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Modding Update 2:

In this update I will quickly talk about the "mods" that I did to install the reservoir and the pump. I am also thinking of possibly creating a rather unconventional mod which I will explain in another post.

Shot of the Day:

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Phobya Reservoir installation (Click to show)
I first had to drill four screws in the spacing of the mounts (which came with the res). Here's a picture of the back with the screws lookin' through:
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Here's a view from the front of the case:
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Pump intallation (Click to show)
Now since this is a case MOD I thought why not build my own little shoggy sandwich to absorb the pump vibrations. So a quick run to the hardware store (some of the things I did not even use but here it is):
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This is what I originally thought: soft foam in the bottom, harder one to mount the pump on:
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As this proved to be too unstable I decided to go with a double layer of the harder foam (in which the screws got much better grip):
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In the next image you can see how the pump looks mounted in the bottom. It was too tight of a fit so I moved the fan to the main compartment:
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Pump mounting from the bottom: The drawback is that the dust filter will no longer fit in its designated sliders so I have to shorten the screws and / or think of another system to mount the pump in the future. Or just leave the dust filter away but I'd rather not do that.
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Handy design: I can access the pump speed control through one of the cable routing holes:
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Thanks for taking the time to look over this buildlog. I am really busy with school right now and will not have as much time for updates but I will try my best.

Keep it moddin'
Dave
Edited by Dave R8 - 4/17/12 at 9:50am
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Very nice and clean work. Really enjoying the way you have used the spoiler tags...will keep a look on this one.
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Very nice and clean work. Really enjoying the way you have used the spoiler tags...will keep a look on this one.

Thanks. I actually did not use spoiler tags in the beginning and the thread got LONG, biggrin.gif especially with loads of images. I'm trying to keep this mod very elegant and clean and apparently my aim has worked so far. smile.gif
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lookin' good mr. dave! makes me want to clean up my build log. i'm jealous of the space you have in your case!
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lookin' good mr. dave! makes me want to clean up my build log. i'm jealous of the space you have in your case!

Thanks. Yeah, I spent a lot of time trying to keep it nice and tidy. thumb.gif Sooner or later everyone runs into case problems, even Caselabs ppl cuz they always want more hardware to cram in their case biggrin.gif
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TEASER!!!

I just got a package with DHL... coming from EK: thumb.gif
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(the package itself is blurred because my address is on there and although I trust you guys, you don't need to know it biggrin.gif )


update a little later.
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Shipment 4:

So today the EK waterblock and Backplate arrived. What I would also like to add is the fact that I will be selling my old rig to a friend of mine and the earned money will be invested in a Gigabyte UD7 Board (P67 or Z68) with the black / gold theme. This also means I will not be fully building my rig until that board arrives. BUT, to the topic of today:

Shot of the Day:
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EK FC-680 GTX Waterblock and Backplate (Click to show)
Starting off with the packaging: (box number 1)
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Inside the box was the box of the block and the backplate in bubble foam. Funnily but very practical the "cushioning" on the inside of the box was Slovenian newspaper thumb.gif

Typical EK waterblock box (box number 2 biggrin.gif ):
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everything you need can be found in the box:
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sufficient padding (always good):
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and the card from the bottom and top: (I left the cover on because I will only take the cover off, when I actually install it. Sorry for that):
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as for the backplate only really one picture is needed (although it does come with installation stuff and thermal pads ):
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Edited by Dave R8 - 4/22/12 at 5:43am
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http://www.overclock.net/t/1243056/yt-ecs-z77h2-ax-black-extreme-golden-board-first-look-unboxing

Have you thought about that board? Not sure how well it performs though. biggrin.gif
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http://www.overclock.net/t/1243056/yt-ecs-z77h2-ax-black-extreme-golden-board-first-look-unboxing
Have you thought about that board? Not sure how well it performs though. biggrin.gif

Great recommendation thumb.gif . It looks ballin' but sort of over the top. I would rather go with a little more subtle and have the possibility of a motherboard block in the future. Like you said, I don't know how it performs. I'll look into it though. Cheers
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yay you got the block!!
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