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Now a few words about the main unit of the liquid-cooling system. Thermaltake engineers suggested that the ideal location for it would be the top five-inch bays of the Thermaltake Armor system case:

In this case, the airflow can easily get to the cooling system fan. However, very few users can boast owning these expensive cases (particularly this model), so the majority will have to install this unit into any two available five-inch bays (if there are any). In this case the air flow should hit the fan through the front bezel mesh, which is a pretty doubtful idea, since the fan is almost leveled with the top panel of the main unit.

So, without much sophistication, I simply put the unit on top of the system case:

The tubes leading to this unit were connected through the back panel of the system case, while the power cables and fan rotation speed regulator had to go through the side of the case, because of insufficient cable length:

As a result, the airflow could travel freely to the main unit, but I couldn’t close the side case panel, because of the power and monitoring cables.

So, if you decided to place your Thermaltake Big Water 760i cooling system inside the case, keep in mind that you need to have a pretty roomy case (at least much roomier than the ASUS ASCOT 6AR2-B I had). Note, that the fan rotation speed monitoring is not very conveniently implemented, because you will have to get inside the system to adjust it. I wonder why they didn’t lay it out on the front panel? I would also like to add that the tubes were cut to 45-50cm length, so that they could lead directly to the unit, nothing more.

You can find step-by-step installation instructions on the official company web-site.

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