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Old June 29, 2008, 10:01 AM
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doing a watercooling job on my system....

I purchased the Swiftech kit that was on sale and looks as though i have been bitten by the watercooling bug....

heres what I am thinking... and I have 2 options.... and please in both cases, start at the top rad following along first to the CPU block, then continue on from there.... in that direction...

option A.... if I am able to mount the rad underneath the big fan on the top of the case it will look like this..



the second option is to mount a second rad on the rear of the case like this...



looking at the koolance full coverage blocks for the graphics.. Very mild Overclock on everything.... including CPU...

Swiftech Apex kit for 179...


hows it look so far?
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Old June 29, 2008, 10:46 AM
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You need to change both loops, since the reservoir needs to be right before the pump.
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Old June 29, 2008, 11:48 AM
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Which direction is the pump moving the water?? Is the "upright spout" pulling or pushing?

EDIT:.... i read another thread which states the inlet is on the side and the outlet is on the top....
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Old June 29, 2008, 11:55 AM
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You need to change both loops, since the reservoir needs to be right before the pump.

couldnt I flip the pump on its side so it draws from the res??

EDIT:... I get it... flipping it would casue warm water from the 2 gpu's to hit the CPU. THink Ill look into moving the rez to the rear of the case maybe by where one of the 120mm fans are...
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Old June 29, 2008, 12:17 PM
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The MCP655 pushes at the top--the pumps pretty flexible for mounting in different configurations. Thats a nice looking setup you got there. Should look real good when its setup
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I don't think mount the rad on the top is really going to work cause the 200mm fan wouldn't cover the whole rad, nor do I think it has enough pressure to pull air through the radiator fins.

It's probably best to mount the rad on the rear case fans since there's already dual 120mm fans there. Should be pretty simple to just screw the rad on the outside and cut holes in the top part to run the tubes through.

For full cover blocks, I'd get ones from EK. Koolance doesn't exactly have the greatest reputation.
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Old June 29, 2008, 08:10 PM
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Ek ones are all outta stock everywhere and the koolance ones are alittle cheaper, plus I like the speacial fitting you can get that sits between the 2 cards (like a straight pipe). As for the rad... Can I leave the barbs down since I have holes already in the case on the rear of the case......

im gonna try it out with just one rad for now and see what happens, since my Cpu really doesnt get all that hot.... Ill just make sure it pass's through the cpu block first then hits the GPu then the rad, rez then pump.... someting like that anyways...
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Old June 29, 2008, 08:30 PM
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well I hope this looks better....

NOTE: the yellow line is an alternate route incase I have a hard time running the tube to the pump from the res...



is it better?
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Old June 29, 2008, 08:33 PM
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You'll be fine with a mild oc of the cards using Koolance.
You can have the barbs on the bottom of the rad; it's just a bit more difficult to bleed properly.

Loop: res-pump-rad-cpu-gpu-res.

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I would do it like this:
Where the dark green are elbows for a quick 90 degrees.

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