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Old March 18, 2012, 05:09 AM
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to be honest, I am very happy you went with a bay resi. This looks way cleaner and more pro in my eyes.

as for your video card that has the faulty fan...that's just it saying that it wants to be WC too!

in one of those pics are you putting some soap into your resi?
Heh... nope... you're correct, it is a dishwashing soap container, but it's an old one I keep around for filling water loops. It's a lot easier to work with than a 4 liter bottle of distilled water.... ;)

And yeah.... there has been some thought to WCing the 560 ti cards, but working around WC'd cards is a pain, and on top of that, there aren't a lot of 560ti full coverage blocks around.... :)
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Old April 7, 2012, 01:46 PM
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Going to be doing a similar install with a raystorm custom system but with an intel, have had a push/pull setup on a swiftech 240 already installed in here, same case, pump died, been using a push /pull h100 for a few months, should have the new system from Daz on Tuesday. Have picked red for my tubing colour but all is in 3/8-5/8 sizing. Will see how it looks in mine, is a D5 Tank kit with an addon top for the pump. If I don't like it will change it up to 3/4 tubing have lots around from previous builds just not all the compression fitting but do have chrome barbs for now if need be. Can always order the compression later on as I need a new fc water block for the 7970 later on anyways. Ordered the xspc rs240 rad which is slim so hope all my fans will fit in again, will see on Tuesday.

Like your build, looks allot cleaner now with the bayres instead of the round one you had. Have a big flashy nzxt controller in 2 bays now on the front, so opted away from that style of a build and am not going to do crossfire on this rig. Will post some pics when am done.

Edit: am looking at it now and with the tiny corsair h100 rad only have 3/8" left too the mem clips, with push/pull installed

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Old April 7, 2012, 02:21 PM
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Definitely post some pics when you get it done. I'm interested in seeing how a push/pull worked out for you as I didn't think even a slimmer rad would have made enough difference to allow for it.

I'll be updating this again probably sometime next week. Got a 1366 package coming in (thanks SugarJ... ;) ) that includes a block for the chipset. Still have to decide if I'm just going to run a second loop from the res, or if I want to pop my PA120 into the bottom for a bit more cooling.
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Old April 7, 2012, 02:33 PM
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that chipset shouldn't add much load to your loop wouldn't think. I would try it first before adding a second rad.

Yours fans what way did you end up facing them, into the case? If I get stuck using 2 then be best to use what worked best for u.
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Old April 7, 2012, 02:52 PM
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I ended up drawing fresh air in from the top.
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when I calculate the dimensions end up with with about 3 mm clearance to the mem clips from what I have now installed. Means installing rad after the motherboard, mem and 8 pin adapter extension plugged all in first, guess will see on Tuesday, if it arrives then.
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when I calculate the dimensions end up with with about 3 mm clearance to the mem clips from what I have now installed. Means installing rad after the motherboard, mem and 8 pin adapter extension plugged all in first, guess will see on Tuesday, if it arrives then.
Yeah, those were the critical fit issues I ran into.
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ya after reading your post started looking back at mine, change cases so often forgot which case I did have the swiftech kit in, lanboy air , hafX for sure did have it in, thought this one too but maybe wrong after looking at the setup now again...
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Well SS am thinking of giving in and using the swiftech rad box I have from a previous kit I bought a few years ago and externally mount the rad on the back of the case and reinstall the 200mm fan back into the case. This will solve the space problem and allow me to use my push/pull setup with out jamming things into the top of this case.
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I really should contact TT to see if they can sell me an extra top panel for modding. You'd think it would be fairly easy to create a fan "box" out of grill material that would fit two top mounted fans... that would solve the push/pull issue.
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