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Vapochill mounting + Seal String related

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I looked through http://www.overclock.net/phase-chang...-should-i.html for info, but I have a vapochill, so who knows if it's the same.

I'm putting the finishing touches on everything. Just hit 3.6 ghz (very unstable) with conroe e6600 today and feeling good. I looked at temps, and knowing I have stock intel air cooling, I was scared to look. 60° celcius didn't seem horrible. Anyways, I've had this rig in my vapochill case for a while now, with the vapochill just sitting up there disconnected, so I think it's time to put it in.

I do not have seal string. I do have an LGA 775 kit. I do have the heating pads.

I am not 100% sure where to go now, and I do not want to kill my crap. I was thinking as follows:
1. Buy seal string from crazypc. (I want it cheaper, but oh well.) Cheaper? Suggestions?
2. Look through the manual I don't have (bought it off ebay, download from asetek???) to find out order of heating pads, mounting kit, seal string, other stuff.
3. I don't have a good solution for a block to mount the vapochill bit ON. I bought a pack of thin nuts/bolts, so basically I have four screw sticking straight out of a motherboard. With those four screws somehow I must stick on the two metal bars coming out of the vapochill phase block. I also have the LGA 775 kit, but that's just black foam and some grease. Any suggestions?
4. I also have a large shard of plexiglass. I cut it to the dimensions, now I need some variety of a drill to get the buttons/cdrom drive corners. Utility knife got the rest. Going to mount it on the front, since I got rid of that nasty rounded off vapochill bezel. In the end should be just one sheet of black acrylic with two buttons and a cdrom drive sticking out.

I am sure you guys could shower me with information. I've been mostly solo, so any phase change help would be great. Not having ever had the original documentation is kind of a bummer, but you all are probably a better resource anyways. Thanks!
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Core 2 Duo E6600 ASUS P5B DELUXE XFX 8800GT @660mhz CORSAIR XMS2 (2x1GB) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
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post #2 of 5
im not sure if the string would be applicable here.. the mounting kit with the vapochill is a little differnt then the machGT ... however the goal you wish to achieve is not.. basicly use any kind of silicon or string to fill in the gaps or holes where air can get to the colder temps.. with out the air there isnt any moisture so there is no water to condense .. so use something like dielectric gel or liquid electric tape and or the string to waterproof the board and you should be okay
    
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The seal string was just just for the air/condensation. I didn't try to put anything together yet, but I was not confident in the ability of what I have now to keep air/moisture out. If you say it I believe. Looks like I should get it to be safe..? Just want to be prepared when I try to set it up, hopefully around fall break. (Oct 18th.)
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Core 2 Duo E6600 ASUS P5B DELUXE XFX 8800GT @660mhz CORSAIR XMS2 (2x1GB) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
4x Caviar 250 SATAII WinXP Pro SP3 22" Chimei wide LCD 501W / 650 Enermax 
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Vapochill, modded bezel 
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Vapochill, modded bezel 
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post #4 of 5
For the VapoChill it uses Dielectric Grease and foam to seal and help prevent condensation.... make sure you have the heaters up to 100% if running 24/7 only lower them for that extra temp drop under benchies.... The Vapo can be considered a bit more messy to setup but at the end of the day the better preparation the less likely of condensation issues... read, plan and read more.... then approach it with some paitence.
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So that dielectric grease/foam in the kit from Asetek is all I need? I am good to go? Sounds pretty sweet, thanks.
Edit: Still don't have anything to get the block on the board. Looks as if I'll just Jimmy together something to hold the block down on the board. Another hardware store look...
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Core 2 Duo E6600 ASUS P5B DELUXE XFX 8800GT @660mhz CORSAIR XMS2 (2x1GB) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
4x Caviar 250 SATAII WinXP Pro SP3 22" Chimei wide LCD 501W / 650 Enermax 
Case
Vapochill, modded bezel 
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My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo E6600 ASUS P5B DELUXE XFX 8800GT @660mhz CORSAIR XMS2 (2x1GB) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
4x Caviar 250 SATAII WinXP Pro SP3 22" Chimei wide LCD 501W / 650 Enermax 
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Vapochill, modded bezel 
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