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Link Tube Madness updated!

by HiResJunky

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Date Published

July 19, 2018

Date Built

July 16, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

5 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.556 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11 GHz

Description

Update 1.3, altered the GPU loop, IN and OUT from the top, I think it looks better. Also added smallest link tube to the bottom rad at the front to further improve the look.

GPU is now in the loop and got it done with EK RGB waterblock. I found a thread on reddit that described how to mod your EVGA 1080ti SC2 to work with founders edition block which the SC2 is with the exception of an additional fan header. Turns out EK updated their design and their block works right out of the box no mods required! Bonus. Also added Barrowch water temp sensor and 1 more UV LED strip. See new pics.

Dual 360 RAD custom water cooled using nothing but Barrow Acrylic link tube. Featuring a Radikult Custom CNC 240 RES.

Some of the pros I found to building a loop this way are: Obviously no lousy bends Link tube is Acrylic, it's thick, hard and ultra clear Very easy to disassemble for maintenance Allows for a clean look Reusable and re configurable if you need to change loop order

Cons Added cost as you will need a lot more fittings (90 rotary and M-M extenders) Fixed number of available tube lengths with a max of 120mm Probably cost more than buying hard tube if you don't make a lot of mistakes

Note: Picture 6, when you run Fry Cry 5 Corsairs iCUE software detects the game and switches your fans and ram to a custom USA Red White and Blue flag theme. Doesn't show up great on the camera but looks pretty good live.

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dixonerfais 1 Build 9 points 8 months ago

Philip you know you want to feature this right now

Also, in picture 4, the software says "G.Skill TridentZ" but that RAM doesn't look like G.Skill TridentZ to me...either way, +1 for sure!

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

I forgot to edit my Aida panel when I switched to the new Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB. This build wasn't entirely new, I moved most of my system from a Silverstone TJ10 to the PC-011D. I was using Trident Z RAM that was RED...just wasn't going to work in this white/black theme.

dixonerfais 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

Well it looks good man, great work!

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

Fixed the Aida64 panel and added a pic :)

UMTechRescue 6 Builds 3 points 8 months ago

Wow that pump looks like it's almost touching the fan in the back.

Insanely beautiful build, that's my dream case for the future.

+1,000,000 if I could

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

There's a good 10mm between the pump and the fans (you can see the power and pwm cables coming out and going in between the fans in other pic), just the angle of that one pic.

RUN don't walk to get this case, it is absolutely amazing for water cooling compatibility plus it shows off your gear like nothing else.

UMTechRescue 6 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

I just ordered the Fractal Design Meshify C in white as a step up for my first good looking case. This is coming from a cooler master 130 elite.

Some point down the line I really want one, but I can't justify getting one right now.

HellRaizrRod 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

And how do you like your meshify c in white? :)

UMTechRescue 6 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Oh man I LOVE my Meshify. I have changed it up a little after I posted my build with it, however. I took bottom front fan off, and put the PSU cover back on so I could fit a graphics card mount in to help with GPU sag. Fantastic case, plenty of airflow, integrated dust cover works wonders.

Renegade5G 2 points 8 months ago

This thing is amazing! One of the coolest reservoirs I have ever seen and that is pretty awesome what you did with the link tubing. Nice work, well done!

AnonymouslyQuacked 2 points 8 months ago

Well balanced. +1

tcohee 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

That's a beauty!

shikudodo 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Very nice set up!! I too have the same case as you. currently running AIO system but in future I'm going custom loop system. You are right about this case being awesome case for water cooling and showing off the gears!!~~

Hajiwaji 1 point 8 months ago

how did you attach them without fittings? did you thread your tubes?

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

Yes exactly, Link tube comes tapped G1/4. Normally you use threaded link tube for joining the short distances between SLI video cards where there isn't enough room for the fittings. I just thought I'd try doing the whole loop with it as I had a ton of 90 rotary fittings I got for a great deal from a guy who was getting out of water cooling.

You can find it here http://www.performance-pcs.com/barrow-g1-4-tapped-acrylic-tube

Obamas.mama 3 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

This is such a cool idea.

Poker1059 1 point 8 months ago

+1 for the op phone on the last phoo

Dylan.Syverson 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

dope pc bro

Wolf88 4 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Wow, nice - looks like something you would see in a futuristic sci-fi movie. ;p

hi_im_snowman 1 point 8 months ago

Wait, wait, wait, wait...

Are you seriously getting 5Ghz on the 8700k with only 1.072v? Am I misreading this last photo? Was this a SpeedStep reading on your cpu and the actual is 1.3xxv or 1.4xxv or is this chip actually godly?

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Lol no no...just a delayed reading in the panel when I happened to get the screen grab, voltage is actually manual 1.35v my 8700k is pretty average cpu, sweet spot is right where I have it.5.1-5.2 require disproportionatly more voltage to even post and still not entirely stable.

hi_im_snowman 1 point 8 months ago

Okay, that makes a lot more sense. Here I was thinking "holy crap, does OP know how valuable and rare this thing is?" haha

Btw, gorgeous build, I can almost feel the care and dedication that went into this wonderful piece of art. +1

bradyn13 1 point 8 months ago

Amazing PC!

Did you build that reservoir yourself or a third party?

I can't tell if you just have a few icons at the bottom, or if you are using some fancy software to make folders and such at the bottom?

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Mario can makes you pretty much anything you want. This one is one of his "standard" pieces.

https://m.ebay.com/itm/PC-Water-tank-liquid-cooling-Reservoir-for-a-D5-Pump-with-4-G1-4-240mm-zise-/222777419012

Not sure what you mean by the icons...if you are referring to the Aida64 panel it's custom made by Snakeyes on the ASUS Z370 forums.

Nice to see everyone seems to like the direction I went with cheers!

sponix 6 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Did you forget that the Water Block is supposed to go on the card ?

Very Nice Build

Thanks for Sharing

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

I didn't forget to WC the video card, sadly No waterblocks available for the Evga SC2 and I cannot go with a longer that has blocks available as longer cards will hit the res.

Hopefully when the 1180 comes out I can get a card that will fit and has a block.

man341234 2 points 7 months ago

IDK if you care or if you like it just putting out information, but the EVGA Hydro Copper Waterblock for GTX 1080 Ti 400-HC-5599-B1 is compatible with your card.

https://www.evga.com/products/product.aspx?pn=400-HC-5599-B1 look at the compatibility card list.

I thought the same thing with one of my graphics cards from EVGA but they make blocks for all for their own cards since some of their cards are not mainstream like the FTW, sticks, or founders additions.

P.S. love your build. +1

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Yes thank you another member also advised EVGA has their own compatible blocks, while I'm not in LOVE with the look of their blocks I think I am going to order one and get the gfx in the loop. Will update with new pics when complete.

man341234 1 point 7 months ago

No problem anything to help. Cant wait to see the update.

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

GPU added to the loop!

LaserPower 2 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

All you really need is a stock vertical GPU mount then you can mount any length card~check out my recent build. The card pretty much sits at the center line of the bottom fan at the farthest position from the motherboard. Your reservoir looks like it's pretty far away from there.

xlegendof 3 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

I noticed that you are only cooling the CPU with your custom loop. Any plans to add the GPU into the mix? Seems like a little waste seeing that you have two 360 rads in the case.

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Believe me I want to so I can reverse the bottom fans but I have not been able to find a 10.6 length GTX 1080ti that has a waterblock available.

Please let me know if anyone knows of a solution that will fit.

xlegendof 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Didn't realize that your card had limited support from most waterblock manufacturers, but I may have found a solution. EVGA sells their Hydro Copper waterblocks separately from the ones paired with the card: https://www.evga.com/products/product.aspx?pn=400-HC-5599-B1. This one says its compatible with your card.

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

I never even thought about EVGA having their own blocks thanks for that. It looks like this block is also compatible height wise...has to be under 145mm in height to clear the glass panel. Specs say 5 inches.

Have to do a bit more homework, if it'll work I will defiantly add the gpu to the loop, have plenty of RAD capacity.

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

GPU added to the loop!

xlegendof 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Wonderful! Looks great and I bet it performs great as well ;)

QueenLexi13 1 point 7 months ago

Random off topic question... what did you use to take these pictures? These pictures are so crisp and clear and help to see how beautiful the build is!

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Google Pixel XL

QueenLexi13 1 point 7 months ago

Makes me want to switch from an iPhone... beautiful build thank you for the response!

jayl89 1 point 7 months ago

That's beautiful. I really like this build.

RIMOSMOB 1 point 7 months ago

awsome build mate keep up the good work

jacobsamdal 8 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Super sweet with the purple coloring! Check out my purple build! I really love the reservoir!

ReverseFlash 1 point 7 months ago

this is so sick bro! :D

VulcansHeart 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

10/10

paiyan 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

PHWOARRR... great effort!

Omnislash89 6 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Okay, showoff. lol

Mad respect. It's a thing of beauty. I hope your battle station is proudly displayed in your living room, like the throne it is. This baby's the crown jewel!

Corsair Commander Pro really enables neat stuff for your thermals, as seen in your HUD on-screen.

Would really look forward to you making a loop build guide on YT!

Even though it's not a load shot, nice vCore and idle temps on 5GHz with the 8700K!

OllieManMan 14 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

absolutely love the white and UV light. Rainbow vomit is for newbs. Great work on the tubes. +1+1+1

islandg@m3r 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

AWESOME BUILD BRO! Also...you a bast*rd for beating me to it =p Just got my beautiful White variant to this case and w8ting for more parts to come in. Going be custom loop 2920X Threadripper Build when the CPU comes out =) This deserved a feature GRATZ!

mcaranay 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Which keyboard is that? Pls let me know...

stacymorgan84 1 point 7 months ago

Wow. Feature Build for, what, 5 days now!?! Admins must really be in incredible love with this build. haha

SonsBlud 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

World of Warships is probably epic on that build and monitor, congrats man!

Gooberdad 10 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Great job.

Thumbs up and congrats on the featured spot.

Logarythym 11 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

That is such a cool looking build. It's like you combined a habitrail with an albino ant farm. Love it.

Whisp12390 1 point 7 months ago

Any reason you didnt run 2 x 1080ti in SLI?

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

No need for 2 when 1 1080ti crushes 3440 x 1440

trylaarsdam 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

That is the sexiest cpu only hardline loop I have ever seen. Deserves the feature!

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

It's not just cpu the MB VRM's are in the loop as well. Soon the GPU will go in the loop thx to members letting me know EVGA makes a block for the SC2 card. .

critti00 5 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Excellent job! It's a beauty.

TheMagickConch 2 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Can that res be mounted like a radiator would onto the fan mounting spots?

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Yes absolutely, I'm using the "optional" standoff mounts because I wanted fans.

Bossthis 1 point 7 months ago

Whats that inline piece at the bottom on the secound picture?

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 7 months ago
NickRyanAPBT 3 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Think you would be able to fit another 1080 ti in there with the res and fans on the bottom? Asking bc this case is on the way for my SLI 1080 ti build on an x299 platform, and really hoping to be able to run a rad at the bottom as well. Going with a 360 res from radikult :)

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

Edited comment after looking closer. You "might" be able fit another GPU that has a water block on it in my setup. It would be very close with the rads I'm using. XSPC has just released an ULTRA slim 20.5mm thick rad that you could consider if you found a clearance issue. Note If you are going with the 360 radikult you won't be able to use the back fans like mine. If you put the rad on the optional mounts like I have it would contact both top and bottom rads. Flip me an e-mail and I'll send you some close up pics and measurements if you need to be sure. ibaxter1246(at)gmail.com

http://www.performance-pcs.com/xspc-tx360-ultrathin-radiator.html

NickRyanAPBT 3 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Just got my 011D in today, from the looks, I should be able to make my 2 aorus 1080ti work with their EK full cover blocks-keeping a rad below. Yeah I figured the 360 res would have to mount directly to the panel, sacrificing the fans. Thank you!!!

NickRyanAPBT 3 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Beautiful build. 10/10

PrivatePengu 1 point 6 months ago

Can I ask why you are having all the fans in exhaust?

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Fan aesthetics mostly and intake from the bottom fans is blocked by the GPU. I tried it both ways(all exhaust and intake bottom and intake back) there really isn't any difference in temps. Having said that I recently added 2 small 80mm intake fans to the back above the Lian Li Der8auer plaque since the original pics. I'm going to try and get as close to balanced pressure as possible to minimize dust. See last pic I just uploaded .

vegaspimp22 3 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

What in the world... Why does the tubing look so different than what I am used too. I read in description link tubing? Never heard of it. I have built with all sorts of tubing before, my last build was acrylic. But what in the world, it looks like the fitting is inside the tube? It looks cool, its just i have never seen this before.

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

You can find it here http://www.performance-pcs.com/barrow-g1-4-tapped-acrylic-tube

Or on Amazon search "barrow acrylic G1/4 female to female extender"

The male end of any G1/4 fitting threads into the tube. Just need a bunch of M-M G 1/4 extenders to link the female ends.

vegaspimp22 3 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

WHAT??? You built a rig out of extenders??? Thats genius. Are you the first to do this?

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Hard to say if I'm the first to do it. I can tell you I didn't get the from someone else's build. Was tinkering around with petg bends and had some link tube on hand. Really preferred the look of the acrylic, it's crystal clear and quite thick compared to petg. I thought about it for a bit weighing the pros and cons finally deciding to see if I actually could do, it became more of a challenge. In the end I learned that it is in fact very easy and best of all reconfigurable, which I have done a few times now. Also just recently discovered on Amazon they have lenghts up to 200mm and some in between lenghts not available on PCS site. I ordered a few more pieces to eliminate a few joins and places where I needed spacers to make up for pieces not long enough. If you're thinking about it I'd say go for it!

vegaspimp22 3 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

I love acrylic too man. I got some Acrylic black tubing, after doing all my builds in PETG, I LOVED how much shinier acrylic is. I think im acrylic for life now. PETG is just a little easier. Great job! My black tubing.
https://pcpartpicker.com/b/FQLJ7P

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Oh yes I have seen your build, unbelievable. That is a whole other level and really is ultra clean. How you didn't get featured is beyond comprehension. I've seen simple AIO builds with nothing more that a toy figure on the GPU get featured :)

Acrylic FTW, selling all my leftover PETG.

Lazaration 1 point 5 months ago

What uv led's are you using?

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

I have 4 DarkSide CONNECT Dimmable Rigid LED Strip – UV Rev4.1 12″ (30cm) in there.

Lazaration 1 point 5 months ago

Im been thinking about replacing my 10+ year old pc and I'm in love with yours so I'm going to try to emulate it with my own spin. I really appreciate all the feed back. Will let you guys know how it turns out.

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

I'm available to help with questions you may have. Good luck and have fun with it.

Lazaration 1 point 5 months ago

Hey should i be going with your motherboard only or would a rog strix-E be ok.

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Depends on your goal, if you are going for a high overclock you may want to water cool the mosfets. The Strix-e may have a monoblock(cpu and mosfets in one) available but that would probably cost more than the Formula X.

krewlkid 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

in the last pic you have 2 rear mini fans, what fans are those, (ie Size, model?)

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

be quiet! Pure Wings 2 80mm

teh0wner 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Wonderful stuff. I'm actually building a very similar one, with the 6x LLs as exhaust, and 3x as intake (although I'm planning on having those in side chamber and rad in main). My concern was the pressure difference and saw you added 2x 80mms at the back. How are you finding these are working out?

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

The 2 80mm fans didn't have any noticable affect on temperatures. Presently I have bottom fans as intake top and back as exhaust. Not useing the 80mm's for the time being. Temps are fantastic, water doesn't get hotter than 37c under full load stress testing or gaming for hours.

Chiefcinque 1 point 4 months ago

inspirational build man! Putting together my dynamic/radikult custom combo as well. Where did you get those wide standoff spacers for the reservoir?

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Thanks for kind words. Mario(radikult) offers the standoffs as an option.

Wait till you see my next link tube build. Custom fully water cooled itx in the In-Win A1. 240 and 120 RADs with a D5 pump. It's mini madness! Just putting the final touches and she's ready for the B-roll!

kevbui 4 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

This build is crazy! I am jealous!!!

beardedmisfit 4 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

+1 Great builds form a fellow Canuck

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Cheers!

HellRaizrRod 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

This is my favorite 011 dynamic build to date. I love the clean look. Excellent excellent. What made you pick a cpu block over monoblock? I think that would have paired nicely with that larger custom reservoir you have (which is dope btw)

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Motherboard is the Maximus Formula that comes with EK water blocks on the mosfets. If any other board I would have gone with a mono block for sure.

ov3rvolt 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

beautiful work:)

kalfun 1 point 3 months ago

Amazing build!

How are your temps at idle and gaming?

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

Water temp idle is around 25c this time of year(I'm in Canada). Gaming 32-34c.

Running Prime 95 the CPU @5.2GHZ 1.39v stays under 80c.

GPU temps are better (mild overclock) 57c while gaming.

Shastarocks 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

The warm colors on the ram in the white case looks amazing.

ghazzy118 1 point 3 months ago

With the way you've got it set up, would there be room to actually mount the GPU vertically? Or would it require removing the bottom rad to make a vertical set-up feasible?

Thanks, and awesome build by the way!

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

You can definitely get the GPU vertical with fans but I'm not sure if you can fit fans and a rad. See here vertical with fans https://pcpartpicker.com/b/C6P323

May work if you go wit XSPC's new ultra slim 20mm TX360 rad and some slim fans.

Try filtering pcpartpicker by Lian li cases PC-011 DX & PC-011 DW and see if anyone has done it.

ghazzy118 1 point 3 months ago

Yeah that was the other build I was following.

And I'm looking at that radiator. And the fans I'm currently have are some of Cooler Master ARGB fans.

But I'll keep looking for more examples. Thanks.

kalfun 1 point 3 months ago

I noticed on the side, you have fans mounted in the second chamber. Do you think there's enough room to fit a slim rad (30mm) in there as well? GGF mentioned that it's possible, but I just wanted a second opinion from you. Thanks!

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

I haven't tried installing a rad there myself but it's definitely possible. There are some limitations and possible mods to do depending on the rad you use. Have a read on through this thread...there are a bunch of posts about which rads work. https://www.overclock.net/forum/161-computer-cases/272699-official-lian-li-owner-s-showcase-thread-472.html#/topics/272699?page=472

kalfun 1 point 3 months ago

Thanks a lot for the link! Much Appreciated!

Gravy_Davey 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Hi i know i am late but just inquiring what are your temps like with the pump/res config the way you have it configured ? i am thinking about doing the same kind of loop but am worried about the res choking the fans

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

No concern at all with res choking the fans, the temps are fantastic with 2x360 rads. I have my 8086k CPU at 5.2ghz 1.39v with -1 AVX offset. Temps cannot get above 85c in the heaviest prime 95 loads. Water temp does not exceed 35c this time of year. Note I'm not using a res in the middle section.

Subsonic1127 1 point 2 months ago

This is art

JimmyJimmy 1 point 2 months ago

I really hope those are exhuast fans underneath the GPU.

JimmyJimmy 1 point 2 months ago

Why havent you liquid cooled the video card btw?

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

No the setup is intake from bottom exhaust back and sides. The GPU is in the loop so it's temperature is controlled by the water temp.

JimmyJimmy 1 point 2 months ago

Most of the pictures show an air cooled 1080 ti, so you shoukd probably update the pics if you havent already.

teh0wner 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

How did you get rid of the vibrations? I'm working on quite a similar build, but it seems that there's crazy vibrations form the pump propagated to the system. I've tried putting dampening washers between the res and the mounting brackets, but doesn't seem to help much.

Quick video showing the issue : https://streamable.com/2avim

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

I'm not having that issue. Do you have the pump speed adjustment dial on the back? Try lowering the speed to 4 instead of 5. If that's not it check to make sure you have the pump O-ring seated properly and you haven't over tightened. In your video it "sounds" like it's hitting the acrylic.

Also wouldn't hurt to flip a quick e-mail with that video to Mario at Radikult customs and see if he's run into that problem before.

Good luck...flip me a msg when completed can't wait to see pics.

teh0wner 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Sweet thanks for that. Mario was kind enough to send me another Res as he thinks something went wrong during the cutting - Hopefully that'll sort it out! The weird thing is, there's no such sound (even at 100%) when it's not mounted in the case, but could very well be what you mentioned. Could also be an issue with the pump which I've got a new one to try out. Fingers crossed!

teh0wner 1 Build 1 point 28 days ago

Finally done

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 28 days ago

Amazing...looks great! I bet you learned a lot in the process.

Curious...why the mid fans not lighting up?

teh0wner 1 Build 1 point 27 days ago

Ah.. I got those in the side chamber. Didn't want them in the main chamber as you can only have 6 fans on the Corsair Commander Pro following the same 'link'. 3 would be out of tune. Also, it gives the build a more balanced look with RGB fans top/bottom instead of top/bottom and right.

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 days ago

FYI, I got all 9 fans into the commander pro following this thread and diagram.

http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=172785

Cheers!

Pedrofloresg 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

can you send the link of where you got your waterblock for sc2. Thanks!

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

It's the founders edition EK block. Note EK updated the design to work with SC2 which has a fan header in a non-standard location(although there is no mention of this on their site or in the product compatibility list). If you get some other founders edition you may have to mod the block to clear that one part. If you search you'll find pics and info on redit. Anyways if you get this one it works out of the box no mods.

EK-FC GeForce GTX FE RGB – Nickel SKU:46995780 https://www.dazmode.com/store/shop/watercooling/gpu-blocks/nvidia-cards/ek-fc-geforce-gtx-fe-rgb-nickel/

AssassinGT 1 point 1 month ago

That looks absolutely spectacular. How do you feel about all the extenders attached by just G1/4? Aren't you worried it might not be as secure as a compression fitting?

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Oh no concern at all, threaded connection is a 100x more secure than a compression fitting. You can easily pull hard tube out of a compression fitting! Soft tube compression's hold really tight but hard tube is another story. Try it yourself!

AssassinGT 1 point 1 month ago

I guess in theory I never thought about it as I've never used an extender before lol. It makes sense; it's threaded and has a rubber gasket. Makes me wonder why more people don't just tap the ends of a hard tube instead.

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

I don't think the hard tube meant for bending is thick enough to tap. The acrylic link tubes are much thicker than PTG.

AssassinGT 1 point 25 days ago

Hey I had a second question but, I bought the same Motherboard/case and reservoirs you have for my build and I was wondering; if you were so inclined to put a second graphics card watercooled in that slot; would it fit with the radiator? (Also using EK Vector water block)

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 2 points 25 days ago

Another guy asked the same... without having done it I can't say for sure but I think it will fit... it's going to be super tight if it does. If you haven't bought both cards yet try 1 in the bottom slot first and see....or buy thin fans for the bottom rad and it'll work for sure. Only down side to that is no thin RGB fans on market I know of. Last thought if doesn't fit with XSPC 360 rad you could get the XSPC tx360 ultra slim rad...that will work for sure.

AssassinGT 1 point 25 days ago

Awesome! Thanks for the quick reply. I think I'll have a look at measuring that TX360 ultra, that looks like a good solution. I haven't put the water block on the gpu yet so I was curious for future sake but that's a good suggestion as well! Thanks again!

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 2 points 25 days ago

No problem, let me know how it goes. Be sure to flip a link when completed. On a side note, my cooling is amazing with the 2x 360's but I'm thinking about adding a 3rd 360 to the middle just because you can...I would definitely if I was running sli GPU's. The mid spot is tight and not every rad will fit...the XSPC TX360 screaming to go in there

AssassinGT 1 point 24 days ago

Lol it does look as if you have some room to move the side mount fans to the inward side of the case and put a rad behind them possibly? That would be insane but amazing. but I will definitely post up pics once I'm done with the first phase of the build soon. Most likely end of March or mid April.

no_pick_no_stick 1 point 14 days ago

Hi your build looks very nice!

I have a question: how much clearance does the bottom radiator have from the front glass and the back PCI slot cover? I wonder it will fit the XSPC TX360 crossflow which is 6mm longer than the EX360 crossflow.

HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 14 days ago

I don't think you can get away with 6mm longer. It's very close.

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HiResJunky submitter 2 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

My last 2 motherboards have both been ASUS Maximus Formula's that have the waterblocks on the VRM's. I believe it can help you achieve a higher stable overclock but I can't say I have tried comparing with MB's that just have conventional heatsinks.

The ASUS 34' curved g-sync is amazing, once you go wide curved it's tough to use anything else. Note you need at least a 1080ti to get decent frame rates at 3440 x 1440.

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