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Old March 30, 2013, 01:13 PM
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If it were me (assuming i'm looking at that picture correctly) I'd remove the middle rad and replace it with a micro res like someone else suggested. Am I seeing 3x 120 rads?
A/ it cleans up the build
B/ you won't get a vapour lock and have less expantion issues.
2 x 120mm rads (top and middle)
1 x 160mm rad (at the bottom)

In my original plan there was no middle rad, instead it was a pump + res combo, the EK DCP 2.2 + optional rad to be more specific. This was the picture that inspired me to watercool my FT03...



I was about to go this route, but decided on the H220 pump because I wanted to maximize the cooling performance with the space I had available. The extra 120mm rad means I can crossfire my cards in the future.
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what about putting a micro res right off the top of the bottom rad? Use a dual mip extender into a resi and into the vid?
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Interesting idea. Got a res in mind, what about the extenders? The swiftech micro red might be a bit big. Would the rez be "suspended" by the top and bottom tubes?
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I was thinking it could be sat on top of an extender like this and another one like

25mm Spacer Adapter Male/Female - Silver

11mm Rotary Spacer Adapter - Male-Male G1/4 - Silver

If you wanna shorten the extender thats up to you... need a little access to tighten it on the resi. They run a tube straight out the top to the vid. The vid drains into the resi and then into the rad. If the top cap on the resi has two ports you could also add a fill port as long as it's higher than the top rad it shouldnt over flow. FLR (flood level rim) I'm not a 100% on how those fillports work tho i've never need to use one.
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New Idea!

Replace the top rad with EK-CoolStream RAD XTX 120- Single Extra Thick 120mm Radiator. Decouple the radiator from the case during the fill process, re-attach it once it's bled. The extra openings on the side and top of the radiator means that it can function as a reservoir as well.

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I think xspc has a similar slim rad if you are hurting for space. That might just work tho!
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with the fill port (top tank of rad) @ the highest point of loop will give best results
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I think xspc has a similar slim rad if you are hurting for space. That might just work tho!
Hm.. trying to find that rad on XSPC's site and don't seem to see one that's similar. I'm open to any 120mm rad with ports on both sides. If you know of any that would be awesome. Only other one I've seen is the Swiftech stackable ones (that are discontinued).
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not exactly true kapt. If he runs tube off the side port and the top of the tube is the highest point of the loop it will work fine. I was mistaken about the XSPC multiport rad... only their 240 and up have those. I'll do some lookin around.
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