fittings and maybe some more tubing.

    
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post #2 of 9
Looks good to me, what's the question? Some angles on that bottom rad will help the kink under the GPU, but otherwise it looks like a nice setup!

Edit: In terms of loop order, as long as your fil (res/T) is before the pump, everything else is not essential- just make the runs clean and aesthetically pleasing- you won't gain more than 1-2C performance across the various parts by reordering...
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post #3 of 9
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Raised the pump/res up one drive bay and it let me get the tubing routed the way I wanted it. Still don't like the way the tubing runs from GPU back to pump/res. guess a 45 coming off the GPU will let me git rid of that tight loop from the GPU.

    
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Looks better, I like that line from the res to the rad now! I think a 45 will work wonders for you coming off the GPU, like you said. You could also consider having the tubing exit the top of the block and wrap over the back of the card to the res, but otherwise I think an angle fitting is your best bet. Looks like a great setup!
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Just make sure not to let those two radiators use each others air. Configure them both as either intake or exhaust. If you configure them differently (IE, one is intake and one is exhaust) you will be re-using air. The problem with this is that radiators are mainly limited by the amount of air passing through them, so if that air is already nice and warm when it passes through the radiator you will not get a chance to lose much heat.
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Just make sure not to let those two radiators use each others air. Configure them both as either intake or exhaust. If you configure them differently (IE, one is intake and one is exhaust) you will be re-using air. The problem with this is that radiators are mainly limited by the amount of air passing through them, so if that air is already nice and warm when it passes through the radiator you will not get a chance to lose much heat.
I was planning on putting 2600rpm San Aces on the bottom in pull. Wondering if I should put them inside pushing. The top radiator RX240 is exhaust and so will the GTX on bottom.

Probably should have put the GTX up top and the RX in the bottom because it's easier to push air through it. Didn't put the RX on bottom because the RX is thicker and would sit higher than bottom of mobo.
    
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post #7 of 9
Faster fans are better in push and slower are better in pull so I would put the GTX radiator on the top and the XSPC one on the bottom.
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Got my San Aces in today, still don't have the Lamptron FC3 LE fan controller or the right screws to mount the fans. Think I'm gonna move the GTX radiator in the drive bays and move my SSD's somewhere else. Don't like how the 38mm fans are going to cover the bottom of my motherboard. had planned on doing that to begin with but putting it in the bottom sounded "easier."

    
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Stuck one of the San Aces on the radiator and plugged it into the CPU header temporarily. It's loud at 2410rpm's, hope the fan controller makes a difference. Wasn't able to control the fan speed with BIOS like my other fans. I think I'm going to switch the fittings on the GPU and wrap the tubing off the left fitting around the back of the radiator back to the pump/res. It's going to be ghetto rigged looking blocking the bottom pcie slots but I like the turbulence those fans create under the GPU's

    
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