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post #2231 of 2434
I've finally had the chance to sit down, relax, and fully read through this beast of a build. Many things/ideas learned. I'm honored to have been given the chance to see it in person, and meet Gerald himself (really awesome guy). Can't wait to see the result from the rearrangement.
post #2232 of 2434
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Originally Posted by MHPALA View Post

I've finally had the chance to sit down, relax, and fully read through this beast of a build. Many things/ideas learned. I'm honored to have been given the chance to see it in person, and meet Gerald himself (really awesome guy). Can't wait to see the result from the rearrangement.
Thanks! Enjoyed meeting you. thumb.gif
post #2233 of 2434
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Today Merlin is torn completely apart and strewn across the living room. I pulled out the case full side plate I made a while back and put the stock one back in.. To get to this point has taken a few hours so I don't expect I'll have everything back together and wired up today! The mechanical part is not so hard but I know it will take a few hours to get all the wiring back together. I hope I kept track of my previous gpu wires, I will need those shorter ones instead of these 32" ones I've been using lately. If not then I will have to spend more time shortening the long wires and sleeving which is actually harder than starting from scratch. But we will see.

Well gonna grab some lunch and get back to it.
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Today Merlin is torn completely apart and strewn across the living room. I pulled out the case full side plate I made a while back and put the stock one back in.. To get to this point has taken a few hours so I don't expect I'll have everything back together and wired up today! The mechanical part is not so hard but I know it will take a few hours to get all the wiring back together. I hope I kept track of my previous gpu wires, I will need those shorter ones instead of these 32" ones I've been using lately. If not then I will have to spend more time shortening the long wires and sleeving which is actually harder than starting from scratch. But we will see.

Well gonna grab some lunch and get back to it.

Good luck and progress. thumb.gif
post #2235 of 2434
Good luck!!
post #2236 of 2434
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Thanks guys, I made a little progress. It's going back together finally, I have all 4 of the radiators in and need to start working on the pumps, then wiring. Long way to go yet.
When I look at all the wiring that came out of this thing it's unreal. But, it all has to go back in.
post #2237 of 2434
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Well today was a "dumb" day.
For example, did you know that when you have one set of pumps pump one direction, and the other set of pumps pumping the opposite direction, that it doesn't seem to work very well? rolleyes.gif Yes, I spent a good while fabricating/bending acrylic tubing to connect my MCP35x2 pumps only to discover I had it hooked up backwards when I did a leak test. doh.gif Pretty much went through a stick of E22 tubing.....well not ruined but not fitting anything at the moment.

Anyway I had to stop and ordered 2 Bitspower fittings I needed for hard tubing. "Bitspower G1/4" Silver Shining Enhance Multi-Link For Acrylic Tube OD 12MM " Thought I would try these, the rest of my hard tubing fittings for 12mm are the EK brand. Probably have them by the weekend since they are coming from PPCs on the other side of Florida.
post #2238 of 2434
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Doubled up 2 USB 2.0 cables and sleeved them. This is for the two Aquaero's.


On one end I removed the 5 pin connectors and substituted a single10 pin connector.


Also finished the power wiring for the 2 Aquaero's. Maybe next I'll work on the SATA power cable for the DVD writer.
.....and we'll have fun, fun, fun now that Daddy took the Tbird away.......( head full of Beach Boys songs today for some reason.) biggrin.gif
post #2239 of 2434
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Doubled up 2 USB 2.0 cables and sleeved them. This is for the two Aquaero's. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

On one end I removed the 5 pin connectors and substituted a single10 pin connector. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Also finished the power wiring for the 2 Aquaero's. Maybe next I'll work on the SATA power cable for the DVD writer.
.....and we'll have fun, fun, fun now that Daddy took the Tbird away.......( head full of Beach Boys songs today for some reason.) biggrin.gif

A OE , I want to learn that too Gerald "i am back upstairs". thumb.gif b.t.w. looking good
post #2240 of 2434
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A OE , I want to learn that too Gerald "i am back upstairs". thumb.gif b.t.w. looking good

Not hard. I just remove the connectors on one end of both cables.
Then I sleeve each individual cable with regular MDPC sleeving a short distance, enough so that the connectors will reach both Aquaero's, + a little bit more.
Next I use MDPC SATA sleeving, and cover both cables up to and just overlapping the single sleeves. Then I use a little instant glue and shrink to finish off the end that has 2 connectors.
Back on the opposite end where the connectors are removed, I insert the pins into a 10 pin connector. (If using a regular 9 pin connector then just leave out the ground on one of them.....look at the motherboard and you will see there is only 9 pins on the header anyway. Orient it correctly!).
Then I just finish that end off with shrink and a little instant glue and it's finished.
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