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post #51 of 75
That blue radiator looks surprisingly nice, good job! biggrin.gif
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post #52 of 75
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Originally Posted by Celcius View Post

That blue radiator looks surprisingly nice, good job! biggrin.gif

Thank you. I know it looks like a fairly light blue, but that is mainly due to my camera. It is actually slightly darker than what you see, but not by too much.

It should be just enough color to pop when it is placed in the radiator stand. I can't wait for the replacement pump to get here so I can get that set up, and run on the new pumps and reservoir and that first radiator (I know I'll have to un-overclock) while I tear down the other 2 radiators and clean them up and paint them.
post #53 of 75
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Well, the good people over at Performance-PCS.com have issued me an RMA and are shipping me a replacement MCP-655 pump. I'll be shipping the defective one out to Swiftech tomorrow and PPCS has already shipped me another one which, with a little luck, should be here Wednesday or Thursday.

I so can't wait to get it and get things up and running on the EK-Dual Top.
post #54 of 75
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Well, it's been a little while since I updated my log. I've been pretty busy at work, not to mention going deep sea fishing on the weekend.



Me and a couple friends on my brothers 36' Sea Cat.




Here are the 12.5" to 16" black sea bass that I hauled in.


Here are three photos that I took (with the wife's camera, I left mine at work) of the assembled, sleeved, and running dual MCP-655 pumps on the EK Dual Top block with the EK Reservoir. You can also see the Bitspower X-Station Power Extension 1 that will provide power to both pumps, all 18 fans, and the temperature sensors/display.




Here is where the whole unit will finally be mounted on the radiator stand. Ignore the Primochill tubing, that will be replaced with Durelene for real. This is just a "leak test".




Here are the "Chromed out" dual MCP-655 pumps with MDPC "Shade 19".




Here is a better shot of the sleeving as well as the Bitspower X-Station PW-1 all lit up. It's really a nice little unit that provides a variety of voltages and connector types (12V, 7V, 5V, and 4P and 3P).
post #55 of 75
Cool. I want a rad stand.
post #56 of 75
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Cool. I want a rad stand.

The boys over at Danger Den were incredibly helpful. While it doesn't say so in big letters, you can call/email them with any sort of customization requests and they will, for a very nominal fee, modify it.

I had them make up a special bracket on the bottom of the stand and cut a 5.25" single bay slot on the front (which is now the rear, since I like the look of seeing all the radiators and plumbing). This is initially where I put my 5.25" bay fan controller ... below the radiators.

As far as modding the stand, it is so easy it isn't funny. It's made of a glossy black polymer, and drilling holes to mount things on is easy.
post #57 of 75
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I will say one thing, I'm surprised at just how much heat those 2 MCP-655 pumps add to the water temperature. With no radiator in the loop, the reservoir gets pretty dang warm fairly quickly!

I wonder how many watts of heat they add that has to be dissipated.
post #58 of 75
I was thinking about making something like a rad stand, but out of wood, and mount it in my window for the winter, not sure if that would be a good idea or not though.
post #59 of 75
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I was thinking about making something like a rad stand, but out of wood, and mount it in my window for the winter, not sure if that would be a good idea or not though.

I've considered it, but opted for another route ... poking a hole in my computer room wall, feeding the cooling lines through it and into the closet where the radiator is, along with my servers. The closet has it's own AC unit. But I digress.

I have considered getting basically an old busted window air conditioner, pulling out the guts, taking a piece of 1/2" plywood and making a solid bottom and a panel that will be facing the inside of the house. Then cut a door in that for access and attach some 1" thick Dow Polyisocyanurate insulated sheathing with an R value of 7.0 (maybe doubling it up) to keep any draft from coming in. Then set the radiators and fans inside that.

Your cooling unit will be fairly protected from the weather, should be pretty cool (depending on where you are ... but I'm not sure you want to have it out there when it gets below 32F/0C), and since it looks like just a window AC unit, no one will mess with it.
post #60 of 75
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Well, looks like the old adage of "Measure twice and cut once has a new twist" ... "Measure three times before you tighten the screw that holds your fan on the radiator".

Yup, that's right, after all that work of masking, priming, painting, and letting dry my new 3rd RX360 radiator, I screwed up (literally), and punctured the core with too long a screw to hold one of the fans on.

Well, on the plus side, the two OLD radiators are now being primed and maybe later tonight I'll throw down the first coat of blue. I should have both of them done and installed before the new RX360 gets delivered.

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