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Well today when I got home I had a very nice surprise!

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My replacement fittings from Bitspower in Taiwan! And in a much nicer box than last time biggrin.gif I sent them an email just yesterday asking about how long it would be until I could expect them, and they responded that they'd already mailed them out, but I didn't think they'd get here this quickly! This time the fittings were individually bubble-wrapped too thumb.gif

It should be noted that Bitspower sent them (two 90 degree triple rotary compressions and two plain rotary compressions) without any shipping charge and also without asking me to send the damaged ones back, so big thumbsupsmiley.png and cheers.gif to Bitspower!

Also noteworthy, BP appear to have tweaked the design of their compression fittings a litle bit:
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The old one is on the left and the new style on the right. The only difference seems to be truncating the inner area of the fitting to eliminate the upper extension above the flare-out. It's a little bit of an optical illusion but the openings are in fact the exact same size. Looks to be a modest cost-cutting measure but further evidence that BP are still manufacturing red fittings.

Tomorrow night I'm going to try to knock out the rest of my tubing smile.gif
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Subbed! Looking very nice indeed.
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post #33 of 49
Looks good, but I am questioning that ridiculously huge amount TIM on the GPU. That amount could hurt your temps... and sorry to sound rude... also a pity about those damaged fittings.

Hope the rest of the build goes well, top job......thumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gif
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I smell win. Subbed!
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Looks good, but I am questioning that ridiculously huge amount TIM on the GPU. That amount could hurt your temps... and sorry to sound rude... also a pity about those damaged fittings.

Hope the rest of the build goes well, top job......thumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gif
Thanks, and yes I question it too, and the wisdom of pulling all-nighters when assembling your first loop wink.gif

Since the block gets screwed in at a pretty precise distance from the chips I was hoping the excess would just squish out the sides. MX4 is supposed to be non-conductive so I assumed the extra blobs would pool around the edges of the GPU and not cause any real harm.

The damaged fittings cost me a few days but I actually finished all the tubing last night, and I'm hoping to fill 'er up an turn it on tonight. If my temps are screwy then I guess I'll have to redo it.
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Looking great. I just finished my WC build and was amazed to read you had SATA troubles too! After blundering around in the case for 6 hours fitting, trimming, installing, trimming some more, and reinstalling, I was greeted with a "degraded" Raid 1 error. I thought one of my drives had failed. I reseated all the SATA connectors and sure enough, it runs fine. So, instead of running benches after my shiny new WC set up was installed, I had to sit around and wait for my RAID to rebuild all night. rolleyes.gif

BTW, my comment earlier about the dragon etching wasn't meant to demean your build! I use those fittings too thumb.gif Not much I can do when I dislike the emblem of the best fittings maker haha.

Can't wait to see more. I've been too scared to use the Indigo Extreme. Thinking about my 2500k running at 100C is too much.
 
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Looking great. I just finished my WC build and was amazed to read you had SATA troubles too! After blundering around in the case for 6 hours fitting, trimming, installing, trimming some more, and reinstalling, I was greeted with a "degraded" Raid 1 error. I thought one of my drives had failed. I reseated all the SATA connectors and sure enough, it runs fine. So, instead of running benches after my shiny new WC set up was installed, I had to sit around and wait for my RAID to rebuild all night. rolleyes.gif

BTW, my comment earlier about the dragon etching wasn't meant to demean your build! I use those fittings too thumb.gif Not much I can do when I dislike the emblem of the best fittings maker haha.

Can't wait to see more. I've been too scared to use the Indigo Extreme. Thinking about my 2500k running at 100C is too much.
Thanks, and no worries I don't mind criticism at all, which is a good thing since I've made a healthy number of mistakes here and there along the way. I am a bit disappointed that the indigo xtreme has been so tricky to use however. I really like the idea behind the product not to mention the lower temps it is supposed to allow. I'm still hopeful it did its trick but I guess I'll find out when I get my computer running again.
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Thanks, and yes I question it too, and the wisdom of pulling all-nighters when assembling your first loop wink.gif
Since the block gets screwed in at a pretty precise distance from the chips I was hoping the excess would just squish out the sides. MX4 is supposed to be non-conductive so I assumed the extra blobs would pool around the edges of the GPU and not cause any real harm.
The damaged fittings cost me a few days but I actually finished all the tubing last night, and I'm hoping to fill 'er up an turn it on tonight. If my temps are screwy then I guess I'll have to redo it.

Yeah hey, I know those all nighters...lol.

yeah I know that it's different but when I installed my Arctic Cooling Accelero Twin Turbo II's that I just gave the die a clean with an earbud.(Q-tip) and used a bit of TIM the size of a grain of rice length ways..then on goes the coolers. But yeah top work thus far.... I am keen to see how it all goes for you.....
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Nearly done!

With all the rads inside the case, things were quite tight in several areas and one or two times I had to undo a fitting because I had to do the opposite side first. Overall the tubing went very smoothly and was in fact one of the easier steps in putting it all together.

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I really like how the red fittings look! The UV black tubing unfortunately has a bit of purple in it. A true black would be better I think, maybe I'll switch it out eventually. While I'm on the subject, I wish I had a black case too since the silver kind of dominates the red and black theme.

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I was worried that the drain line would appear awkward and that the silver quick-disconnect at the end would draw attention to itself, but keeping it short enough to lay straight helped on both counts.

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The outlet fitting on the bottom rad was easily the trickiest area in the entire loop. I had to offset and angle the rear fitting in order to get around both the bottom video card and the bottom 120 radiator, but it's still very close to the case switch connector block directly behind it. All of that made it rather difficult getting my fingers in there to tighten the fitting but I managed.

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The cabling isn't quite done yet and I'm going to wait until later this year to do any custom sleeving. Still hoping to find true red connectors though so it might be longer.

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Bring the wet! One last-minute problem though:

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That's the exposed pump impeller, seen clearly through a hole in the back of the res which is larger than the standard G 1/4" thread diameter. I had planned on using and had purchased a silver kill coil, but given the size of that hole, I thought it could very easily get sucked into the pump. I considered shaping it into a big ring but getting it in the res would require removing the face plate which I didn't feel like doing. Luckily I had also picked up a bottle of dead water.

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Since the res is lower than the 280 rad screwed to the inside top of the case, I realized I would need to get the input water level higher than that. The screw-in quick disconnect I put on one of the top ports was a great solution, with the added benefit that once the rad was filled, I could easily remove the funnel and any remaining water it carried without making a mess.

Filling up was also a lot easier than I thought it would be, and rocking and turning the case for about twenty minutes worked out most of the bubbles pretty rapidly. There are still a lot of tiny residual bubbles sticking on the wall of the res and no doubt elsewhere, but I'm hoping they'll work themselves out during the leak test currently in progress.

One major disappointment right now though is how loud the pump is.
The number one reason I started looking into watercooling in the first place was to get my computer as silent as possible, and right now the noise from the pump is easily as loud and annoying as the case fans were under air cooling. I'm going to have to figure something out to lessen that.
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Looks great and good job. I agree with the case being silver. +Rep

Edit: I will be doing my first loop next week when everything gets here. I hope the pumps aren't to loud. How do you plan on reducing the noise?
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