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My problem is I just snapped and had some sort of nerd mid-life crisis. I decided I needed a hobby and stumbled on this stuff. Bad move financially. biggrin.gif Now I have to wait even more for fittings!! Grrrr, this is taking away my nerd boner! I might get antsy in the meantime and have to do something. I was thinking about Dremel-ing out the top honeycomb grill on top of the 800D. Also gave some thought to obtaining some spray paint, if I can locate a nice burgundy red, and painting something. Mobo tray? The entire exterior? Hell, I've never spray painted anything in my life, but why the hell not give it a whirl.

Decisions decisions!
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post #32 of 1540
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Not true,this was my first attempt at watercooling....

Everyone starts somewhere,there are 2 rigs between that first one and the SR-2...lots of work and a lot of research went in between them.
Im subbed for this build. thumb.gif

please tell me that res is hooked straight to the CPU block lachen.gif... and i agree with this... my first build was stunningly ugly (UV and color everywhere)... now i like to think i have gotten better (no picks of recent builds unfortunately though)... its all about practice and patience smile.gif
It is indeed,first Scout with a 360 in the roof too..one of the shortest loops ever,only 10" of tubing used!
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post #33 of 1540
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10" of tubing? LOL! Most tube-efficient build EVER! biggrin.gif

Well I was all excited, like a kid at Christmas when I saw more stuff had arrived, KEY stuff since I was waiting on compression fittings to START this dance. That excitement changed in a hurry when I saw 4 of these:


frown.gif That doesn't look like a compression fitting. RMA begins. DOH!

But the expensive parts were correct, so that's good. Stuff happens:


Another Homer Simpson moment happened during the order for the GPU block. I had PPCS throw a fan controller into that order that was on sale ultra cheap, $10 or something. 3 x 30W no frills in black, looked like a good fit for the 800D. Worse case, I use it as a spare/tester/etc. So I bought it on impulse without reading the fine print: it's a 3.5" controller. DOOOH!! I got bored and decided to do something with it.

I was picking up more fans at the local nerd store and found a 5.25 > 3.5 bay converter thingy in black for $8. The screw holes didn't line up, but it fit so snug in the face plate that it almost didn't need screws. Busted out the Dollar Store velcro to reenforce it a bit:


Little Dollar Store velcro feet, a core essential of any serious pimp build:


Snug as a bug, and ghetto ass cheap:


Color match isn't perfect, but in dim light it matches fine. Not bad for $20 and some cheap velcro. smile.gif


I'll pick up a better fan controller for sure, once I find one that will comfortably drive both pumps (preferably off one channel). Much prefer to control them as a set, since one of mine is perma-stuck on 5. smile.gif But in the meantime, it will drive 3 fans. Now having 6 CM fans, it will be interesting to see if I can fit a push / pull 360 up top. We shall see!
Edited by Bart - 12/17/12 at 4:24pm
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looks good man
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Subbed!
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Just can't stop paying with toys, since I can't do much else!

Motherofgod.jpeg!


I wonder if that thing will fit, and how the hell will I MOUNT this big mother?!?!?
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Snug as a bug, and ghetto ass cheap:

Careful with how much load you put on those no name brand fan controllers, we (where I work) test a lot of fan controllers, PSU's and the like with various loads and surprised how many of them catch on fire once we start pushing near the advertised load limits.


3 points that makes this thread a "uber" win...

1) You got style..

2) Any build log that doesn't include 10 walls of text on what you are doing and 1 picture is a win in my book, don't people understand "picture speak a thousand words"..?

3) Did I mention You got style? thumb.gif

oh and speaking of first water cooled rig, here's mine.. biggrin.gif I think it was a P4 and dual 6800XT




Edited by frank anderson - 12/17/12 at 5:47pm
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Just can't stop paying with toys, since I can't do much else!
Motherofgod.jpeg!

I wonder if that thing will fit, and how the hell will I MOUNT this big mother?!?!?

not big enough, throw push pull on an rx480 tongue.gif

and yeah, good to have someone to help you out when mounting big rads thumb.gif
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Noticed some white crud on the pump fittings (top one moreso than the bottom one). No not THAT kind of white crud, you filthy minded pervs. I love this kit, but not THAT much! Best shot I could get of it:


Decided to pump water through the rad, just to make sure I didn't puncture anything when screwing the fans on:

Edited by Bart - 12/17/12 at 6:16pm
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The commentary at the first post was absolutely brilliant + humorous, and for that you get another sub from a younger nerd. thumb.gif
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