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geoc January 8, 2012 02:08 PM

My completely used parts build!
Just finished completely bleeding the system a week ago, thought I'd throw a picture up.

Everything in the loop is all obtained from forum deals (here and others.):haha: FYI, the Fractal non-XL is one of the worse cases to water cool in, it's absolutely cramped (at least it made my non-modular PSU look modular)


Shadowmeph January 8, 2012 04:25 PM

I sure wish I could put at least one of my rads inside my case lol . looks good

geoc January 8, 2012 04:56 PM

Let me tell you it wasn't easy haha, it took a lot drilling and cutting to fit. Clearance of the top rad restricts the choices of CPU water blocks I can get.


KaptCrunch January 8, 2012 05:07 PM

good ambition what way is the fans on rad blowing?

IMHO would have back case 120 blow in (mounted outside of case) and rads upwards

geoc January 8, 2012 05:17 PM


Originally Posted by KaptCrunch (Post 588080)
good ambition what way is the fans on rad blowing?

IMHO would have back case 120 blow in (mounted outside of case) and rads upwards

I thought about that too, but the system is already up and running, so I'm gonna leave it be and swap direction the next I work on my loop (to replace my aging TDX block)

clshades January 8, 2012 11:27 PM

Dunno if you need the extra rad on the bottom. Seems like a bit of a waste with the location of that judging by that picture. I reckon you'd wanna put that small rad between the cpu and the vid card at least or it really doesn't do a whole lot. I'm assuming the cpu gets the coldest water 1st too?

keep an eye on those zip ties around the tubing.. it can crimp the line it if gets really warm in there.

bigFOIG January 9, 2012 12:08 AM

looks good. the rad doesn't hit anything like the eps power connector or ram?

geoc January 9, 2012 02:34 PM

To clshades, yeah the CPU gets the coldest water. Because of the case size, I don't think I can fit the 120mm rad anywhere else. So I figured it's better than nothing. Right now the GPU temps are around 28-30C idle and 40-45C load. So temps are not that bad.

To bigfoig, the rad doesn't hit the eps connector because I had to shift the rad away from the mobo in order to fit the ram. At the moment, it doesn't touch the ram or eps connectors, but I would have to remove the radiator first if I had to plug/unplug the 12v, or swap the ram.

goldry January 13, 2012 07:27 PM

Good job. Looks very cool.

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