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Trying to figure what I'll need to set up a drain line in the pedestal. The bottom fittings that are linked with the tubing would seem the best spot, the top two will be tubed up to the case.
There is only about 3 5/16" between the base of both fittings. I do have a "T" block but not sure I have room to put it in. I also have a Bitspower valve I had intended to use originally (before I got the case).
I had thought about 2x Phobya swivel nipples and the T block but not enough room. Not sure if Bitspower aquatubes will fit, probably not.
Not enough void between rad and case to use the end fittings, they are effectively blocked from use.
I'm open for ideas.


You could fit a drain port there. Just get a 3 way splitter compression fitting setup. Not going to be fun to get exact but it will work.
post #42 of 2434
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You could fit a drain port there. Just get a 3 way splitter compression fitting setup. Not going to be fun to get exact but it will work.
Got a few parts ordered that should take care of it. thumb.gif
post #43 of 2434
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Drives installed, finished passthrough for tubing from pedestal, and mounted flow meter and flow-through temp sensor. Similar temp sensor mounted on vid card water intake (outbound from cpu block).
Bulkhead fittings are Alphacool and the sensors are Aquacomputer.

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Lets get some pictures of the inside of the case tongue.gif
post #45 of 2434
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Lets get some pictures of the inside of the case tongue.gif
freitz you need to buy one, already. tongue.gif
post #46 of 2434
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freitz you need to buy one, already. tongue.gif

Working on it just don't know how I am going to lay everything out. If I need a pedestal or not or extended top. So many options Im still thinking about all the possbilities. I will get one its just a matter of time.
post #47 of 2434
Ahhh, I see how you are ! start a log and wait a coupla days to ask me over. I really need to check my fav forums instead of relying on my recent activity page tongue.gif

So, how you liking those suicide doors ?

The benefit of reverse atx with gpu waterblock is you finally get to see what the block bling is about !
Not every block comes with a backplate.

As for the RED ram, you could get away with calling this your Red, White and Blue build biggrin.gif
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BTW good job on the design of the rad mounts, maximizing available space! Having the mounts offset was a good design tweak.

Offset ? how so ?

The pic on page 1 that shows the pump/heatsink sitting on a panel screwed to the side bar - the panel appears to be resting on the 240 -
is the panel able to support the pump/sink ? or is the panel fastened on the other side ? just curious ...

Looking good ! there's so much room between the components, that ATX board is SMALL ! The SM8 - gotta luv the singlewide - and yet so much real estate ;-)
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post #48 of 2434
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Dude! I'm sorry! I thought you knew everything that was happening on OCN. biggrin.gif Suicide doors, heh I never thought about that!
I already swapped the Trident Ram for blue HyperX, I had to wait until my other machine was down so I could do the swap and the Trident was just a "placeholder" as it were.

OK the pedestal rad mounts. Look at this pic at how the mount, and therefore the radiator/fans extend past the corner of the ped frame?

Now if you are using a multiport radiator such as an Alphacool, if you bolted the mount directly to the radiator with NO PULL FANS, the ports on the radiator, although closed off with a G1/4 plug would sit against the mount. But if you flipped the mount so it's offset toward the radiator, you would have only a flat surface against the radiator, the part facing out in the pic.
Does that make sense? The end of the mount itself is offset past the "flat" part bolted to the fans in this pic.
Go to this link and look at the ends of the radiator mount and I think you will see what I'm talking about.
http://www.caselabs-store.com/120-4-radiator-side-mount-sm8/
I'm sure it was done this way to maximize space. 2x60mm rads in P/P is tight, 2x80mm rads in P/P would be impossible without the mounts being offset.
Edited by mandrix - 10/5/12 at 3:26am
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I was hoping to get the pedestal mounted to the case, but realized I had to order some male pins for the hooded fan connectors before I could make a harness for the ped fans. I went ahead and sleeved the pump and the three Swiftech case fans last night. Since I will not be using the 240 radiator at this time I will take those 2 AP15's and mount over the motherboard as case fans. I will try to get those sleeved today.
I'm waiting on some b-magic sleeving I ordered last week to come in to see if I want to use it or aquamarine in the build, along with white and black. Sleeving from MDPC has been taking longer and longer to get to me, used to be about 8 days and now it's more like 12-14. Not Nils fault, as it gets to NY pretty quick but takes forever to make it down to Florida.

At some point I need to figure out how everything is going to be wired to the Aquaero and the power adjust ultra. Here is the total of things and how I see them grouped together for wiring.
8 radiator fans
8 radiator fans
5 case fans and the 80x15mm fan for the pump heatsink (still debating if the pump heatsink fan should be in a group?)
pump

That leaves:
1 flow meter
2x flow through temp sensors
various temp sensors placed throughout the case

I'm assuming the flow meter takes up one of the channels on the Aquaero, I don't think the inline temp sensors do. I haven't really dug into all that yet "hands on" in fact I haven't even powered up the Aquaero yet. Maybe I will need another power adust? I don't know yet. Also need to figure out where to mount the power adjust(s).
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I'm assuming the flow meter takes up one of the channels on the Aquaero, I don't think the inline temp sensors do. I haven't really dug into all that yet "hands on" in fact I haven't even powered up the Aquaero yet. Maybe I will need another power adust? I don't know yet.

There is a separate input on the AQ5 for the old flow meters. It will not take up one of your channels.



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Also need to figure out where to mount the power adjust(s).

Consider making your own bracket!
Custom Bracket! (Click to show)




Remember that you only need the 12 volt wire and ground to power the PA2's. Not all 4 wires. That will save you some wiring and keep the look cleaner.
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