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Welcome to my build log! I've decided to tentatively name my build "Jump to Conclusions" because not only is this my first SFF build, it will also be my first foray into sleeving and water cooling. A lot of firsts for me and I'll admit I'm very nervous, but I'm prepared to spend a lot of time and TLC on this thing as I want it to be perfect!

Before we go any further, I'd like to give a HUGE shout-out to She Loved E, who has worked tirelessly to not only bring Compact Splash into existence, but also to the attention of the OCN, and to our hands! I can't imagine the effort it must have taken and is taking for Kyle to design, assemble, and manage the logistics of getting 105 cases to OCN members across the world. Additional thanks is owed to Dwood for fabricating the case, and to LuftiJ, WiSK (double shout out for his incredible ST45SF-G pinout spreadsheet), golfergolfer, beanscene (sorry if I forgot anyone), and many others who have been so generous with their time to help current and prospective owners of this case plan and troubleshoot their builds. Thank you all so, so much!

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Case Specifications
  • Case Number: 096
  • Color: Battleship Grey Mk II
  • Side panel: Smoked black acrylic
  • Power switch: Delrin w/ white LED
  • Radiator screws: M3
  • Other options: Fillport delete

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Components:
  • ASUS Maximus VI Impact - OWNED
  • Intel Core i7-4770k - OWNED
  • 2x Corsair Dominator Platinum 1833 MHz 8GB - OWNED
  • 2x Samsung 840 EVO 240GB - OWNED
  • EVGA GeForce GTX Titan SuperClocked - OWNED
  • SilverStone Strider ST45SF-G 450W SFX Modular PSU - OWNED

Water Cooling Components:
  • EK Supremacy Universal CPU Block - Acetal - OWNED
  • EK-FC-Titan-SE GPU Block - Acetal - OWNED
  • EK-FC-Titan-SE Backplate - OWNED
  • Alphacool NexXxos ST30 120mm Radiator - OWNED
  • Alphacool NexXxos ST30 240mm Radiator - OWNED
  • XSPC 240mm Radiator Gasket - OWNED
  • XSPC 120mm Radiator Gasket - OWNED
  • EK DDC X-RES Top 100 w/ 3.2 PWM Pump - OWNED
  • 3x Noiseblock NB-eLoop B12-P PWM Fans - OWNED
  • 3x Bitspower G1/4 Male-to-Female Extender 15mm - Black - OWNED
  • Bitspower G1/4 90-degree Fitting Adapter - Black - OWNED
  • 8x Bitspower G1/4 90-degree Rotary Compression Fitting - Black - OWNED
  • 2x Bitspower G1/4 45-degree Dual Rotary Compression Fitting - Black - OWNED
  • 2x Bitspower G1/4 Compression Fitting - Black - OWNED
  • 10 feet PrimoChill PrimoFlex Advanced LRT 3/8" ID 5/8" OD Tubing - Clear - OWNED
  • IandH Silver KillCoil - OWNED
  • 1 gallon distilled water - OWNED

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All copper/acetal? Consider instead of kill coil the cleverly designed Monsoon Silver Bullet.


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All copper/acetal? Consider instead of kill coil the cleverly designed Monsoon Silver Bullet.

Interesting idea! If I got one, where would you recommend I place it? Seems like in one of the GPU plugs would be easy and wouldn't interfere with my plans for loop order/filling but I'm not sure if it would fit.


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Interesting idea! If I got one, where would you recommend I place it? Seems like in one of the GPU plugs would be easy and wouldn't interfere with my plans for loop order/filling but I'm not sure if it would fit.

The EK-DDC X-RES has 3 ports, one in and two out. The outs are recessed, but luckily the Silver Bullet is 17mm diameter and fits exactly.


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Interesting idea! If I got one, where would you recommend I place it? Seems like in one of the GPU plugs would be easy and wouldn't interfere with my plans for loop order/filling but I'm not sure if it would fit.

I'm planning on getting one (and the same reservoir as you!), and from what I can tell, there should be an extra plug on the X-RES that you could put the silver fitting into. Or, failing that, use it to plug the top of the res (assuming it's filled to the brim.)
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The EK-DDC X-RES has 3 ports, one in and two out. The outs are recessed, but luckily the Silver Bullet is 17mm diameter and fits exactly.

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I'm planning on getting one (and the same reservoir as you!), and from what I can tell, there should be an extra plug on the X-RES that you could put the silver fitting into. Or, failing that, use it to plug the top of the res (assuming it's filled to the brim.)

Thanks, guys! I was planning on filling my rig using that side port (as the top radiator will be flowing into the res through the top port) but I guess I could just turn my 'Splash on its side, remove the fill hose, and put the plug in that port. Or would that not provide enough flow over the plug?


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I shouldn't use the top port as a feed. Water will splash down and while it's a quaint sound at first it's a very annoying after a while, plus it introduces air bubbles. You can get a multiport top replacement and a short screw-in tube to deliver the coolant under the water level.


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I shouldn't use the top port as a feed.

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Would it be an issue if the res was completely (or almost completely) full? Will it be possible for me to fill the res that much using the bottom inlet port? I only ask because if the 240 rad doesn't drop into the radiator from the top, I'm going to have to rethink my entire loop order.

Or what if I did something like this (kudos to Martin)?




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