First custom loop. Managed to stuff dual 280mm radiators in a Corsair 350d, because I really wanted to maximize my frontal intake and top exhaust areas. I've only seen one, maybe 2 other builds in a 350d that used dual 280mm radiators, and one other that used a 360mm on the front.
I've had this computer for nearly 5 years now. Recently upgraded to a GTX 1080ti FE, and was unsatisfied with how ridiculously hot and loud it got, so I decided to watercool it. I already had an AIO on my CPU, but decided I wanted to do a full custom loop.
GPU temps dropped from 88c down to 40c while gaming. Fans are now tuned to run very silently at those temperatures. Mission success.
The case required some modifications to fit the radiators:
- HDD drive cage was relocated further back
- Holes were drilled for the reservoir mount
- The bottom of the CD drive cage was removed to make room for the front radiator
- Some of the rails inside the CD drive cage were bent to make room for the top radiator
- Holes in some of the PCIE covers were opened to make room for the pump mount screws
Also, excuse the hecka scratched up front radiator. It was used, and was my guinea pig for testing fitment at the top after modifying the 5.25" drive bay. The drive by ended up scratching it up pretty good.
- Radiators - Dual XSPC EX280
- CPU Block - XSPC Raystorm Pro
- GPU Block - EK-FC1080 GTX Ti
- Reservoir - Primochill CTR hard mount (80mm)
- Pump - XSPC D5 pump w/ EK-XTOP Revo D5 top
- Coolant - Primochill True (blood red)
- Fans - Fractal Design Venturi HP-14
- Fittings - Various XSPC and Bitspower