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With the Alphacool's, you should use Mayhems Blitz Pro Part One... Alphacool's are usually full of loose solder and flux, from manufacturing,

I have used them before without issue (ie cleaning with hot water) and to tell you the truth I have not found them to be as dirty as some have had experienced.

Also know of a few others with the same experience so not sure whether they just get slack every now during their manufacturing phase or what. Even the ones I just purchased for my latest build look quite clean inside the end tanks with no flux residue or loose solder.

Using quite moderate pressure/flow with hot water tends to get rid of any loose stuff in the tubes.

The main advantage of running Blitz is more so to remove any residue which may cause the PH in your loop to go wonky which then tends to affect Mayhems pastels.

Not a huge fan of using any acidic based cleaner to clean rads as then it can be difficult to remove all traces of the acids etc which can cause other issues.
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Hello everyone, Glad to finally say I am joining the Caselabs family with an SMA8. I am doing a single loop water cooling build for twin 980ti and a cpu with 3 radiators.

I have a question for you guys with the SMA8 what is the thickest radiator you can run for the top radiator to still use the one of the grommet holes for a flex tube to go to the backside of the case? I hope that makes sense lol.... I have seen people running hard line to the inlet or outlet and than the side of the radaitor closest to the motherboard tray they will run a soft line thru that grommet hole which looks very very clean. I have found some people listing what they have used and most seem to be 45mm but I am looking to run all of the Black Ice Nemesis GTX radiators which are 54mm thick according to what I can find. Want to see if that will be to thick to use that hole, Thank you big time everyone hope my question makes sense I know it is a weird question.
see TCO s build. Search sma8 the division. He did exactly what your looking for. He even has a video on YouTube of it. It may help you see what you need. You will need various male to female and female to female 90s to get the fittings through the hole.
    
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Hello everyone, Glad to finally say I am joining the Caselabs family with an SMA8. I am doing a single loop water cooling build for twin 980ti and a cpu with 3 radiators.

I have a question for you guys with the SMA8 what is the thickest radiator you can run for the top radiator to still use the one of the grommet holes for a flex tube to go to the backside of the case? I hope that makes sense lol.... I have seen people running hard line to the inlet or outlet and than the side of the radaitor closest to the motherboard tray they will run a soft line thru that grommet hole which looks very very clean. I have found some people listing what they have used and most seem to be 45mm but I am looking to run all of the Black Ice Nemesis GTX radiators which are 54mm thick according to what I can find. Want to see if that will be to thick to use that hole, Thank you big time everyone hope my question makes sense I know it is a weird question.

This Shows the Back of the SMA8



Here are the fittings

TCO

EDIT: And a Glory Shot (Why Not)



EDIT: Also, My S3 Came in Flat Packed. Trying to find some cash to get this build kicked off.
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Originally Posted by TheCautiousOne View Post

This Shows the Back of the SMA8



Here are the fittings

TCO

EDIT: And a Glory Shot (Why Not)



EDIT: Also, My S3 Came in Flat Packed. Trying to find some cash to get this build kicked off.


great quick videos thumb.gif
post #17665 of 22194
Thanks everyone for there responses!!!! Can you guys tell me what fittings you are using that look like bulkhead to go from the upper part to the lower compartment?

I swear I had talked myself out of doing twin loops for the added cost and the lack of any real performance gain but now I am second guessing that. LoL I hate you all hahahahaha well my bank account does I should say hahah
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I use Bitspowers and Monsoon fittings only in my builds, myself.
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Originally Posted by Iceman2733 View Post

Thanks everyone for there responses!!!! Can you guys tell me what fittings you are using that look like bulkhead to go from the upper part to the lower compartment?

I swear I had talked myself out of doing twin loops for the added cost and the lack of any real performance gain but now I am second guessing that. LoL I hate you all hahahahaha well my bank account does I should say hahah

http://www.performance-pcs.com/bitspower-case-top-water-fill-through-hole-fitting-set-matte-black-finish.html

ek make a nice too. About the rad you might still use the HWlabs one since is only 9 mm thicker than the Acool 45 mm.
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Thanks big time everyone for all your help I had seen that fitting and wasn't sure if that is what u guys were using or not.

One last question can u guys help me piece together my pump/res setup. I want to run a pump/res combo maybe two but the only one I really like the EK one and it has a very small res on it. Can you guys help show me what pieces I need there is sooo many choices I would like a 200mm+ res and for it to be a D5 pump. I am trying to figure out the head setups and which pump is good. And what all I need for the complete setup. After all these pics I would like to run dual loops now with some nice big res lol...... Thanks everyone man you guys have helped me so much I really appreciate it.... Now to find in stock some 1000mm bitspower 16mm Petg and I will be set lol


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I use Bitspowers and Monsoon fittings only in my builds, myself.

Bitspower Passthroughs all day thumb.gif

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post #17670 of 22194
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Thanks big time everyone for all your help I had seen that fitting and wasn't sure if that is what u guys were using or not.

One last question can u guys help me piece together my pump/res setup. I want to run a pump/res combo maybe two but the only one I really like the EK one and it has a very small res on it. Can you guys help show me what pieces I need there is sooo many choices I would like a 200mm+ res and for it to be a D5 pump. I am trying to figure out the head setups and which pump is good. And what all I need for the complete setup. After all these pics I would like to run dual loops now with some nice big res lol...... Thanks everyone man you guys have helped me so much I really appreciate it.... Now to find in stock some 1000mm bitspower 16mm Petg and I will be set lol


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ek have various size of the tube for the reservoirs. You can pick whatever size you want. A good size for the SMA8 is around 25 cm (ek 250):

https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-res-x3-250

you can also exchange any tube (which they sold separately) in any combo if you want.
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