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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

With that res what is the best way to mount a pump directly to it? That is my goal I want the pump and res to be one piece less piping and I think it looks a little better fills up the case more lol


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With that res what is the best way to mount a pump directly to it? That is my goal I want the pump and res to be one piece less piping and I think it looks a little better fills up the case more lol


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Take a look here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1521734/build-log-chessboard-sma8

You will find tons of info and pics to your heart content. If I was building on the SMA8 today I would take a different approach however. I would not mount the reservoir/pump on the mb wall. I would make a hole for the pump on the divider to the bottom chamber and decouple there the pump and fix it there to give support. That way the visual effect would be mostly the same but the system would be much more silent since no reverberation would occur.
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It's amazing how much products have evolved and improved for liquid cooling. I remember when I first started, it was still mostly car radiators and heatercores with fountain pumps, T-lines, DIY liquid mixes, and hand milled blocks. Nowadays, people have compression fittings, rotating barbs, reservoirs that fit on pumps, pastel colored liquid, and other goodness. I am honestly amazed.
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For anyone with an SMA8..... How much room in in the bottom of compartment? I am going to try and fit two pumps and two 30mm radiators in the bottom and my PSU. Will I have enough room or is the two pumps going to be too much?
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For anyone with an SMA8..... How much room in in the bottom of compartment? I am going to try and fit two pumps and two 30mm radiators in the bottom and my PSU. Will I have enough room or is the two pumps going to be too much?

Doable. But on the side of the PSU you will have to get a shorter rad to allow for PSU and cables. Example, an 560 mm rad on one side and a 240, 280 or 360 on the other. 360 will get really tight. In any case with 2 rads down access to pump and tubes will be difficult since you will need to remove one rad each time you want access.
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For anyone with an SMA8..... How much room in in the bottom of compartment? I am going to try and fit two pumps and two 30mm radiators in the bottom and my PSU. Will I have enough room or is the two pumps going to be too much?
Depends on the rads. I have a 560 on the main side, and then a 360 on the PSU side. I'll be adding one one pump as well next week (I have pump/res Combos, so those are in the main upper compartment). One pump in the bottom compartment and two rads should be fine. You may have an issue with two pumps though.
    
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Depends on the rads. I have a 560 on the main side, and then a 360 on the PSU side. I'll be adding one one pump as well next week (I have pump/res Combos, so those are in the main upper compartment). One pump in the bottom compartment and two rads should be fine. You may have an issue with two pumps though.

Thanks for the responses guys I am going with HL Nemesis 560 and 280 GTS and an EVGA 1000P2 PSU. I am just a little worried about it being a cluttered mess down there, if it will even fit. was looking at going

What Pump/Res Combo are you running? I originally wanted to run pump/res combo but was having trouble what parts I need to do it and a lot of people said to not do it due to vibration on MB tray. If you guys could help me with what parts I need to put the pump and res combo together.
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Thanks for the responses guys I am going with HL Nemesis 560 and 280 GTS and an EVGA 1000P2 PSU. I am just a little worried about it being a cluttered mess down there, if it will even fit. was looking at going

What Pump/Res Combo are you running? I originally wanted to run pump/res combo but was having trouble what parts I need to do it and a lot of people said to not do it due to vibration on MB tray. If you guys could help me with what parts I need to put the pump and res combo together.
I'm running a 560 GTS as well. As for my combo, it's two XSPC 270 photons with PWM D5's (two loops). I don't have any vibration issues at all.

As for being messy, it will be lol. But if you know how to route tubing, you maybe won't have a problem.
    
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I'm running a 560 GTS as well. As for my combo, it's two XSPC 270 photons with PWM D5's (two loops). I don't have any vibration issues at all.

As for being messy, it will be lol. But if you know how to route tubing, you maybe won't have a problem.

Thank you....looked at your pics I didn't think it was possible to fill up an SMA8 case, you def did it man hahaha.... What is your top radiator?
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