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post #11 of 75
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Originally Posted by 47 Knucklehead View Post

Do I have to wait 6 months or can I just ask you now? biggrin.gif

They just get annoying to clean out.
post #12 of 75
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Originally Posted by EoL RiNzleR View Post

awesome! now im excited tongue.gif willing to see more pics

More pictures you say?

Ok!




The EK-D5 Dual Top that I bought of a fellow OCN'er, theseekeroffuns, auction.




The rest of the EK reservoir system. A 60mm by 200mm tube, the base that adapts to the EK-D5 Dual Top, the screw on top, and a Bitspower fill cap. There is also an EK-ANTI-CYCLONE thing, but having bought it, I have no idea how it would mount, so I just said to heck with it and bought a Bitspower G1/4 Anti-Cyclone fitting.




Here is the whole EK-D5 Dual Top and Reservoir all put together. I plan on mounting this on the outside of my Danger Den radiator stand, just over where the Koolance QDC's are. That will give me plenty of water in reserve and be easy to fill ... not to mention look very nice filled with Mayhem blue dye.




Can't have a water cooling system without a pump ... or in this case, TWO of them. Hard to beat the good old Swiftech MCP655 with variable speed.




Here is the EK-D5 Dual Top with one of the MCP655 pumps installed. And before anyone asks ... NO, you can't run it with just one pump in there. Well, maybe if you made a custom piece to fill the void where the 2nd pump would go, but other than that, it won't work with just one.
post #13 of 75
i think....from memory i have used this pump before.. hmmm got me thinking now ha ha
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post #14 of 75
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I'm wondering how a pair of these would look on the bottom of my EK-D5 Dual Top.



Basically it would be totally for show. I'd end up buying the kit and not using the base at all. Also the threaded part wouldn't be used, but I could leave it on just to get the look. I'd just have to glue it to the pump or bottom of the EK-D5 Dual Top.

Thoughts?


That or I could go ghetto and use this and wrap the pumps just for looks, but would get no benefit from real metal as a heat sink.




I'm already going to use that to dress up the SLI bridge connector so it doesn't look like the ugly piece of plastic that it is. The chrome tape will go on the back of the block.

post #15 of 75
Something I am thinking you could use, some black allen head or torx head screws to secure the fans.Nothing ruins the look faster than silver screws.Fastenal sells machine screws in black that are the exact lenght needed for both 25 and 38 mm fans (perhaps just one or two washers needed.With my current build going on now (leak testing for my 970 tonight) I tried to get the nicest looking hardware I could afford (the dollar amount added up fast).Those long 4mmX.7mm for a 38mm fan and a spacer were a couple of bucks each,custom machined fan retention and mounting studs were up around 12.00 each. You know there was a book by author Harold Robbins called "The Betsy", just a slightly different name than your "Betty".
Edited by PCCstudent - 9/13/12 at 9:09pm
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post #16 of 75
I have a feeling this build is going to be epic.
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Something I am thinking you could use, some black allen head or torx head screws to secure the fans.Nothing ruins the look faster than silver screws.Fastenal sells machine screws in black that are the exact lenght needed for both 25 and 38 mm fans (perhaps just one or two washers needed.

It's funny you mention them, because I have a batch of #6-32 x 1-1/4" Black Oxide Finish Button Socket Cap Screws on order already. That's what I'm going to use to mount the fans to the XSPC RX360 radiators. I've also ordered a bunch of #6-32 x 1/2 Black Oxide Finish Flat Socket Cap Screws to mount the 3 radiators to the Danger Den radiator stand.

I was talking with an old friend of mine, lowfat, this past Sunday night about good hardware, he had used MDPC-X hardware in the past but since they cut back on certain items I dug around and found those from Fastenal. I placed an order that night. Hopefully it will be here tomorrow, and I can start mounting things up for real.
post #18 of 75
47,I could not bring myself to trust 6/32's for mounting the radiator to the stand. I build everything heavy (since I do not do airplanes).I am comming to like Fastenal for many products.Fastenal even gets me my acrylic. I put the top section on my test station tonight (is is a 4U case that I modded).The bottom is made pretty stout (I used 1/2" acrylic with both steel and bronze inserts.I hung my rads with some machined down 3/8 stainless rod.I turned it down so the threaded section is 1/4-20.I like the burly look of heavy construction.Man all those fasteners and hardware can add up.So now I have a 3 story stackable (watercooled)station. I must now find a way to populate it with some 4P hardware.I am going to run a 1366 on each tray until I can get the good stuff.I hope your build "The Betty" ends up looking like a million bucks and you have an absolute blast building it.

EDIT: 47 I think it would be a good idea to give you rep for spreading the word about Fastenal,taking the time to produce pictures of your build,and describing it with enough detail that someone else may copy a piece of your work.+ rep.
Edited by PCCstudent - 9/14/12 at 1:02am
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post #19 of 75
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Been at a little bit of a stand still on this build because I'm waiting for some key parts to come in (screws and what not), not to mention I started another build while waiting ... [Build Log] Project White Ranger - 24/7 Team Competition i7 Folder.

Now I'm also debating on if I should rework my fan number and placement. Originally, I am cooling my system (an OC'd i7-965 and 2 OC'd GTX 580s) with 2 RX360 radiators and 6 AP-30 fans dialed back to 1300-1400 RPM. I planned on adding a 3rd RX360 and swap out all my AP-30's for 9 AP-14 running at 1450 RPM in a "push" mode.

Now I'm wondering if I should spend another $161.55 and get 9 more AP-14's and set it up as "push/pull".



I'm pretty sure that I'm planning on doing with just 3 RX360's and 9 fans is Overkill anyway. I'm just wonder if I should go WAY OVERKILL and do the "push/pull". Or maybe wait until I add a 3rd GTX 580 sometime next year then add 9 more AP-14's.
post #20 of 75
Keep the AP-30's as they give you more flexibility and push - pull is great if you have the room.
With regard to the SLI bridge, acrylic is your friend.
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