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post #11 of 64 Old 10-02-2011, 05:01 PM
 
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Dude I'm really impressed. You did right by getting all the stuff and waiting until you had it just right, I keep putting mine together and adding better pieces as I go.

Your theme is sick, looks really nice, the hydro coppers look better then I thought. I can't say a bad thing about it. I normally feel like red and black is played out. But you did it juat right where its mainly black so the red blocks really stand out, and its not overdone.

I'll stop drooling now.

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Fantastic Job

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That looks like the EK 250 ml rad right? The advanced one with 8 ports on it right?

If so.... do you have the fill port going to the top center hole on the rad?
Where is the drain line plugged into the res? Or are you running a T connector somewhere?

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Just would like to thank everyone for their kind words

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absolutely beautiful build, though i wouldnt of gone with the EVGA HC2's though, those blocks are VERY restrictive, i would of bought some reference cards and thrown some nice blocks on them.

Nonetheless, that rig is to die for, that red chipset block and cpu block combo is absolutely SICK!!!
Actually, the 580 hydros are nothing like the 480 hyrdos. They were very restrictive, the 580s have a newly designed block and flow very well. I am well above the recommended 1 gallon per minute, flow rate

Obviously running the cards in parallel have helped to keep flow rates up

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I normally feel like red and black is played out. But you did it juat right where its mainly black so the red blocks really stand out, and its not overdone.
Exactly what I was trying to accomplish

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That looks like the EK 250 ml rad right? The advanced one with 8 ports on it right?

If so.... do you have the fill port going to the top center hole on the rad?
Where is the drain line plugged into the res? Or are you running a T connector somewhere?
EK 250 Advanced reservoir, yes.

There is no real "center" hole on this model, there are two holes.

Hard to tell from this photo but, circled in red is where I have a standard barb attached to a free port for the drain line.
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Overall it looks pretty sweet. I do agree that the red plexi is pretty badass.

I have an observation and suggestion though. The tube going from the CPU block to the MOSFETs looks a little kinked. That's a pretty sharp bend for 1/2" ID tubing. it may be affecting flow a little, so if you're anal about getting the best performance possible out of the loop like me, I've come up with a few solutions.

The first is swap inlet and outlet on the motherboard block. This will in turn use more tubing and unfortunately cover up the pretty red plexi. The second option would be to rotate the CPU block 180° and then use two bitspower dual rotary 90° fittings and an adjustable SLI fitting to connect the cpu block to the motherboard block. If you go with the second option, you will need to come up with a way to get the tubing around you ram cooler (might just take a 20mm extender and another 90° fitting). Third option is to do nothing because you like it the way it is.

I can't really tell from the photos, but also need to make sure the tubing is touching anything. Over time the vibration/resonance from the pump will cause the chafing against the tubing and the touching part; eventually causing a leak. Usually this only happens between the pump and the first/last block in the loop.

Here is a diagram I made with my awesome paint skills:




Hope that helps. Otherwise, great job.
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Oh, yes yes yes! Clean those caps! Adds an overall finesse to the build.
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sweet sexy !! wheee.gif

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Absolutely amazing. BTW what fans are you using? I have been looking for those exact white blade style fans. How quiet are they?

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Absolutely amazing. BTW what fans are you using? I have been looking for those exact white blade style fans. How quiet are they?

Scythe Gentle Typhoons (Nidec Servo), those are very quiet and they are the best fans (quiet) for water cooling.. and they use the least amp also I believe..
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