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Finished sleeving the fans:


Rigged up 4 leds for the raystorm. was trying to decided between green and white. Even though it makes everything else in the case look green, including the white tubing it just looks too good on the waterblock biggrin.gif





Changed up the tubing configuration to make things a bit cleaner and allow for the quick disconnects to come off the side panel radiator.



The extra 45s and 90 were very useful. Especially as i'm stuck with 7/16" ID 5/8" OD tubing. The thin walls don't like tight bends very much. Having thoughts about replacing all my compressions with barbs, buying a bunch of plasticiser free tygon and running mayhems pastel mint green coolant through here.



The brand new bits of green primoflex that is used this time started clouding up in less than 24 hours. Wasn't using anything except distilled water in the loop so its not because of the biocide. Have been reading up about this and it seems to be a really common issue for lots and lots of types of tubing.

Here is one last shot of the loop without the side panel radiator. I am so happy that if I ever want to get at anything easily I don't have to drain the whole loop anymore smile.gif it's not ideal with the tubing at that angle wanting to kink but it works.

post #42 of 60
Very, very awesome! I absolutely love it when people are able to stuff way more into a case than was ever intended, but it rarely turns out looking so clean!

Where is the build log for the girlfriend's rig? wink.gif
   
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Very, very awesome! I absolutely love it when people are able to stuff way more into a case than was ever intended, but it rarely turns out looking so clean!
Where is the build log for the girlfriend's rig? wink.gif

Hey thanks for the comment and compliments! biggrin.gif Ahah i'm still not sure if i am going to upload a build log of her PC here or not, its going realllly slowly due to not having much time and having to wait for orders to come in from over seas (mdpc-x sleeving etc) I do have a bunch of photos but and am considering it!


Should have more updates soonish redface.gif, having a few issues asides from finding spare time (which is now usually being taken up by guild wars 2) Don't want sleeve my HX650 or put any more money into buying a crimping tool and pins + more wire so I decided to sleeve the bit fenix extentions. Removing the paracord-like sleeve proved to be way to much effort so i tried sleeving over the top.. which works absolutely fine (also save needing to wrap wires with white tape under white sleeving) except that the added bulk of heat shrink with two layers of sleeve at right near the pin stops them from going into plugs very easily (or at all). Have been testing out Lutro0's heatshrinkless method which seems to be working ok but i still need to practice lots before i perfect anything.

the business end
good thing about extensions is this end can look like crap.. i.e. sticky taped together thumb.gif
trusty heat source... or not.
post #44 of 60
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Finally got the 24 pin cable fully sleeved last week, but have taken so long to find time to upload any pics or make an update. Found a way of bunching up the bitfenix sleeving at one end and cutting off the bunched up bit to get rid of the thickness that accumulates at the ends from stretching out the MDPC sleeving over the top. After doing 12 cables with quite a few screw ups i worked out a method of getting each cable looking as good as I needed, so the next 12 were a piece of cake biggrin.gif I also bought a couple more Bic lighters which made things easier.



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Hello OCN,

About time for an update. I have been on OCN quite a bit over the past couple of weeks but haven't found the motivation or time to post anything big here frown.gif But i am back! biggrin.gif

Last week i bought a new fan controller because i fried one of the channels on the Phobya one i had originally. The Kool Room had the Lamptron Touch for $20 off its usual price and i couldn't resist, along with the order i got some decent TIM, some Mayhems Green Mint Pastel coolant and few screws and brackets for a friend.



I could not find 7/16" ID 5/8" OD tubing from any from anywhere in Australia (or international with cheap shipping) that was not Primochill brand, let alone anything plasticiser free. Was forced to buy a few more meters of the crap in clear for when I put in the Mayhems. I am hoping that because the Mayhems pastel is already opaque that clouding wont be an visual issue.



Installed the new tubing with the coolant yesterday and am VERY happy with how it looks biggrin.gif i haven't taken any scientific data but i am pretty sure that the pastel coolant combined with the Gelid FC-Extreme TIM i am getting noticeably (but not largely) better performance out of my loop tongue.gif


Operation Lazy Fool: Applying new TIM before draining the loop... why did i do this when i knew i was going to be draining it soon anyways.. (To be fair my tubing hadnt arrived yet at this point)


Draining the old distilled water + Tectaloy ethelene glycol car coolant thumb.gif working outside in good weather was a nice change.


Love how this is looking!


A few flush cycles (cleaned out all the rads and the res beforehand) and filling with the Mayhems Pastel


Hard to get a good photo with the lighting in this room, but there she is with my Yamakasi behind biggrin.gif
post #46 of 60
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Recently (over a month ago...) i picked up an EK Multioption RES X2 - 250 Advanced and an EK-D5 X-TOP CSQ in black acetal from PLE, one of my local computer retailers who had started stocking watercooling gear and had 20% off everything as a promotion. Got a great deal biggrin.gif

Now i just need to figure out if it is possible to even incorporate both of them into the build, I am finding i really don't like the XSPC bay res... is a complete PITA for refiling/draining, not to mention that it doesnt fit vertically in 5.25" bays properly as it is too wide to allow other components like my hotswap bays or even the case bay covers to fit properly -.- Also having a DVD drive is sometimes handy haha

Here is a current mock up of where the EK tube res is probably going to be placed, with the pump probably going on the floor of the case between the PSU and the EX240



Would love any feedback or ideas on how to make this work/whether it is a good idea. Still want to option of being able to take the side panel out of the loop if desired... but none of the new tubing layouts that i have been planning are working well with the bulky quick disconnects.
post #47 of 60
Awesome build! Nice to see another Mighty Boosh fan thumb.gif
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Great build mate, may i ask, why so many rads? wouldn't the 2 be enough?
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post #49 of 60
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Awesome build! Nice to see another Mighty Boosh fan thumb.gif

Hopefully when i get the UV lights in there it will start to fit the green/pink tutu colour theme a bit more haha biggrin.gif
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Great build mate, may i ask, why so many rads? wouldn't the 2 be enough?

Well the 2 was enough thumb.gif I didn't see any real increase in cooling performance after adding the RX240. Was more just a challenge to see how much i could fit in there, but it also means that i am going to be set if i decide to add another 7970 to the loop, and it should mean i can run my fans slower/quieter.

I have been contemplating taking one of the rads out simply to make tube routing less of a nightmare.

Thanks for the compliments both of you.
post #50 of 60
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Spent a day last week reorganising my loop. Added a proper fill port, removed a radiator, removed the XSPC bayres, installed the EK res and pump top and ran a couple of UV led's.
I don't have the time right now to make a real update and upload all the photos i took that day frown.gif Here is something but!



I will never use a pump/bay res ever again. My D5 was way too loud on its highest setting when i had it in the bay res, but now i have is suspended underneath the new reservoir and it is almost completely silent! biggrin.gif
Edited by beanscene - 11/8/12 at 12:54am
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