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Just wondering if you were gonna use the fesser cooling liquid in your top pic. If you are I would advise against it due to the common dye separating/gunking issues that may arise. Otherwise its a nice build I love the look of that EK spin Res.
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I'm still torn. I really want to use the UV fluid regardless of the issues some people have had. I've also seen people use it without issue. Speaking of which, I still need to hook up the UV cathodes.
 
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Haven't posted in a while so I should give an update. The system is now up and running, but will be doing some more tweaks and polishing later this week and next, busy weekend unfortunately. Also got my Razer AC-1 moved into the system.

The initial loop filling was very simple. I was surprised that I didn't have any bubble issues at all. Just about all of the videos I've seen have tiny bubbles that line all the tubes for a while, but I didn't experience any of that. Primed the pump and let it run for a few seconds, add more water and so on. Rocked the case and all the big bubbles were gone within minutes. After 15 minutes or so, there was no sign of air at all, and no drips either smile.gif System is currently filled with distilled.

I've done a lot more research on using additional fluid and have not come across ANY claims of the F1 Acid Green having gunk issues. Most common were the blue and red, which a few of them admitted to NOT cleaning their radiators! So, I will be trying the Acid Green later.

On to the later part, after looking over my loop, I have a strong feeling I'm going to have drain issues with my current setup. That said, I have an order in for some Koolance quick disconnects (VL3N), which will be between the res and pump, low in the loop. Also picked up some female 3pin connectors, EK 580 backplate (black), some fan grills, screws and a kill coil. I swear this is a never ending project lol.

To Do - Install said parts, more cable management, and get my cold cathodes installed.

Issues - My Delta fan isn't reporting RPM on the fan controller, but the rheostat works. May be a pin issue when I sleeved the cable. Also need to make note of which temps are which leads lol. That said, I have not seen the water temp hit 31c yet, but I haven't done major stress testing. Just a few runs of 3dMark 11. Intake temp is at about 24.5c.

I'll try and post updated pictures *soon*
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Delta's are always fussy, i shouldnt worry.

I used to just leave mine on full blast.
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Well, my latest order finally showed up yesterday. Got a couple 3 pin female to female cables made for my fan controller.

Hooked up the three PULL fans to channel 2 on my fan controller using a 4 way distribution PCB, and the three PUSH fans in the same way to channel 3. I had to crank the rheostat up to 100% for the fans to even spin, and now I bet they are only running at 1/3 speed. Even with the top cover off, I barely feel any air moving. If I crank up my 150cfm Delta, it alone will easily reverse the flow lol. Any ideas? Seems like a voltage drop, even though they're wired in parallel.

Overall the temps are still fine. Had my windows open last night and my case intake temp was at 25.5C, with water temp at 27C, rear exhaust (delta fan on 120 rad) also at 27C, and top exhaust at 29C (360 rad). CPU temp (stock speed and voltage) peaked at 50C on one core while running Prime95 Blend for an hour.

I'm thinking of ditching the PCBs and using this method to run a PUSH/PULL pair across 3 channels, then move my pump RPM lead to the motherboard. Even if there is still a speed reduction, 1/2 speed is a lot better than 1/3! If I get some time this weekend, I'll be hooking up the Quick Disconnects and getting the rest installed.
 
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Blarg! So either I fubard the wiring on my female to female extensions (not sure how that's possible), or the 4-way PCBs are splitting voltage somehow. I peeled off the velcro backing and it's definitely setup for parallel, so I'm not sure what the deal is. Looking at the female 3pin connectors, I just noticed that some have different numbers. Of the 5 I got, two say 42 on the Negative, two say 30, and one says 103. Do those numbers mean anything??

Anyway, I don't know why I didn't see this before, but I just used a standard female to male into one of the fans 3-pin connector, then used the molex to chain the rest. Now I get RPM on top and bottom of the push/pull AND voltage control smile.gif

Now if only the Delta would play nice and display his RPM!
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Late last night I decided to drain the system, install the GPU backplate, quick disconnects and remove my previous drain. As I suspected, the drain I had was in a terrible position lol. All that drained was it's tube and the res. Had to use various size containers to drain from the rear radiator and GPU block, rocking the system around and such. It was a pain. Hopefully these quick disconnects help...

While installing the GPU backplate, I inspected the EK block and found the same flaking nickle plating mentioned here. This is after only about two weeks of running distilled! No other additives were in the system. Looks like I'll be trying my attempt at an RMA after a few people have been turned down. mad.gif I did not notice any issues in the CPU block, but I would need to remove it for closer inspection.

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I find it strange how your 570 doesn't have the Nvidia logo above the PCI-E connector.

Sorry just pointing that out tongue.gif
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I swear, if it's not one thing, it's another. Last night at about 1am as I was trying to process my latest update pictures, I either heard or smelled something funny, I don't remember, looked over at the system and the pump RPMs dropped to 0. Immediately turned the system off and started a couple tests. The pump wouldn't turn on. confused.gif

Drained the loop, a bit easier this time with the quick disconnects, and pulled out the pump. It looked like there was a microscopic leak from the o-ring in the pump, caused by what I think is a very small piece of the housing from a screw shaft. There was moisture on the outside of the o-ring and looks like it got down to the electronics below. eek.gif

Let it sit for a few hours over night and tried to test it this morning. The pump seemed very rough, but did turn for a couple seconds (with water), so I turned it off thinking all was well. Added more water and tried again, nothing. wth.gif

So, even though I think the pump might still work, I found that Newegg has them (MCP355) $15 cheaper than FrozenCPU. With overnight shipping, it's about the same price as FrozenCPU with Ground shipping!

When I get home tonight, I get to test my skills and see if I can reinstall the OEM air heatsink/fan on both the GPU and CPU within about an hour! Oh joy:thumbsdow
 
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Seasonic X-850 Mountain Mods H2gO, black wrinkle, Left H Windo... 
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Intel i5 2500k @ 4.5ghz 1.428v Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4-B3 EVGA 570 SC SLI@ 900/2000 1.1v G-Skill Ripjaws 16gb 
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Crucial C300 128gb Samsung F4 2TBx4 Raid5 LG Bluray Combo GPU - HK GPUx3 
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CPU - HK Rev 3.0 360+120 Rads, Gentle Typhoon AP-15s Win7 Pro x64 Samsung SyncMaster XL2370 
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Corsair HX750w Cooler Master HAF X Logitech G9 Razer Barracuda AC-1 
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Phenom II x4 945 MSI 790FX-GD70 3x HD 5870 G-Skill Ripjaws 2x2gb Blue 
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Seagate 320gb CPU - XSPC Rasa GPUs - XSPC 5870 & MCW82 RS240 & EX240 
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XP Pro Seasonic Platinum 860 Fractal Arc Midi 
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G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB Heatkiller Waterblocks! Windows 8 Pro 
PowerCase
Seasonic X-850 Mountain Mods H2gO, black wrinkle, Left H Windo... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500k @ 4.5ghz 1.428v Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4-B3 EVGA 570 SC SLI@ 900/2000 1.1v G-Skill Ripjaws 16gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial C300 128gb Samsung F4 2TBx4 Raid5 LG Bluray Combo GPU - HK GPUx3 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
CPU - HK Rev 3.0 360+120 Rads, Gentle Typhoon AP-15s Win7 Pro x64 Samsung SyncMaster XL2370 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair HX750w Cooler Master HAF X Logitech G9 Razer Barracuda AC-1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 945 MSI 790FX-GD70 3x HD 5870 G-Skill Ripjaws 2x2gb Blue 
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Seagate 320gb CPU - XSPC Rasa GPUs - XSPC 5870 & MCW82 RS240 & EX240 
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XP Pro Seasonic Platinum 860 Fractal Arc Midi 
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