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post #71 of 126
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Looking good man... Man watercooling stuff is so cool... How much did that setup cost you? (If you don't mind my asking)

Honestly, I think it ended up being like 500-600 buck for the water cooling stuff. I have four more fans on the way and the compression fittings were like 15 each. Have a few more of those on the way too. I know I'm a moron for spending this much on it, but I haven't had this much fun with a hobby in a long time!
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Painted radiators look great, and that waterblock looks so good also!

Thanks! The rads are X-flow so there will be very little tubing clutter in the computer, something integral to this build.
post #72 of 126
Looking good... keep up the good work. smile.gif
post #73 of 126
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Just an update on the case without pics for the time being.

-The slick glossy black paint of the grills needs to go. I want it to match the case better so I ordered matte black Krylon paint that says on the can I need no sanding or priming. Praying it won't look cheap.

-Still awaiting Lutr0's sleeving tool and all my sleeving in general to come in the mail. Hopefully I can work on that this week.

-accidentally bought 4 Corsair Air Flow 120mm fans instead of Static Pressure fans for the radiator push-pull set up. So I ordered four more Static pressure fans and will use the airflow fans in the front of the case instead of the cheap cooler master ones.

-ordered a Lian Li drive bay cover for five bucks to see if it would be worth using as a hidden optic drive cover.

-considering buying soldering equipment to change the blue LED in front of the computer to a red one. (though not sure if an 80 dollar set is worth it for just a single LED color change)

-would LOVE to figure out how to make the red CPU block light up in a pulsating heart beat rhythm, but can't find a way to do that without having to learn soldering and circuitry from scratch

-bought some more compression fittings and other pieces so that I can have a fillport properly connected to the reservoir in a sealed system
post #74 of 126
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A nasty virus and night shifts all month slowed down the build, along with money needed for vacation in three weeks time, but here's some updates:

Nils is awesome!!!



He "customizes" your MDPC tools smile.gif



Here's a little sequence showing my reservoir opening that will go to the fill port:










Finally, here's my paint set up for the grills. As I mentioned before, I didn't like the glossy black look, so I took it upon myself to paint it matte black instead. I've included the paint I used. Three layers of the krylon black, and one layer of clear over top. (two clear layers made it too gray-looking, one layer was just enough for extra protection and more professional look)



Gotta bring the cat out while the paint dries smile.gif




and the final look:

post #75 of 126
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Oh, and the Lian Li drive bay cover (for secret optic drive bay) and NZXT fan controller are in.
post #76 of 126
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Ughhh. Do you think this fan controller is ruined? I don't have a motherboard yet to try it out.

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Needed to dremel it to fit the bay reservoir (above) under the fan controller...
like this


Edited by Roman736 - 9/1/12 at 11:44am
post #77 of 126
Can you post a better pic?Usually the parts on a fan controller can be replaced easily.
post #78 of 126
Looking good cant wait to see more pics biggrin.gif

(removed previous comment because i realised you needed to cut your fan controller to make room for the fillport line and not because the reservoir didn't fit in the 5.25" bay properly)
Edited by beanscene - 9/1/12 at 9:44pm
post #79 of 126
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Edited by Roman736 - 9/1/12 at 10:27pm
post #80 of 126
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Originally Posted by johnko1 View Post

Can you post a better pic?Usually the parts on a fan controller can be replaced easily.

The angles, microchip architecture, poor camera and crappy lighting make it nearly impossible for he human eye to see the damage. Here's some picks though:








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Originally Posted by beanscene View Post

Looking good cant wait to see more pics biggrin.gif
(removed previous comment because i realised you needed to cut your fan controller to make room for the fillport line and not because the reservoir didn't fit in the 5.25" bay properly)

Didn't see your prior post but yeah, the fillport needed a cut out from the fan controller. A sudden powder during the cut , I checked it out, and it was the blade accidentally hit some of the silicon of the fan controller. Two tiny rectangular pieces are cut into. They look like a piece of a circuit...
Edited by Roman736 - 9/1/12 at 10:31pm
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