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post #81 of 251
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Got the 90 in and installed on pump, think it looks better than the 5 way I had before.
post #82 of 251
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Decided to try the pump on the G Vanns controller. Made up an 18 gauge wire molex 4 to 3 pin to mate it up. Checked current draw on the D5 starting up wide open and was 1.8A, (about 22W) that's well below what the fan controller is rated at so hoping it'll be safe. Going to move off some of the fans to the FC8 controller.
As you can see wiring is once again a mess since I had to take most of the zip ties loose while rearranging wiring.. Hanging in front of the top fan is the 4 to 3 pin wire I fabbed, crimping fan pins on 18 gauge wire was tough for my crappy crimper so I also soldered them.

What else. Ordered some sleeving since I didn't have any big enough to fit over the SATA connectors, and some new black round SATA data cables from PPCS in 10" length which should leave less excess cable to deal with. I keep forgetting to order pins for the front panel to motherboard header connectors, although I've had 2, 4 & 10 pin housings for a while to replace the ones I screwed up while sleeving before I found out how to take them apart w/o destroying them. Gonna get on that order now.
post #83 of 251
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Both controllers working. Pump and 360 fans on the G Vanns up top, the rest on the Lamptron below.
post #84 of 251
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Got the rig torn partially down right now. I pulled the Raystorm and redid the TIM, also reoriented the block. Got the psu/rad cover out as I'm in the process of rebuilding it from aluminum and a different look and design. Got some of the parts primed, tomorrow I will work on cutting out some more aluminum pieces and shaping them. Also need to pick up some perforated aluminum sheet, kept looking for a deal but looking like I may just go with AC Ryan or Modsmart, although I did see some perforated stainless that might work. We'll see as that's not related to the cover but the front of the case.
The mods continue!
post #85 of 251
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Made a little progress with the framework for the new psu/rad cover. I used aluminum "L" with some bends as the part of the cover over the rad is going to be lower than over the psu. Now I have to fab up the cover itself. I will need the headroom for some possible future mods. I have to work around the fact that I need the HDD cage for my storage needs else there would be plenty of room.
I pretty much do this stuff "on the fly", I don't really sit down and draw it out but keep it in my head and fab according to what I have available for materials and tools.
Right now a TIG welder would be super handy for the aluminum but alas beyond my budget. TIG welding is so neat and clean and adaptable to pretty much all types of metal, would love to have one again.
lol I wonder if anyone reads any of my rambling.
post #86 of 251
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I ordered 2 80mm Gelid fans to replace the now removed rear 140mm. That will give me another exhaust point and prevent any "dead air" at the rear of the case, although I don't expect a humungous amount of flow from the 80's. With the res at the back there's no longer room for 140 or 120mm fans and I'm thinking 80mm will just fit.

Build is looking great! thumb.gif I'm anxious to know how those 80mm in the rear turn out. I was thinking of doing the same in my Switch, just wasn't sure they would fit.
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AMD Athlon x4 760K ASRock FM2A88X Extreme6+  ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) 2133MHz Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB 7500RPM   Water - Custom Loop 
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Windows 7 64Bit AOC 22" 1080p PC P&C 1000W Turbo NZXT Switch 810 White 
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AMD FX-8320 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.0GHz Turbo) Socke... ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA ... XFX Double D FX-795A-TDFC Radeon HD 7950 3GB 38... OCZ Obsidian 8GB (4 x 2GB) DDR3 1600MHz PC3-12800 
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Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 3.5-inch 500GB SATA 6... Aquacomputer Airplex EVO 240 Yate Loon High Speed Fans 120mm XSPC X20 750 Dual Bay Pump/Res Combo 
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Durelene 1/2 x 3/4 Clear Tubing Phobya Compression Fittings Black Nickel OCZ Hydroflow CPU Water Block Mayhems Pastel Ice White Coolant 
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post #87 of 251
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Thanks! I haven't had a chance to fire the fans up yet, everything still torn back down at the moment. Honestly, I have no idea how well they will work, but with the res where it is the 80mm's were really the only option. But like I say they should at least keep any dead air spots away from the back of the case at least, and I pulled 2 of the 4 fans off the EX240 in the floor of the case so every little bit will help.

The work on the new psu cover is coming along well, got the 2 top pieces primed today and hoping tomorrow to finish shaping a small lip on the side piece and get it primed. (It will be 3 pieces total with 2 on top and a single side section running the length of the case). The aluminum was a little harder to bend than the smaller gauge sheet metal I used before, and cold-working it with my BFH caused a bend or bowing down the length so I got it clamped down on a 2x6 and peened it a bunch with a hammer to take the stress out.
post #88 of 251
Have you considered routing the tubing like this? It looks a lot cleaner in my opinion.
post #89 of 251
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Yeah, no I don't really want the res on the side of the case. Everybody does it. wink.gif I have eventual plans for that area and though I may move the res at some point, for now I'm going to leave it where it is.
Never say never, no telling what I might do in the future.
Thanks for your suggestion, though.
post #90 of 251
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Got parts fabbed and painting. Paint is drying slow, but the humidity is high. Sleeved my mobo speaker cable. tongue.gif Put in the 2m NZXT led's, haven't powered them up yet. Got 2 cathodes here a UV and a blue, trying to decide if I want to stick them in and where. Also got some 3mm led's coming, going to try them in the res in place of the cathode and see what kind of look I get. I saw Bundy's post and thought it looked pretty cool.
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