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post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by NorxMAL;12684222 
Decided to go for EK CoolStream RAD XTC (420) 3x140mm and single loop, I hope that is a good decision smile.gif I will have it by tomorrow.
Should work great, assuming it mounts easily in your case. Good luck and post pictures! thumb.gif
post #12 of 16
Thread Starter 
I have had this computer disassembled for quite some time now, and it have gone really slow working on it for some reasons I don't want to mention.

I have reassembled the computer momentary since I need new parts because of how the radiator is mounted, and I have made the one side of the shroud.

That shroud was hell to make, since I used 1.5 mm thickness, and I have no bending table at my disposal. I have purchased 0.8 mm thickness now, but I have been slow yet again frown.gif

I have mounted the radiator, and I plan to post some pictures later, perhaps today on how the radiator is mounted. Be aware, its not very pretty biggrinsmiley.gif

I really looking forward to tips, been thinking awhile now on how to solve things, but I am really happy that you asked for my progress and pictures smile.gif

I hope I didn't do bad posting now on this thread at this timee confused.gif
post #13 of 16
If you are still thinking about splitting the loop dont, liquid will always take the path of least resistance so if the CPU block is more restrictive than the GPU block then the coolant will pretty much stagnate in the CPU side as it will try and go through the less restrictive GPU block and your temps will suck
post #14 of 16
Thread Starter 
It's going to be a single loop wink.gif
post #15 of 16
Thread Starter 
Ok, I have now taken some pictures, and it goes kinda something like this biggrin.gif

Here is the Radiator place holder brackets I made from aluminium. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
RadiatorPlaceholders.jpg
RadiatorPlaceholdersInside.jpg
InsideRail.jpg

Here is how I insert the Radiator into the Case smile.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
RadiatorInsertion01.jpg
RadiatorInsertion02.jpg
RadiatorInsertion03.jpg


This is how it looks when its in place Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
RadiatorInstalled02.jpg
RadiatorInstalled01.jpg

The radiator is of such length that it has to go into the bay area in the front, which I anticipated. There is a few number of radiators with 140mm fan mounting that won't slide into the bay area, but this radiator is so snugly fitted into them, its like they are made for each other wubsmiley.gif
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
RadiatorInsertedBay.jpg

I have the reservoir in the front, it takes up 2 bays, and one fan controller 1 bay, and two Optical units which isn't installed currently here. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Frontside.jpg

Because of that, it seems that I have to put the fittings atop the radiator Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
FrontsideIntoBay01.jpg

I was thinking about making holes through the bay sides, so they split to each side of the bay column through perhaps a gasket? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
FrontsideIntoBay03.jpg
FrontsideIntoBay02.jpg

This is what I think I might be doing
CasePlan.png

Oh yeah, I mentioned in a previous post, that I had smacked one side of the fan shroud, so here it is biggrin.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
LeftShroud.jpg

Ah, Yes, this is how I wanted it to fit.

ShroudExample01.jpg

ShroudExample03.jpg

Then when I assembled the computer back again, I forgot to remove the shroud part, since I don't need it inside at this time. This is what dawned upon me then xD
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OpsShroud.jpg

And how the shroud is made now, the side panel won't lock itself in place xD

OpsShroud02.jpg

I'm glad I didn't smack the other sides shroud before I saw this wink.gif
These aluminium sheets ain't that cheap to just waste away on silly mistakes like this one applaud.gif

As mentioned in a previous post, this one was made from 1.5mm sheet, which was heck to make since I have no bending table. I got impatient so it got to taste the flavour of hammer on the rocks, which is not one you want to order when you are out on the town wink.gif

So I have a idea on how I should make shroud v2.0 applaud.gif

I hope this is posted in the right manner, since I'm kinda new to posting myself on forums smile.gif
post #16 of 16
Thread Starter 
Ah, update, tried some modding with some stuff I had lying around.
It is not very easy to see on this picture tongue.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
CanYouSeeIt.jpg
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