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Teaser

Here is a quick little teaser for the update that will be coming tomorrow thumb.gif

    
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First Majorish Update

So this is my first actual update where I now have the case and have down a tiny bit of work on it.
Some of these pictures didnt turn out as clear as I wanted working without a tripod is hard when trying to provide ISO 100 pics all the time :/

All of the extras removed from the case:


All of the extras I really do like the soft touch finish to these:


Core 1000 VS Prodigy:


Gutted Prodigy with two different focuses tongue.gif




Initial layout of components:





Actual components in with a bit of tubing (ignore the pump its a little crooked) (For some reason the picture keeps getting uploaded on its side)



Should be just enough room for rad ports smile.gif



I am happy with the majority of things that came out here, but in my next post there will be a rant -.-
    
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Rant

I must say when I was doing all of this there was a lot more frustration than happiness I will let the pictures explain mad.gif

When I first took off my tubing from my water blocks I saw this instantly... I have no idea how I'm going to go about cleaning it... Suggestions?



The pictures are a bit blurry as I was trying to hold the camera in my hand and the res in my other but there is also a bit of a build up on them as well





Took the fittings off of my pump and saw this....





Then I finally took a look at my fittings and saw this mad.gif


*note fitting is not scratched just the way I had set up the lighting



And I took the fans off of my rad and I am not too mad with this because I have been running it with out any kind of filter for a while but it all piles up eventually



And last but not least and the biggest problem of them all is that I might not have enough room inside my case to fit everything. Here the PSU is in its spot and the motherboard is where it needs to be but as you can see the GPU waterblock is outside of the side panel. If I put the mother board right against the PSU then it just fits in. I am hoping that once I start to cut more that it will all fit but as of right now I dont really know how to fix this problem :/


So I am guessing that the build up in my block, res, and fittings have to do with plasticizer? maybe? I have no idea but I need to find out what it is and how to fix it now.
    
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high PH acid to dissolve the build up. then thorough rinse with pressurized water?
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high PH acid to dissolve the build up. then thorough rinse with pressurized water?

This seems like a lot to do... I dont think I have high PH acid lying around so I will try it out with some pressured water and scrubbing thumb.gif Thanks for the help cheers.gif
    
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high ph acid = strong ass vinegar.
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Yes it probably would lower the temps and I would like that too however routeing all of the tubing that way would be a disaster. They would cross over each other and in the end it would be alot of work. I will take a look at the model again but I cant make any promises tongue.gif

Yeah it could be a little bit difficult.

Don't judge my rush photoshopping tongue.gif

What do you think of the tube routing?
Only 1 tube (GPU to top rad) goes across the board, the rest are off to the side or at least not in the way smile.gif

Don't mind the colours either, I was trying to make them stand out aha thumb.gif

Yeah as much as I am all for single component Radiator setups, I think that much tubing in the middle of the works would be unattractive and unnecessarily complicated. thinking.gif

@Cleaning... you don't want an acid to clean anything other than the metal part of blocks. But you shouldn't need acid. Mix a solution of Hydrogen Peroxide, Baking Soda, Vinegar, Distilled and Lime Juice into a pastes and use a bottle brush and tooth brush to scrub fittings and blocks. Radiators do a Hot Flush consisting of 500ml 50/50 Distilled Vinegar and Distilled water. Then rinse 500ml of Distilled twice. As hot as you can stand to hold the Radiator. I use a Pyrex Cup and microwave for 3minutes each time I heat for the flush. Then I use 500ml of cold distilled to make sure that any vinegar left in the Radiator is diluted enough to render it inert.

Do the above here and then get back to us and let me know how it went. I've had nothing but succes using these systems.

What has me concerned is the Acetal threads twisted out of the clean fitting and hanging out there. What did you do, cross thread a fitting? That should be the only way there are hairs hanging off the threads like that. mellowsmiley.gif

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high ph acid = strong ass vinegar.

hahaha well I will keep that in mind thumb.gif
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Yeah as much as I am all for single component Radiator setups, I think that much tubing in the middle of the works would be unattractive and unnecessarily complicated. thinking.gif
@Cleaning... you don't want an acid to clean anything other than the metal part of blocks. But you shouldn't need acid. Mix a solution of Hydrogen Peroxide, Baking Soda, Vinegar, Distilled and Lime Juice into a pastes and use a bottle brush and tooth brush to scrub fittings and blocks. Radiators do a Hot Flush consisting of 500ml 50/50 Distilled Vinegar and Distilled water. Then rinse 500ml of Distilled twice. As hot as you can stand to hold the Radiator. I use a Pyrex Cup and microwave for 3minutes each time I heat for the flush. Then I use 500ml of cold distilled to make sure that any vinegar left in the Radiator is diluted enough to render it inert.
Do the above here and then get back to us and let me know how it went. I've had nothing but succes using these systems.
What has me concerned is the Acetal threads twisted out of the clean fitting and hanging out there. What did you do, cross thread a fitting? That should be the only way there are hairs hanging off the threads like that. mellowsmiley.gif
~Ceadder smil3dbd4e4c2e742.gif

Wow I feel honoured to have you posting in my log smile.gif But back to the point, I will work on cleaning everything out as soon as I can and I will follow your recommendations as closely as possible. This is the weird part for the Acetal threads, on closer examination it is 100% sure that the threads were not cross threaded but it almost looks like the fitting that was put in was too big for the threads. Now I dont really know how to explain this so try and follow along but it is like imagine if this is the threading > ^v^v^v^v^ The top parts, the ^ part of the thread has been rubbed off (in the acetal). It is almost like that part of the Acetal thread stuck out too much and rubbed against the fitting when it was put in hence the strands hanging. Also it is weird that the paint came off of my fittings and rubbed onto the Acetal. I now need to open up the pump to make sure that nothing got inside... I also agree with the layout of the tubing it would be a bit too cluttered that way... Thanks for your help Ceadder it is very appreciated cheers.gif
    
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I actually had a similar build up from when I bought used blocks before. You can use ketchup, lemons, distilled vinegar, or lime to clean your blocks. thumb.gif

The blue stuff looks like plasiticizer. It easily rubs off, but it's a hassle to have to clean every single part that has been affected. I suggest getting a different brand of tubing if you don't want to encounter it again.
    
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I actually had a similar build up from when I bought used blocks before. You can use ketchup, lemons, distilled vinegar, or lime to clean your blocks. thumb.gif
The blue stuff looks like plasiticizer. It easily rubs off, but it's a hassle to have to clean every single part that has been affected. I suggest getting a different brand of tubing if you don't want to encounter it again.

Thanks for the advice on the block cleaning and as for the blue/white stuff I had a feeling it was plasticizer but didnt want to believe it... Now I have no choice but to believe it...

    
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