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post #821 of 2434
Yes, I can see that now in the first picture - and I didn't figure you had connected them all - but when I read your subsequent post and examined the picture (the one I quoted... not the one I guess I should have looked at rolleyes.gif) I became concerned since I didn't see a visible difference with the connectors. And I certainly wasn't suggesting removing the tach leads from the fans themselves... for the very same reasons you've already mentioned. biggrin.gif

I just wanted to make sure that you hadn't gotten so absorbed in the construction process that you'd inadvertently made a mistake - one which I've been known to make in the past during a marathon session of pretty much whatever (coding, wiring, auto maintenance, etc...)

Carry on and don't mind me. thumb.gif
post #822 of 2434
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Originally Posted by DiGiCiDAL View Post

Yes, I can see that now in the first picture - and I didn't figure you had connected them all - but when I read your subsequent post and examined the picture (the one I quoted... not the one I guess I should have looked at rolleyes.gif) I became concerned since I didn't see a visible difference with the connectors. And I certainly wasn't suggesting removing the tach leads from the fans themselves... for the very same reasons you've already mentioned. biggrin.gif

I just wanted to make sure that you hadn't gotten so absorbed in the construction process that you'd inadvertently made a mistake - one which I've been known to make in the past during a marathon session of pretty much whatever (coding, wiring, auto maintenance, etc...)

Carry on and don't mind me. thumb.gif

Hey, I'm glad someone's looking out for me. thumb.gif
post #823 of 2434
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New goodies ordered! In the interest of saving money, I bought 2 used radiators this time around, and due to the deals available here I decided to go with SR1's.
Thanks to two OCN members I have two Black Ice SR1 480mm radiators coming soon.

I have also ordered 6 new AP-15's, two 3/8" Koolance pipe fittings and extra ferrules, and a Power Adjust to run the 6 fans.
The reason for the Koolance fittings is that until I have a high confidence level in the push fit fittings I bought, I will use the Koolance on the cpu block since if those leak they could do some real damage.

Although I have a 10' coil of 3/8" copper tubing, I think I may be buying a few 5' sections of type "L" straight copper pipe. Since the coiled stuff is so hard to straighten, I think I will see if my little bender will work with the straight pipe.

So looks like I will have some radiators to put in that third pedestal. For now I'm going with only 3 fans per radiator in push and see how that works out. I mean after all I will have mega cooling capacity so I didn't see the need for push/pull. We'll see how it works out. After some thought, I will be mounting these facing "outside" the radiator, I'm hoping it will just give some contrast to the other pedestal with the back of the fans showing from outside.


Oh yeah, I already fabbed a new bracket to hold all 3 PA2's, I used 3/16" white semi translucent acrylic as before. There is also room for a possible 4th PA2, although I don't anticipate needing another one at this time.

The question now is: do I pull out the RX240? I had thought about reconfiguring the case a little, possibly moving the dual pumps down and maybe moving the res back up closer to the case side.
What y'all think?
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post #824 of 2434
3 fans per 480 ???

Take the 240 out and you are left with space. You gonna leave that alone ?!? I say leave it/take it out. There, that wasn't so hard wink.gif
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post #825 of 2434
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What's wrong with space? wink.gif I'll have to see how the copper tubing figures in.
Yeah I'm going to run just 3 fans per SR1 for the time being, trying to cut costs down a little. It's not like I don't have any other cooling.

Speaking of copper tubing, I see Home Depot has bathroom fixture pipe that is chrome plated. It's listed as 3/8" OD and 25" long. Not real sure how that would work out with the push fittings I have, though, or if I can bend it without crazing the chrome too badly. If it will bend without messing up then probably the Koolance fittings would work with it since they have ferrules.
post #826 of 2434
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Here's some tubing po4n

copper & chrome


chrome & Koolance


Koolance 10mm
post #827 of 2434
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Got a good start yesterday on painting fans.
6 rotors and 3 frames got one coat yesterday. Probably finish painting today, and I need to print some more stickers.

post #828 of 2434
Interested to see where this goes with the piping.
post #829 of 2434
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Interested to see where this goes with the piping.

I'm guessing mostly between components... ya know like from a radiator to a couple of blocks then another rad, etc...



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Interested to see where this goes with the piping.

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Originally Posted by DiGiCiDAL View Post

I'm guessing mostly between components... ya know like from a radiator to a couple of blocks then another rad, etc...



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I couldn't resist... I just had to... the devil made me do it, honest.

That's sort of what I was thinking on doing.....do you have to glue the fittings on the tube? smile.gif
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