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Alright, So ive got this Emachines case with my sig rig in it currently. I have this bad idea of getting a ASUS P8P67m Pro + 2500K and watercooling it in the Emachines case.



Thats what Im thinking right now. But its missing the pump. I have a Laing DDC with the EK top. I already have a EK Supreme LT, Swiftech MCW60-R for my 560, a Swiftech MCR320 rad and all the tubing and fittings.

I just cant figure out where to put the pump.

Please offer any suggestions/comments/criticisms to my idea!!! So I dont end up scrapping the idea and throwing everything back in my Antec 1200

I have also included the Sketchup of my idea.
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a picture of the case? what mATX case you have?

on your sketchup, you forgot to add fans to your rad which can take some space too.
Edited by nden - 4/21/11 at 4:47am
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how bout this
    
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Get one of those drive bay pump/res.

I use an XSPC drive bay that's also designed to house a laing D5.



It's neater/nicer this way anyway, regardless if you got a small case or not.

Also, just a personal preference; but i'd never have radiators mounted externally. I'd much prefer smaller rads all internal then one big rad mounted to the case outside it.

Of course, alot of people do that and its better for temps, but i think it's a bit ugly and not really safe - as you lack the room though, i suppose it makes sense

This is why i love the CM690 II, it's not a full tower case so it's not big and bulky, but it's big enough to house two internal 240mm rads which is more then enough cooling for a CPU and GPU loop.
Edited by Thingamajig - 4/21/11 at 5:02am
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What's planned for the in the front bottom of the case? That's probably where I'd put it.

I do love me some watercooled matx builds.
    
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a picture of the case? what mATX case you have?

on your sketchup, you forgot to add fans to your rad which can take some space too.
The fans will be mounted on the top of the rad in a pull configuration with the rad mounted to the top of the case with about an inch of space to draw in air.

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how bout this
But wouldnt the pump add some heat to the water?

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Originally Posted by Thingamajig View Post
Get one of those drive bay pump/res.

I use an XSPC drive bay that's also designed to house a laing D5.



It's neater/nicer this way anyway, regardless if you got a small case or not.

Also, just a personal preference; but i'd never have radiators mounted externally. I'd much prefer smaller rads all internal then one big rad mounted to the case outside it.

Of course, alot of people do that and its better for temps, but i think it's a bit ugly and not really safe - as you lack the room though, i suppose it makes sense

This is why i love the CM690 II, it's not a full tower case so it's not big and bulky, but it's big enough to house two internal 240mm rads which is more then enough cooling for a CPU and GPU loop.
Well, I thought about that. But this case only has 2 5.25 bays. So if I did something like that Id loose my DVD drive.

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What's planned for the in the front bottom of the case? That's probably where I'd put it.

I do love me some watercooled matx builds.
Thats where im trying to put it now, but how much heat does the pump add to the loop?

Im thinking of going Rad - CPU - Pump - GPU - Rad.
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Thats where im trying to put it now, but how much heat does the pump add to the loop?

Im thinking of going Rad - CPU - Pump - GPU - Rad.
Liang DDC, 12 -> 18W

The pump will add some heat, but the temps throughout the loop will vary only a little, so it's not critical to get rid of any added heat from the pump.
    
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Hmm, because I was thinking of throwing a 120 rad up front like this and mounting the pump sideways. Is that rad unnecessary?

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It's not really necessary, but don't let that stop you. If you're going to put a rad in the front of the case though, I'd figure a way to suspend the pump below the 3.5" bay. I'm not keen on running the DDC on its side, but it should be fine once you've bled the system.
    
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Well I was trying to keep the pump lower than the CPU block to make it easy to fill and bleed the system. Im just going to use a T line or a Y fitting to fill it up. If I mounted it to the bottom of the 3.5" bay then it would be a little higher than the CPU block.

Looking at this case even more, the pump is going to have to be sideways if its going to be mounted internally.

Anybody got any suggestions to mount it to the outside?
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