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Navic

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could you not run the tubes out the other side, i.e. 180deg flip the block? that way you can route the tubes around the Ram?
i.e. like this guy did: Yes, he is running LP Ram, but if you take a look at where his tubes are routed is what I am pointing out, he is also running chunky ass power cables so with some custom cables you will have even more room.
I've been talking to BRS on reddit, and the main point of the conversation is that the tubes will most likely have to go over the RAM, and with taller RAM (like Trident Z RGB) that can make things really difficult, or even impossible.
Something that could be done is this: instead of having the tubes go over the RAM, the tubes can go above the RAM, but this might cause problems with the tubes rubbing up against the fan (as I think I had experienced). Plus, this all depends on how far up the motherboard positions the RAM. If the RAM is pushed too far up, then there's no space for the tubes.
I do think that you can make the taller RAM work, but personally, I would stay safe and get lower profile RAM.
I'll open my system up and see if I can give more of a definitive answer, and then I'll edit this post.

EDIT: It looks like it will fit, almost perfectly. Here's an image of the clearance between my Corsair LPX and a single H100i tube right up against the side panel, and here's an image of the Corsair LPX overlayed over the Trident Z Neo, so you can see if you think the extra height will be a problem. Now you've got me wanting to get some new RAM...
 
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flar

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I actually have a couple of these on the way, but I don't think they will clear the EKWB Torque fittings from hitting the block.
I used them in my Ghost build. They are great for fitting flush against the surface that you screw them into, but that means the fittings on the other end must be flush.

However, the 90 degree part extends a little bit away from the center of the original mounting hole. The net effect is that if they reach far enough, they can extend off the edge of that flush surface and give you more room for the next fitting. To give an example, my EK 2080Ti Vector block ran into this problem when I tried to aim them along the card. But, turning them 90 degrees to point downward, and suddenly the compression fittings fit because the block terminal has a bit of an overhang between the terminal and the face of the card. It restricted me to have the tubes descend down from the terminal block, but that worked just fine for routing the rest of the tubes.

On the Aquanaut, it may mean that you can't have the tubes exiting parallel to the pump as the distance to the edge of the block looks too great. But, if you can do the routing so that they point directly away from the pump, then it looks like they will clear the edge of the block in that direction. I'm guessing that will mean either a vertical orientation of the pump/block or passing the tubes over some really really low profile RAM.

Here is a picture of how I got clearance from the EK block terminal with compression fittings:
 
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BRSxIgnition

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could you not run the tubes out the other side, i.e. 180deg flip the block? that way you can route the tubes around the Ram?
i.e. like this guy did: Yes, he is running LP Ram, but if you take a look at where his tubes are routed is what I am pointing out, he is also running chunky ass power cables so with some custom cables you will have even more room.
Is there space to fit them between the radiator and motherboard though? (I'll be placing the fans on top)

The builder of that PC (@Navic) has replied a few times to some of my inquiries on the subreddit and he says that there probably won't be clearance over the ram for AIO tubing if I go with taller ram like the Trident or Ballistix.

That said, if there's space to fit both tubes between the ram and the radiator things may still work out.
 

fabio

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Builds in 3-slot mode with an AIO? I haven't seen any builds with Trident Z Neo RGB sticks that also use an AIO in 3-slot mode yet, probably because the clearance from the motherboard is only 50.2mm in that mode, leaving only 9.2mm for AIO tubing. Is there maybe a different way of routing the tubing that I'm not considering?



Thanks for the reference - I hope Fabio has some advice for me.
Hey!

I am not sure what are you looking for exactly.
What I know is that the best 32gb RAM (2x32gb in a kit) are the Crucial Ballistix 3600 C16. The non RGB are a bit taller than the the LPX.
The Trident Neo I think they can work with an AIO. The tubing on top maybe will push a bit against the side panel, but I think they can also be routed around the ram, or against the radiator or even on the other side l, but depends from the motherboards layout of course.
 

Luke NK

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By G.Skill, I assume you mean Ripjaws? Because it's apparently even taller than their Trident Z Neo RGB ram at 42mm? (compared to 41mm on the Trident Z Neo)

My primary issue with the LPX is that their 32GB 3600mhz has the worst first-word-latency and CAS Latency at 10ms and 18, compared to 8.889ms and 16 on all the other 32GB sets I'm looking at. Not to mention the timing is the worst at 18-22-22-42 compared to 16-19-19-39 on the G Skill sticks and 16-18-18-38 on the Crucial Ballistix RGB.
Not sure if it means something but you are comparing lpx ram with standard height ram. 3600mhz CAS 18 is about the same as 3200 CAS 16, and there is no low profile ram that I know of that comes advertised at 3200mhz CAS 14 (which would be comparable to 3600mhz CAS 16).

If you want better OC capabilities and want to maybe reach 3600mhz CAS 16 with a low profile RAM I'd rather go with Crucial Ballistix sport LT (comes at 3200mhz CAS 16 but it overclocks better than corsair and you might be able to hit those numbers)
 

Navic

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Not sure if it means something but you are comparing lpx ram with standard height ram. 3600mhz CAS 18 is about the same as 3200 CAS 16, and there is no low profile ram that I know of that comes advertised at 3200mhz CAS 14 (which would be comparable to 3600mhz CAS 16).

If you want better OC capabilities and want to maybe reach 3600mhz CAS 16 with a low profile RAM I'd rather go with Crucial Ballistix sport LT (comes at 3200mhz CAS 16 but it overclocks better than corsair and you might be able to hit those numbers)
Most RAM is actually the same height from what I've seen, it's just the heat spreaders that make them taller. LPX and Ballistix Sport LT look to be the same height to me. High end DIMMs made for overclocking might be bigger, but most of the time the extra height is just because of the heat spreader. I could be wrong, but this is what I've noticed when looking at RAM.
For instance, Corsair LPX and Gskill TridentZ RGB have the same PCB height and size, but the heat spreaders on the gskill are taller because of the RGB
 

gwertheim

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more picture spam :)

just finished up setting up my build for an external radiator in the near future so I have some saucy eye candy







feel free to ask any questions and I will try to get back to everyone :)
What's that disconnect you are trying to hide at the back of the case? What's the purpose?
 

Mastersock

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For people who've done custom loops, Is the B550i aorus pro ax fine? I've heard that the cpu socket is offset compared to other boards. Does this affect custom loops in any way?
 

thelaughingman

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more picture spam :)

just finished up setting up my build for an external radiator in the near future so I have some saucy eye candy







feel free to ask any questions and I will try to get back to everyone :)
curious as to why you're not taking advantage of the pass-through port of the case? might need some angle fittings but will look better IMO
 

gwertheim

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I think he might be talking about the 2 wires, those are hooked up to a power button I have installed in my desk.
Nope was talking about the quick disconnect. Power button on your desk is interesting. Could of done a rf or wifi trigger.
 

Caleb

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Jul 26, 2020
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Nope was talking about the quick disconnect. Power button on your desk is interesting. Could of done a rf or wifi trigger.
Ahh ok, yeah I have an external radiator on the way to hook up with the quick disconnects.
Wireless switch is an interesting idea for sure, don't think I've seen that before.
 

gwertheim

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Ahh ok, yeah I have an external radiator on the way to hook up with the quick disconnects.
Wireless switch is an interesting idea for sure, don't think I've seen that before.
Or there is an app called wake on LAN which works well and you just use your smartphone.

This is the one I use

 
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DrHudacris

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Ahh ok, yeah I have an external radiator on the way to hook up with the quick disconnects.
Wireless switch is an interesting idea for sure, don't think I've seen that before.
Oh yeah! Wireless power button! I used to have one: FormD T1
 
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Ray2r

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Just discovered this case last week from an imgur album. I have 2 questions.

1) I know a 240mm AIO will fit. However will 2x 120mm AIO fit?

2) I want to use this case with 3 Slot PCIe using a Bifurcation Riser x8/x8. Does anyone know which ones will work for this case?

Thank you.