Swiftech rad enter/exit from Lian Li V2000II case
Hello again, after much thought I have went liquid. Now to get this build on its way.
I bought the Swiftech H20-220 Apex Ultra http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...cture=Swiftech
I am pondering the way I will enter/exit my case for the radiator. I will post a picture with a couple while spots of the where I think I will have my entry and exit points.
I have reversed the fans on the rad and will be mounting it the other way then how it came assembled being there is no way it can work with the barbs facing towards the case.
Anyway I am going to cut this short as I need to go to work.
Hope to have some comments when I return
Thanks a ton
Yeah that sounds like a good place to make holes. I'd do it the same way. Actually, i'd cut the case to fit the rad in but thats just me :biggrin:
When I used a similar kit (twice), I managed to have the holes in line with the barbs. But looking at your pic, that's impossible, unless you manage to lower the rad a little bit more. If not, I would locate them as high as possible on that mesh. Otherwise, you will have a very short radius for the barb on the left hand side if you don't.
Idea: why not enter / exit from the top of the case? And have the hoses loop back to the barbs? Might be interesting....
Yeah, I second 3.0charlie's point about putting the holes as high as possible if you want to run them from the back. 1/2 hose will kink quite easily if you don't give it a good radius.
maybe pick up some smartcoils to avoid kinking.
Smart coils came with the cooling assembly.
I just want to be absolutely sure with every with I am about to do here so some of these questions might seem dumb.
Is it fine to have reversed the fans on the rad as I did? There shouldn't be any reason why that would affect anything.
Now what about inverting the rad having the bards on the bottom. I see some cooling setups like that. The only thing I have read that has a negative response to inverted radiators is slight difficulties "bleeding" the water system.
Anyway I am not ready to commit to my plan so I am researching a bit more.
Reversing the fans is not an issue.
Having the barbs on the bottom of the rad makes bleeding (removing the air from the loop) more difficult, but not impossible. Fit all your w/c parts inside the case, start the pump, then lift your case in your hands and flip it over, so that the barbs are now top-side. Be careful doing so, because your res. will empty very quickly, and you don't want your pump running dry.
It's fine to have the barbs on the bottom, but honestly I wouldn't bother doing it. The more tubing you have on the outside, the better the chances a kid/cat/you are going to get hooked on it and pull it off.
Looking at my system some more and noticed that if I had 90 degree barbs facing striaght up that would help a great deal with the amount of tubing I use at the back and also would eliminate any kinking (although I wouldn''t let that happen.)
I am looking around for a couple 90 degree barb, I found these http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...cture=Koolance but I'm not sure if the OD is correct. I am thinking about looking at home depot or a plumbing shop?
What if you put the barbs on the bottom, facing inwards, aiming the hoses directly into the case? The case has openings for a pair of 80mm fans above the PSU, right? Once inside the case, a couple of right-angle bends could aim the hose sstraight up into the main case compartment.
The clearances would be awful tight, I know. Especially where the PSU cables come up. But this would almost completely eliminate any hoses dangling outside the case. Just a thought.
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