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Watercooled loop inside Phateks Evolv Shift Mini ITX Case

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello guys I am trying to figure out wich parts from EKWB (or maybe some other brand) should I use to make possible to watercool a system inside the following case.
http://www.phanteks.com/Enthoo-Evolv-Shift.html
The Idea is carry that mini ITX case between places because I think it's bigger sister is too much.
So I was thinking on using these parts:
https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-velocity-d-rgb-nickel-acetal
1x or 2x (to cool GPU maybe if it is possible) https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-coolstream-se-120-slim-single-5000
I won't make the GPU part of the loop just yet, because I am waiting until July to change it if something good comes up.

The issue is. I dont know wich pump/res combo I should use that fits in there, that is compatible with those mentioned above parts.

Now, one thing I know it's possible is using this Reservoir combo unit from phanteks
http://www.phanteks.com/PH-R160.html
The problem with this is that it comes with a ddc pump, and I wanted to use a D5 (Read that DDC overheat a lot)
If there are any EKWB compatible this is an option for me.
And before anyone tells me this is impossible please watch this:



There is also: http://www.barrowint.com/index.php/article/1099.html
but With this one I need to run a pump separate from it.

And last (this would be the best option if it Fits) I was trying to figure if I could run one of these:
https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-xres-140-revo-d5-rgb-pwm-incl-sl-pump
changing the tube with a shorter one
https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-res-x3-tube-110-64mm

Please help me figure this out, I would appreciate all help that I can have.

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The simplest way is to use an aio watercooler. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Ye I Know, and it works, but I really wanna do something different. Thanks anyway, much appreciated. 

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Use 2x 120 definitely when you go with GPU block, but even now it wouldn't hurt.

 

For pump/res combo you should be able to use the EK D5 one with maybe a fan mount bracket.

In my Shift X I am using a Watercool Heatkiller Tube, that also comes with D5 mounting option, but I think it's too big for a regular Shift.

Depending on how much money you're willing to invest, you could even consider to get a custom waterway with pump mount. Radikult on eBay is quite known for this stuff.

 

Other quick tips:

- Invest in really good fans. I recommend EK Vardars or the new Noctua's.

- Remove fan filters

- Use hardline, plan it well. Doing soft tubing in these cases is a nightmare.

 

If you want, check out my current project. Maybe you can find some inspiration ;) Devotion: a Hardcore Shift X


Current Projects:
Devotion: a Hardcore Shift X

 

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