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post #2791 of 3982
Great looking stuff. Using crystal links and fittings on board keeps it really tidy.
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post #2792 of 3982
Ive finally reached the end. Beautiful build Chris!
Edit: I like the crystal link. It looks really tidy.
post #2793 of 3982
I'm a fan of crystal links + red end fittings. It continues the builds theme in an area that's seemingly holding it's own theme
post #2794 of 3982
Boy when I looked at my sub threads I knew there had been pictures posted given the number of posts since I was last here, I love how you did the crystal links as it looks much better that tubing. This has been an exciting journey so far, a part of me wishes it wouldn't end!
post #2795 of 3982
Hey Chris,

First off I have got to say you were right about the white fittings with the black blocks. I had my doubts when I saw previous pics but now that it is in the case...WOW! The fittings and blocks look sweet together; though my gut says the solid copper blocks will be truly amazing.

As for this set up I really like the crystal link, in my opinion it just looks a ton better than the tubing. I would also be interesting in seeing the setup with all crimson crystal link, just to see the difference.

Electrocutor was onto something I think with the straight lines idea. Not sure if it would negatively impact the cooling or even be feasible with your sub-loops but if it is manageable it would make the loops look a little more...precise I guess is the word I'm looking for.

Anyway, looking good mate thumb.gif
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post #2796 of 3982
i am in for tubing, these links makes the whole system looks disturbed(looking for a better word :S ) and i think the tubing will get it to calm down biggrin.gif
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post #2797 of 3982
It all looks to be coming together nicely. I love it.

For me it would be between solid white extenders or the crystal link (with crimson or just white). Too much clear tubing might look a little strange in this build but it could just be me.
post #2798 of 3982
Hey Chris, what is that gurgling noise I hear? Could it be water? thinking.gif I can't wait until you fill er up with the go go juice. Snorkle.gif
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post #2799 of 3982
This is indeed the most expensive rig i have had chance to witness, although only by pictures, so far, those 16 SSDs truly blow me away. Did you consider the tri-monitors setup with a 4Gb video cards? I know that your intention is to use only 1 Dell monitor but considering the name of build "Bid Budget", 3-monitors with Eyefinity or Surround wwould be lovely addition to the build.

Also, with all that watercooling tubes, i would love too see how the awesome blocks on the motherboard are shown.
post #2800 of 3982
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Originally Posted by cpachris View Post

I can't come up with something that QDC's would help me with. I actually have some. But with blocks on EVERYTHING...I can't come up with anything that I could really do without draining the loop down past the motherboard....even with QDC's. Give me a scenario where they would benefit me. Sell me. smile.gif

Well apart from the fact that they'll impact flow rates and be ugly they enable you to change parts without draining and disassembling the whole loop. With your current setup if any *one* parts dies it's a pain to replace as you have to drain all the loops and take nearly everything apart. You can't even remove the motherboard tray without some serious work, which really makes a motherboard tray pointless. In addition having QDC's on radiators coupled with quick release side mounts (I'm not sure what the TH10/ped has so this may not be possible) mean that they can easily be removed for cleaning individually. If you run the rads in parallel you don't even have to turn the computer off while you do this - simply unhook the fan power, unscrew the side mount, unplug the QDCs and carry the radiator outside!

My goal with thief is to try and have every part pretty easily replaceable so that the cpu can be swapped without disassembling everything, and that radiators can be taken outside for dusting. I'm still not where I want to be with that but the QDC's really help smile.gif For people who upgrade often it can help a lot smile.gif
     
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