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TBH I'm quite curious myself what causes the solution to turn blue as it happens to both the 360 and 240 rads. Wonder does anybody has the same outcome with black ice rads
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TBH I'm quite curious myself what causes the solution to turn blue as it happens to both the 360 and 240 rads. Wonder does anybody has the same outcome with black ice rads

The blue coloring is normal, its a result of the vinegar/cleaning solution reacting with the copper!
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Looking good, man. I just put a 360 rad into my rig...totally forgot to flush it. Crap.
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The blue coloring is normal, its a result of the vinegar/cleaning solution reacting with the copper!
ah i see!
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Looking good, man. I just put a 360 rad into my rig...totally forgot to flush it. Crap.
LoL can always drain & change the fluid in ur loop i guess? Always good to do some maintenance once in a while smile.gif
Edited by CRViper - 8/30/12 at 3:31pm
post #15 of 45
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Casing
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Bought some fans for rad and proper airflow. Will slowly fit these on the casing and radiator when i have the M4 35mm screws.... Also tested the UV cathod tubes with UV reactive tubings.
LoL 1 of my fren on facebook mentioned that UV tubes are damaging to our eyes and i wonder how much truth is there in it
UVtubes.jpg

Got hold of some power tools and started removing the top and middle rack of the NZXT switch for cutting


Middle rack removed as well... will only do cutting tmr to allow some airflow on the top rad.


Finally all the racks stripped bare


VGA
Next will proceed to replace the stock cooler on Asus GTX 670 DCU II with EK waterblock.

VGA card in stock condition


Card stripped of stock cooler


Old TIM cleaned off..


New TIM and thermopads applied


Very shiny polished EK waterblock =)


Final product


After im done with the waterblock for the VGA, when i was trying to fit the backplate then i realised EK has sent me the wrong backplate.... they placed the GTX 680 DCU blackplate inside the GTX670 DCU packaging... already emailed them and will wait for their reply and see what they say. Only problem here is i wonder who's gonna pay for the shipping for the wrong backplate back and the new backplate to me... Kinda expensive to fly metal plates across the globe!
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CPU
Next would be CPU waterblock replacement. Looks like the only issue here is to figure how best to orientate the waterblock so it'll be easier to hide the LED wires. Decided to let the LEDs be plugged in from the bottom

Default cooler
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EK CPU waterblock
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Thats all for now
Edited by CRViper - 9/2/12 at 11:34am
post #16 of 45
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A small update.
Ytd dropped by the workshop and borrowed some aluminium cutting tools to do some slight alterations to the top and middle racks. Mainly to trim off the side support and the top portion of the middle rack

Top rack trimmed


Middle rack with it's top removed


The racks installed back into the casing.


Thoughts: Before i ever tried out case modding, i thought its a tedious affair.. after trying it out i guess its not too bad as long as there's tools available for it. Might try something to the front cover to cut some designs in the future if i can come up with something...
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A minor update from EK.
Looks like this company really do focus on customer service! As i mentioned that they sent me the wrong backplate for my VGA card, and this is their reply.
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Dear customer,

thank you for contacting us.

We apologize for the mistake made. Apprently there was a mix up during packaging.
Please let me know the QC# that came along with backplate so we can improve the process.
In the meantime I m notifying ship. dept. so we can find best solution that will shorten the new delivery and won't hold you on the build.

Looking forward to your answer.

Best regards, Gregor

Then the next day after i replied them on the QC#...
Quote:
Dear Customer,

thank you for QC#. The backplate was sent yesterday.

Best regards, Gregor

Definitely will buy more products from them in the future as now i know they wont short change the customer. Now i have a Asus GTX 680 DCU backplate just lying ard in the house, i wonder will they ask me to ship it back. If they didnt ask i'll assume no need to thumb.gif
post #18 of 45
Careful with the SP120 high performance fans. They should rename them to extremely loud fans. Those things sound like a jet.
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Yep thats why always good to have a fan controller to throttle the speed when high processing power is not needed smile.gif
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Looks great so far. I just got the 810 and have been debating on the color scheme for my own. The red does look nice!
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