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[Build Log - Finished] NZXT Switch 810 Water-cooled. Final build on Page 1, post # 3.

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I just purchased the new NZXT Switch 810 and will be transferring all of my current parts into it as well as going from a duel-loop uncontained water setup (SilverStone Raven 02) to a single-loop self-contained setup. Currently my second loop's radiator, as well as both of my MCP655 pumps sit on the outside of my case and is a mess of wires and tubing. You can see my current setup in my build under the sig area.

The main goal is a clean look and a self-contained water loop with nothing outside of the case. I will be saying goodbye to my Swiftech MCR420 rad as well as 1 MCP655 D5 pump. The remaining MCR320 rad will be mounted in the roof area, and the single D5 pump will be mounted in place of the bottom drive cage.

Water Components:

MCP655 Pump
Alphacool D5 Acrylic top
MCR320 Radiator
MCR120 Radiator
XSPC Raystorm Cpu block
EK Nickel 7970 full block
FrozenQ Fusion V vial style
Bitspower 7/16" / 5/8" Compression fittings
Koolance drain fitting

PC:
Intel 2600k @ 4.5
Gigabyte p67-ud4-b3
16gb Corsair 1600
Gigabyte 7970 @ 1300/1700
Intel X25 160gb SSD
2x WD 750gb Black

Color scheme will be Blue and White.

The Case:

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Parts will be arriving next week and the build will begin immediately. It won't be anything super complicated to fancy/custom, but it will be clean and tidy and self contained.
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Alright. Started the tear down and re-build last night. Still waiting on my Swiftech MCR120 radiator for the bottom and my XSPC raystorm cpu block. Decided to add that extra 1x radiator and the raystorm because of going to a single loop. The raystorm has a much higher flow ceiling than the Swiftech apogee Xt that I had, although I'm not sure how much it will matter with a D5 pushing the water.

Here are a couple of images that should highlight why I am doing this in the first place. My first build was functional and cool/quiet but it was a disgusting mess of wires and a pain to do maintenance on and move around: I am embarrassed to show these.
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I *almost* got my Swiftech MCR420 4x120 radiator to fit in the top (inside case, not nook up top). I would have had to relocate the stealth cluster and wires, but I still needed just a few mm and it would have worked.

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After toiling on that for a while, I decided to just go the planned route so I wouldn't have to re-drill the case. The Swiftech MCR320 fit perfectly up top and also had plenty of clearance even with 6 fans in push pull. The Pull fans in the top nook area are completely covered by the vent cover and it's nice and tidy. Love it! I even have room for the cd-rom up top but will lose a little bit of airflow in the forward-most fan set. I may just drop it down one slot.

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Here is the replacement head for the MCP655 pump that I am assembling. This is a nice piece and didn't cost a fortune. Allows lots of different configurations for flow control and increases head pressure on top of that:

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Looking forward to getting more done soon!
 

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Oh laaawd. FINALLY done. Was sick all weekend and had a bunch of speed bumps come up during the build as I always expect. Some tubing routes and fitting placement turned out to be a much bigger pain than I hoped for (poor pre-planning). I don't have my drain/quick disconnect system set up correctly yet, but it will work for now.

This is how I ended up mounting my pump. I chose this route for the easiest route for the close tubing coming from the Res.

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Routing. Notice the Cpu block? Yea, I MIGHT want to add that to the cooling loop... I was sick with a fever and really tired. Needless to say that really killed my motivation for the night.

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This will probably work better...

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Love this res.

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Still lots to do.

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Raystorm cpu block looks really cool.

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Components off, leak testing the water system.

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Cabling time.
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Starting to come together.

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The rear panel nightmare. I wanted to cry.

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Progress. Moving to it's final resting place.

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Done at last. Having everything contained inside of the case is phenominal. It was a lot of work, but I am so happy to not have water cooling components laying all over the floor. I'm really impressed with the space and build of the Switch. It was challenging, but it was a pretty enjoyable build. Nzxt really nailed it with the 810.

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Excited to see your ideas, my case comes next week.
 

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The image below is almost identical to the layout that I will end up using. The difference will be that I am not using an extra radiator at the bottom, and I will not be cooling my chipset. I added the FrozenQ to the picture and am hoping to be able to mount the 250ml in that location. I also ordered an alphacool plexi top for my D5 (mcp655) pump.

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?274215-Alphacool-D5-Clear-Acrylic-Pump-Head-Review

From my previous build, I have the U/V blue primoflex tubing that I can re-use. I need some opinions because I also ordered 6 feet of the primoflex clear tubing for the build. I can't decide whether to use the clear or the blue from my previous build. I will have blue led lights throughout the case, so I'm thinking that may make up for not having blue tubing anymore and will also look a bit more clean/elegant. What do you guys thing?

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Decided to refresh some of my equipment from my 1st build. Decided to grab an XSPC Raystorm Cpu block since I am dropping down to a single loop. The raystorm has the least restriction out of all the cpu blocks, and it looks great too! Grabbed some white braided cable extensions for 24 pin and 8 pin power, 8 pin PCI-E etc...

Still need some opinions on going with the new clear tubing or sticking with my old Blue from my first build. I have almost everything now and will probably start building tonight or tomorrow.
 

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Gah, I'm torn! Will have to give it a good look tonight while it's all laying out on the floor. I also added a Swiftech MCR120 rad for the bottom of the case.

Loop will go Res->D5 pump->Mcr120 rad->Gpu->Cpu->Mcr320 rad->Res.
 

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Well this is the hard part.Time to shut down the system and start tearing it apart.
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Well this is the hard part.Time to shut down the system and start tearing it apart.
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I also vote blue on the tubing.
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I think it will provide some nice contrast to the interior of the case. Good luck with the dismantling!

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