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Keep up the great work Chris! I noticed that you don't update as often due to the raid and memory issues. Maybe you should post your problems here so people can help out or learn from them. I am sure that you got a lot of folks addicted to your gear....Asrock Extreme 11.....SSD madness.....Aquacomputer goodies....etc.


Cheers!

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Originally Posted by mandrix View Post

Did any of you guys have problems getting the water block snug on the AQ5? It felt like I ran out of threads and I was afraid to overtighten. It feels like it's got a little play. Even the threads for the fittings on the block were a little stiff. Guess I'll leave it alone for now until I can check temps when everything is set up, don't want to strip any threads.

No...mine felt snug. Did you put down the thermal pads that came with it? Did you use the screws that came with the block.....NOT the screws that held on the heatsink?



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Originally Posted by mandrix View Post

C'mon Chris, sleeve that 24 pin. tongue.gif Or do like I do and just make your own. The pins on my SeaSonic psu's are a royal pita to remove, so I just make up my own wire sets. More time consuming, I usually work on stuff like that while watching sports on the tv.

It's still staring at me. And yes, I'll make my own for the 24pin....just like all the others I've done. So far, every cable has been a custom cable and length. 24pin will be no different.



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Originally Posted by Quest99 View Post

Keep up the great work Chris! I noticed that you don't update as often due to the raid and memory issues. Maybe you should post your problems here so people can help out or learn from them. I am sure that you got a lot of folks addicted to your gear....Asrock Extreme 11.....SSD madness.....Aquacomputer goodies....etc.
Cheers!
wink.gif

I posted the memory problems in a different thread so this one didn't get as junked up. The problems have slowed me down...but they haven't stopped me. I'll post an update on the fan power harness I'm just about done with either today or tomorrow. I played with lots of different options for how to do it....but I've decided what works best for me. Should move more quickly now. I've completed the power harness for the fans on the top 480's in pull, and I'm almost done with the harness for the fans on the top 480's in push. Will post some pictures of those soon.
post #2073 of 3982
Thanks Chris, I pulled the A5 back apart and looked at the water block. One of the screws was not in all the way in spite of being pretty tight, so I backed them all out and retorqued them carefully and the block is good and snug now. thumb.gif
post #2074 of 3982
chris, remember i told you about powder coating my case that color? well, i've changed my mind. im either going to get it painted in Vermillion Red (BMW's color, just the one i want) or the red for evoque's. i have yet to see the vermillion in real life, but from pics it is "the one". the evoque red was pretty too, saw it in our university's parking lot. reason i cant powder coat is that its too expensive (more than the case's value when bought new) to do it here in turkey. i called bmw, and this weekend for $50 im getting my case painted in either colors, have to decide.

just wanted to inform lol
 
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So are you saying that the local BMW bodyshop is doing the painting for $50? Or you can buy the paint directly from BMW for $50? That's not a bad price. Good looking color!

bmw-x5-vermillon-red-1-498x373.jpg
post #2076 of 3982
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Originally Posted by barkinos98 View Post

chris, remember i told you about powder coating my case that color? well, i've changed my mind. im either going to get it painted in Vermillion Red (BMW's color, just the one i want) or the red for evoque's. i have yet to see the vermillion in real life, but from pics it is "the one". the evoque red was pretty too, saw it in our university's parking lot. reason i cant powder coat is that its too expensive (more than the case's value when bought new) to do it here in turkey. i called bmw, and this weekend for $50 im getting my case painted in either colors, have to decide.

just wanted to inform lol
Evoque red is awesome

We have a blue evoque! ^_^
post #2077 of 3982
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Originally Posted by cpachris View Post

So are you saying that the local BMW bodyshop is doing the painting for $50? Or you can buy the paint directly from BMW for $50? That's not a bad price. Good looking color!
bmw-x5-vermillon-red-1-498x373.jpg
they are doing it for $50. but i need to remove all the rivets and pick which parts should get gloss black and which should get red.
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Evoque red is awesome
We have a blue evoque! ^_^
oh it arrived? well happy ownership redface.gif, also the color of the "evoque red" is known as firenze red smile.gif
Edited by barkinos98 - 10/2/12 at 11:01am
 
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they are doing it for $50. but i need to remove all the rivets and pick which parts should get gloss black and which should get red.

Will look forward to the pictures. That's an awesome color. Are you going to try and theme the build after BMW? That would open up a lot of cool possibilities.
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Originally Posted by cpachris View Post

Will look forward to the pictures. That's an awesome color. Are you going to try and theme the build after BMW? That would open up a lot of cool possibilities.

well do you think its coincidental that my fav. car maker is BMW biggrin.gif
 
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they are doing it for $50. but i need to remove all the rivets and pick which parts should get gloss black and which should get red.
oh it arrived? well happy ownership redface.gif, also the color of the "evoque red" is known as firenze red smile.gif

$50! What a steal!

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well do you think its coincidental that my fav. car maker is BMW biggrin.gif

band.gif



And back on topic... loving this build and the attention to detail is amazing. cheers.gif
 
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