Originally Posted by Gawdz
Woah turning into alot of fans man
Tell me about it, my fingers are covered in cuts and blisters from sleeving so many.
Originally Posted by derickwm
Needs more 1/4" barb lovin
This is an interesting idea, I have some somewhere, and the hose clamps to go with them, might see if its viable in the next few days
Originally Posted by MoMann
Don't forget your five dell u3011 for eyefinity
I have 3 x Asus 120hz VG278H, As soon as IPS panels are available in 120hz next year I'll definitely be making the switch.
I'm not a huge fan of the 3D gaming the monitors provide unless the game is specifically built for 3D (like batman arkham city), I use a few 60hz monitors at work from time to time and I don't think I could go back to 60hz again, even for a high res dell IPS panel.
Originally Posted by Woody1991
Subbed! Looking great man
So the front panel is turning into its own sort of nightmare, I've had to redo it several times for multiple reasons
1) Grind down the 45mm screws to 42-43mm (24 of them) as they were just that bit too long, this was after having to swap from 40mm to 45.
2) Mounting the screws, grill, fan gasket, fan, shroud 3-4 times to get it right, including messing up the order somehow, the grain of the fan grills pointing different ways, multiple screw swaps, and getting the 7mm shroud's to seal correctly.
3) Either the mountain mods panel is out by 1/2mm or the alpha cool rads are out by 1/2mm or they just don't want to play nice with each other, as the screws just didn't want to line up. I had to have my GF hold them in place why I moved them in a circular motion until they were coaxed into place.
I think once this build is done I'm going into PC building retirement and only swapping GPU's or the odd CPU.
I'm not a huge fan of how the snap clips turned out, I'll probably swap back to the circular rubber washers you can see on the larger rad panel earlier in this thread, I just need to order more of them. So for now treat them as placeholders guarding the case from scratches
I still have the 2nd row of fans to do shortly, but that shouldn't take to long, once that's done I'll get started on the button and lighting wiring, then its time to get out the dremel,drill, grommets and the U molding and a lot of patience
For this next shot, you can see that each end of the rads has an extra port. Alphacool list pressure valves as one potential use for these ports.
I've got a few of these Koolance pressure valves (4 of them - somewhere, not digging them out right now for an IRL photo)
I had planned to put 2 into the top of the res to release pressure when the PC is off. Do you think it would be a bad idea putting one of these into one of these ports? Would it assist with bleeding the system and keeping air from trapping inside the rads? Or would it cause a pressure drop in the radiators and have a negative effect? I really don't know enough about pressure and radiators, guess I have reading to do.
Oh yeah almost forgot, I removed the ribbon cable/smd soldering from the pci express riser (all that learning about solder paid off), hoping to make a rounded cable, will see how it turns out and then post more if it ends up working.
If there's anything else you guys want a closer look at please let me know, happy to take more shots. More pics in a bit once the other 6 fans are connected.