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Very nice pictures! Like always. smile.gif Why choose these pumps over Swiftech MCP 35x2? It got really good reviews with Martin and I remember reading somewhere that you read all of Martin's review. biggrin.gif


That one was definitely my second choice. I think it was some of the noise level testing that made me lean toward this one. This chart is single pumps....but made me think the Swiftech 35X might be a little louder. I also wanted to use voltage control since I'll have the aquaero, so I wouldn't have used the PWM abilities of the 35X. Plus, I kind of like the look of the D5's better.

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Nice build... Makes me wish I would have planned mine out a lot more better.
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Insane build, keep up the good work! thumb.gif

Thanks ProfeZZor X and Celcius!
post #573 of 3982
Chris, powdercoat your pumps Crimson and white. The pump housings crimson and the pump top white. Or pump housings white and the pump top crimson. What do you have planned? smile.gif One cable sleeve crimson and the other cable sleeve white. thumb.gif
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post #574 of 3982
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Chris, powdercoat your pumps Crimson and white. The pump housings crimson and the pump top white. Or pump housings white and the pump top crimson. What do you have planned? smile.gif One cable sleeve crimson and the other cable sleeve white. thumb.gif

The pump top is POM, so no powder coating options there. Mod kits are aluminum. I'll most likely powder coat the mod kits white....or if I end up with a copper theme, I could have them copper plated. Still waiting on my AMS copper fin radiators before I determine how much copper I'm going to use.
post #575 of 3982
I don't know how that one slipped my mind, I forgot that the pump tops are POM. headscratch.gif I should have known better than that. tongue.gif Either way, what you have planned sounds great. Can't wait for the pics. smile.gif
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Oooooooo....some early pictures of what Alex (FrozenQ) has been working on for me.

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The one on the left is a normal Liquid Fusion V done in my build colors. The one on the right has a piece on the inside with some inlaid acrylic for the OU logo, and some laser etching above and below that should light up nicely. I'm planning on using both reservoirs, with one on the PSU side and one on the motherboard side. Alex has done 3 inlets on each of these, so that I can try some of the insane subloop ideas that Electrocutor is being so kind to assist in designing. Electrocutor knows his flow. Quote that.

I'm super pumped (pun intended) about getting these, and should have them shortly. I'll do some better pictures once they have arrived.


Edit: Forgot to mention he's sending some extra rings that can cover the top and bottom black portions of each reservoir, that I will either have powder coated or copper plated, depending on how they look.
Edited by cpachris - 7/11/12 at 11:15pm
post #577 of 3982
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The pump top is POM, so no powder coating options there. Mod kits are aluminum. I'll most likely powder coat the mod kits white....or if I end up with a copper theme, I could have them copper plated. Still waiting on my AMS copper fin radiators before I determine how much copper I'm going to use.


The black sparkle on the mod kits is a type of nickel plating. If you want them copper plated you will need to strip off the current plating. Just fyi.
post #578 of 3982
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The black sparkle on the mod kits is a type of nickel plating. If you want them copper plated you will need to strip off the current plating. Just fyi.

10-4 on that. I've found a place online that seems willing to tackle all of the plating issues that arise when dealing with already finished items. I'm considering having a bunch of screws copper plated, and they are black oxidized at the moment.....and they will cheaply strip the finish before plating.
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10-4 on that. I've found a place online that seems willing to tackle all of the plating issues that arise when dealing with already finished items. I'm considering having a bunch of screws copper plated, and they are black oxidized at the moment.....and they will cheaply strip the finish before plating.

Ok I just wanted to be sure you knew what was involved. biggrin.gif
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Your reservoir inlay idea actually had me thinking about my days dunking printed circuit boards into an acid bath. If the reservoir has both red and white within it, what color of light are you planning to use?
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