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post #1911 of 3982
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Originally Posted by cpachris View Post

Superglue. I should have shown that in the pictures...but I used it on every one of these. I totally agree with you...the SATA shrink will not hold on small sleeve if its pulled tight. By the way...how did your splices come out? Done with that PSU yet?


I ordered 100 feet of 16 gauge wire for the Y-splicing because the larger OD of the wire makes it a LOT easier to pull tight the sleeving, kind how like how you built up your wire with the superglue. When sleeving the 18 gauge wire you have pull hard to get the sleeving really tight, the 16 gauge wire more closely matches the ID of the sleeving much better requiring less pull force to get.

I took a break on the splicing job because after finishing the single wire sleeving on every harness, my fingers look like a rock climbers hands from all of the hard pinching and heat gun causing my finger tips to be 100% numb!
post #1912 of 3982
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Maybe he just needs some discouragement.

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post #1913 of 3982
Man, I walk down in my basement to do some work, come back, and this thread is back derailed. Can't leave you guys alone for a second.

Second prototype will begin soon.
post #1914 of 3982
The pressure of getting engaged. tongue.gif

Lets see a full copper of that waterblock. Isn't that what tou are going to pre order with Nateman?

Should cost an arm.....but this is BBBB......one PC to rule them all...thumb.gif
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moar pics!!!
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post #1916 of 3982
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Some of what Chris says is tongue and cheek. If you have followed along or read the entire log, his first hobby his photography, video and massive storage needs. He is merely having fun and enjoying the fruits of his labor. I can remember numerous people giving me noise about three loops and cooling my HDD's in my last build. This is about having fun and being extreme.
I have said this many times; PEOPLE buy what they want, not what they need. If people bought what they needed, Ferrari would not exist!

QFT


Also, it's nice to hop in and see the progress you've been making chris, looks great thumb.gif
post #1917 of 3982
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For those that were having a hard time visualizing the need for the "cute" little crimson aquabus cables, here is a shot of them mounted. This is the PSU side, up above the motherboard tray.





That aluminum bracket is what I made to mount the PA2's in a different orientation than the standard AquaComputer mount puts them. By flipping them 90 degrees, it allows me to do do straight wiring for the molex connections. The PA2's don't need anything but the 12 volt wires, so all I need is two wires running down the line for each of them. Keeps it very clean. I then terminate it with a 6 pin plug directly at the PSU. The aquabus cables are the ones at the very top, and you simply daisy chain the devices together. You can see a longer one that runs from the first PA2 to the AQ5 unit itself.

The shot below has more of an angle, and you can see the blocks I used to mount the bracket. They give me the spacing necessary so that the PA2's are directly below the fans on the top of the case. And since they are hollow rectangles, I'll be able to route cables through the mounting brackets...behind the aluminum plate that mounts the PA2's.





I'll be powdercoating the aluminum strip and mounting blocks white, when I do my final batch of stuff, so they will match the case exactly. There will be one identical to this on the MB side of the case also....but the mounting blocks are 2.5 inches instead of 1.5 inches....which is necessary to center the PA2's underneath the fans. The case is wider on that side.

Another nice thing about this method is that it keeps all of the connections very easily accessible. But they are still hidden from the window view when the case doors are closed.

Working on my first power harness for the radiator fans today.
post #1918 of 3982
Very clean indeed! How is that custom plate holding onto the case? Very cool custom plate btw....I must have missed it, but looks like you made some legs for it?

Are you worried that the heat generated by the PAs is going directly into your upper chamber rads?

Cheers!
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A very ingenious idea!
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This is no longer a gaming pc this is a work of art between several badasses.
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