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Originally Posted by cpachris View Post

Doing some pump testing and reservoir leak testing today. Used a spare PSU and running the water through the pedestal rads for now....

I was thinking of hooking up my res like that but then I checked some photos of the pump top and seems like you can only use the inlet (ie, not enough room for another fitting for the outlet). Anyway I bought a fitting piece from PPC (Bitspower G1/4" Matte Black Male to Male Rotary Adapter). It seems like it'd work to hook them up instead of using the specific res kit (the one that was meant to specifically combo with this pump top):



That's the fitting I got. Is it the right part? Is that what you used? redface.gif
Edited by adi518 - 11/28/12 at 6:12pm
post #2492 of 3982
Wow - I lurked last night and spent WAAAY to much time drooling over the pics.

Looking to do a very similar build minus the color co-ordination and bling. Hoping to start in Feb of 2013. I'll post pics but it won't be anywhere near as purdy as yours. I initially came across the site while reading about Nateman-Doo's Asrock waterblock. I read about the noise issues with the MOBO and while I keep my box in a seperate room from my work area, I didn't like the idea of the noise coming from the stock fan.

It's mainly a performance thing for me as I do a lot of multi track recording and lots of video editing. I really like the ASrock Extreme 11 for the 4 x 16 Pci-e lanes. I was planning on a single GTX-690, the remaining 16 lane slots will have a high end DAW interface (RME HDSPe MADI) and DSP Powered Effects Controller (UAD-2) and a Raid Card. Still deciding on RAM but I was looking at a minimum of 32gb and possibly 64 gb of ram... I am concerned about the issues you have come across while trying to get 64gb's to work.

Looking at going with all Samsung 640 Pro Series SSD's

2 x 256gb OS Drives Raid 0

Raid 10 (1+0) 512 GB drives

I am probably going to keep stock fans on the 690 as I don't plan on OC'ing it .

I have never built a liquid cooled machine so this will be my first run at it...I'm a little tentative but what the hell. I will only be liquid cooling the CPU and the Motherboard, so it's with great interest to see which MOBO Block you choose. Given the apparent instability of high RAM loads on this board, OC'ing doesen't strike me as a good idea and therefore no liquid necessary there....but I guess I will wait and see how you do.

Still lots for me to work out but this build will help immensely


So relieved to come across your build as you are taking much of the hard research out of the way, so thanks very much for being so meticulous in documenting this build. You have already help me finalize my search for a case....which was something that I was spending too much time deciding on.

Good luck with the rest of the build and congrats on your engagement, cheers!
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Originally Posted by Mr Wolley View Post

Subbed, this thing is GORGEOUS, I absolutely love the PSU modding, nice work man smile.gif

Another first time poster! Love it...and welcome Mr. Wolley.


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Originally Posted by linkdiablo View Post

I spy with my little eye ... and unsleaved 24 pin power connection. tongue.gif
Did you try singing some Barry White to make it sleave itself? Reach your inner Barry!

I'm going to tackle that this weekend I think. The extension at least. The romantic music just didn't work...so I'll put some Dead and do it myself. thumb.gif


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Thanks again for your work & guide on the USB 3.0 sleeving, I have to say mine look better with the 3/8" Techflex than with the 16mm I previously had. smile.gif

Glad it helped!


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Originally Posted by TPE-331 View Post

Good work on the temp sensors Chris, very nice. thumbsupsmiley.png

Thanks TPE-331!


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Originally Posted by adi518 View Post

I was thinking of hooking up my res like that but then I checked some photos of the pump top and seems like you can only use the inlet (ie, not enough room for another fitting for the outlet). Anyway I bought a fitting piece from PPC (Bitspower G1/4" Matte Black Male to Male Rotary Adapter). It seems like it'd work to hook them up instead of using the specific res kit (the one that was meant to specifically combo with this pump top):

That's the fitting I got. Is it the right part? Is that what you used? redface.gif

Similar part. For my male to male pieces...I got lots of little bitty ones...smaller than this one. Then I use normal extenders to make it the length I need. You could use both top ports if you used a longer extender and a 90 degree...kind of like this:




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Originally Posted by True North View Post

Wow - I lurked last night and spent WAAAY to much time drooling over the pics.
Still lots for me to work out but this build will help immensely
So relieved to come across your build as you are taking much of the hard research out of the way, so thanks very much for being so meticulous in documenting this build. You have already help me finalize my search for a case....which was something that I was spending too much time deciding on.
Good luck with the rest of the build and congrats on your engagement, cheers!

Another first time poster! Welcome True North. Your planned build sounds real nice. Will be looking forward to the build log.
post #2494 of 3982
Sexy !!! I was correct then. IIRC, I also bought some smaller male to male adapters. Thanks a lot ! biggrin.gif
post #2495 of 3982
Hey Chris,
Your build is looking good! I'm thinking about mod'ing a solid caselabs IO panel to house a slot load blu ray burner and moving the power/reset/USB/Lighting switches to a 5.25 blank. Wondering if you have ever thought about this as I don't see an optical drive in your build.

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I hope that this build log will never end... and it probably won't. biggrin.gif
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I got the extra baby fans I mentioned I needed due to losing the round clips while disassembling. I painted them last night, and I'm installing today.
First...here is the power harness that will fire up the 4 baby fans and the back panel 120mm fan.

For the 4 baby fans, I ended up wiring them all together into one connection. I used white heatshrink to cover all exposed wires and joins, and then sleeved it up to the power connector.....

...and here they are spinning along with the back 120mm fan.
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I can't show you the back yet since I don't have the stickers on. I've made them....but I don't have the right size circle cutter for them. Will order one and get those put on soon.
I love the look of the little fans. You can feel the air they are moving....but just a little bit. More for looks than performance. They don't make any real sound at all....very quiet. I think I finally have my total fan count finalized...and I've powered up 50 out of 56 fans now, ...or 89%. I have 6 more to go that are split among two power harnesses. Shouldn't be too tough to finish that this weekend.

Those baby fans look very good, I love how much time you spend on details that won't affect your temps at all! thumb.gif

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Originally Posted by cpachris View Post

Doing some pump testing and reservoir leak testing today. Used a spare PSU and running the water through the pedestal rads for now....
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
When I first turned on the pump....I was shocked at how loud it was. But after 10 minutes or so....I was shocked at how quiet it had become. Guess that's normal. On max speed, it is a very quiet and pleasant hum. At setting #3...its virtually silent. I'm working in the kitchen so I don't have the flow meter hooked up to the AQ5 to get an actual readout....but it sure looks like its moving a ton of water right now. I guess 3 SR-1's isn't that restrictive....
I've got a small leak on the bottom reservoir seal. I get a small bead of water that forms about a drop every 5 minutes or so, that come ups from the bottom reservoir cap. Need to take res apart again and check o-ring and seal.
The flow meter is still making the clicking noise....hasn't quieted down yet. Only been running the pump for a few hours though. I'll give it a few days.

Very consistent of you to have such an overkill spare PSU. rolleyes.gif
 
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Hey Chris

I have been spending more time trying to catch up on this thread. I noticed that one of your current builds has a Raid 10 array in it. What made you decide to build this rig with a Raid 5 array?
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To anyone wondering if you should read every post and page, do it you won't regret it! Keep up the amazing work. Now I need money for more PC stuff. thumb.gif
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To anyone wondering if you should read every post and page, do it you won't regret it! Keep up the amazing work. Now I need money for more PC stuff. thumb.gif

I've been reading for so long that I have forgotten what's on the other pages smile.gif
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This thread keeps growing and growing, I've tried showing some friends that aren't members of the forum and I can't ever find the pictures of the build I want.

Another thread milestone! 2500th!
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