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    Post Maximus X Formula custom loop - direction of flow advice plz

    So I am rebuilding my custom loop with new Maximus X Formula board. A bit unsure of how best to keep tubing nice and neat around the VRM area (flexible EK clear 13/10). Was wondering if I need 45' fittings around the VRM?

    My parts are (in order of correct flow i think):
    • XSPC 5 1/4 bay reservoir
    • Laing 18W pump with clear top
    • XSPC triple radiator
    • Maximus X Formula VRM block (in top right - out bottom left)
    • EKWB Supreme EVO RGB cpu waterblock (in top - out bottom)
    • EKWB GTX 1080 RGB gpu waterblock (in left - out right)
    • then back to resevoir (first item above).


    These are two photos of my old setup, it will basically be the same but including the new motherboard VRM waterblock:
    https://imgur.com/HG9xbUs
    https://imgur.com/m4acGil

    Any advice/photos of your builds please share
    Last edited by 877cms; 03-28-2018 at 02:39 PM. Reason: Fixed photo links not working

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    Hello 877cms,


    So i have the same board as you and what eventually happened is that I went with hard tubing, i tried flex tubing first and it just would not play nice. At least as far as neatness was concerned. The specific reason that i really couldn't use soft tube was that the way i had to route it was so close to a fan i was super uncomfortable. I haven't swapped over my AIO cooler into the custome loop yet. But due to the really short distance from VRM to CPU, I was concerned that flex tubing would just cause issues and be bulky. What i ended up doing is just watching a bunch of Jayztwocents videos on youtube to get a feel for hard tubing and as it was my first attempt i feel like i did pretty good, and i just went directly into the VRM. however now that I have done that i wish i would have gotten some curved EKWB 45* fittings.... One thing ive been thinking about from other peoples builds is what they have done is just used fittings to go from outlet of VRM to inlet of CPU.

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    But at the end of the day, Im very glad I went to hard tubing. The only bad part was my start up costs were high, needing a heat gun and all that stuff that goes with it. But now i have it and i can continue to tinker.
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    Hi av3nger,

    Thanks for the reply, I didn’t see it at first as my pc is out of action, and this forum does not show up well on my phone *��. *Yours is looking good so far, I would definitely give the hard tubing a go in the future. I think vrm >cpu is perhaps the way to go. I also use spiral wrap on the tubing which helps stop it kinking. Let me know how it goes with adding your cpu into the loop ����

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    Work in progress, photos attached....
    GPU backplate to fit (coming tomorrow) and tidy up, then start wiring!*
    Miniatura de Adjuntos Miniatura de Adjuntos image.jpg  

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    Last edited by 877cms; 03-30-2018 at 03:18 PM.

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    Updated photos if anyone cares
    Temps are 25-30'C idle and 50-55'C under prime95.

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