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After doing some research i found out that i have 5 inches of clearance between a 160mm PSU and the front of the case.

Now i want to put a pump there and a 30mm thick 120mm rad. Would i still have place for a Pump/res combo there? (Note i will probably make custom cables so i dont have to manage my cables there)

 

If that doesnt work i could alway go with a 5.25inch bay Pump/res combo. It is 14.8 cm deep. (this one http://www.aquatuning.nl/product_info.php/info/p12202_Koolance-TNK-501-Single-5-25--Bay-Reservoir.html) 

 

Would this be a good alternative? i've heard that most pump / res combos suck for filling because the top of the 5.25inch bay, but on the 250D it is visible shouldn't that fix that problem? 

 

So, what would you do? 

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That would be a good alternitive to keep space, but it's going to be hard to get the line to the front rad without like 4 fittings

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That would be a good alternitive to keep space, but it's going to be hard to get the line to the front rad without like 4 fittings

Would using acrylic tubing make it more viable? 

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I'd go for thew 5.25" bay alternative. There's also a good combo from alphacool. Then a 240 thin rad at the side, a 120 thick (30-40mm) in the front with push pull and maybe a dual 80 mm in the back, allthough this is overkill already. :D

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I'd go for thew 5.25" bay alternative. There's also a good combo from alphacool. Then a 240 thin rad at the side, a 120 thick (30-40mm) in the front with push pull and maybe a dual 80 mm in the back, allthough this is overkill already. :D

ive seen some 80mm rads and it would only make my view from the top window look bad. 

 

But should i really bother with P/P for the front rad? 

 

i cant seem to find a alphacool bay pump/res combo...

 

im gonna apply for a vacation job so i can finance this project :D

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ive seen some 80mm rads and it would only make my view from the top window look bad. 

 

But should i really bother with P/P for the front rad? 

 

i cant seem to find a alphacool bay pump/res combo...

 

im gonna apply for a vacation job so i can finance this project :D

 

 

It's not really a combo. There the bay, and the pump just sticks to it's end. :D

 

Yeah those 80mm rads are very thick

 

I think push in the front will do, since all the components are liquid cooled anyways. Depends on the fans, but it shouldn't be a problem. Please make a build log of this. It sound epic. If i had the money and the lols, I'd build a liquid cooled 250D

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It's not really a combo. There the bay, and the pump just sticks to it's end. :D

 

Yeah those 80mm rads are very thick

 

I think push in the front will do, since all the components are liquid cooled anyways. Depends on the fans, but it shouldn't be a problem. Please make a build log of this. It sound epic. If i had the money and the lols, I'd build a liquid cooled 250D

Its alot cheaper, but it's a bit to ugly. the koolance is very clean on the in and outside. but if i for some reason have to save 30€ ill go with that :D

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Its alot cheaper, but it's a bit to ugly. the koolance is very clean on the in and outside. but if i for some reason have to save 30€ ill go with that :D

 

that's only the reservoir, the pump goes for another 60-70 bucks. xD

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Would using acrylic tubing make it more viable? 

Yes you could, you just need lean how to bend the acrylic in order to do it

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Yes you could, you just need lean how to bend the acrylic in order to do it

i do a fairly intensive chemistry class and we learned how to bend glass tubes, cant be that different, now can it? i'm not the best at it tho :(

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i do a fairly intensive chemistry class and we learned how to bend glass tubes, cant be that different, now can it? i'm not the best at it tho :(

Bending acrylic is sort of the same, but it doesn't need to be too hot. If you get some get a lot of it so you can practice, heating acrylic too much will cause it to bubble. Also watch some tutorials on how to do it correctly

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Bending acrylic is sort of the same, but it doesn't need to be too hot. If you get some get a lot of it so you can practice, heating acrylic too much will cause it to bubble. Also watch some tutorials on how to do it correctly

i have like 1 page of instructions how to bend glass, only thing that appears to be different is acrylic will equally melt. But yea, measuring the distances and getting ahold of a heater wont be easy..

 

Can you use a gas stove to heat it? that's make my life easier...

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i have like 1 page of instructions how to bend glass, only thing that appears to be different is acrylic will equally melt. But yea, measuring the distances and getting ahold of a heater wont be easy..

 

Can you use a gas stove to heat it? that's make my life easier...

You can but at a distance, that might also leave soot on the acrylic leaving it black, safest way is boiling water if you have a pot big enough for it

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You can but at a distance, that might also leave soot on the acrylic leaving it black, safest way is boiling water if you have a pot big enough for it

never though of the water pot idea, ill have to see if i can find a pot big enough

 

Thanks for all the help and idea's! 

 

i got time to figure out how to do it because this will hopefully be built during the sumer

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never though of the water pot idea, ill have to see if i can find a pot big enough

 

Thanks for all the help and idea's! 

 

i got time to figure out how to do it because this will hopefully be built during the sumer

No problem, I better see a build log of this :P

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No problem, I better see a build log of this :P

You bet! I got some ideas but not sure if i have enough balls to do it. (id put a window where the holes are for the GPU to get air so you can see the Baller GPU block)

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