Originally Posted by 96shox
going to upgrade to BD?
Probably, but I'll wait till the second wave of them comes around.
Originally Posted by overclocker23578
I Demand more pics
As you wish...
So before I continued cutting up the motherboard tray, I had a thought. My brain said to me, "Self, why have you not checked the coolant tube routing before cutting things? You know it's easier cheaper
to route wires than tubes..." So today I spent the whole day mocking up the tubing on the computer. In the process I discovered that I was missing a few pieces because I failed to remember that non-scaled 2-D plans do not account for the to-scale 3-d real life.
Since I got a bigger bonus check at work than usual, I decided to get a few extra nifty things too. Here's the damage list of all things I ordered today from Performance-PCs:
- 1 x Koolance Radiator, HX-422 Single 120mm
- 4 x Bitspower BP-MBWP-C43 G1/4" Fitting Spacer - Mini - Matte Black
- 2 x EK-FC6970V2 Backplate for ATI Non-Reference 6970 - Black
- 1 x Akasa PaxMate PLUS Premium Noise Reduction Kit
- 8 x Bitspower G 1/4" Matte Black Dual Rotary 90 Degree IG 1/4" Adapter
- 1 x Lamptron Deluxe Shakeproof Washer for Power Supply - Black
- 1 x Bitspower BP-MBWP-C61 G1/4" Matte Black IG1/4" Extender - 20mm
- 1 x Bitspower G1/4" Black Sparkle IG1/4" Extender
- 3 x Solid Wall Polyethylene Grommet Edging with Adhesive - Black
- 2 x Bitspower G 1/4" Matte Black Temperature Sensor Stop Fitting
- 2 x Koolance Dual VID Connector, Black Adjustable 2-3 Slot Spacing
- 1 x PrimoCHILL Dye Bomb - Blood Red
- 1 x PrimoCHILL Dye Bomb - UV Black
- 2 x Bitspower BP-MBWP-C63 G1/4" Matte Black IG1/4" Extender - 30mm
- 1 x Phobya Angled Clip 90Â° for 19/13mm Tubing - Black
- 1 x Bitspower BP-MBWP-C72 Matt Black Dual IG1/4" Extender - 20MM
I found some of those spacers that I needed for the waterblocks that I posted about previously; I just hope the ones I ordered are going to work ok because EK was out of stock on their website. They were cheap though, so if they don't work then oh well. I had a single 120mm radiator already, however the one I had has 3/8th fittings on it and when I took off the fittings, I discovered that they weren't G1/4 treads, so I had to buy a new radiator also. I got one that will match the front radiator. The rest of the stuff I either found out I needed and forgot to order last time, or I just wanted it (i.e. backplates, akasa mat, thermometers, etc...)
I also want to clarify that this whole computer was not purchased under the influence, only the big stuff was. That would be things like computer hardware, case, pumps, radiators, etc. All the little stuff like fittings, coolant, tubing, etc... were purchased after the fact. However I might as well have, all the little stuff you have to keep buying because "I forgot that little piece, or I need a fitting to do this, or these xfire bridges are too long, etc..." are really adding up fast.
Moving forward though, I'm glad I decided to layout the tubing first because I discovered that where I was going to cut the motherboard tray wouldn't work. Turns out there is a piece of tubing there that would have blocked the holes. So now I've got to figure out how I'm going to run those cables.
Here are some pictures to hold everyone over until the next update. It will probably be a while because I'm now to the point to where I'm waiting on parts and when I'm painting I won't have time to update the progress. But I will try to take lots of pictures. You'll notice in the pictures that not every tube is connected to something or the tubing is cut too long; This is on purpose because either I don't have the correct fittings on hands, or because I'm not going to do the final cutting until the very end. I'd don't have a lot of extra tubing and I don't want to buy any more.
Edited by bane-o - 9/25/11 at 6:55pm