Phanteks GPU block + SS Tubing!

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by VanGoghComplex, May 11, 2018.

  1. VanGoghComplex

    VanGoghComplex [H]ard|Gawd

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    Hey all! Just wanted to share my build after the latest revision, as it's now got a proper full-cover block on the 1080ti and I went from PETG to Stainless tubing! =)

    The stainless stands out a bit better without the case lighting:

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    ...but the block lighting is really good!

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    Enjoy! =)
     
  2. guitarslingerchris

    guitarslingerchris Failure is just success rounded down

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    Love it. Is that the P3 or the P5?
     
  3. VanGoghComplex

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    P5. The P3 was just a touch small for what I wanted to do; reservoir has to me mounted on rad, no vertical PSU mount unless you have an ITX mobo, etc.
     
  4. guitarslingerchris

    guitarslingerchris Failure is just success rounded down

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    Brilliant, that's actually what I wanted to know about. I've got a garage wall computer coming and I wanted to know what space was like if I went that route.
     
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    Here's a few pics of my brother's P3 build and it has the same component sizes as mine: https://hardforum.com/threads/my-bros-new-p3-build.1958287/

    He's got a full ATX PSU and mobo, a 420mm rad that he had to extensively dremel to fit, the same size reservoir as me (though he has the DDC version), and he made a 3D printed bracket to mount that to the rad.

    A smaller build would look good in a P3, and his has a nice sort of industrial look to it, but I'd recommend P5 if you're fitting full-size hardware just for ease of install.
     
  6. guitarslingerchris

    guitarslingerchris Failure is just success rounded down

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    Is that the XSPC Photon 270mm or what size is that tube? Friend is trying to dump his 170mm Photon on me and I don't think it will look big enough on top of the radiator and funny enough I was planning to 3d print my own bracket to put the res on my 480 rad for the build, heh.
     
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    It is the 270 in both cases. Mine's the D5 and his is the DDC (which is discontinued.)

    The newer version of the Photon reservoirs come with a bracket that have holes spaced for mounting to fans/radiators.
     
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    Dang that looks sweet Van! (y)
     
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  9. Hakaba

    Hakaba I Think I am Funny, but I'm Not

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    Where did you get the SS tubing? Also petg compression fittings?
     
  10. VanGoghComplex

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    Tubing is 14mm XSPC. Fittings are 14mm Barrow. =)
     
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  11. Hakaba

    Hakaba I Think I am Funny, but I'm Not

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    Appreciate the info!