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Looking seriously amazing!
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Great build!! Wished I saw this thread earlier! Subbed for sure thumb.gif
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I'm currently "only" 198 pages into this buildlog. Here's my impressions so far:

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Hmm, I have heard of these threads before. Wait... NO!

DEAR GOD NO! MUST...... STOP...... READING!

"5 Years later"

Damn it.
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TPE-331....a small extender did the trick. No leaks there now. Mandrix...you're solution is unique and creative. I guess that little screw is kind of unnecessary once you have something screwed in the inlet/outlet, huh? Wouldn't have thought of solving it that way. And yes...the inline temp sensor leak was a MISSING o-ring. You know how on the AQ ones it just sits in place without gripping the screw part, and can just all right off when the sensor is not connected? Well...it had fallen off before I put that sensor on. Didn't find the original missing o-ring...but I had lots of extra sensors and borrowed one from another sensor. Leak solved.

So I had the pumps running for about 2 hours and everything filled up....and had two more issues. One is a very very small leak on the main board block inlet. About one small drip every 30 minutes or so. But...needs to be solved. It was coming directly from the inlet....so I'm assuming I can just tighten up the fitting a little bit and solve this one. But...I'll have to disassemble the loop some just to reach it. It's sandwiched in a pretty tight space between the top GPU and the raid card. I'll work on that today.

Second issue was one of my D5's went out while I was playing with the variable speed control knob. It still seemed to be be pushing a lot of water through with just 3 pumps still working....but I'll definitely replace this one. I won't let it slow down moving forward, but I'll go ahead and order one and have it ready for the next tear down.

Hopefully more news soon.....

Yes, the sensor fittings aren't optimized very well for the O rings. They are also prone to twist if you overtighten them.
A good while back I bought a bunch of extra O rings for G 1/4 fittings, with my propensity to tear everything apart once a week they come in handy.
I'd rather replace an O ring than take it back apart just for one bad one, and as durable as they usually are I find replacing the inline sensor O rings prudent.
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I had to take the motherboard tray out to tackle the small leak I had on the Mips main board block. Gave me a chance to see how easy it was going to be using all the d-plugs I have in the loop. Really liked them. The motherboard tray has 4x connections to the loop, and all have d-plugs so you can just pull the connection apart without having to disassemble any of your loop. They worked very well.

The only part I was not satisfied with was draining the loop to do this. My drain valve that I have in the bottom of the pedestal was very effective at draining a portion of the loop...but there was also a portion that gravity prevented from getting to that side of the loop. So.....while I was reassembling the loop I added a second drain valve. This one is in the main compartment on the PSU side, and is effective at quickly draining the water out of the motherboard portion of the loop. I used a valve and a d-plug so that I can just attach a extension or hose when its ready to drain...and then open the valve. It worked nicely.





After reassembling and filling the loop again....I ran it overnight with pumps on high...and woke up this morning to no leaks. NO LEAKS! Feels good. So...I guess I'm ready to power everything back up and make sure it still works. I've been using a spare power supply outside of the build so that nothing on the board was powered at all....only the pumps. Now I'm ready to get everything powered back up.





Can't wait to see difference in temps on water vs air. Wish me luck.
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Jesus, Simply Amazing Rig......
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Good luck! I'm still not a fan of all of the fittings but to each their own! It still looks great!

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