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My case manufacturer is making and shipping a custom acrylic mounting device to match the specifications of my 5.25 drive bays. It will replace the acrylic piece that comes mounted with the case, and also the two acrylic wings. It's going to be a one piece shelf and I will be able to slide my drives into place, and then screw it to secure it. This seems to be a promising solution to my problem.

In the meantime, I'm going to resume my build. I'm going to work around my WC'ing and components in order to mount the 5.25 bays once that custom solution arrives. I should receive it by the end of the week.

Stay tuned for build updates tomorrow. I will hopefully finish piecing my components together and WC loop.
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not sure, id have to see what exactly they are sending you, first time ive heard of another way to mount in the 5.25 bay.
As far filling it, you can see in my above picture how i did it haha. Glad they were able to help you out though

I like your filling idea. It's definitely convenient. I have a mod idea for my case and I think I'm going to implement it in several months to make filling convenient and minimalistic in design. I will update this build log when I begin to plan it and implement the modifications.

My basic concept: I'm thinking about adding rails, like a shelf, so I can move the res out for filling and push it back in place when I finish filling. The shelf will have a mechanism to lock the 5.25 drive bay (i.e. res) in place. In the meantime, however, I think I might go along with your idea. I'm going to sleep on it to see if anything else comes to mind for a temporary solution.
    
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Just ran component test before I add water and everything ran perfectly. No problems with components! I'm relieved because I was a bit worried when mounting the CPU to the motherboard. I will post pictures of the test soon. I'm too distracted with the build to make posts yet. smile.gif

Here are some pictures from the testing phase to hold you over in the meantime. I'll organize all the photos (and add more) in the proper chapters soon. Time to add water blocks! biggrin.gif


My makeshift test bench to double check that my components are installed and work properly before I introduce water to the system.

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The first run...
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Reminder: All my posts and pictures will be consolidated into the chapters that I've designated from the get-go. These posts serve as a live update with sample pictures to hold you guys over. The delays have been due to my case, rather than PC components. However, I am going with the build anyway hoping that I can resolve the problem later this week with everything set up.

I will keep you all up-to-date shortly. I'm very eager to start my water loop now. I'm also relieved to know that everything else is working well.
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Just ran component test before I add water and everything ran perfectly. No problems with components! I'm relieved because I was a bit worried when mounting the CPU to the motherboard. I will post pictures of the test soon. I'm too distracted with the build to make posts yet. smile.gif
Here are some pictures from the testing phase to hold you over in the meantime. I'll organize all the photos (and add more) in the proper chapters soon. Time to add water blocks! biggrin.gif
My makeshift test bench to double check that my components are installed and work properly before I introduce water to the system.
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The first run...
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Everything looks great! thumb.gif
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Reminder: All my posts and pictures will be consolidated into the chapters that I've designated from the get-go. These posts serve as a live update with sample pictures to hold you guys over. The delays have been due to my case, rather than PC components. However, I am going with the build anyway hoping that I can resolve the problem later this week with everything set up.
I will keep you all up-to-date shortly. I'm very eager to start my water loop now. I'm also relieved to know that everything else is working well.

Yay for catleap! thumb.gif
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I'm flushing my radiators right now using mybadomen's technique with several exceptions. I'm not running the loop outside the case to clean the loop... I will do it simultaneously with my leak test. After my leak test is finished, I'll drain the loop and refill it.

With respect to rad flushing I heated vinegar, poured it into the rad and shook vigorously for about 5-10 minutes. I then rinsed it with distilled water twice for about 5 minutes each time. I was expecting to clear out all the gunk that I was warned about, but I was disappointed. It appeared to be essentially clear the entire time. The water, at worst, was slightly discolored (the water seemed a little cloudy... you can hardly tell the difference) for the first rad (right after I used vinegar). Everything else was clear. I don't think it was flushed before either.

I'm flushing each rad one more time with distilled water for five minutes. It just seems strange that it's not dirty. Part of me is wondering if I did something wrong. Has anyone ever received a clean radiator before? Did I not clean this right?
    
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I'm flushing my radiators right now using mybadomen's technique with several exceptions. I'm not running the loop outside the case to clean the loop... I will do it simultaneously with my leak test. After my leak test is finished, I'll drain the loop and refill it.
With respect to rad flushing I heated vinegar, poured it into the rad and shook vigorously for about 5-10 minutes. I then rinsed it with distilled water twice for about 5 minutes each time. I was expecting to clear out all the gunk that I was warned about, but I was disappointed. It appeared to be essentially clear the entire time. The water, at worst, was slightly discolored (the water seemed a little cloudy... you can hardly tell the difference) for the first rad (right after I used vinegar). Everything else was clear. I don't think it was flushed before either.
I'm flushing each rad one more time with distilled water for five minutes. It just seems strange that it's not dirty. Part of me is wondering if I did something wrong. Has anyone ever received a clean radiator before? Did I not clean this right?

the ex rads have been known to be very clean from the get go this process is a Just in case sorta deal to make sure there was in fact nothing left over from manufacturing what you have described is a good thing clear is good thumb.gif
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I just got into graduate school!!!! biggrin.gif Going to have to figure out a shipping method for this computer because I will be moving overseas.
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the ex rads have been known to be very clean from the get go this process is a Just in case sorta deal to make sure there was in fact nothing left over from manufacturing what you have described is a good thing clear is good thumb.gif

Great! thumb.gif
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I'm finishing the build today, and I will post all the pictures while I run the leak test.

I have a question about the water loop though. On the back of my pump/res (I combined the two together), which port is out and which one is in?

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Also, what's that plastic cap covering? Do I need to use that?

UPDATE: Build is finished! I just initiated a leak test for 12 hours minimum. In regards to the aforementioned res question... I just assumed the top port for OUT and bottom port for IN.

I will post pictures and updates soon. Big shootout to JozefH who spent many hours with me on Skype helping me out and teaching me "tricks of the trade." I also learned a lot about Dragons. tongue.gif
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How do you connect the power button from the case to the motherboard? I'm having some problems with this... I have two individual pins, each one is labeled Power LED. Do I place both on Power LED? Would it turn the computer on?

I tried placing in the spot where I jumped the motherboard, but the button doesn't work. This is my last hurdle, and I'm so frustrated with all the troubleshooting I had to do with the case. frown.gif

Can't get to BIOS! frown.gif
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How do you connect the power button from the case to the motherboard? I'm having some problems with this... I have two individual pins, each one is labeled Power LED. Do I place both on Power LED? Would it turn the computer on?
I tried placing in the spot where I jumped the motherboard, but the button doesn't work. This is my last hurdle, and I'm so frustrated with all the troubleshooting I had to do with the case. frown.gif
Can't get to BIOS! frown.gif

Refer to the manual that came with your motherboard. That will tell you where you plug them in.One is most likely + and the other -. Your motherboard manual should have a diagram for the front panel pinout.
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