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post #51 of 76
I like this build allot A nice small case filled with WC and stuff makes me want to reconsider my setup! lol

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Ran into some issues last night. Finished the fan and controller wiring. Surprised myself how well the cables hide in this thing, even with the gaping hole on the right side. Turns out one of the XSPC blocks is having fits. They decided to make the 5870 block so thin, that they could not thread the copper and had to use a bulkhead type core with a hole in the center. Because of this, not only do you have the fitting to worry about the fitting threads, but also the bulkhead piece, ON BOTH SIDES! Eight places for potential leakage on the fittings of one block alone, not including the giant o-ring below the Stainless cover.

That said, my issue is one of those links started to leak when I was filling. I would tighten that side, while trying to hold the opposite end from turning and seem to stop the leak. Flip on the pump and the other side would leak. Eventually got that one side to play ok, then noticed a dribble on the other port of the same card, and had the same game to play, fiddling with the fittings to get everything tight. Not once did the barb leak, was always the bulkhead "insert"! 900x600px-LL-effe3504_509.gif

Guess I'll go to the hardware store tonight and see if I can find some thicker o-rings.
 
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post #53 of 76
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It's alive!

Went to the hardware store and found some o-rings which I thought might work on the bulkhead fittings. Bought those, but still didn't want to tear apart the loop again. Tightened the fittings some more and eventually managed to stop all the dribbles, including a new one that popped up on the lower 45 degree on the second GPU. Enjoy!

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Silver lives inside the Phobya res
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I was originally going to have this 3 port controller facing the front of the case, but the default mount points stuck the stupid thing out about 1/8". I didn't feel like drilling more holes, so I used my second option and kept it internal. I like how it turned out thumb.gif
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Now the reason this rig was built. BOINC churning away on packets and temperatures holding smile.gif
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post #54 of 76
They can be a *****, we had similar issues when we built a system for my friend. Thicker o-ring helped a lot.
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These are the last blocks I'll ever use which have a bulkhead fitting design. Such a pain in the rear. I didn't end up using the o-rings I bought, but will keep them just in case since they were like $3.
 
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Tbh, I cant tell how you drilled the EK Uni holder to hold the res like that. Where did you drill the EK Uni Holder??? Really curious smile.gif
    
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Looks nice. thumb.gif
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Looks awesome! I had a similar problem with my fan controller... I ended up putting it in one of the 3.5" bays so that it faced the window. At least this way there's no need to worry about the faceplate matching the front of my case tongue.gif
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Nice. Do the newer XSPC blocks use a bulkhead design fitting or not? Also a little curious if they have a high chance of leaking.
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Tbh, I cant tell how you drilled the EK Uni holder to hold the res like that. Where did you drill the EK Uni Holder??? Really curious smile.gif
I just drilled a couple holes near the edge of the 5 1/4 bay. I think I ended up using a 7/32nd bit as the 1/8 was slightly too small, if I recall correctly.
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Nice. Do the newer XSPC blocks use a bulkhead design fitting or not? Also a little curious if they have a high chance of leaking.
Unsure. These are all my first XSPC goods. I like the way it's performing, cooling wise, but I would rather have a slightly thicker block in order for it to be threaded, or a design like Auqacomputer and Heatkiller with a delrin piece there.
 
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