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I ended up going with a 140mm for the front of when I nodded the front of the panel I lost the 120mm mounts.... So I went with the 140.
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It's about time I resurrected this old build log and add some more pictures! These were from Oct. 2012, but I think it's still good to update chronologically. I have made some recent changes and will probably do more changes in the summertime.

Finished radiators:




Contrasting them with the white and black Prodigy(s):



The front without the grills and with the painted fans + radiators:


Layout of fans + radiators:


Here's how I mounted my HDD(bolted on) + SSD (squished) + fan controller all of which were just held down by tension:



After getting my system setup, the fan controller heatsinks touching my radiators actually would short out my power supply. Before I figured this out, I was worrying so much that I leaked water somewhere.

Here was my "solution":




Prepping up motherboard:


Cramped layout:




My failed attempt at cleaning up the fan wires, which eventually got better later on:





Tubing cut and initial fittings:



More tubing (this was the most painful process):






Push fans with fan filters for top rad:




Final look:





Adding distilled water and leak testing:



    
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I'll take photos later today to reflect the recent changes. I'll also probably do a full loop maintenance (cleaning up blocks) soon and changing to white tubing.

I'm hoping I'll have the funds to do window mods, but that will have to wait til another time.
    
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Haven't had time to update since I had my birthday and finals (still have 2 left). Here's a quick phone shot:

    
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Is there enough space for a 3.5" Drive? I'm gonna be building almost the exact same setup as yours but can't decide on getting either a single RX240 or a RS240 and a 120.
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Sorry for the lack of updates. I get lazy when I think about uploading all the photos, but I do have quite a bit of new content to add since I went through two different loop revisions. Expect them soon, but I can't guarantee anything! wink.gif
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Is there enough space for a 3.5" Drive? I'm gonna be building almost the exact same setup as yours but can't decide on getting either a single RX240 or a RS240 and a 120.

This is very late reply, but there could be space at the bottom if you don't have a fan controller/optical drive mounted.
    
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Time for another update! I have lots of photos again, so I will be splitting it off to multiple posts.

Below are my photos from June 2013, these are a continuation of the pictures at the previous posts above.

Pre Tear Down Phase

I really loved the clean aesthetic of just pull fans for the top radiator, but the performance was downright bad.




Here is the front view and I've kept this badge-less look as it's a super clean look, except for the dust. mad.gif


Top down view, thinking about moving that radiator to the outside, though it will require some cutting.



Side views of that sexy graphics card block. biggrin.gif



Hmmmm yum... look at all the plasticizer goodness and messy wire management. rolleyes.gif




Here's a picture of my ghetto electrical tape covering of the wiring.

    
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Tear down commences!

Since I'm missing any form a drain, the draining phase starts with my res/pump and it's a very messy process:




Here it is after all the water is drained and I have removed some fans and the front 120mm rad. I also added a layer of foam in order to support my fan controller without the need to actually mount it. You guys will see this later on.



Tear down and cleaning of the res + pump. It was pretty clean despite the months of usage, so a rinse of hot water and distilled was all that was needed.



This was pretty scary to see and it seemed like the corrosion occurred on the nickel-plated stop plugs because of my Dead Water biocide. Luckily, nothing was affected and my blocks/fittings were clean outside of the oxidation:



GPU teardown:







Not sure how that oxidation occurred, but it did.



This was close to 6AM... I was pretty tired at this point, so I called it a night and went to sleep.

    
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Day 2 of tearing down phase

So now that everything has been taken out, all that is left is the motherboard + CPU.



Just a picture of the fittings on the GPU block.



Redoing the routing of my components, so the fittings on the pump now have angled adapters.



CPU block also has some angled adapters now.



I may consider delidding this one day, but it's temps are pretty good as they are.




My poor Raystorm is pretty dirty inside and the ketchup did clean up 85% of the oxidation inside the block.






This was as clean as I could get it within 30minutes~45minutes of constant scrubbing after the ketchup soak. Really doesn't look as bad as the picture makes it out to be.

    
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Reconstruction begins

I first begin with the relocation of my SSD + HDD. These mounting spots were perfect for what I was going for.



This is my "attempt" at hiding the Sata cables below the motherboard and it actually worked pretty well:







I seriously love how tiny these RAM are and that they don't even reach the top of the RAM clips. heart.gif




Here are some shots of the GPU block.





Sexy painted GT fan on a sexy painted EX120 rad. wink.gif



Below is the rest of my new layout coming along as well as a sort of step-by-step of the worst part of watercooling (tubing routing + connections). This process is probably what drains the most out of me and It's very difficult to keep patience after working in such a small and tight space. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif









Edited by Kokin - 11/11/13 at 3:01am
    
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