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I have 4 working DDC pumps now. Still have 3 more that are dead. tongue.gif

Been painting some parts the last few days. A teaser of the reservoir. Did a resand of the acrylic w/ a lower grit as well.



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Updated pics of the pump and reservoir.









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Good lord those pictures are amazing!
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Good lord those pictures are amazing!

Thanks. smile.gif


Been working on the case a bit today. Mostly filing. I removed one of the sides of the 5.25" bay things. It will be reinstalled but cut down to only hold the front 5.25" covers in place. I hope to have the radiator supported by the one side only. That way you'll be able to see the radiator, reservoir, and pump entirely w/o them being hidden. Next up is cutting the new motherboard tray.











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Forgive me if you've already posted the answer to this but what color/coolant will you be using for the loop? I've seen someone do pastel with sanded acrylic and man did it look sexy! Keep up the awesome work, your shots are really something to drool at. thumb.gif
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Forgive me if you've already posted the answer to this but what color/coolant will you be using for the loop? I've seen someone do pastel with sanded acrylic and man did it look sexy! Keep up the awesome work, your shots are really something to drool at. thumb.gif

I'll be reusing the coolant I did in this pic. But there is a good chance I'll be doing the same brushed acrylic for the tubing this time. I just need to do a test piece to see if I like it or not.



Macro'ing some shavings. The face is about 1cm across to give you proportions.




I cut the motherboard tray and doing some mockups to see about placement and fitment. Pretty sure I'll do it here. Gives me about an inch behind the motherboard tray to cable management.





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Can't wait to see your trials on frosted acrylic tubing. Had that idea for my new build but decided against in.

Is frosting things just a matter of finding the right grit sandpaper and sanding in the same direction? Oh lowfat, how do you do the things you do?rolleyes.gif
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Can't wait to see your trials on frosted acrylic tubing. Had that idea for my new build but decided against in.

Is frosting things just a matter of finding the right grit sandpaper and sanding in the same direction? Oh lowfat, how do you do the things you do?rolleyes.gif

If you want the frosting to have a directional brushed look like my reservoir you would use 400 grit and only sand in one direction. Wet sand paper is preferred. If you want frosting w/o the brushed look start w/ 800-grit then move to 1000. Possibly even 1500. Also only sand in a single direction.


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Spend the evening continuing to work on the motherboard tray.









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I love the look of that motherboard, guessing the work of plasti-dip? The heatsinks look especially nice.
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