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No, it will still slide out. I'm using the screw holes that the runners for the tray are mounted with. That was pretty much the point, that I could utilize the area without interfering with the tray. Working out pretty good. I did have to run to the hardware store and pick up some m4 x 12 screws so I could shim the SSD out from the acrylic far enough to slip the power connector in.
I placed a piece of 3/16" acrylic and two longitudinal strips of rubber plumbing gasket for the shims.

Nice idea. I could use some mounting space like that also.
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In the "what now" department, I have a failing PA2. Surely coincidental, but after adding a flow sensor to the unit eventually the fan rpm quit showing up.
At first I thought I had a problem with the fan harness and spent a bunch of time with a meter trying to find a loose wire or short. Then I noticed only 2 of the 5 case fans were running. I moved the fan cable to one of the AQ5 fan headers and they all worked fine. thinking.gif
Now I've got it limping along running only my pump heatsink fan and one of the flow sensors. It will only produce about 6.7v and very little power, not enough to even register in Aquasuite.
I'm waiting to see Shoggy's response and hoping Aquacomputer will replace it if there is no fix.
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Grabbed a few pics today.



socketus was asking about how the res was mounted. Here's a shot showing the clear acrylic rod mounts.
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hehe ! ... thanks very much for that, Mandrix wink.gif that is one nice shot, lets me see the full extent of the acrylic setup, plus as several bonii - plural of bonus ? - I get to see the wiring as it leads upto the Aquaero; and your sata power cable - thats quite the mix of blue cables leading into white shrink, then going to white, black, and 3 blue. Dont' forget the funhouse mirror of the res !

Your rig is going with industrial look - fun to look at and tuff to figure out what every cable goes to. I keep thinking that you have a double wide CL with all the cabling going thru the wall.

Hope you get that AQ PA figured out. Say - I just noticed - you're running your rear case fan as an intake, no ? interesting .. it would get air to the mobo heatsinks, vrm, et al

Hey ! just realized, the psu top has a very open area. Any fave figurines/items you would wanna put on top of it ? like some of the builders do ? thought about that any .... wink.gif
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Yeah I swapped some fans around. I now have the two front and the rear one as intake, and the top two blowing out. Just trying to see what helps most with dust. I don't really need much ventilation on the board itself.

There is lots of cables for sure. The AQ5 has a USB, 4 pin power, 3 inline temp sensors, some external sensors, a flow meter, a pump cable, Aquabus cable, fans on the other 3 headers. The PA2 has the Aquabus cable, fan header and a flow sensor. All of that and the water block for the Aquaero, I guess it's a little crowded in that area. I have thought about moving the PA2 out a little further as it's a little hard to get to.

Guess it is kind of industrial looking. I thought covering the psu softened it up a little bit, but there will more things coming down the road. I haven't even finished sleeving everything yet.I've been thinking about what else I want to do, and I still need to pull the fans at some point and paint them as well.

I'll wait and see what Shoggy says about the PA2, hard to believe it just practically quit like it did.

Nope, no little toys or figurines around that I know of, unless one of the grandkids left something here when they were young.
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Ive been trying to read through your thread and Chris's to see how this AQ5 stuff works... Is there a good spot to read up on it. Once I get a ped. for my SM8 I will be adding that as well to monitor. Right now just going to use a 30w/per channel fan controller fo my fans.

More Pictures Please! smile.gif
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I agree with socketus, that's a good place to ask questions. One thing that may or may not interest you is that the Aquaero LT can be operated as a slave to a AQ5 XT or Pro and is cheaper than buying 4 PA2's. Whether or not you will need all that depends on how many fans/devices you want to run.
Also read Martins review of the Aquaero.
http://martinsliquidlab.org/2011/12/20/ac-aquaero-5-review-guide-wip/
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Blocked somehow.

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looks like he moved the page, I get a 404 error. Try this

http://martinsliquidlab.org/

oh hell, he's closing the site down

"Sorry folks, this site has closed and will go off-line soon."
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