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post #21 of 78
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I considered it. However, I don't like the fact that they are two-part blocks (understandable due to the abundance of things around that area). I think it will take away too much from the aesthetics of the system. I've also read that the PCH temperates sit below 50C under load even without the active fan so I'm not bothering.
post #22 of 78
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Ok guys, big update.
Things I managed so far today.
- Flushed radiators
- Mounted Motherboard to case
- Installed LGA1366 Backplate and EK Supreme HF waterblock (The EK LGA2011 bracket isn't as good) Luckily the Rampage IV Extreme lets you do the swaperoo thumb.gif
- Installed PSU
- Removed stock heatsink off GTX590, installed EK FCGTX590 waterblock. Unfortunately the screws do not fit through the backplate of the EVGA GTX590 classified. I ordered an EK GTX590 backplate, but I kinda like it naked at the back. Will install the backplate if it helps considerably with thermals though. Anyone got some advice for me here?
- Installed and mounted 200mm Phobya to the case without molesting the 650D. You can see from some of the close ups how I did it. The trick is to drill a few holes a bit lower in the metal bracket that comes with the radiator. thumb.gif

I'm stuffed, started at 8am this morning, its now 5pm.

Closing comments, next time I'm buying a graphics card with a waterblock on it. Doing it on your own is really really finniky!

Enjoy thumb.gif

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post #23 of 78
Looks great so far!
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I want a 200M RAD so bad but i got too many HDDs. Also that GTX590 is screaming for a backplate. Are the RAM chips fine with no cooling?
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post #25 of 78
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I'm not too sure. I'm leaning towards no, hence why I ordered the EK Backplate. Should be here Tuesday morning. Shame I couldnt use my EVGA Classified Backplate. Screws didnt fit through, nor would the head of the screw fit inside the hole properly.
post #26 of 78

So much thermal paste! wheee.gif

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post #27 of 78
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Ok everything is coming together nicely. Just started on some tubing. Are the turns ok here or should I cut a slightly longer piece for more slack? It feels super solid to me.

What my cuts look like.
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post #28 of 78
You are fine, looking great!thumb.gif
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post #29 of 78

Very nice cut! 

 

I think it's fine the way it is. Looks good enough for me; when you're done with everything and you still have tubing left, you can redo it! thumb.gif

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post #30 of 78
Epic, just fantastic pictures. Can't wait for final pics.
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