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post #61 of 451
Are you talking about removing the oxidation on the copper? Anything acidic will remove some of it. Vinegar, Ketchup, lemon or lime juice, etc. You could get some really fine grit sandpaper like 2000-3000 and lightly sand it. Sometimes one of those non abrasive kitchen scrubbies will get it off in combiniation with something acidic.
Not really going to hurt anything as far as performance, it's just normal oxidation.
When I take a block apart I normally soak it in vinegar first, then move on to the other things if all the oxidation doesn't come off. Dilute the vinegar a little with water if you want, weak acid is actually more corrosive than strong acid. (ever got car battery acid on you? that's considered fairly weak acid).
post #62 of 451
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Just to be clear its not inside the block its on the bottom where it would touch the TIM. I will give this a try today. Last night I just ended up mounting it anyway.


Well im up early, time to get started.
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By the way, Freitz, I completely forgot about your drain setup questions. Sorry about that. As for what to do, I like your idea of just eliminating the 240mm from the loop. A 480mm radiator is MORE than enough to cool 1 GPU and 1 CPU, overclocking included. It would look cleaner, and allow you to still put fans in the flex bays (while keeping the options alive for more optical drives for fan controllers, an Aquero, etc). You could fill the area still quite nicely in the meantime just with proper placement of a 250mm tube reservoir and pump combo. It would be full, but not overly full. It can hold you over until CaseLabs finishes redesigning the SM8 pedestal so you can get one. As for where you actually put the drain, that should work just fine. You could go about putting it there is so many ways. There are plenty of ways to route it to make the end "invisible" so as not to ruin your look and cleanness. Let me know if you need anything else though, and hopefully this helps! thumb.gif
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Addiction

I was just trying to think how having a valve off of the gpu block would look. If it would look better somewhere else. I might just scratch the hole idea and pull and pray every time I drain. (I don't want to do that)
Edited by freitz - 12/9/12 at 6:55am
post #63 of 451
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MDPCX sleeving

I am trying to decide sleeving for my 24 pin. I was thinking these four.




I think the copper brown will play on the copper in the blocks but not sure if its going to match up and look right. Maybe not on the copper brown.

Might just stick with three colors or toss this in there.



By the way that is not "red" that is MDPC-x color X which I think is blood red to match the asus rog boards. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
Edited by freitz - 12/9/12 at 6:47am
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Yeah. I was thinking silver dress up kit but since I prefer copper blocks maybe I can see if they make a copper dress up kit.
Btw how did you get your gtx 680 pre TIM so clean!!!
EK HF supreme
Not sure if anyone can answer this but on the bottom of my HF supreme pre CQB the copper isn't as clean looking as it use to be. Looks dirty... I don't think I want to stick it to my new cpu looking like that Im afraid it might effect temps. Anyone know how to clean it off other then lapping? Worse case Ill just buy new one to match the gpu block.

I used artic clean

the old paste on the GPU and the heatsink.



Here is the GPU cleaned
 
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Vinegar Clean Up

Thanks Mandrix Im going to give Vinegar a try on my block and fittings that I am reusing. Lets see how it works after 1 hour of sitting. I am taking the block apart prior to putting it all in the vinegar. Am I suppose to rub it or wash it off with distilled water afterwards?

Before



Also set up a table in the basement to work at. The upstairs office wasn't the best spot, and the kitchen table wasn't working either.
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MDPCX sleeving
I am trying to decide sleeving for my 24 pin. I was thinking these four.

I think the copper brown will play on the copper in the blocks but not sure if its going to match up and look right. Maybe not on the copper brown.
Might just stick with three colors or toss this in there.

By the way that is not "red" that is MDPC-x color X which I think is blood red to match the asus rog boards. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

Those first four look sweet together. I could easily see myself picking that color combo. thumb.gif
post #67 of 451
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Vinegar Bath


Is it safe to leave the O-rings in the bath?
post #68 of 451
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10 min Vinegar Bath

Here is one of the fittings I tried to clean up. Im worried that the vinegar bath took off some of the plating or they are are year old and I haven't cleaned out the system in a while. I think they will be safe to use and its only coming off at the connections so its all internal. No big deal.


Bottom Intake Fans

Just temp. Fans until I get some more AP-15's Still trying to decide if I want to get the 240 in the bottom yet or not.

Filters

These filters are nice. Def. Recommend.
post #69 of 451
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Additional order for items to make drain port off of the GPU


I am going to run the drain port off of the bottom of the GPU block I think that will work ok. Anyone have any better suggestions before I put an order through. I wonder how this will look.

It should look similar to this. I don't think it looks that bad What do you guys think?

Click to enlarge to see valve off of gpu.
Edited by freitz - 12/9/12 at 12:41pm
post #70 of 451
Something like that would work fine. If it were me though, I would do tubing with a valve/stop plug at the end, so I could run it all the way down for more length, and hide it at the bottom of the case, but it really doesn't make a difference. I imagine doing it the way you do it you are just going to plug a valve, and add tubing to it when it is time to drain each time, so same thing. thumb.gif
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