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Old 04-26-2009, 11:12 PM   #21 (permalink)
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that's an odd location for the t-line. i assume you are going to make it longer. but looks good so far.
to be honest I had no bloody idea where to put it.. if you have a better suggestion feel free.. I was told to place it at the lowest point in the loop.. which i did... other than that I have no idea...
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I am building a very close setup to this come June... What PSU did you end up going with? I was looking at the Corsair 1000HX. I don't think 1000 watts is needed for even dual GTX285s but for some reason I just want the power!!! lol... Do you have a NewEgg wishlist of your parts? Great looking setup so far man... I can't wait to see more pics!!!
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I am building a very close setup to this come June... What PSU did you end up going with? I was looking at the Corsair 1000HX. I don't think 1000 watts is needed for even dual GTX285s but for some reason I just want the power!!! lol... Do you have a NewEgg wishlist of your parts? Great looking setup so far man... I can't wait to see more pics!!!
I went with the HX - was looking for a modular 850... but they were more expensive than the 1000... so why not? plus now I have power for 2 285's and a physX card... and anything else i might throw at it in the future..
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that's an odd location for the t-line. i assume you are going to make it longer. but looks good so far.
I think that's supposed to be a drain line. Not a fill line.

He does have a reservoir in the loop which is ideally where he would add the coolant to the loop.

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I went with the HX - was looking for a modular 850... but they were more expensive than the 1000... so why not? plus now I have power for 2 285's and a physX card... and anything else i might throw at it in the future..
Modular becomes very useful especially when you are going to run sli mode. It might be worth getting a modular psu.
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Nice build mate. MORE PICS!!


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Yeah modular is worth it. My next psu will be the 1000hx probably. I would probably never use the power, but it is nice to have.
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I think that's supposed to be a drain line. Not a fill line.

He does have a reservoir in the loop which is ideally where he would add the coolant to the loop.

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Yea... drain line.. fill line is near the res. inside drive bay.

As for clamps, the worm drives I had were practically impossible to get to work in the positions I was using... after reading a ton on XS.org i decided zip ties would work... unless there is a different type of clamp?

Oh and pic was before adding coolant or zip ties...
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thought about maybe re-running the lines and mounting the res outside of the drive bays... this would allow me to make a shorter cleaner loop.. and I can theoretically use the fill port as a drain port if i turn the system upside down right? I just hate messing up the clean look of the lines with that drain line... any thoughts/suggestions?

possible location of res/pump is in pic...

Is it bad to mount a reservoir at the bottom of a loop? I was thinking about rigging the XSPC res/DDC pump to fit into the HDD bay, as a loop for the GPU.. and then getting another loop for the cpu...

EDIT: Decided to leave it as-is for now.. don't see the point in redoing the loop if I'm just going to pull it apart for the 2nd loop.. thinking i'll mount the DDC+top in the HDD bay, with a 2x120 rad on the backside of the bay for the GPU's... but we will see.. for now.. it's not pretty.. and I don't like the drain lines location.. but it will work..
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MORE PICS!!! lol...
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no more pics for now.. I told myself I wont touch it until after finals... so no updates until saturday! lol - I've decided to switch things up.. I'm ordering a mcp655 and EK multi res.. gonna use that with my cpu loop and mount the other in the HDD bay for the gpu loop... should clean things up better... but I have some strange routing in mind for the 655 so it might not work... gotta try though..
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