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Originally Posted by goodtobeking View Post

Looks good. What pump you using?? You have a lot of radiators and 2 blocks to push through. Might be a lot of resistance.
Also, maybe you could rotate your 200mm radiator 90 degrees. Then raise your reservoir a little and make it shoot strait into the 200mm radiator.
Big thing, where is your pump(5.25 bay I assume) and which direction does it flow?? Is it reservoir>pump or the other way around?? It is recommended to have you pump that way, reservoir>pump, because it will make noise the other way around, harder to keep the pump primed with water, and may make it harder to fill. BUT if your pump is higher than your reservoir, and pulling water out of the top, your pump could suck in air, which is bad for it, and will make it very noisy, raise your temperatures, and kill the pump.
As for exhausting the hot air out. I am using the back 120, and a 120 in the 5.25 bay both exhausting the hot air out. One play I am thinking about putting fans, is behind where the 3.5 cages went. That open area on the MOBO panel is almost the perfect size for 2x120 fans. Plus its faces away from me, as I also hate fans on the panels.

My pump is the MCP35x. I'm worried I have too much for one pump. I asked around on the forums and the consensus was, "more never hurts, but one is enough." My setup is reservoir --> pump, and the res has an 80mm tube that reaches ~to the bottom. Because my original pump orientation didn't work, I need to swap input/output on the CPU. I'm going to change the connectors a bit (waiting on more that shipped yesterday), but the design seemed to work ok last night.

Your idea with my 200 rad would make the system look much cleaner, but I have the rad upside down because it puts a drain at the bottom of my system.

I was going to put an intake fan in the 5.25" bay to cool my non-SSD HD and pump. I really like your idea with the back exhaust fans. I'm going to look into that tonight, and if I install it before you I get credit!
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Originally Posted by Vaiki View Post

What did you use to blackout the heatsinks if i may ask...? It looks awesome

Thank you. It's just a thin layer of matte black spray paint. I did a lot of research to see how it would affect temps, and it seems to be safe. I'll let you know how it works for me after I power up!
Edited by DrJns - 2/14/12 at 11:59am
post #32 of 116
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Balls. I realized I plugged my graphics card into the x8 slot instead of the x16 slot. Should I redo?

This is the card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121432

EDIT: I looked up performance reviews...seems I'll lose 2-5% in the x8 slot. Might as well do it right!
Edited by DrJns - 2/15/12 at 5:58am
post #33 of 116
You'r e really not going to notice that much of a difference in terms of x16 vs x8 so you dont really have to . As for the Ice dragon coolant I needed to buy 2 bottles ( at 30$ each ) to fill my computer . I'm leak testing it now . I have the 2 dual loops so it uses a lot of coolant . It looks really good though in the clear tubes.
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post #34 of 116
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Did some more painting, moved the pump to the ground to free up my drive bays, and am moving the graphics card to the top x16 port:
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Good work! Subbing because I'm thinking of venturing into water cooling myself, so interesting to see another first timer as well. Also - how did you spray paint the heatsinks and slots? I'm assuming you just taped off the rest of the mobo? Good luck! thumb.gif
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post #36 of 116
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Thank you. I pulled the heatsinks off the MB, taped the back, and spray painted them. I have slot covers for all of the unused ports...no paint. I was thinking about coloring everything black that was visible, but I want to see how it looks to have a little blue before I do.

EDIT: I'm also thinking about coloring the adapter and fittings connected to the top 240 rad white. I'll update the pic if i do.
Edited by DrJns - 2/23/12 at 11:22am
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I'm working on cabling now, but I think I made two big mistakes with my system:

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My biggest mistake was painting the top radiator and adapters/fittings white. It looks out of place with the rest of the system and pulls your attention to the wrong place. My second mistake was the liquid. If I'm going to go with white, I should change the tubing to white. That way, you'll see some color between the monsoon fittings. Otherwise, I think I should have utilized my MBs colors and gone with a blue theme.

I can't bring myself to drain 1/2 way and recolor that radiator and fittings, but I will change that and try a different water color in the coming weeks. I'll post DSLR pictures after I finish cable management.

Ignore the dirty dishes.

EDIT: I also just swapped the fill-tube for black.
post #38 of 116
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I couldn't wait that long. I painted the top radiator black and swapped the fittings.

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As an FYI, while I was trying to drain my loop and clear it with some distilled water, I noticed that even trace amounts of Ice Dragon made the water turn milky white. Now, against the directions on the bottle, I've diluted the solution. I have about a 1/5 Liter of Ice Dragon, and 4/5 Liters of water. Looks very milky, and I'll save a lot on the dye. The warning says, "Do not dilute as it may cause settling", but I don't understand how making a solution less concentrated can increase the likelihood of precipitation. The relative concentrations of all solutes stays the same, so.... Anyways, I'll keep an eye on it.
Edited by DrJns - 2/25/12 at 6:03pm
post #39 of 116
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Here are the almost-final pictures:

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post #40 of 116
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How can I get rid of the gunk on top and bottom seals of my reservoir?? Do some reservoirs have better seals than my EK?
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