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Looks nice! May I suggest a few things.

1- mount the HDDs and SSd so all wires are hidden down below.
2- figure out your watercooling loop! size of tubing, that is very cramped would require 90s and 45s galore. What if you used a 280 rad? You could lower the pump and mount it horizontally on that brace and the res directly above it off of that HDD case. Have the outlet of the pump pointing directly to the rad so its almost a straight tube, and the inlet of the res pointing to the inside of the case.

Hope that makes sense rolleyes.gif
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Looks nice! May I suggest a few things.

1- mount the HDDs and SSd so all wires are hidden down below.
2- figure out your watercooling loop! size of tubing, that is very cramped would require 90s and 45s galore. What if you used a 280 rad? You could lower the pump and mount it horizontally on that brace and the res directly above it off of that HDD case. Have the outlet of the pump pointing directly to the rad so its almost a straight tube, and the inlet of the res pointing to the inside of the case.

Hope that makes sense rolleyes.gif

thanks! biggrin.gif currently im looking into finding the shortest route possible with the WCing look, so far with whats planned ill need 6 90 fittings on blocks and 2 "T" line pieces, I picked up some tubing from svc over the weekend and testing out some the parts that i have currently , as well as seeing how bendable it is. For now im going with 1/2 ID tubing smile.gif But the current loop seems to need about 2ft of tube, not too bad

But actually i think i would be able to hide the cables,hmmm if i raise the platform up so the cables can clear the video card and have the HDD walls to the roof, ill see if it works in the model later this week when i have a chance to toy around with it tongue.gif
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awesome biggrin.gif seems like yours is coming along hmm planing on it being finished in the next few weeks? not going to be able to start fabricating till after the new year for me at least frown.gif Been looking at this motherboard as well, and really not sure what blocks to get for the chips, im affraid they wont fit since they all look so squished on here.

Yeah well the rest of my blocks should be here within a few days. The volt reg block should have about 1mm-0.5mm clearance and my chipset block im just hoping it will work, if not I shall make a custom bracket for it or something. I found one of my tubes last night had developed a terrible kink and there was barely any flow, pretty scary so adding all these blocks will require some damn fine tubing work.

Also make sure you grab the bios update for the board from the zotac site. The default bios is really shoddy in my opinion.
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Yeah well the rest of my blocks should be here within a few days. The volt reg block should have about 1mm-0.5mm clearance and my chipset block im just hoping it will work, if not I shall make a custom bracket for it or something. I found one of my tubes last night had developed a terrible kink and there was barely any flow, pretty scary so adding all these blocks will require some damn fine tubing work.

Also make sure you grab the bios update for the board from the zotac site. The default bios is really shoddy in my opinion.

yeahh, i was looking though performance pc's list of waterblocks for chipset and vrm blocks and it all seems really tight since the chipset block cant be larger then ~42mm something like that and the vrm mounting holes are 68.5mm apart and about 13-14mm wide *sigh* but at my apartment i dont got any tools really (and gonna get the laser cutter to cut closer to January) im gonna wait and see how your blocks work out wink.gif

Thanks ill have to remember to do that, i read somewhere that the shipped bios are pretty .. lackluster
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For that size, youre about limited to a Swiftech MCW30.
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Update Nov 30, 2011:

Hey guys, so got my last wave of packages pretty much (aside from fittings and chipset waterblocks smile.gif )

What came:
-Samsung 830 64gb
-184 Black Ice Radiator
-11 XSPC 1/2ID Compression Fittings
Few other parts:
Switftech 220 Radiator
-EK HF Supreme Waterblock (Nickel)

Models:
"Bubba" The Flash Drive tongue.gif
Maki - The Hamster

As can been seen in the pics i put together a test loop for a test, as of now i put the test loop in my sig for some "real" world testing things seem to be working well so far.

This might be my last update for the next few weeks since im going to have to travel to my GF's parrents house in Southern California for Christmas on the 9th, Hopefully i can get some things done before then but we shall see smile.gif

Anyways heres some pics :

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Edited by DNytAftr - 11/30/11 at 5:53pm
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Just letting you know I did manage to fit the mosfet block and chipset block on
Edited by Schaden - 12/3/11 at 4:40pm
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subbed! i would love to do a micro build someday, this thing looks awesome so far.
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