Originally Posted by holiman1982
Hey all, I hope everything is going well for you. I just ordered my new CPU (FX-8350) and MoBo (Sabertooth 990fx) and I'm getting my case (Thermaltake V3 B.E.) organized for when they arrive. This is my first venture into liquid cooling and I just want to make sure I'm doing everything correctly. I'm installing my 620 on the bottom intake in push/pull (antec stock fans) with 1x intake fan and 3x exhaust (all 120mm 87.5cfm). I run into problems when it comes to connecting the pump and fans. What is the best way to connect them? Should I plug them into a splitter and then into the header on the pump? I can also plug the fans into the splitter and plug them into a motherboard header or should I plug them all into seperate headers? Sorry to be so longwinded, I just want to make sure to do this the best possible way, the first time.
The fans plug into the splitter which plugs into the unit. I wasn't even aware the splitter was detachable from the pump. It is totally up to you if you want to plug the fans into the motherboard though, via a splitter to one header or each separately to it's own header. Just make sure to plug the pump into the CPU fan header of the motherboard.
As far as best config and placement of the radiator goes though, I'd say is a case by case scenario as it really depends on each individual setup. I think your plan to install as intake at the front bottom of your case is solid, but if you find it isn't working for you for some reason you can always try something else.
EDIT: And use v1.2 for the Chill Control software as people have reported issues with 1.3.