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Old May 16, 2009, 05:24 PM
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Default Help me design my 1st loop.

Ok, well I've decided to switch from air to water. Got most of my parts selected.

Heres the kicker, I want to use my antec 300 case, and have the system internal. Seeing as space is limited, I'm going to use a section of tubing with a plug instead of a res. The biggest problem is designing the loop so I can pull out my gfx card without draining the loop.

Heres what I quickly came up with as a design. Seeing as I've never worked with 1/2" tubing I don't really know what to expect in terms of workability.



Heres a blank template if anyone wants to draw up any other ideas blank picture by str8_ballin_01 - Photobucket
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Old May 16, 2009, 06:13 PM
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I'd put the pump up under the DVD drive if you can, otherwise it looks good. Use 3/8ID 5/8OD and it will be plenty workable.
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On the drawing, If the suction ( return ) is on the side of the pump, then the tube with the plug should be there too. You should put the intake on the bottom of the CPu block, it will be more easy for the air to go out.
Now if the suction ( return ) is on the top of the pump on your drawing , it should come from the rad, and send the output of the pump on the block .
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Old May 16, 2009, 07:35 PM
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Well, its a mcp655 pump. Can't really find anything on which side is the inlet/outlet. Thanks for the tips though Auratus

Chuckle brother, I like that idea, I have a sentry/dvd drive blocking all the 5.25" drive bays, but I might be able to mount it in the top of the 3.5" bay.
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120.2 rad or 120.3? because you cant mont the rad and fan internal on the top.. the fan of rad need to be externe to clear your motherboard, i mont myselt a xspc rx 120.2 on the front of the case after removing the hd bays...

i will post a pic later or tomorow when my girlfiend will bring her camera(need it for FS picture too.....)

as pump i use an 350 with xspc res top, and yes i can remove my gtx 260 without removing my wc loop
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Old May 16, 2009, 08:17 PM
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Like every centrifugal pump, the inlet is in the center of the impeller, in your case the side of the pump.
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Old May 16, 2009, 09:18 PM
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120.2 rad or 120.3? because you cant mont the rad and fan internal on the top.. the fan of rad need to be externe to clear your motherboard, i mont myselt a xspc rx 120.2 on the front of the case after removing the hd bays...

i will post a pic later or tomorow when my girlfiend will bring her camera(need it for FS picture too.....)

as pump i use an 350 with xspc res top, and yes i can remove my gtx 260 without removing my wc loop

Heres the rad I'm looking at getting. I've done some measuring and I may have to offset the fans a little to clear my ram slots. Its something that's hard to account for without the rad in hand.

NCIX.com - Buy Swiftech MCR220 Quiet Power Dual 120MM Water Cooling Radiator Black G1/4 Threaded - MCR220-QP-K In Canada.

I would like to mount it inside the case, if I can't do that I'll have to mount it on the exterior.



I know alot of ppl that watercool the antec 300's remove the hdd bay and install the rad there. But I have 2 hard drives and my 5.25" bays are full. So theres no where to install even one hard drive if I removed the 3.5" bays.
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Very good choice of radiator. I just designed myself my first loop too with this rad. Just a very good double radiator for the price
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Just so you know, I've been measuring to see if my mcr220 will fit with fans ontop of the motherboard on my cm690, and it doesn't look like it will be able to without having the fans sticking outside of the case. And, I'm pretty sure the cm690 and 300 are fairly similar in size
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Old May 16, 2009, 09:47 PM
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Ok, so heres the layout refined

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