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  1. MT Alex

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    Yes, I'm pretty confident, now. My leak tests are getting shorter, and I can see myself getting to the point of "Looks good to me."
     
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    I agree with wile E on the leak testing theory! That's how I do it too!
     
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    Well here's how it turned out. I like how easy it is to make it look tidy. Could use some more room between the motherboard tray and the side panel.
    Most of the cables have been hidden inside the hdd bays, so if I add another rad on the bottom at some point, I'll have to get more creative.
    One thing that I haven't found yet, is an adapter from 3-pin fan to sata power. The only reason I still have the older molex power cable is to power some fans and the pump.

    Here's one without the GTX 460:

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    And here's one that's all finished:

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    Sadly I couldn't get a push-pull to fit on the top like I planned, but will have to do with this for now.
    i5-750 loads @ 50c on stock speed.
     
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    Looks very good Inioch. Where you worried when you turned it on for the first time? I was a bit worried about mine. But now I am getting ready for phase 2. Fitting an extra 2x120 RAD and a 5970 waterblock haha. I really enjoyed doing mine as it is something completely different.
     
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    I'm always a bit worried when turning it on for the first time. This time especially, since there are no clamps. I trust the tubes to be on tightly enough and check on them every now and then.

    I can't wait to see yours.
     
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    Ok newbie wanting some help. I am waiting on tube for the moment and i may have just scored a waterblock for my motherboard too. And reading through peoples post's I am wondering about the best way to run it all. I am sure I am asking in the right place. Also will my pump strugle with all of this?
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    2 2x120 mm RAD's
    EK-CoolStream RAD XT
    MCR220
    1 CPU block
    Apogee XT
    1 5970 waterblock
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    1 chipset block
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    and a RES/PUMP combo
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    damn, craig that is an awesome setup! :rockout:
     
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    Here's a pic of it taken with my webcam so please scuse the quality.
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  9. MT Alex

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    I love those "up skirt" angles. Makes everything look monumental.

    I'm not familiar with that pump, but I'm sure it'll be fine. People seem to worry a lot about thier pumps, but I think any old thing will have enough head pressure and flow to make it through a few blocks and rads.
     
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    My only other concern is the way I tube it up. I do not want certain things affecting temps. I would like to know the best way to run it.
    EDIT and the tubing i speak of is black so I can give the whole lot a good flush and be gone with that cacky green dye.
    I can make the second Rad fit in the front of the case under the front bezel.
     
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  11. Inioch

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    Nice looking set there Craig! I had a similiar setup before wit 2x240 rads, cpu+gpu blocks. My pump is dTek DB-1 and it had plenty enough for a setup like that.

    Also I'm becoming even more convinced that in the long run loop order doesn't matter too much. I like to keep a rad before cpu or gpu, but if some other order makes your tubing shorter and easier, then go for that.
     
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    Just curious as to how oyu are going to make this happen. I have a Spedo Advanced as well, and I'm not sure how it would fit, especially with the 140mm fan there. However, if your modding skills are any good, you probably can replace the top 220mm fan with a couple 120's and mount the rad up there. I'll see if I can come up with some tube routing ideas. Pump going in the same spot it is now?
     
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    I have a 230mm pulling over my top mounted rad, with 2 120s pushing, works great. The 230mm almost covers the whole rad.
     
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    hmm shoulda join this club long time ago lol :cool:

    im already thinking putting my third rig under h20 :nutkick:

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    You might be able to use a similar setup to mine, considering the blocks are very similar:

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    I'm a sucker for blue tubing. Very nice rigs.

    @ERazer - Are those 3 Gentle Typhoons in the first one?
     
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    yes sir, best fan i ever bought, got em for 15$ when sidewinders got sale
     
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    Awesome rigs Erazer :respect:
     
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    Thanks t_ski ,
    The Pump/Res is staying where is it now. But the plastic that it is sitting on now is going to be replaced by a steel support custom made by yours truly. It will be made with enough clearence for the RAD to go in between the 140mm fan and the Pump/Res. You know what I mean James Dean?

    Nice setups ERazer
     
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    Bump!

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  23. t_ski

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    Er, you mean "pump"?
     
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    :roll::roll::roll:

    own3d!
     
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    I just made a radbox!

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