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Originally Posted by IT Diva View Post

If you're still looking for something to change, and something that would have a significant visual impact for the better . . . .

Re-run the 3 tubes from memory, VRM, and CPU so that they are all in horizontal / vertical directions . . .

That there's 2 at somewhat different angles, and a 3rd at an oblique to the first 2, just looks really out of place/poorly planned, with all the others either vertical or horizontal.


My 2cents.gif for what it's worth . . .

Darlene

I appreciate the critique and im sure you could envision a better configuration with that than me, but I considered it both times I had my motherboard tray out, and I decided against it.

Its important to me to have subtle and clean design, and for the most part I like to balance between shortest routing possible and 90 degree angles with fittings because I do love an industrial like aesthetic. The 16mm 90degree angles were
A given, but the for the mobo it seemed to require too much for what I aimed the build for. I don't think many people have as trained and I for acrylic tubing and angled fittings yet and im honestly extremely happy with this routing.

I called it Ultimatum because I wanted to go the absolute best I could possibly go, with both performance and aesthetics without compromising one for the other. Its really lacking origibality and flare, and a theme but thats ok. Ive seen so many builds that 8 really like (particularly singularities builds) and I did my best to mimic them. I seldomly saw configs like you suggested that I felt I could draw from, aside from Robocop which is a theme build in which that takes top priority, and the extra fittings and busy routing helped in that case.

I was actually going to replicate Robocop routing entirely but that would have entailed flipping the CPU block so the inlet was on the right and I didn't want to do that because I wanted the EK logo to be upright. I've also been worried about restriction and flow at this point because I only have one DDC pump.
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My build log has begun! wheee.gif
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I appreciate the critique and im sure you could envision a better configuration with that than me, but I considered it both times I had my motherboard tray out, and I decided against it.

Its important to me to have subtle and clean design, and for the most part I like to balance between shortest routing possible and 90 degree angles with fittings because I do love an industrial like aesthetic. The 16mm 90degree angles were
A given, but the for the mobo it seemed to require too much for what I aimed the build for. I don't think many people have as trained and I for acrylic tubing and angled fittings yet and im honestly extremely happy with this routing.

I called it Ultimatum because I wanted to go the absolute best I could possibly go, with both performance and aesthetics without compromising one for the other. Its really lacking origibality and flare, and a theme but thats ok. Ive seen so many builds that 8 really like (particularly singularities builds) and I did my best to mimic them. I seldomly saw configs like you suggested that I felt I could draw from, aside from Robocop which is a theme build in which that takes top priority, and the extra fittings and busy routing helped in that case.

I was actually going to replicate Robocop routing entirely but that would have entailed flipping the CPU block so the inlet was on the right and I didn't want to do that because I wanted the EK logo to be upright. I've also been worried about restriction and flow at this point because I only have one DDC pump.
Hon

I flipped my CPU block and removed & rotated the EK logo. Now, it's on the upper left and right-side-up.
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Will a normal 360 flex mount work in mounting a radiator here?
I'm having a bit of hard time visualizing it.

Case is the M8 Reversed, and pardon the dust redface.gif


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Originally Posted by friskiest View Post

Will a normal 360 flex mount work in mounting a radiator here?
I'm having a bit of hard time visualizing it.

Case is the M8 Reversed, and pardon the dust redface.gif
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Correct me if I am wrong; hole spacing is different from rad fan spacing (15 to 25 mm).
It was not designed to accomodate a 360 rad there.

EDIT:

You mean a side mount or a flex-bay mount?

Maybe a "recessed" side mount could work...
Edited by tecuarenta - 1/17/15 at 2:27am
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Originally Posted by tecuarenta View Post

Correct me if I am wrong; hole spacing is different from rad fan spacing (15 to 25 mm).
It was not designed to accomodate a 360 rad there.

EDIT:

You mean a side mount or a flex-bay mount?

Maybe a "recessed" side mount could work...

I'd like to mount a 360 rad there vertically, on the inside of the case.

Had thought that perhaps a flex mount could be used on the inside, without the 'mesh' cover for the flex mount.
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post #10467 of 22412
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Originally Posted by friskiest View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by tecuarenta View Post

Correct me if I am wrong; hole spacing is different from rad fan spacing (15 to 25 mm).
It was not designed to accomodate a 360 rad there.

EDIT:

You mean a side mount or a flex-bay mount?

Maybe a "recessed" side mount could work...

I'd like to mount a 360 rad there vertically, on the inside of the case.

Had thought that perhaps a flex mount could be used on the inside, without the 'mesh' cover for the flex mount.


None of the holes will line up. . . . Except for the one bracket you'd have to hang it from, . . . and then the main fan openings, except that 1, wouldn't line up either.

If you didn't care how ghetto it looked, or that it wouldn't be all that efficient, you could do it

The fan holes on the service side are on 140mm centers, in other words, they'd match up to a 280 or 420, the downside is that there isn't enough width for a 140 sized rad

You'd probably get excommunicated from the Owners Club for doing something that ghetto, . . lol

Darlene
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Originally Posted by IT Diva View Post

None of the holes will line up. . . . Except for the one bracket you'd have to hang it from, . . . and then the main fan openings, except that 1, wouldn't line up either.

If you didn't care how ghetto it looked, or that it wouldn't be all that efficient, you could do it

The fan holes on the service side are on 140mm centers, in other words, they'd match up to a 280 or 420, the downside is that there isn't enough width for a 140 sized rad

You'd probably get excommunicated from the Owners Club for doing something that ghetto, . . lol

Darlene

I have no interest in ghettoing lol

I will find somewhere else for it!
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post #10469 of 22412
Has anyone yet come up with enough four letter expletives to properly express the joys of installing Aquaeros in the flex bays . . . . frown.gif


Especially with more than one of them . . . . . .

What a Pain ! . . . But I sure have it down to a science now . . .


Darlene


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If you had a hard time fitting them as I did, then you probably had the first few ones made with the side mounts that were slightly off. Shoggy sent replacement parts that then made it smooth like butter.
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