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ITX Vertical case - Design concept

Discussion in 'Watercooling' started by Itachi, 29 Oct 2020.

  1. Itachi

    Itachi What's a Dremel?

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    Hello. I'm working on a project. I'm very good with air. Unfortunately, I have no experience with water cooling and need advice.

    The project has several guidelines:
    1. As small as possible base area.
    2. Strong components (probably I9 10900K OC RTX380)
    3. One 3.5 "hard drive
    4. If possible, air is drawn through the filters.
    5. Reasonably quiet (Noctua NF-A12 x4 maximum 1500 rpm)

    The link includes preliminary concept renders:
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/dwNgqjUiKnhStpJT6

    Loop: Reservoir -> Pump -> CPU -> GPU -> Cooler 480x60 TT CL-> Reservoir.
    The wiring is almost invisible. It's not about aesthetics. The main issue was the air flow. Air will be drawn in from the front.

    Any advice? Does it make any sense? Will such a loop handle strong components?

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    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Looks good. 4x120 should be enough radiator. The only issue might be space on the wiring. If you use a modular PSU, the plugs and wires take up at least 3/4 of an inch.
    I'm not seeing a GPU. Will it be on the back side of the distro plate?
     
  3. Itachi

    Itachi What's a Dremel?

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    The place for the cables is provided on the distribution board, you will not see them. I have already measured this. Of course they will be without a braid. The GPU will be on the other hand. Using PSU Corsair, fit a card with a maximum length of 33 cm. Renders have a PSU 30mm higher than the Corsair.
     
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    Which side is the front?
     
  5. Itachi

    Itachi What's a Dremel?

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    The front is this aluminum sheet. The radiator is at the back behind the fans. Just like outside the computer case. In the render on the front, the sheet is solid, but it will be perforated.
     
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    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    Just remember, if your intake is filtered you want it to be a larger surface area than your fans, as it'll be more restrictive. If you don't do this you'll get dust stucked through all of the gaps.

    One think I found when I CAD models my build, they usually make the rads about 2-4mm bigger than the dimensions. Its why mine has to be at an angle! I'd suggest buying the core parts so you can measure them before fitting!

    Also, where does the GPU go?
     
  7. Itachi

    Itachi What's a Dremel?

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    The graphics card will be located on the other side of the distribution board
    I assumed that the inlet area must be 30% larger than the area of the fans. Do you think it's not enough? Everything is measured. ITX is standard. I got the rest of the exact dimensions from ASUS. Fans, power supply, hdd are standard and nothing to measure. I work on fusion 360, so practically all the time on dimensions.
     
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