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post #91 of 2434
You're the second person I've seen so far "switch" from the Switch 810 to the SM8.....and it makes me want one even more. Going to be following this closely. nerdsmiley.png
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Hi and welcome Mike. I still have the Switch, I will be keeping it but am excited with the new SM8. smile.gif
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Hey Mandrix, I hope you seen this project: http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?275724-Project-quot-Little-Angel-quot-My-return-to-water-cooling!

Should give you plenty of ideas. The end result of that build was absolutely amazing!
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OK for now I'm going with a simple crossfire connection with Aqualink pipes. Had to order the backplate from EK, shipping was more than the backplate. Ouch!
So anyway 2nd PowerColor card ordered (AX7950 3GBD5-2DHPP this time), EK Acetyl block to match the other one, connections between water blocks, backplate. Think that covers everything.

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Loving this so far! subbed!

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Welcome Jeffinslaw!


What do you guys think about the color combo?
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Those were my color picks for my TJ-04 - tho I had just 1 m.blue & 1 white per pci-e set and 8 pin, and 2 sets on the 24 pin - the rest being black.

The m.blue pops - it may just be a pic, but that white almost looks gray. How's your hands ?
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Found out about this case yesterday. Found your build shortly after. Subbed! smile.gif

Just wondering if you're doing anything for dust (if that's even a concern for you)?
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Those were my color picks for my TJ-04 - tho I had just 1 m.blue & 1 white per pci-e set and 8 pin, and 2 sets on the 24 pin - the rest being black.
The m.blue pops - it may just be a pic, but that white almost looks gray. How's your hands ?
I laid that in the window to try and catch more light because it's always so dark in the house. BTW the white is almost bright in good light, it's typical MDPC.
Hands holding up so far, but I have a long way to go. wink.gif Was a little sore after precrimping a bunch of pins while watching TV last night.
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Found out about this case yesterday. Found your build shortly after. Subbed! smile.gif
Just wondering if you're doing anything for dust (if that's even a concern for you)?
At first I'm trying all case fans intake except rear fan and see if that helps. Have some filter material coming, going to see if I can work some down in the pedestal.
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@socketus, here's a brighter pic of the white sleeve. I backlit this with the monitor to get some light. Yes I know it's not focused good, but neither am I this early. biggrin.gif

While I had the camera out I took a pic of the drain setup. Too much shiny stuff in a poorly lit room but at least you will get an idea.
SLI fitting on left rad, Y fitting on right rad. 90* off the Y has tubing and a valve at the end. I can pull the valve out of the pedestal when I want to drain the sysem.
This should work fine.

The top fitting on the right radiator is a 5 way rotary aimed at the center of the ped, and connects to a 90 to pass through to the case.
The top fitting on the left radiator is a 3 way rotary aimed MOL at the bottom of the ped, and the tubing loops around to come up to a straight fitting into the case.
Hope that makes sense.
I can't get a finger between the plugs at the end of the rads and the pedestal, is why I couldn't run the drains off the end fittings as I originally envisioned. Still, 2x480mm of awesome cooling potential in the pedestal and it all worked out.
Edited by mandrix - 10/11/12 at 4:04am
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