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Really like the drawings/sketch work and anything complete DIY like this is always fun to read. Great job!
    
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Phoenix SSD+2TB Seagate drives ASUS DVD-RW combo Windows 7 28" Hanns-G HZ281 
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Wow, the looks of that WC job only a modder could love (see what I did there?), but I applaud you for your ingenuity. While I kill days scouring the interwebs for the best WC components to connect like Legos, smart people like you are git'n 'er done with cheap metal tubing and jumper cables. Mad props to you. This is the kind of thread that inspires.
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Thanks guys, I really like making my own stuff and I found doing this to be really fun!



RELIABILITY UPDATE:

The waterblock is still holding up and transfering heat like a champ... and my birthday was greeted by this showing up at my front door in the form of a newegg box as a present from my rich brother to his poor younger brother.




The temps are still very consistant under a higher clock and full work load @ 4.5Ghz on the new CPU.

Idle still 28-29c; prime95 64bit maxed out at 60-65c after a few hours on the new CPU and new higher clock.
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un-called for and non mandatory update:

Loop is still leak free, and dependable.

The automotive Hy-per lube has agents that cancel out electrolysis, no corrosion and no problems to report.



I also got drunk one night and ordered a cheap, china POS laser cut water block that is SURPRISINGLY holding up quite well.
Also has a really nice, really flat contact surface as well (forgive the mouse pad... I do work on my cars)


Finally started converting all the rubber hosing to compression fittings, however they are automotive, and I think i'd rather flare and use a compression nut on a flared fitting than using this style of compression -AN combo



As for the block, it gets warmer faster than my solid block of redneckery, but it is more stable, and keeps a lower max temp without heat creep. The reason for this is because the block is SURPRISINGLY well made (at least this one). block itself is thinner, thus the boost in heating speed, but it does direct coolant over the cuts quite well and keeps my 4.5Ghz 8 core cooler at max load, which to me is a better pro than my bored out block of sadness, of which I believe it stays cooler longer because if its size; susceptible to heat creep however.





Saving money for a legit, better, "Regal-boy" build this winter, stay tuned.
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