Originally Posted by adam-c
sweet build! need more pics
Thanks for the compliment - here are some new pics (sleeving)
Detail of the sleeved cables coming from a D5/MCP655 type pump
The pump with tacho signal & EK D5 block - the cable has a 3-pin fan connector style termination to plug straight into the aquaero.
NOTE: Since I took these I have decided on a dual serial pump setup for slightly higher flower and higher pressure. I have an EK dual D5 "serial" pump top and a new pump with tacho ready and waiting to be sleeved and assembled later.
A sleeved aquacomputer in-line temp sensor - I will have two of these in the system placed before and after rads (yeah - I know the water temps in a system will even out over time, but hey if I have the ability with the aquaero to monitor lots of temps, I may as well use some of it - it can always be configure not to show in the Aquaero software and it may show me things when I make any loop changes)
Air temp sensors - I have a few of these and will monitor ambient, and a few other air temps such as radiator in and out air temps
Reservoir temp sensor - probably not needed
Custom made and individually sleeved PCI-E cable
Every cable in the system is being custom made to a length - So I am not simply taking the AX1200 supplied cables and re-sleeving them, every cable is being hand made from scratch "to measure" - this should mean a neater cabling job overall, but oh my does it take a looooong time to make these cables, especially with so many other things like work, gaming, sport and family stuff going on.
Coming back from even a short break to a half made cable takes a good while to understand where I have got to, and to check over previous work etc..
Close-up shot of the PCI-E cable.
Cable routing from PSU - this is mostly showing graphics PCI connectors. It should give a general idea of what it will be like round the back/PSU side. Its from a profile view so you cant quite see the routing, but its visible in some of the previous shots in this build log.
My sleeving skills are not up to those of the real sleeving pros like Lutr0o but I am improving slowly and it feels like I am getting slightly better results now, and having to do less re-work as time goes on - I am currently working on the 24 pin ATX cable - all the 6 and 8 pin PCI graphics cables for both cards are already done. I have still to do cables for a flow-meter, an internal USB for the aquaero, and the power and SATA cables for the SSD and HDD.
I am unsure whether I need to make use of the Ez-Plug facility on the ASUS Maximus extereme-Z motherboard to supply the two SLI'd GTX 580's with a little more power. If i do need to use that then I will need a new cable for that too. < Would appreciate any informed opinions on this
Once that is done I will then have to neatly route all the cables - I have something I hope will be nice for that - more on that in future!Edited by alstorm - 4/11/12 at 9:26am