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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..
Thanks. Looks like I'm ordering a couple of them for my build upgrade.
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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:

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Hope that helps. Otherwise, great job.

I've pretty much gone over every possible routing I could think of, I do appreciate you taking the time to draw out your suggestions smile.gif

I'm just going to redo that portion of the loop by making the tubing a bit longer so the bend isn't as sharp tongue.gif It initially was fine but when tightening the comps it did twist a bit, causing the tubing to flatten out tad rolleyes.gif
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post #23 of 64
Gorgeous looking build and well done on the modding
Like the use of the angled adapters to.
Wish i did that with my RX480 and HAF-X back then.
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post #24 of 64
Came out extremely nice Waiting for quad-sli
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Sweet build, it inspires me to get off my butt and finish my build. Congrats on fitting that 480 up top.
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probably a noob question, but what do you use to cut case and metal pieces?

sorry for the noob question, I always wondered how people modded their cases so cleanly!

grats, your rig looks awesome
    
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probably a noob question, but what do you use to cut case and metal pieces?

sorry for the noob question, I always wondered how people modded their cases so cleanly!

grats, your rig looks awesome
Dremel or any small rotary tool, jigsaw with multi-tooth blade. A less precise but very effective tool is a angled grinder with a metal cut off wheel.
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A less precise but very effective tool is a angled grinder with a metal cut off wheel.
This is what I've been using to cut up my entire case so far in my build (see sig). Mine is pneumatic, so I have a very finite amount of control over the speed via the regulator on the compressor/tank. I can tell you it will make quick work of whatever you are cutting, but it's really hard to get a perfectly straight cut.
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Gorgeous looking build and well done on the modding smile.gif
Like the use of the angled adapters to.
Wish i did that with my RX480 and HAF-X back then.
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Sweet build, it inspires me to get off my butt and finish my build. Congrats on fitting that 480 up top.

Thank you! cheers.gif
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Came out extremely nice smile.gif Waiting for quad-sli wink.gif

I'll probably never go quad seeing as how the scaling really isn't worth it, not yet anyways tongue.gif

But I am thinking about picking up another 580 soon biggrin.gif
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This is what I've been using to cut up my entire case so far in my build (see sig). Mine is pneumatic, so I have a very finite amount of control over the speed via the regulator on the compressor/tank. I can tell you it will make quick work of whatever you are cutting, but it's really hard to get a perfectly straight cut.
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Dremel or any small rotary tool, jigsaw with multi-tooth blade. A less precise but very effective tool is a angled grinder with a metal cut off wheel.
thanks guys I'll look into getting one. What about the blade. How often does that have to be replaced?
    
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