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Oooh my first subscriber my first subscriber!!!wheee.gif

If I'd known I'd get that type of response...I would have piped up when I subbed THREE DAYS AGO!!!!!!

Love the Caselabs case....do it proud.
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I subbed 2 lol but just didn't mention it.
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If I'd known I'd get that type of response...I would have piped up when I subbed THREE DAYS AGO!!!!!!
Love the Caselabs case....do it proud.
Well then I guess I owe you one too! wheee.gif
Yes, caselabs is really nice to work with.
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I subbed 2 lol but just didn't mention it.
And one for you too! wheee.gif
Edited by Mainsil - 10/26/12 at 10:25pm
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I played around with my new toy (the 120.4 Nexxoss UT60 radiator), and found out a few things. It comes with 32 copper bolts, enough to install 8 fans. Or it would be enough if they were not of two different lengths. It turns out half are longer screws and half are shorter. On a 25mm deep fan, the longer screws would end in disaster, and the shorter ones could probably use a washer just to be safe. In fairness there are plates to stop the screw from going too far (or at least slow it down), but they really should have some kind of instructions with that radiator.
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post #15 of 86
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I played around with my new toy (the 120.4 Nexxoss UT60 radiator), and found out a few things. It comes with 32 copper bolts, enough to install 8 fans. Or it would be enough if they were not of two different lengths. It turns out half are longer screws and half are shorter. On a 25mm deep fan, the longer screws would end in disaster, and the shorter ones could probably use a washer just to be safe. In fairness there are plates to stop the screw from going too far (or at least slow it down), but they really should have some kind of instructions with that radiator.

one set for screwing in the fans and one set for attaching it to a case/grill.

perfect amount if you ask me! wink.gif just need a measuring tape to ensure you have the correct lengths...
post #16 of 86
Another SM8 build! I know you will love the case as I do. Lots of room to work in.
About the UT60, I think it's pretty cool they give us 2 sets of screws. The shorter ones work good for attaching fans, and the longer ones work just right for attaching to the frame through the fan.
Be careful with the threads, on my 2x UT60's I had several bad threads. I'm still trying to find a bottom tap in either 6-32 or M4 so I can remake the monkey-ed up threads in a larger size.
Good luck!
post #17 of 86
Subbed. My loop parts are coming together for my SM8, which is currently air-cooled, and I need some motivation. Good work so far!!
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post #18 of 86
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one set for screwing in the fans and one set for attaching it to a case/grill.
perfect amount if you ask me! wink.gif just need a measuring tape to ensure you have the correct lengths...
Granted, the short screws are too short for a 25mm fan and mounting. However, even after going through the mount they are a bit too long. Nothing that can't be solved with a few washers though.
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Another SM8 build! I know you will love the case as I do. Lots of room to work in.
About the UT60, I think it's pretty cool they give us 2 sets of screws. The shorter ones work good for attaching fans, and the longer ones work just right for attaching to the frame through the fan.
Be careful with the threads, on my 2x UT60's I had several bad threads. I'm still trying to find a bottom tap in either 6-32 or M4 so I can remake the monkey-ed up threads in a larger size.
Good luck!
Thanks for the tip. I am trying to be careful, there seems to be a lot difficulty with screws and radiators.
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Subbed. My loop parts are coming together for my SM8, which is currently air-cooled, and I need some motivation. Good work so far!!
Welcome! wheee.gif Excellent news. I hope I can live up to expectations.
Edited by Mainsil - 10/27/12 at 6:01pm
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post #19 of 86
SUBBED! biggrin.gif

Nice looking build, I am following closely.
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So, today's the day! I have all the pieces. Now that I have the time to get the cpu water block out. Protective film is still on.



So, today I went to the hardware and grocery stores to pick up some goodies after buying specialty equipment from liquid cooling vendors it seemed downright cheap.


Used the washers to get a more comfortable distance between the radiator fins and the screws.
Two washers seemed to do the trick on the fan only side.

Two washers and a rubber washer did the trick for the long screws on the side with the drop-in mount.

All in. OK at this point, I have to admit that the fans do go with the copper fittings and screws.


Time to convert to water!
I'm breaking a few rules here. The tubes are too long and they cross. This is, however an intermediate step for me. Hopefully I will figure out a better configuration when I go to step 3. I think a caselabs accessory mount to lift the pump and some angled fittings will help clean things up immensely. By the way, the Koolance VL3N disconnects leave litteraly only 1 drop Don't know how they do it..
Bypassing motherboard

Connected to motherboard



To fill the loop I started with funneling some water into the reservoir. Once that was full, I hooked a small segment of tubing with a funnel at one end to one of the top ports of the radiator with a compression fitting. This seemed to work really well. After shaking the system, running the pum (using the paperclip trick on the power supply) on and off, etc. for a while I got minimal bubbles. To drain the bubbles I turned off the pump and opend the fill port slightly, this let some of the air (and a little water out. The only leak I encountered was from filling the radiator and that was minor and easily contained. System has beenr unning for a couple of hours and seems OK so far. The coming week will be a bit hectic, so it may be a bit before i can plan out part two. Additionally it seems that a 140.2 in the front might be a bit difficult since there are no mounts for that option yet. If anyone has already done something like that


In any case, windows 8 has arrived and been isntalled on my new watercooled PC, and now I have to figure out how to get to stuff all over again. sozo.gif
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