WaterCooling Plan (No AIO)

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  1. NoN
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       #51

    essenbe said:
    Some of the kits are actually pretty good. You may need to buy some extra fittings to make it like you want it, but you can get into a custom loop, pretty reasonable.

    Non, the drain can be made any way you want it to. Look at the Bitspower T fittings. They are not really that big, and you can do it with a valve like you showed, but I did it with a short tube I could hide with a female quick disconnect on the end. Then you can take a length of tubing and put the male end on it and put it in a box somewhere. If you ever want to drain it, put the extra hose in a bucket and connect the quick disconnects. There are quite a few ways to do it, and some look pretty nice.
    Thanks for the tip!
    I think the koolance i showed is the most practical one because it include the compression fitting at each end which makes it compact. Its just its silver colored only...i can spray paint in black carefully, maybe.

    Also since my Res Tank is at bottom i can move from its place and under a bucket i can unmount one of the compression fitting to drain. I will do that if i can find a discrete way to hide a valve.:)
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  2. NoN
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       #52

    I finally decided to mount another 120mm Radiator (30mm thick) on the rear exhaust because it will be a watercooling loop i will kept for long, so i do prefer invest now while all parts are fresh.

    The surface to cool will be like a 360 Radiator, not too bad for an internal solution and that PC case model!

    I found i've got only 55mm to place it and very strangely Thermaltake for the Chaser A71 line have make the 120mm screwholes too close to the first PCI slot of the case, therefore they are providing in their bundle an adapter to the consumer which should be used with their Water 2.0 & 3.0 Performer and the Pro ones.

    Problem is the Thermaltake fan adapter 5mm thick!!

    So, took a Scythe Slip Stream 120mm x 120mm x 12mm running 2000 Rpm w/3pin fan that i can use with a spare Fan header of my bay Fan Controller. Added it again 7mm shroud decoupling for airflow (if its fit ok, in that case i have spare 120mm x 2mm dampers).

    It will be a total of 54mm thickness, one millimeter spare!!

    BTW, it will learn me how to drain that all thing!

    I will mount the same compression fittings black mate straight ones at bottom of the Rad, fan pushing. I'm not cooling GPU as it has only three month old and this loop is now entirely dedicated to CPU cooling.

    Oh well...I realize my dream...it had been too long i'm watching Case Mod Gallery with those water cooled rigs, i had to go forward that, "One Life to Live" as it says!
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  3. NoN
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    Got the 120mm radiator yesterday and i'm expecting next week the other parts i ordered to arrive.

    Meanwhile, for those who could have interest in such install, i shot the radiator with the Thermaltake adapter on it.

    The four holes at each diagonal are for the mount onto the PC case and the others (x8) with a little carving for screws not interfering the PC mount. You can then set the height of the radiator within the four ones for PC mount. Its so because of the first PC Case PCI slot could touch the bottom of the Rad, so you have that clearance now.

    Thermaltake could have made the Case higher, though! Guess they did had some restriction policy on that one and the adapter was the alternate solution.

    PS: You can also use the adapter the same method if you've got a Push/Pull over the Rad.
    The attached image is upside down for my setting, it will be plugs at bottom.
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  4. NoN
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    I'm updating a little this thread between few hours of sleep and my small contract daylight work...i will have a rest soon, it is for my goodness anyway!

    So received the Scythe Slip Stream Fan 120mm x 12mm thick and mounted it over the 7mm Shroud & Decoupling onto the Radiator 120.

    Everything went as i expected when i ordered the parts, only 2mm were left after mounted the radiator on its place including the Thermaltake adapter (showed above) near the top radiator 240 and is left 3mm at bottom near the PC case Pci Slot. Had no issue to place it but is very tight measured! Otherwise its impossible to place the Radiator 120 without Adapter or Spacers...

    Was doubting a little when ordering...

    I just hope now the 12mm thickness of the fan will provide enough static pressure and that added Radiator 120 won't break the flow too much.

    I will Drain and make the Tubing soon as tomorrow or Thursday evening as i'm waiting for a Sensor Temps to hide somewhere along the tubing. Didn't went for a Drain Valve, though!

    The pump actually runs Half of its speed with an idle Temp of 32c (delta room is around 21C today). Looks no need to push it max as it goes self heated by its rotation...I found an average of 2300Rpm is enough to let time the liquid to cool (saw same advices either). I Ran it full speed near an hour but it didn't lower the temp at all!!
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       #55

    Non please be advised.
    The hook is set.
    Water cooling is addictive. Much like modular power supplies and SSD's are addictive.
    Once you start building your own computer systems and then going to water cooling you know your hooked forever.
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  6. NoN
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    Layback Bear said:
    Non please be advised.
    The hook is set.
    Water cooling is addictive. Much like modular power supplies and SSD's are addictive.
    Once you start building your own computer systems and then going to water cooling you know your hooked forever.
    Yeah...i noticed that!

    But i will be quickly limited in my loop!

    My graphics R9 270x does not have a proper full waterblock for example, and let me with the only option to cool the GPU Processor, also the 240 Rad (30mm thick) does go over the Ram sticks about two centimeters...etc! Also the lack of space now!

    But i fairly happy of myself, i've done the best i can for the CPU Cooling.
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       #57

    Don't feel bad NoN, I have Trident X Ram and I put a 60mm thick rad in push/pull. I had to take the heat spreaders off the ram to get the board in. Now, knowing that Push/Pull only makes about a 3C difference, I have no idea why I did that. Probably for the same reason I put 2 X 360mm rads in to just cool the CPU. Just because I could, I guess. The same reason I do a lot of things, like have 8 SSDs. I hope to make it 10 soon.
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  8. NoN
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    essenbe said:
    Don't feel bad NoN, I have Trident X Ram and I put a 60mm thick rad in push/pull. I had to take the heat spreaders off the ram to get the board in. Now, knowing that Push/Pull only makes about a 3C difference, I have no idea why I did that. Probably for the same reason I put 2 X 360mm rads in to just cool the CPU. Just because I could, I guess. The same reason I do a lot of things, like have 8 SSDs. I hope to make it 10 soon.
    Well, my 240 Radiator mounted with fans makes only a total of 62mm measurment...Glad i took low profil Ram sticks!!!

    As for the Push/Pull i've got two 140mm hidden on top (you can see those in my rig album) helping evacuate the hot air. But those are not 4pin Pwm so i've to care when pushing the cpu to manually regulate them.

    Yes i had the joy and fun going on, pushing me over the water loop solutions!
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  9. Posts : 26,773
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       #59

    Buy a fan controller. I have 2 now, but am planning on getting 1 good one. 16 fans need something!
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  10. NoN
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    essenbe said:
    Buy a fan controller. I have 2 now, but am planning on getting 1 good one. 16 fans need something!
    Got a six channels (30w) one ( it cares of the two 140mm top fans), plus the 4 Pwm onboard ones...Can't go over a nine Fans setup for that case, though!
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