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kyle2020

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Im in need of some inspiration and ideas as I have a Thermochill PA120.3 coming soon, and im going external.

So, post pictures if you have any / links to worklogs please! Thanks!

*edit*

Ill also include a ghetto paint drawing of what I have in mind :)
 
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That looks great, its such a good thing to be able to mount under desks etc. Takes all the mess away. Nice job.
 
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Thanks fits - do I spy some copper piping used there?

Fits cannot be the only one using an external loop - please post if you do.
 

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I'll get some pictures up soon of my setup in the Lian Li.

Only the CPU is under water now as the XFX cards I have are in for RMA and my HIS is the stand in replacement for now so its got stock air.
 

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Not exactly a fully "external" loop as the pump is inside, nor a very good picture but you get the idea.




More/better on request. :)
 
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Glad you got the rad ok :)

And it is huge,enjoy finding somewere to put it. :p
 
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Kyle, I posted these the other day in the YourPCATM thread. Love the rad box! :D


Bout time for some spring cleaning though. And some new fans!

 

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my rad is mounted to the back of the case, does that qualify for this thread?
 
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@ Tigger: It has some meat to it. Its almost as long as my Fortress :eek:

@ mlee: Id love to do something similar however its a triple rad and I think it would look strange with the rad poking over the top - it suits CP's system but im unsure.

@ CP: Yes pl0x :D
 

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ok, so here it is :D




 
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I have the disadvantage of my cases tube holes being above the fan or else id do what CP's done :(
 

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I have the disadvantage of my cases tube holes being above the fan or else id do what CP's done :(
yes, I love how they are placed perfectly!
 

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I already showed you the custom top for this Lian Li so you will be able to see how it all fits together.

Swiftech (Laing) MCP-355 + XSPC Restop:


Koolance CPU-355 and a sexy powder coated fan guard (thanks to CD!):



Need more, ask. :)
 

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good going acid :D like the setup
 

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I made my rig look so messy when I have to remove the 4870's for the RMA...just wasn't in the mood to spend another 2 hours to make it perfect to have to rip it apart again anyway.
 
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Alright, so im gathering ideas and so far I have moved some things around on my top shelf to make room for the Thermochill, and tbh I think it would make a nice centerpiece :D

Here it is:



Heres my train of thought - place my rad on one of those TJ-07 stands on that shelf in that position, then run the tubes down where you can see the cables and then through the back of my case - then it will be hooked up to an Apogee Drive 350 (for cost / space saving). I may incoorporate one of those EK multioption reservoirs near the radiator on display as sort of a 'look at me' piece with some acid green fluid.

All in the works mind.

Criticism / suggestions / more pictures hugely appreciated fellas :toast:
 

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Alright, so im gathering ideas and so far I have moved some things around on my top shelf to make room for the Thermochill, and tbh I think it would make a nice centerpiece :D

Here it is:

http://i31.tinypic.com/10ejv41.jpg

Heres my train of thought - place my rad on one of those TJ-07 stands on that shelf in that position, then run the tubes down where you can see the cables and then through the back of my case - then it will be hooked up to an Apogee Drive 350 (for cost / space saving). I may incoorporate one of those EK multioption reservoirs near the radiator on display as sort of a 'look at me' piece with some acid green fluid.

All in the works mind.

Criticism / suggestions / more pictures hugely appreciated fellas :toast:
You'll lose a lot of flow doing that. That's a lot of head for a stock 350 to push against.

I had a similar setup with my mcr-320, where the tubing was about the same length, but it was not pushing that far up hill, and I lost a good bit of performance with the stock 350.
 

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Mounted on top is the best way in my view...good flow and it looks very clean when you can enter the top of the case with the tubing.

I don't much like rads mounted on the back, they block some stuff and make it more fiddly to plug stuff in...plus, I'd sooner have the case a little taller than longer.
 

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You can mod the 350 to a 355 simply.


I did mine,which was a apogee drive,and its been fine for over a year.
 
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I assume I can modify it in this way, re assemble it and it will be fine?

Anyone else think that scope of climb will be too much for the pump to handle?