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w00t....Just talked to my sister about this (she's an aspiring artist), and she's going to help paint this thing. Probably going to do some designs on it or something...
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I also found an original picture of the case, where the small LCD screen used to be that I cut out for better airflow.

http://dealnews.com/deals/Sky-Hawk-E...30/102583.html
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Well, seems as though this worklog isn't too awfully exciting for anyone. Probably since it's not a known case or something.

Anywho, I modded the case previously, I cut out the front LCD Panel and dremeled out the plexi so that it allows air to come in the front, and then cutout a spot for an 80mm fan so there is no restriction airflow wise.

I lost the pics of that mod when my old Storage drive got formatted..boo hiss.

Anywho, Here's most of the stuff I'll be using, H2O Cooling wise, along with a new tool. the handheld cordless screwdriver w00t.



And don't mind the little scoundrel hovering over my stuff...She's harmless...


And here's some other H2O stuff I have laying around...Yes, there's a Storm, MCW-60, and a D5 Pump...I have more too...TDX, 2 Maze 4's, and some other stuff...





I will be using the Swiftech Pump in this build, and the ThermalTake water Blocks. Along with 3/8" tubing, and I haven't decided..

Do I want to use the Single Rad and mount it one the back of the case, or do I want to shroud the Dual Heater Core?

I will also be picking up some SmartCoils and the AlphaCool Clear top and tank for the MCP-350 DDC Pump.
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If it was between the 120 rad or double heatercore I would say go with the heatercore....Are you going to use the 360 rad on another rig? Nice collection of parts you have going on there....Makes me sweat and twitch just looking at them......
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If it was between the 120 rad or double heatercore I would say go with the heatercore....Are you going to use the 360 rad on another rig? Nice collection of parts you have going on there....Makes me sweat and twitch just looking at them......
That's what I was thinking...Guess I'll sell the single rad then, I have no use for it.

Anywho, I'm going to make a shroud for the Rad, and mount it on top of the case standing up, with the barbs facing to the rear and fans in the front. I'll paint the shroud the same color as the case is going to be.

The 360 will eventually be going in my sig rig. Whenever I get around to it. After this one. Because this is my first H2O build, a practice build. If you will.


I think the pump will be able to handle all the extra tubing, and the heatercore, wouldn't you think?

I really don't understand why this doesn't get more hits...Oh well. I could use some ideas for this....
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Yeah that pump and top combo should work OK since it's not for high performance...Just keep you tubing as short as practical for what your doing...Those little things have 13ft of head I beleive...That's the 10W flavor the 18W has like 21ft head....Just make sure it's primed good before you turn it on the first time....I leave mine loose till after I fill my loop and the shake and twist it around some to make sure I get water in it and the air out...If you dry start them you can kill them or greatly reduce it's life-span...

That might look trick with the rad standing on the top like that....Glad your trying something different , it's hard to do anything original anymore everything has been done a million times over.....
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Yeah that pump and top combo should work OK since it's not for high performance...Just keep you tubing as short as practical for what your doing...Those little things have 13ft of head I beleive...That's the 10W flavor the 18W has like 21ft head....Just make sure it's primed good before you turn it on the first time....I leave mine loose till after I fill my loop and the shake and twist it around some to make sure I get water in it and the air out...If you dry start them you can kill them or greatly reduce it's life-span...

That might look trick with the rad standing on the top like that....Glad your trying something different , it's hard to do anything original anymore everything has been done a million times over.....

Ira, what exactly is the "head" of a pump, I have been trying to research and understand exactly what wikipedia was talking about, but I didn't really understand it. Does it just mean that's the longest amount of tubing you can use?

Also, if I can figure out how to make this shroud, I think it will look pretty trick...=)


Anyone got any other ideas...could use a little motivation..LOL
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Also, can someone teach me how to embed the images into the thread? I think they may be too big, but I don't really know how to resize them either...

Any help would be great...Thanks!!
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Also, can someone teach me how to embed the images into the thread? I think they may be too big, but I don't really know how to resize them either...

Any help would be great...Thanks!!

click on the little picture of the mountain and the it will ask you what the url of the image is...and viola!


ps. I would try and reduce the size of your pics. 1200x1600! Thats HUGE! If you got PS or something, or just set the camera to a smaller res.
    
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click on the little picture of the mountain and the it will ask you what the url of the image is...and viola!


ps. I would try and reduce the size of your pics. 1200x1600! Thats HUGE! If you got PS or something, or just set the camera to a smaller res.
I'll try that, but won't it reduce quality some?
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