Anyways, enough talk about internet
We are here for a build log!
Will be posting this small update just because it will be a little while before I can do mass amount of work on the next points to cross off the list.
here I started the initial planning for the cablemanagement.
I measured the width of a sleeved 24 Pin cable I had in the wardrobe and used that as my guide for how I will be having the stand offs
As you can see, The cable will sit in there like that. With a clamp on that will be help by the ends of the M3 motherboard standoffs. Might use some clear plexi/acrylic. Not sure yet! As I have said, that is still in the planning stage
Can I use the original PSU 8-Pin EPS connectors?
I could... But would rather go custom
First wire measured to length, and crimped
I lengthened the wires so that when they wires are basically horizontal they have a curve in the end. This just makes things tider at the CPU end and will make cablemanagement easier to do
After about an HOUR I had finally cut all 8 wires, crimped them and plugged them all into their respective holes. Is a lot more time consuming than one would think
As you can see, with the wires flat at one end, the wires have been staggered
Just making sure that the cable will sit how I want it to
Time to start the 24-Pin, the thing I love MOST about the AX***i series is that they basically use 1:1 wiring (if you don't know what that means it doesn't matter
) so that will make the cable management so much easier, and basically if I have enough brain as I think I do, I shouldn't put the wires in the wrong holes eg, a 12v wire on the Motherboard end goes into a 5v plug. NUT GUD.
Had a spare motherboard, thought I would just test the new cables out, looks like all is well
I received my 40 Link adapters from the states, I probably won't end up using 40 but is always handy to have a few extra.
Time to start putting them all in place, and adding my Crystal Tubes. Not sure if previously stated in the log but the tubing I am using is 12/8mm. Where the Bitspower ones are 12/10mm. This is not a bad thing at all, just means I need less coolant which = win
Here is where the tube splits into three. Just to take up the space, and do something different is why I did this really. Just to point out though, as the water flows through the loop and it comes to this split join it will go through the middle one mainly, and just move the side ones a bit. There will be no pressure issues when joining back to being a single route.
I needed my Q fitting to go into my radiator. Which I will be using a side port on the NeXXoS Monsta Rad. For this I need a hole in the middle board of the desk. To do so I will be using this drill bit here, known as a "wood spade". She's a bit rusty, but still bloody sharp. It is a 20mm Piece
making sure my extender fitting sits in it
After marking out where the hole needs to be using my Sliding Square.
Hole is set
Top stop the other side of the wood to shatter apon drilling through, you drill half on one side, half on the other
Same was done on the other side
To measure the exact right length, to keep the 3-way splitted tubing square I used this little tool. Cannot remember the name of the top of my head, but I am sure someone will
I got the top measurement of where the link comes out, then square that up at the bottom and thus measure from the long horizontal piece going from elbow to elbow-to-rad fitting
The process of getting the links to size goes like this
Cut with dremel, very carefully
Sand with rough, 120 grit paper
sand with super smooth 1200grit paper
And BALLBAG. I needed one last piece of about 550mm, the last piece I had of link was 500mm
Looks Like I will not be leak testing today! Another metre of 12/8mm tubing to get..
Anyways, this is where we are at now