King of Cable Management
- Oct 11, 2017
That reservoir *should* work with the smaller S700 DDC design but you'd have to fill it while the side panel is off. It would be nice if they added a fill port on the back side as well because they know for fact that there is a required clearance. Then you could connect a remote fill point for ease of access. It is too wide to have a 90 degree elbow on the outer surface with the S700 side panel installed.Since I saw your design, I am quite fixed on using this pump and reservoir:
PWM exists to regulate the flow and thus, the noise, so it should be perfectly duable. On top of that, the pump should be close to the exhaust fans, and that means cooling it with a heatsing should be easy enough. The disposition of the motherboard should also help air to not trap the heat behind the back of the board. On the issue of less expansion for cards, I can see creators using a sound card or a video capture card, but not much beyond that, to be honest. SLI/Crossfire is becoming less and less prominent due to cost and performance.
And last but not least: 23 liters. Big for conventional under 10l SFF cases, tiny for something that can run dual radiators and full ATX boards. With the reduction to 23L, what would the external measures of the case be?
The external dimensions (no side panels) of the updated "smaller/DDC" chassis are 15.375" x 5.75" x 16". The width will have to be increased by a few mm to provide some tolerance for 280mm radiators but I also think I can reduce the height from 16" down to about 15.5" so probably still room to reduce the volume by a little.