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1) Don't get the XSPC dual bay D5 res, I read about lots of people that had big problems with the pump IN the reservoir, like cracking plexi. I also find the EKWB dual bay res much better, from an aesthetics point of view
Thanks for the input. I haven't heard anything bad about the res I chose, but Im open to suggestions as stated. Im checking on the res you suggested now.
2) Where are you going to stick those rads? The Phantom holds one slim 240 rad on top, one slim 120 rad on the back, with a little bit of modding a 360 slim on top and with lots of modding a fat 240 on the bottom...
360 up top will fit, I will also remove the 5 HD bay and replace it with the half bay that came with the case and place the 240 on bottom. There are a few pics of this in the phantom thread by members.

3) I've heard bad things about the NZXT touch screen fan controllers. Also, your Phantom's fan controller can take up to 20w per channel, you may just need to rearrange a few cables, buy a splitter or two and you're done with it (I did this way, with the side panel's channel controlling the external rad for example).
I did think about doing this, but felt I wanted the case and cooling systems to be separate. Ill look further at a better fan controller.
4) With all the money you're spending, I would personally get some compression fittings and the EK sli bridge that looks COOL
I looked at the EK bridge, it does look nice, I also really like the chrome Danger Den I picked. I think Ill stick with the one I have. Id love to have the compression fittings, but basically gave up on finding them all and stuck to barbs. Soooo many choices lol!

But apart from these little points, looks awesome

PS: aren't the Black Ice Xtreme and the RX high speed radiators? If you're planning to put them externally, I suggest you to buy some 120x38mm Yate Loons or San Aces
They will be internal
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Nice!
Anyway, I'd double check for that fat 360 on top. I was quite sure that it would fit only slim ones, if you wanted to put the fans

And hey, after all this stuff, we want teh pics!
     
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Nice!
Anyway, I'd double check for that fat 360 on top. I was quite sure that it would fit only slim ones, if you wanted to put the fans

And hey, after all this stuff, we want teh pics!
Good catch! I thought I had the pro III in cart, but I have the extreme which is thicker. Prob wouldnt fit.
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I don't know where you live, but if you have access to amazon, they have amazing deals on primochill hosing in 10 foot sections for 16.95.

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yes, aerocool touch 2000, just picked it up, best fan controller i have ever used(thats touch screen)
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Try Koolance 452x bay reservoir instead of XSPC res. It is great looking and it is much more solid. There is just too much complaint about XSPC.
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Try Koolance 452x bay reservoir instead of XSPC res. It is great looking and it is much more solid. There is just too much complaint about XSPC.
Koolance stuff has AMAZING looks but it's way overpriced. I mean, that res sells for 130€ here. I could buy an EK reservoir and one EK gpu full cover block for that money.
     
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post #18 of 19
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Ok so I ditched the fan controller, and stuck with the XSPC res/pump combo cause I couldnt find a better option.

However, I did update with compression fittings and the EK SLI link.

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Looks great
     
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