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Old December 7, 2008, 01:07 PM
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So for Christmas to myself I set aside a little bit extra cash and I'm just gonna build a simplish CPU loop (For now, might expand later on) I figure hey, might as well take advantage of the ridiculous amount of room I have available in the HAF.

Thus far, the list is:
Fuzion V2 CPU Block
MCP655-B Pump
MCR220 Dual Rad
MCRes Micro Rev2
And of course the usual non-plastic barbs for the rad/res and 7/16" tubing. Already have a fillport just because I feel like I can make use of the pre-drilled one in the HAF ;)

This was my basic idea for laying it all out once I gut my HAF and paint the interior black (See James, I TOLD ya I'd get it done sooner or later Hehehe) Any thoughts since you guys know more than me :)
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Old December 7, 2008, 01:11 PM
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Looks fine although you could shorten your loop a bit by going from the pump to the CPU block and then from the block to the rad.
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Huzzah, that's why I love these forums. Better ideas than mine are everywhere. Thanks sswilson :)
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Myself I would throw a t-line and a drain in coming off the bottom g1/4 plug.
Looking good though!

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Old December 7, 2008, 01:34 PM
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I was thinking of a drain actually. That Rev2 reservoir leaves quite a few options open but I think this is the simplest way to really set something up for now. I WAS going to add a GPU block but I'm somewhat certain I might be upgrading soon so I probably would end up doing the whole shebang later on with whatever new GPU I would get. Thanks for the tips guys, I'm looking more forward to the fun of slapping this all together than anything else ;)

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Whee. Almost time. I'll be ordering the rest of the stuff late thursday night/early friday morning then I fan finally get my HAF disassembled and painted on the inside. Still haven't decided on MCP355 w/Top or 655-B....at least I still have a bit of time for that one. Only other hope is that the barbs I ordered from NCIX will get to them in a decent time. C'mon Danger Den don't fail me now! It'd really suck to have everything here except those ROFL.
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Still haven't decided on MCP355 w/Top or 655-B.
How 'bout an MCP350 with aftermarket top: low heat dump, compact, powerful, silent and easily moddable to an MCP355 with a single solder.

Plus, there are tons of mounting brackets available for those pumps, which make them pretty versatile.
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Well the 355 is pretty cheap at NCIX right now...the tops, I have no idea if they're in stock. I'll probably have to ask them and see if I'll be ordering a top from the US or not.
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What kind of fans are you mounting to the Rad?
I think (now this is just excessive but it looked cool) putting the Triple Rad up top since you have all that room.

Solid setup, makes me wish the loop I am plotting had as much space to work with.
Yes, I am jealous of your HAF 932. In prior posts, I've stated how much I want one, and it will be the chassis of choice for my next build!
Unless TT builds something nicer.

On the upside, if you weren't painting the interior, you'd be safe in installing the block without removing the MB. God I love that design.

Good luck man, can't wait to see that installed!
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The XSPC top (standard non-reservoir) is available from NCIX & DirectCanada, as is the Bitspower mini tank res-top.

Sidewinder PCs just received a load of XSPC reservoir tops for a good price.

You could also consider an EK X-top for DDC pumps... pretty sweet top for the price, using it in my main PC.
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