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Always fun to get new parts!! especially when someone else is paying thumb.gif
Yes! I'll be glad when I do get paid so I can finish ordering, lol.
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Someone from Gigabyte US has emailed me saying they have submitted a request for funds to pay for my rig. Really wish they would kick it in gear, I was just starting to learn to OC Haswell. Meanwhile the RAM kit I was using went up another $50...no good deed goes unpunished.

Meantime I made a dual extension to my mini Tamiya harness behind the motherboard to reach down in the pedestal to my pumps. I took pics of the dual sleeved extension but they didn't turn out clear so oh well. Also spaced out the reservoir a little more, it now has 3x 3/4" square acrylic rods between it and the case side. That meant I had to shorten the copper pipe from the Aquaero's to the res.....also I bent a new copper line to reach from the res to the flow meter attached to the light panel where the water flows to the dual MCP35x pumps.

What else....oh, I pulled the light panel out and put 8 nickel standoffs on the bottom to hold it off the SATA data cables running underneath. I have a 1/8" thick piece of acrylic on the front side and will probably redo it + make one for the rear to fill that small gap.

Not a great shot but here it is, I had the light panel led's turned up wide open
post #1463 of 2434
Yumm. that copper glow ! Looks promising thumb.gif

Feel ya on the ram increase, just checked out my Mushkin quad kit, 2 sticks seemed to give odd bsods, its gone up $20 since Jan.
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Yumm. that copper glow ! Looks promising thumb.gif

Feel ya on the ram increase, just checked out my Mushkin quad kit, 2 sticks seemed to give odd bsods, its gone up $20 since Jan.
2 sticks compared to 4 sticks you mean?
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um, no. I ignored/forgot the fact that I bought a quad kit, put in 2 sticks and had the occasional bsod. Replaced the 2 with the other 2, and for what little time that pc has run since, there hasn't been any bsod. lol, when out of practice, you get really dumb/newb like.
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I hear ya. Severe short term memory loss on my part. Knew I shouldn't have done all that stuff in my younger days. wink.gif
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Been trying to decide what of this stuff laying around I want to get rid of. Thinking now I'm going to sell :
GA-Z77x-UP4 TH
3770K
& either the G Skill TridentX 2400 RAM (2x4GB) or the Samsung low V RAM (2x4GB) that overclocks so good.

Guess I need to make a new add and see if I can sell this stuff...in the meantime anyone interested shoot me a PM
Otherwise by Monday I hope to get an Add going in the Marketplace...someone had contacted me about the board & cpu before but I don't remember who just now.
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Here is the trim piece I made to cover up the side of the light panel. Without it, the Acrylite panel transmits the image of the led's....the Acrylite works really well and is a solid substitute for etched panels.....so if you don't want to pay extra for etched acrylic and don't want to do it yourself, then Acrylite is def the way to go!
As a reminder, my light panel consists of 1/8" mirror acrylic (bottom), 3/8" Acrylite acrylic (middle), and 1/8" translucent white acrylic on top.


....and here it is dropped into place. BTW the light panel is held up off the case floor by 8 12mm nickel standoffs. This keeps my SATA data cables running underneath from getting squished. Also at each corner the holes/threads go all the way through all 3 pieces so I can fasten the sheets together solidly.


Here is new little gas torch I bought, with it's little soldering tip sitting nearby. These things are refilled from the bottom with a bottle of butane you can usually find where the torches are sold. This one works pretty good for flame polishing acrylic edges.
I also bought a larger torch that runs on MAPP gas, it gets a little hotter than propane when you are not using oxygen.



Today my new Samsung 840 Pro drives should be delivered. Again, that was 2x256GB + 1x 128GB. That will be a 256GB for the OS & programs, a 256GB for games, and the 128GB will be my "Documents" drive where I keep docs & pics & also install Portable apps that don't require installers. I can go ahead and get those installed in the HDD/SSD cage.
Probably the replacement PowerColor AX7950's will be here today as well. I won't likely be ordering anything else until I get paid for my previous system.

Another reminder I have a GA-Z77-UP4 TH / 3770K / RAM for sale. PM me if you are interested.....
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Hi Mandrix,

Your panel looks great .

And again great pictures. thumb.gif
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Hi Mandrix,

Your panel looks great .

And again great pictures. thumb.gif
Thanks!
Very kind of you to say the pics are good. I'm never satisfied with them.
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