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post #11 of 286
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Update:
  • Ordered the Caselabs case



    I cannot figure out how I'm going to mount the reservoir and pumps.

    I am planning on setting the pumps on the 240 rad on bottom. I have fan attachments for this, but I don't actually have a mount for the pumps and heatsink to go onto this. Looking for some help on this.

    Also, I would need to mount the reservoir somehow. I couldn't figure out if I could mount that res directly onto the MCP35X2, so I may need to mount it to the back wall somehow. Any help here would be appreciated.

Edited by ballnuts - 10/26/12 at 10:16pm
post #12 of 286
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Updates Today:

  • Updated Hardware List
  • Updated Lessons Learned
  • Updated Case Layout

Now once I get this figured out, I am going to pull the trigger.

Also, are there any discount codes for performance-pc.com??
Edited by ballnuts - 10/24/12 at 11:34pm
post #13 of 286
Great build, blessing that you've got a new Motherboard coming. I've read that a lot of times they won't replace bent pins. Will sticking around for this as I'm looking into a X79 Platform for a Christmas present to self<----tongue.gif
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Updates Today:
  • Updated Hardware List
  • Updated Lessons Learned
  • Updated Case Layout
Now once I get this figured out, I am going to pull the trigger.
Also, are there any discount codes for performance-pc.com??
Yes.Here's the codes for PPC's:
Spend $50-$250, get 5.5% off: "SPOOKY12-55"
Spend $250-$500 get 6.5% off: "SPOOKY12-65"
Spend over $500 get 7.5% off: "SPOOKY12-75"

If you mount a tube res on the side of the case consider spacing it out somehow for easy filling, unless you are going to use a fillport somewhere. Of course you would need one of the tops with the fan mounts, so you can remove a blank cover to access it for filling. Like I discussed with you I used clear acrylic square rod and drilled holes through them and through the case and just used longer screws than came with my Balancer res to mount it.
I think once you have the case in front of you ideas will come.
Of course the case comes with mounts that should work for a bay res.
post #15 of 286
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UPDATE!:
  • FINALIZED Hardware List
  • Ordered all watercooling components
  • Case Labs case shipped today!
  • Remain calm

Here is a look at my complete order list. This stuff is on the way. Thankfully I was able to get 10% off my frozencpu order.

Shopping cart Porn!!


From Frozen CPU (Click to show)



From Performance PC (Click to show)
Products
1 x Bitspower Dual G1/4" High Flow Fitting - Black Sparkle Finish $4.99
1 x Bitspower BP-BSWP-C43 Black Sparkle G1/4" Fitting Spacer - Mini $2.49
1 x Bitspower BP-BSWP-C60 G1/4" Black Sparkle IG1/4" Extender - 15mm $4.99
1 x Bitspower BP-BSWP-C61 G1/4" Black Sparkle IG1/4" Extender - 20mm $5.50
1 x Bitspower G 1/4" Black Sparkle Dual Rotary 90 Degree IG 1/4" Adapter $14.95
1 x Bitspower G 1/4" Black Sparkle Triple Rotary 90 Degree G 1/4 Male to IG 1/4 Female Fitting $17.95
Sub-Total: $50.87
Free Shipping: $0.00
Discount Coupons: SPOOKY12-55 : -$2.80
Total: $48.07

Products
1 x Phobya Hose Cutter - Aluminum 3-19mm $14.95
6 x Bitspower Premium G1/4" Black Sparkle High Flow 1/2" Compression Fitting (For Tygon 1/2" ID) $59.70
1 x Bitspower Black Sparkle G 1/4" Anti-Twist Adapter (G 1/4" Rotary Extender) $9.95
2 x Bitspower G 1/4" Black Sparkle Rotary 90 Degree IG 1/4" Adapter $21.90
5 x Bitspower G 1/4" Black Sparkle Dual Rotary 90 Degree IG 1/4" Adapter $74.75
1 x Bitspower G 1/4" Black Sparkle 90 Degree IG 1/4" Adapter $6.99
2 x Bitspower G 1/4" Black Sparkle Dual Rotary 45 Degree IG 1/4" Adapter $27.90
1 x Bitspower BP-BSWP-C25 Black Sparkle G1/4" Fitting Spacer $1.99
2 x Bitspower G 1/4" Black Sparkle Triple Rotary 90 Degree G 1/4 Male to IG 1/4 Female Fitting $35.90
3 x Bitspower G1/4 Black Sparkle Dual Rotary 45-Degree Compression Fitting-ID 1/2" OD 3/4" $47.85
1 x Bitspower Dual IG1/4" Black Sparkle 5-Way Rotary Snake-Style Adapter $22.95
5 x Bitspower BP-BSWP-C47 G1/4" Black Sparkle Multi-Link Adapter- Set of 2
- Crystal Link Tubes: Add No Crystal Link Tubes $54.75
1 x Bitspower BP-CLTAC-S3 Crystal Link Tube Set For 3-Slots $4.99
2 x Bitspower Dual G1/4" High Flow Fitting - Black Sparkle Finish $9.98
1 x Bitspower BP-BSWP-C60 G1/4" Black Sparkle IG1/4" Extender - 15mm $4.99
1 x Bitspower BP-BSWP-C61 G1/4" Black Sparkle IG1/4" Extender - 20mm $5.50
1 x Bitspower BP-BSWP-C62 G1/4" Black Sparkle IG1/4" Extender - 25mm $5.99
1 x Bitspower BP-BSWP-C63 G1/4" Black Sparkle IG1/4" Extender - 30mm $6.50
1 x Bitspower BP-BSWP-C64 G1/4" Black Sparkle IG1/4" Extender - 40mm $6.99
1 x Bitspower BP-BSWP-C65 G1/4" Black Sparkle IG1/4" Extender - 50mm $7.99
1 x Phobya Radiator Sealing Strip (200cm) $3.50
1 x Bitspower BP-BS60R G1/4" Black Sparkle Rotary 60-Degree IG1/4" Extender $11.99
4 x Mod/Smart 3 Wire Kobra SS Cable Bundler - Black $2.40
6 x Mod/Smart 4 Wire Kobra SS Cable Bundler - Black $4.50
2 x Aquacomputer Poweradjust 2 USB - Standard-Series $85.98
1 x Aquacomputer Mounting Plate for Poweradjust 2 USB - Black Anodized Aluminium $20.95
1 x *** HOT *** Bitspower BP-MVV-BK Mini-Valve - Black Sparkle $18.99
2 x *** NEW *** Akasa PROSLIM Super Slim SATA Cable - 30cm - Black $11.00
1 x *** NEW *** Akasa PROSLIM Super Slim SATA Cable - 50cm - Black $5.95
Sub-Total: $597.77
FedEx (Ground Home Delivery (3 days)): $12.20
Discount Coupons: SPOOKY12-75 : -$44.83
Total: $565.14
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Originally Posted by michigantoga View Post

Great build, blessing that you've got a new Motherboard coming. I've read that a lot of times they won't replace bent pins. Will sticking around for this as I'm looking into a X79 Platform for a Christmas present to self<----tongue.gif

Thanks for the well wishes michigantoga, looking forward to seeing your build.
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Originally Posted by mandrix View Post


I think once you have the case in front of you ideas will come.
Of course the case comes with mounts that should work for a bay res.

Thanks for the codes mandrix. I got them in, and everything is now ordered. I know I am missing a part or two, but I'm going to hold off until I start the build to order anything different. A part of me wants to return the 670's, and go with something faster, but I'm sure they will be plenty. We shall see.
Edited by ballnuts - 10/27/12 at 12:36am
post #16 of 286
In for this.
Steampunk TJ11
(20 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 2600K Asus Sabertooth P67 EVGA GTX 560 Ti EVGA GTX 560 Ti 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Corsair Dominator Curcial M4 Slot Load Swiftech MCP655 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK-RAM Dominator EK-Multioption Basic 250 Swiftech MCP655 XSPC EX480 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC EX360 XSPC EX240 Danger Den GTX 560Ti GPU Block Danger Den GTX 560Ti GPU Block 
CoolingOSPowerCase
EK-Supremacy LTX Windows 7 Professional Silverstone 1200W Silverstone TJ11 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 950 Gigabyte GA-X58A-OC EVGA GTX 460 SE 4GB Corsair Dominator 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Western Digital EK-Supreme HF CPU Block EK-RAM Dominator RAM Block Bitspower GTX460 Block 
CoolingCoolingOSPower
2x EK 480 2x DDCP 4.0 Pumps Windows Home Server OCZ 1000W 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD FX-8120 MSI 890FXA-GD70 GTX 460 GTX 460 
GraphicsGraphicsHard DriveCooling
GTX 460 GTX 460 Curcial M4 XSPC EX 480 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
OCZ Hydroflow HF-MK1 EK-Multioption 250 Swiftech MCP655 XSPC EX 360 Multiport 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK-Coolstream XTC (140) MCW60 MCW60 MCW60 
CoolingOSPowerCase
MCW60 Windows Vista Ultimate Sparkle Computer Corp Gold Class 1250W 80 PLUS ... Azza Fusion 4000 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 2600K Asus Sabertooth P67 EVGA GTX 560 Ti EVGA GTX 560 Ti 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Corsair Dominator Curcial M4 Slot Load Swiftech MCP655 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK-RAM Dominator EK-Multioption Basic 250 Swiftech MCP655 XSPC EX480 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC EX360 XSPC EX240 Danger Den GTX 560Ti GPU Block Danger Den GTX 560Ti GPU Block 
CoolingOSPowerCase
EK-Supremacy LTX Windows 7 Professional Silverstone 1200W Silverstone TJ11 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 950 Gigabyte GA-X58A-OC EVGA GTX 460 SE 4GB Corsair Dominator 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Western Digital EK-Supreme HF CPU Block EK-RAM Dominator RAM Block Bitspower GTX460 Block 
CoolingCoolingOSPower
2x EK 480 2x DDCP 4.0 Pumps Windows Home Server OCZ 1000W 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD FX-8120 MSI 890FXA-GD70 GTX 460 GTX 460 
GraphicsGraphicsHard DriveCooling
GTX 460 GTX 460 Curcial M4 XSPC EX 480 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
OCZ Hydroflow HF-MK1 EK-Multioption 250 Swiftech MCP655 XSPC EX 360 Multiport 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK-Coolstream XTC (140) MCW60 MCW60 MCW60 
CoolingOSPowerCase
MCW60 Windows Vista Ultimate Sparkle Computer Corp Gold Class 1250W 80 PLUS ... Azza Fusion 4000 
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I could have missed them, but are you going to add any water temp sensors for the AQ XT? I saw the flow meter. I don't know if you can get any kind of decent control parameters off the inline water temp sensors since the water temp doesn't change that much, but they are nice to have. If the XT works like the AQ5, you can bring in software temps from Aida into Aquasuite which is pretty cool.
Anyway stacking up to be a nice build, and I know you are excited to have your parts on the way.
post #18 of 286
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In for this.

Thanks Fuganater, Welcome!
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Originally Posted by mandrix View Post

I could have missed them, but are you going to add any water temp sensors for the AQ XT? I saw the flow meter. I don't know if you can get any kind of decent control parameters off the inline water temp sensors since the water temp doesn't change that much, but they are nice to have. If the XT works like the AQ5, you can bring in software temps from Aida into Aquasuite which is pretty cool.
Anyway stacking up to be a nice build, and I know you are excited to have your parts on the way.

I got the AQ LT, and the only temp sensor I have is the port one from bitspower (on the Frozencpu shopping list). I don't even know if I'm going to use it. I kind of feel like I can monitor important component temps through the board itself, so it's all relative. I may be missing something here, I didn't much look into control and monitoring setups, I would like to learn much more about it though, and hopefully get it right before the build is finished. I'm definitely looking for any suggestions or ideas. To be honest, I am such a noob, I don't even know how the wiring works. Thanks for stopping in, hopefully next week will be chock full of updates.

Here's an updated pick of the components so far. I got the cpu air cooler for comparison to the WC setup.


Edited by ballnuts - 10/27/12 at 5:53pm
post #19 of 286
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UPDATE!:

Look what just came in the mail....

Reminds me of being a kid on Christmas.















The craftsmanship of the case is amazing. The attention to detail, the material. It's really going to be a shame to put components in it. I feel like I own a museum art piece.

No corners are cut. Even if you don't plan to build a computer, I think you should have one of these in your house. It's a fine example of what can be accomplished when the end goal is quality, and not some bottom line.


I know the pics are really terrible. Learning how to take good pictures is high on my priority list. redface.gif

Also, I made a change to the component list
  • Decided to return the EK blocks and opt for something different, more details to come...

Stay safe from the storm!
Edited by ballnuts - 10/31/12 at 3:49pm
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UPDATE!:

Stay safe from the storm!

Well i seen from the news over tv, hope you all safe mate... thumb.gif

cannot wait to see this one finished biggrin.gif
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