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Case replacement parts are on the way from MM...this time through FedEx...and this time I'm having FedEx hold the package for pickup. I'm going to open it at the shipper's delivery point and have them verify any damage that occurs from shipping. UPS is not my friend any more...actually, they never were...had too many issues shipping stuff for the Army as a contractor.

Also ordered some oxide black screws from MDPC-X and Fastenal to replace the silver screws supplied with the case: ordered some M3x6mm (drive bay mounting), some #6-32x6mm and #6-32x9.5mm screws with some brainwashers (case) from MDPC-X, and some #6-32x3/16 undercut and #6-32x3/8" panhead screws (case) from Fastenal. These orders are en route.

My waterblocks from EKWB were in Germany the last time I checked. They should be here sometime early next week.

All in all a decent week, despite the case shipment mishaps. If only EVGA would cooperate now, I'd be in business!

Later...
Edited by scubadiver59 - 1/19/12 at 8:35pm
   
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I'd stick the pedestal on the bottom and flip the front plate on the ascension. There's a build floating around the intertubes similar to that setup that look epic. No sure if on ocn or not.
 
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I'd stick the pedestal on the bottom and flip the front plate on the ascension. There's a build floating around the intertubes similar to that setup that look epic. No sure if on ocn or not.

Thanks for the comment, but nah...seen most of the builds on MM's gallery pages, and a few floating around on the forums sites with the pedestal on the bottom, but...nah--I'm thinking function vice artistry. My layout puts the graphics cards rads right over the cards and it's only a short hop down to the cards and reservoir/pump combo's I'm putting in the top two bays of the main case...it's a shorter route overall albeit only by a few feet of tubing. As I said in my previous posts, I'm looking at the shortest path, ease of access, etc. I'm not building a Million $ PC here...I'll hide the cables, sleeve them, re-route the tubing as I can for a clean look, but no...the attic stays.

I wonder if I can twist the tubes together well enough to make a semi-helix up to the top case?

Hmmm....
   
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Thanks for the comment, but nah...seen most of the builds on MM's gallery pages, and a few floating around on the forums sites with the pedestal on the bottom, but...nah--I'm thinking function vice artistry. My layout puts the graphics cards rads right over the cards and it's only a short hop down to the cards and reservoir/pump combo's I'm putting in the top two bays of the main case...it's a shorter route overall albeit only by a few feet of tubing. As I said in my previous posts, I'm looking at the shortest path, ease of access, etc. I'm not building a Million $ PC here...I'll hide the cables, sleeve them, re-route the tubing as I can for a clean look, but no...the attic stays.
I wonder if I can twist the tubes together well enough to make a semi-helix up to the top case?
Hmmm....

Makes sense then. Was thinking about ease of working on the rig as well since you'll have to remove the mobo tray to get the gpus out with the attic on. If you plan to use 1/2 3/4 tubing then the helix idea will be rather hard to pull off. it's just so stiff. 1/2 5/8 wouldn't be a problem tho, but prone to kink where the pump intake is when the loop heats up.

As for fans after owning both gentle typhoons and noiseblockers the noiseblockers are substantially getting in the "feel" department, just feels like a more solid product, and the noise department. The gentle typhoons have a hum to them when undervolted that can get annoying while the noiseblockers (pl and pk models) tend not to have that. Ever so slightly worse performance, but easier to live with. They also come with extensions and plenty of goodies which is nice, but at $20 a pop they should.
 
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Makes sense then. Was thinking about ease of working on the rig as well since you'll have to remove the mobo tray to get the gpus out with the attic on. If you plan to use 1/2 3/4 tubing then the helix idea will be rather hard to pull off. it's just so stiff. 1/2 5/8 wouldn't be a problem tho, but prone to kink where the pump intake is when the loop heats up.
As for fans after owning both gentle typhoons and noiseblockers the noiseblockers are substantially getting in the "feel" department, just feels like a more solid product, and the noise department. The gentle typhoons have a hum to them when undervolted that can get annoying while the noiseblockers (pl and pk models) tend not to have that. Ever so slightly worse performance, but easier to live with. They also come with extensions and plenty of goodies which is nice, but at $20 a pop they should.

From what I've seen, the Noiseblockers are at the upper end of the $$ spectrum when it comes to fans, but the noise reduction will be appreciated...especially since I'm running 32 fans total. Thanks for the recommendation!

I plan on buying some of the cheaper 1/2" tubing, in order to mock up the water runs; at sub $2.00/ft it will be a minor expense while figuring out my runs. I mocked the runs up in MS Visio in order to get a good idea of the flow routes, sensor positioning, etc, but it doesn't take into account the elasticity of the tubing. Once I get it all mocked up with the cheap stuff then I'll go out and get either the Primochill or the Tygon. I'll try the helix and see if it's feasible; if it doesn't work with 1/2" tubing, I'll buy some 5/8" and see what happens. The graphics loop is separate from the main loop, so it will only go overhead or over to the bay reservoir/pumps at the front of the case at the top. I'm sure this is going to be fun!

As an aside...my EK waterblocks are out for delivery. Only 36hrs from Slovenia to my front door...sweet!
   
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Damn yo, at this point, you're better off copying the designed, building your own dies, and pressing the panels yourself before that business can ship you non-damaged panels...
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I second the Noiseblockers. I love them. I used NBs in the important places on Tiamat (now on my new work build as well!) - the rads and the CPU fan header since it is the main exhaust in the main unit. Went with cheapy Enermax in the other 11 locations mainly for looks and low DBs (they are 1000 RPMS that I plan to throttle to 500-600 since all the cooling is happening in my pedestal.) You may look into doing the same thing - the higher priced (and totally worth it) NBs where it matters most and cheaper fans elsewhere, especially if you plan on running some sort of fan controller(s).
   
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Was supposed to receive my EK waterblocks today...however, I didn't realize that DHL requires signatures on ALL their deliveries. So, I will have to wait until Monday to get them; signed the notice I took off the door and will post it Monday morning when I leave for work. Damn, I thought I'd get to start working on my mobo this weekend...
   
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Was supposed to receive my EK waterblocks today...however, I didn't realize that DHL requires signatures on ALL their deliveries. So, I will have to wait until Monday to get them; signed the notice I took off the door and will post it Monday morning when I leave for work. Damn, I thought I'd get to start working on my mobo this weekend...

I didnt have to sign for mine?
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I didnt have to sign for mine?

Who knows then. They didn't leave it at the door since nobody was home, and when I called DHL, the representative said their policy was to have all packages signed for.

Go figure...
   
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