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Old June 27, 2008, 01:10 PM
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Here's my plan:
  1. Mount the radiator on the back with the barbs at the top. Drill holes near the top of the case to allow the tubes to pass through into the radiator.
  2. Mount the reservoir in my top drive bay, but upside down so that the hole on the "top" of it is facing down wards. Use the male-male fitting to connect the pump.
  3. Drill a hole in the top MP3 player tray or whatever you want to call it. Mount the fillport and plumb it into one of the inlet/outlet bards on the reservoir.
Parts to order from NCIX:
  • D-TEK Customs Fuzion V2 CPU Water Block S478/LGA775/S939/AM2/S754 1/2IN Barbs
  • Fuzion V2 Quad Core Nozzle Insert for Use with D-TEK Customs Fuzion V2 CPU Water Block
  • Swiftech MCP355 High Performance 12V Industrial Water Cooling Pump 3/8IN Barbs
  • Swiftech MCR220 Quiet Power Dual 120MM Water Cooling Radiator Black G1/4 Threaded
  • Primochill Primoflex Pro LRT Clear 3/8IN ID 5/8IN OD Tubing (10 Feet)
  • Primochill 3/8IN G1/4 Nickel Plated Brass High Flow Barb Tool Free Ghost Fittings (Pair)
  • Primochill 5/8IN ANTI-KINK Tube Coils - for 5/8 Inch OD Tubing - Black
  • Feser One Fluid UV Blue NON-CONDUCTIVE Water Replacement for Liquid Cooling
  • Swiftech MCB-120 Radbox Revision 2 Black
From USA retailers:
  • XSPC Premium Laing DDC Clear Acrylic Top
  • Bitspower 5.25" Bay Reservoir POM Version - Black
  • Bitspower Dual G1/4" High Flow Fitting - Male to Male Thread
  • Koolance Coolant Fill Port [10mm, 3/8"]
  • Herbie Clip® Nylon Hose Clamp Size F - Black
Along with some UV LEDs and CCFLs.

July 3, 2008


Well it's pretty much complete now. All that's left is to vinyl dye another set of P12s and mount them on the rad for push/pull. I also still need my Petra's order which has my clamps and fan grills. Not sure if I really need clamps though since it ran all night without leaks, and now I'm using my PC.
  1. Radiator tubing holes:
  2. Reservoir mount with pump attached:
  3. Fill port mounted in top tray:
And one extra thing I did:
  1. Modified PCI slot cover to allow the fan cables to pass through:
Now just some overall/feature shots:
  1. D-TEK FuZion v2:
  2. Bitspower 5.25" Bay Reservoir POM Version:
  3. Overall case shot:

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Mount the radiator on the back with the barbs at the top. Drill holes near the top of the case to allow the tubes to pass through into the radiator.
Does your 900 not have the predrilled holes for tubing with grommets? Because I know mine does.
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Does your 900 not have the predrilled holes for tubing with grommets? Because I know mine does.
Yeah but I don't want to use them.
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Does your 900 not have the predrilled holes for tubing with grommets? Because I know mine does.
I can add some more to what jdrom said (we've talked about the plan a lot).

He doesn't want to use the pre-drilled holes because he wants to keep everything in the upper portion of the case so it looks really clean. And also less tubing will be used so it'll maximize the flow.
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Well my NCIX order came today


Wow, the new build is so much fun ! Good luck, take lots of pictures !
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The pump works, although it seems to heavily rely on gravity to get water. It doesn't suck water if the water level is below it. I'd post a picture of the ghetto setup I did to get it all to work, but the sink is absolutely disgusting and I don't need the world seeing it. I used this ghetto setup to then flush out the radiator with hot water.

Installed the PSU into my case only to realize that I'm going to need to cut the hole for the PSU wires much larger since this PSU is longer. Apparently it's going to rain tomorrow though so I won't be able to do that Probably setup my PC on my desk tomorrow though so I can cut the case eventually.

Basically just waiting for my Performance-PCs order now...
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The pump works, although it seems to heavily rely on gravity to get water. It doesn't suck water if the water level is below it. I'd post a picture of the ghetto setup I did to get it all to work, but the sink is absolutely disgusting and I don't need the world seeing it. I used this ghetto setup to then flush out the radiator with hot water.

Installed the PSU into my case only to realize that I'm going to need to cut the hole for the PSU wires much larger since this PSU is longer. Apparently it's going to rain tomorrow though so I won't be able to do that Probably setup my PC on my desk tomorrow though so I can cut the case eventually.

Basically just waiting for my Performance-PCs order now...
Nice!

how is performance for delivery and such? They got a few things I'd like.
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No pump is designed for suction; they are only designed for pressure. That's why it is always mentionned that the reservoir should be higher and right before the pump's inlet.
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No pump is designed for suction; they are only designed for pressure. That's why it is always mentionned that the reservoir should be higher and right before the pump's inlet.
Yup! Tho a suction based pump would be nice but may end up putting to much pressure into the lines collapsing the hose.
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