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Ok so it turns out my issues might just be driver related. I set my RAM to it's X.M.P. profile (usually screws things up for me) and O.C. the processor to 4.5ghz. Ran prime95 all night and there were no errors. I also played a few games of BF3 last night with no crashes. Currently running the blend test in prime to see if any memory errors occur. I'll just hope for the best. Also I am getting my K90 keyboard replaced, sent it back yesterday since a couple LEDs went out.
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Hey guys, update.
yesterday I got some stuff from Newegg and Performance PC's

Newegg: Replacement memory, G-skill sniper 2133mhz
Xtrac XXL mousepad (I am building a desk designed specifically around this)
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This thing is HUGE

PPCs: 2X bitfenix alchemy white 30cm LED strips
2 bottles of Primochill clear coolant
a few white cable extensions
Bitspower triple rotary 90 degree compression fitting
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What I wanted to do was switch a few fittings around to make the tubing shorter and more secure, so I drained the loop. Thankfully I had paper towels all over because after I thought everything was out, and I started taking off fittings, there was a fair bit of leakage :/
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Meanwhile my dog decided to chill out behind my computer window XD
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Took the res and pump completely out and reconnected the tubes (they were pretty insecure since originally I had tried to tube it up while it was installed, very cumbersome).
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Then I swapped the 45 fitting on the graphics card for my new 90, to make it match the other side, and then I put the 45 on the right side of my CPU, to make the bend to the res sharper. This way the tubing going in and out of the res doesn't cross anymore.
Got the lights installed... and AHA
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Really happy with how it turned out
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Lucid great set you got there. I am actually putting my very first build together (well trying to figure out what to get). Could you possible tell how much the final cost was and any tips for a first time builder. Also i am kind of nervous about doing a watercooling system. Did you put a drainage tube in your system i didn't see how you drained it?
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Thanks smile.gif I believe the total cost came to about $2,900. O and the drainage port comes off the graphics card, there is a close up earlier in the log. I'll pm you about your own build.
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Thought I'd just mention a small change that I figured out today. I don't know if I said earlier but the speed dial on my pump was not working. It would spin all the way around in circles, so I think that the plastic dial had become disengaged from the knob inside of the pump. So what I did was pry the back off the pump, took the red plastic dial pieces off, and used a small screw driver to change it instead. AT LAST. Lol the pump had been running at full speed since I got it, and the high pitched noise coming from it was getting really annoying. Turning the pump down made it soooo much quieter. I believe I have it set to about the equivalent of 2 on the original dial. And the best part? Temps have not been affected AT ALL. In fact, my CPU temps under load actually went DOWN a few degrees biggrin.gif. Just thought I'd mention this in case anyone else is having problems with their speed control on their pumps.
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lucid your final result looks fantastic, props to ya. Do you have any photos of it all done without the led lighting on? The glare from it makes it harder to appreciate the finished product.

I'm actually thinking about switching over to a switch 810 (from my giant LD PC V8, it's just too big for me because I'll be travelling again soon and got slapped with some serious oversized baggage fees on this goliath), and noticed you also have a sabertooth motherboard. I wanted to ask you (I know someone asked you earlier) about using a 420mm rad up there, you think there's no way you could get the fittings to fit because of the I/O panel? If that's the case then so be it. What about if you were to flip it so the ports were on the front of the case? I know it would mean considerably longer tubing, but it also is a lead in to my next question. Do you think you could fit a tube res (in my case the EK 250) beside the motherboard? It looks like it might be a squeeze, but if that worked and the fill ports of the rad were on that side my loop would basically go from the rad and then back halfway to the res. Any input is appreciated.
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nice build man. i always check out the switch 810 whenever i go to fry's electronics lol pretty sweet case imo.

i thought it was interesting you went with primochill clear coolant. any reason why not going with just distilled water?
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lucid your final result looks fantastic, props to ya. Do you have any photos of it all done without the led lighting on? The glare from it makes it harder to appreciate the finished product.
I'm actually thinking about switching over to a switch 810 (from my giant LD PC V8, it's just too big for me because I'll be travelling again soon and got slapped with some serious oversized baggage fees on this goliath), and noticed you also have a sabertooth motherboard. I wanted to ask you (I know someone asked you earlier) about using a 420mm rad up there, you think there's no way you could get the fittings to fit because of the I/O panel? If that's the case then so be it. What about if you were to flip it so the ports were on the front of the case? I know it would mean considerably longer tubing, but it also is a lead in to my next question. Do you think you could fit a tube res (in my case the EK 250) beside the motherboard? It looks like it might be a squeeze, but if that worked and the fill ports of the rad were on that side my loop would basically go from the rad and then back halfway to the res. Any input is appreciated.

I would check out the Official NZXT Switch 810 thread. They have tons of information about fitting a 420 in the top. To be honest, I don't think its worth it (unless you're planning on like 3 way sli). It was a tight fit by the I/O panel even with a 360. If you cut out the plate by the drives I'm sure you could turn it around and run the tubes that way. However, either way you would have to drill holes because the provided 420 holes do not have standard spacing.

As for the res, yes, I am pretty confident you could fit the 250. I've seen it before where people use some of the e/ATX mobo holes to mount it there. You would have to remove the tilting fans I think.

I originally thought about using a tube res, but it would have turned out being way more expensive (more fittings, pump mod kit, ect.) So I just went with they bay Res.
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nice build man. i always check out the switch 810 whenever i go to fry's electronics lol pretty sweet case imo.
i thought it was interesting you went with primochill clear coolant. any reason why not going with just distilled water?

Thanks I appreciate it. OK, so originally I had distilled, then I switched to primochill because I was worried about corrosion. When I did this, however, I noticed that plasticizer was building up in my tubes. Therefore, I recently moved to clear Durlene tubing with Mayhems Pastel Ice White, since I've heard it doesn't have as much of an issue with this.

I will be posting pics of my new changes, and the desk I recently finished for my computer, right after this.
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Alright so here are some pics. Basically these are the changes I made:
1. New desk biggrin.gif, I built it with the help of my dad, love how it turned out.
2. Changed to Mayhems Pastel Ice White and clear Durelene tubing from my feser white tubing (plasticizer problems)
3. Put in some new corsair AF140s in the front.
4. Attached koolance VL3N quick disconnects to my bay res, so I can easily remove it when I need to.
5. Flipped my EK Supremacy upside down. I learned that it actually did matter which was the inlet/outlet, so this solved my problem. Ironically, this raised my load temps lmao, although idle temperatures are lower.


Here is the finished product with flash on.

Here is what it really looks like, (sorry for the blurriness).

New fans

Now you can see the white coolant in the res smile.gif

Quick disconnects


You can see that corner is a tight squeeze, had a hell of a time getting the tubing the way I wanted it.


Made a nice big cut out on the desk so you can still see it when it's slid in.


I built the desk to fit the Xtrac XXL mouse mat.

Put shelves in on the left

... And there's my set up biggrin.gif , hope u guys like it!
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Nice buildlog mate. Very nice result with the rig +rep. thumb.gif
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