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Old 09-05-2019, 02:49 AM
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I am looking to setup my Hydro X in my new build. My build consists of...

Asus Rog Crosshair VIII Hero Wifi
Ryzen 9 3950 (pending)
2 x 16 DDR4 3600 CL16 Vengeance
2 - GIGABYTE AORUS NVMe Gen4 SSD 1TB M.2
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition

I am looking to put in the following ....


CPU BLOCK

XC7 RGB (1151/AM4)

GPU BLOCK

XG7 RGB 20 SERIES (Ti FE)

COOLING CAPACITY

XR5 360 (3x120mm radiator; 33mm thick)

XR5 120 (120mm radiator; 33mm thick)

FANS STYLE

LL120 RGB LED

PUMP STYLE

XD5 RGB (D5 Pump reservoir)

VISUAL STYLE

XF Softline 4-pack (10/13mm compression; chrome)
XL5 (translucent blue), 1L premix
XT Softline (3m 10/13mm ID/OD PVC)



ICUE

iCUE Commander PRO Smart RGB Lighting and Fan Speed Controller

ADD-ONS

XF Adapter 2-pack (90° Angled rotary; chrome)
Hydro X Series Filling Bottle

TM30 Performance Thermal Paste

Does anyone have any instructional videos on this, or even CASE specific instructions or videos? The would be a huge help.

Or even just any general ideas of help for when I am about to install this.
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Old 09-05-2019, 04:01 AM
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Hi!

I would recommend to check out our case specific reference build guide.
CORSAIR Crystal Series 570X RGB Hydro X Reference Build Guide

And Hydro X YouTube Channel.
CORSAIR Hydro X Series Custom Cooling playlist on YouTube

Also, please make sure to check Quick Start Guides enclosed with Hydro X products.

If you have any further questions or concerns, let me know.
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Old 09-05-2019, 04:44 AM
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Do you know if the Primo Chill is ok to put in the system? They have some nice colors.

Also, is it recommended to do any pretreatment the first time?

Is there an easy draining option on the Hydro X? Or should I put in a drain somewhere? Has anyone does this? with pictures?
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Do you know if the Primo Chill is ok to put in the system? They have some nice colors.
Fluid compatibility list - https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Catego...ibility-others

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Also, is it recommended to do any pretreatment the first time?
No. Use distilled water. If you use those “pre-treatmeant” cleansers, you will then need gallon upon gallon of distilled water to flush every last molecule out. The tiniest little bit left will react when coolant is added then run through the pump.

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Is there an easy draining option on the Hydro X? Or should I put in a drain somewhere? Has anyone does this? with pictures?
You want to put it at the lowest point you can. This depends on the build, but from your description this would either be off an extra return inlet on the pump/reservoir or off a T-fitting/block on the 360mm front radiator if the ports are orientated toward the bottom. Lots of video advice on this out there.
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Old 09-05-2019, 06:32 AM
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Nice. Ty. Do you happen to know any in particular coolants that are really nice looking ?
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Old 09-05-2019, 11:50 AM
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Also, does anyone know there answer to this.

Which is better?

Nvidia GeForce 2080 TI Founders Edition

or

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 TI Gaming X Trio
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I am afraid I fall into the boring category and like my coolants clear. I haven't used a colored variety in 8 or 9 years.

If you intend to apply a full GPU water cooling block to the card, the Founder's Edition is certainly the way to go. Once on water, temperature limitations no longer apply and all that length is no longer of any advantage. The Gaming Trio is fantastically long. Someone may make a GPU block for it, but even if you find one nobody wants a 300mm water block. It looks out of place and given that I have the MSI factory version right now, I promise you the size is a royal pain.
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So you have the MSI 2080 TI Gaming Trio? If so, what case is yours in? Mine is going in a 570x Crystal Series Mid Tower.

Curious because I am looking to do a push/pull setup with a 360mm radiator on the front of the case, and from the looks of things, I think the measurements will be good and it will fit, but if you have any photos, or can take a quick photo of yours, that would be awesome!!
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Hi buddy. you will struggle to get the pump in if going push/pull on a 360mm rad in the front.
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Prob just going to do the AIO cooler instead to be honest. At least for now anyhow.
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yeah that will fit now worrys..

i recommend the H150i for the 570x.. meant to be together they are :)



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Is this yours? That is really nice buddy! Great job if so.

That is identical to the setup I am looking to do.

How many total commander pro's and lighting node pro's did you need?
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yeah its mine and thanks dude :) .. i used 1 Commander Pro and one Lighting Node Pro. Commander for the 9 fans (6 LL and 3 HD) and Node Pro for 12 LED strips..



Ignore 2 of the Lighting Node Pros in the above diagram.. they are for desk lighting and are not mounted in the case.

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NICE! How did you get the 3 lighting node pro's to connect into only 2 ports on commander pro?

I am looking to do the exact same setup, except I am going to do 4 LED strips on the backs of my monitors.
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I found this diagram. The picture on the right. Can I plug directly into the side of one of those like that for power? instead of plugging into usb 2.0 on motherboard
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