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post #61 of 2434
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Welcome stren. I picked the SM8 because of size. The footprint isn't huge, and the addition of the ped to hold the radiators is only adding vertically so it works out good for my space.
I have a Y and SLI fitting coming for the drain, I have a bitspower valve here. I think the camera angle makes it look crooked, lol.
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How do you like the Helix fans so far?
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Welcome adridu59.
I think they look just fine. Outside of that I have no idea, haven't powered up anything yet. I basically bought them because they are white and have a rep for being a decent fan.
post #64 of 2434
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Worked on fan harness's today for the ped fans. Got one finished, probably finish the other one tomorrow. Also got some tubing installed, try to get a pic tomorrow. Fittings did not come in for drain but thankfully the male fan connectors did. Fittings won't be here until Tuesday since the Post office will be closed Monday.
When I finish up the other fan harness I can probably bolt the ped back to the case. thumb.gif I'm hoping I can thread the cables up through some small holes in the pedestal/case, if not I'll have to make a hole somewhere.
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Worked on fan harness's today for the ped fans. Got one finished, probably finish the other one tomorrow. Also got some tubing installed, try to get a pic tomorrow. Fittings did not come in for drain but thankfully the male fan connectors did. Fittings won't be here until Tuesday since the Post office will be closed Monday.
When I finish up the other fan harness I can probably bolt the ped back to the case. thumb.gif I'm hoping I can thread the cables up through some small holes in the pedestal/case, if not I'll have to make a hole somewhere.

How are you planning to connect the fans to your fan connector?
post #66 of 2434
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Finished the pedestal fan wiring after a few false starts ,like every male connector on one harness with the ground in the wrong place. rolleyes.gif Actually the first time I ever used these, I'm used to working with just female fan connectors.

freitz, all the fans have female connectors. I made harnesses using 26 gauge wire and male hooded fan connectors, then soldered them to 18 gauge wires of a length to make it to the AQ5. I picked up the rpm signal off one fan in each group of 8 fans, which will run on different channels of the AQ5. Under the pump is a plate in which I drilled a 7/8" hole and inserted a grommet to run the wires through.

Still need to connect tubing from the radiators to the bulkhead fittings in the bottom of the case, and connect all the case fans to one harness. Maybe have case mounted on ped tomorrow since the tubing won't take long. Next week the fittings should be in for the pedestal drain lines.
Here's some quick shots.

post #67 of 2434
Nice work so far. I've been stalking you for a bit, as I am in the planning stages of a similar setup (Haswell build, on deployment until next year). I'm interested to see what you cook up for the drain lines, as I've been working on the same issue. Space between radiators looks a lot tighter than it does when it's drawn up! Good luck.
post #68 of 2434
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Hi pillager, and welcome to OCN. The drain is probably going to be a Y with an aqua tube and a bitspower valve. At least that's the plan right now.
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Hello I'm here and you have my attention smile.gif
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Very nice ! Didn't know you have a build log of your own. Subbed.
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