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    Default Swiftech H240-X

    It's time to get my feet wet with water-cooling (not literally I hope). Here's the plan, this is what I have Lian-Li PC D600WB case, Asus Maximus VII Formular, Intel i7-4790K, G.Skill RipjawsZ x 16GB, 2 Sapphire HD7770 Vapor-X, EVGA SuperNover P2 1000w. Now we get to the cooling, I'm looking at the Swiftech H240-X and linking it to the mother board, the reviews are good and it's quiet, which is important to me and seems like a fairly easy way to start out with water cooling. Having said that I would prefer to have a stand-up reservoir with a quiet pump and put the radiator in the blank side of the case, space is not a problem. As I use the PC for music not games sound is very important so any help and advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

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    Great case you have, I don't think you'll have the noise problem with waco system, the stock fan max noise level is less then 28dB, but you can always change the fans for some silent ones (cougar, BeQuiet...).

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    Default Re: Swiftech H240-X

    Quote Originally Posted by Smiki007 View Post
    Great case you have, I don't think you'll have the noise problem with waco system, the stock fan max noise level is less then 28dB, but you can always change the fans for some silent ones (cougar, BeQuiet...).
    My biggest concern is getting noisy water pump though the Swiftech is supposed to be quiet, I've tried to contact them to find out what extra parts I need to link the MB but they never got back.
    Thanks for the response, you get about you answered my Intel question the other day and yes I love the case, I'll send you a pic when it's all up and running.

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    Default Re: Swiftech H240-X

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron View Post
    My biggest concern is getting noisy water pump though the Swiftech is supposed to be quiet, I've tried to contact them to find out what extra parts I need to link the MB but they never got back.
    Thanks for the response, you get about you answered my Intel question the other day and yes I love the case, I'll send you a pic when it's all up and running.

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    Default Re: Swiftech H240-X

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron View Post
    My biggest concern is getting noisy water pump though the Swiftech is supposed to be quiet, I've tried to contact them to find out what extra parts I need to link the MB but they never got back.
    Thanks for the response, you get about you answered my Intel question the other day and yes I love the case, I'll send you a pic when it's all up and running.
    Start a build tread with a list and pics as things progress will be looking for one

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    Default Re: Swiftech H240-X

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron View Post
    My biggest concern is getting noisy water pump though the Swiftech is supposed to be quiet, I've tried to contact them to find out what extra parts I need to link the MB but they never got back.
    Thanks for the response, you get about you answered my Intel question the other day and yes I love the case, I'll send you a pic when it's all up and running.
    The MCP30 pump used in the H240-X is extremely quiet, possibly the quietest pump around right now. You have no worries there.

    I'm not sure what you mean about "linking" it to the MB. If you are referring to pump/fan speeds, the H240-X uses a PWM splitter which connects to your CPU header to control the speeds in accordance with your MB's set fan curve.

    All in all, the H240-X is a beast - nothing out of the box can touch it in terms of performance, and it is extremely quiet. When I did the benchmarks on it, at its minimum fan and pump speeds it outperformed or matched every CLC on the market at full fan speeds. That included the Tt 3.0 Ultimate, X60, etc.

    You will be very happy with this purchase. And if you want a tube res.....simply add one.

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    Default Re: Swiftech H240-X

    The Asus Maximus VII Formular MB has a built-in water cooling block, so I planed to add that to the H240-X circuit. I'm just trying to find the nearest place to buy one from for the UK and what extra bits I'll need to make it work. Thanks for helping make my mind up.

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    Default Re: Swiftech H240-X

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron View Post
    The Asus Maximus VII Formular MB has a built-in water cooling block, so I planed to add that to the H240-X circuit. I'm just trying to find the nearest place to buy one from for the UK and what extra bits I'll need to make it work. Thanks for helping make my mind up.
    Ah, got it. You will need two 3/8" G1/4 fittings for the MB (ASUS specifies barbs, but I see no reason compression wouldn't work - they would need to be 3/8"x5/8"), a Swiftech 3/8"x5/8" tubing pack (includes two pieces of tubing that matches the stock), and a bottle of distilled water.

    You will need to disconnect one of the tubes on the waterblock and drain the fluid into a container. Then connect the tube to one side of the MB water channel (if you cut to length it will be neater, and you will most likely have a piece large enough to go from the other MB channel fitting to the CPU block, in which case you wouldn't need the additional tubing), connect the other side of the MB channel to the CPU block where you had disconnect. Refill the H240-X, you will likely need to add a little of the distilled water. Bleed and top off.

    Personally.....I think these are a bit of a PITA to fill and bleed. I always add a small res whenever I expand them, makes life much easier.

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    Thanks, that's the info I was looking for. I will definitely go with a res, I'll keep you posted on how it goes. (I love this site)

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    Default Re: Swiftech H240-X

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron View Post
    Thanks, that's the info I was looking for. I will definitely go with a res, I'll keep you posted on how it goes. (I love this site)
    Your loop should go as Ciarlatano indicates you:
    1. Disconnect the tube from inlet (In) of CPU Block
    2. Connect the tube to Inlet (In) of MB Block
    3. Connect the Outlet of MB Block to Inlet of CPU Block
    4. Connect the Outlet of CPU Block to Inlet of Res
    5. Connect the Outlet of Res to Inlet of Pump
    and will look something like:
    Swiftech H240-X-233433.jpg

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    Default Re: Swiftech H240-X

    Quote Originally Posted by Smiki007 View Post
    Your loop should go as Ciarlatano indicates you:
    1. Disconnect the tube from inlet (In) of CPU Block
    2. Connect the tube to Inlet (In) of MB Block
    3. Connect the Outlet of MB Block to Inlet of CPU Block
    4. Connect the Outlet of CPU Block to Inlet of Res
    5. Connect the Outlet of Res to Inlet of Pump
    and will look something like:
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    Precisely. Thanks, Smiki.

    One other note - if you are adding an external reservoir, you are going to need to change out the fluid, as well. Adding that much distilled water will dilute it too much. Swiftech issued a statement that in a nutshell says that nano-fluids cause buildup issues in their pumps, and that the use of nano-fluids will void the warranty. Swiftech HydrX is always a good choice....unless you are like me and can't stand the color. Good old distilled water and PT Nuke is always a safe bet, but personally I prefer the ease and non-toxic qualities of XSPC ECX or Mayhems X1 (which I happen to think are the same product with different labels).

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    Default Re: Swiftech H240-X

    Quote Originally Posted by Ciarlatano View Post
    Precisely. Thanks, Smiki.

    One other note - if you are adding an external reservoir, you are going to need to change out the fluid, as well. Adding that much distilled water will dilute it too much. Swiftech issued a statement that in a nutshell says that nano-fluids cause buildup issues in their pumps, and that the use of nano-fluids will void the warranty. Swiftech HydrX is always a good choice....unless you are like me and can't stand the color. Good old distilled water and PT Nuke is always a safe bet, but personally I prefer the ease and non-toxic qualities of XSPC ECX or Mayhems X1 (which I happen to think are the same product with different labels).
    Thanks man.
    As for fluids, my vote goes for Mayhems X1, I'm using it for a more than 3 years, and never had a issue with it (staining the walls of the reservoir and tubing, pump blockage, etc ...).

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    Default Re: Swiftech H240-X

    Quote Originally Posted by Smiki007 View Post
    Thanks man.
    As for fluids, my vote goes for Mayhems X1, I'm using it for a more than 3 years, and never had a issue with it (staining the walls of the reservoir and tubing, pump blockage, etc ...).
    What can I say, as I have no idea which fluid to use, I think I'll go for Mayhems X1. You've all been brilliant and given me far more help than I expected. Time to get the plastic out and start ordering. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron View Post
    What can I say, as I have no idea which fluid to use, I think I'll go for Mayhems X1. You've all been brilliant and given me far more help than I expected. Time to get the plastic out and start ordering. Thanks.
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