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post #31 of 74
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The pump needs painting, too. A couple people have asked about painting delrin (POM) plastics in the past, and people have said that, well, it's hard and will flake off, but I didn't have any issues.
I did use a plastic primer along with Krylon's plastic paint, however.







The cover.




Preparing to paint.




The back cover.




I wanted to show one of the hassles of dealing with painting anything. It takes a lot of time to get it right.
For example, the following two pictures are of two paint can cap, sprayed with the same white gloss paint.
The first time I sprayed "enough" on the cap, and got a good finish.




This time, however, I didn't spray enough on...




But spray too much on, and of course it will get drippy. You get the idea.

Here's a couple rough photos of the pump finished.




There is a molex and a 3-pin because the power will be drawn from the molex, but I can monitor the RPM with the 3-pin attached to the fan controller.

post #32 of 74
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Hardware time!

7950!

I took a picture of the bracket because The bottom left flap of metal (that goes around the screw) was bent. I bent it back - you can see how it is a bit stressed.






Ram!








Asus MVF and the 3570k!

post #33 of 74
Looking beast mate rolleyes.gif
post #34 of 74
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I've been ignoring this!

Here's a soldering process I needed to do to connect the 3.3v sense wire to the 5v wire.
The two wires were connected to the same pin and I wouldn't be able to sleeve it without doing this.

This is in the middle of the wire (where it won't be seen).




Wrap them together.




There's one ugly soldering job under there that you aren't gonna see.




Showing all the "sleeve bridges" from the thick, psu side to the single-sleeved, mobo side




Dem anodized screws!




Mobo is in.




So shiny...





Aaaand I have to look at this thing while I set up RAID and the os.


Edited by Gen Ross - 1/13/13 at 9:37pm
post #35 of 74
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Double posting, just so each post isn't filled with 10+ pictures.

I stamped some stickers out of white shipping label and replaced the fan stickers with them.
It'll help most for the intake fans (where you can actually see the stickers.







So I really like this mPCIe slot Asus put on the board. It deals with wifi and bluetooth. It's small and out of the way, but does have an amber led I find annoying.






What everything looked like at that moment - old ram, messy wires, nothing assembled.





But it POSTs! This was actually nerve wracking after removing/replacing every pin in each psu connector multiple times.





I was really pleased with the fan controller working, too. The left most channel has the gt-ap15's. At ~7 volts they run at 960 rpm. The mid-left channel are the stock NZXT case fans you see below. At 12v they run at 1180 rpm.

post #36 of 74
Super nice build you got going on here! I just read through it all and it is looking soo good your attention to detail is great! I really like how you have been able to change the colors of everything thumb.gif Subbed and will follow from here on out for sure cheers.gif
    
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750GB Western Digital Scorpio Black Crucial M4  Custom Loop Windows 7 Ultimate 
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Samsung SyncMaster 2494HM Dell 19 Inch  Cooler Master Quick Fire TK/Stealth  Silverstone ST45SF-G 
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750GB Western Digital Scorpio Black Crucial M4  Custom Loop Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Samsung SyncMaster 2494HM Dell 19 Inch  Cooler Master Quick Fire TK/Stealth  Silverstone ST45SF-G 
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post #37 of 74
Thats some NICE work my friend! I like those red thumb-screws i have the same ones in blue lol- keep up the great work! biggrin.gif
     
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windows 7 home premium 64 bit LG 26 inch led 1900x1080 resolution logitech mk 260 coolermaster 750 watt gx bronze 
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amd fx 6100 asus m5a97 msi radeon 6970 Msi radeon 6970  
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corsair vengence BLUE  baracuda seagate 7200 rpm asus sata 24x drw thermaltake contac 30 cpu cooler 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
windows 7 home premium 64 bit LG 26 inch led 1900x1080 resolution logitech mk 260 coolermaster 750 watt gx bronze 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
coolermaster 430 elite logitech mk 260 logitech mk 260 sony reciver hooked up to asus optical port 
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post #38 of 74
Dude nice colors! biggrin.gif
post #39 of 74
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Thanks everyone!biggrin.gif

Just yesterday I emailed bitspower about fittings.
The order will be placed after I know if they can create a custom fitting for me.

I really would like a snake fitting so I can "snake" my way out the corner up here...

Looks like you get a sneak preview of the finished waterblock



As you can see, the 8-pin power and the network card is in the way.

This is a picture (just not red) of what I'm asking if they can make.




Anyways, here's an update.

Koolance's 380i





EK's 7950 waterblock. (I'm not a fan of their whole "circles etched everywhere" design")




Watercool's heatkiller backplate - I ended up needing to drill some holes in this for it to work. Drilling steel isn't fun with garbage bits.





Off to be powder coated!


Edited by Gen Ross - 1/17/13 at 2:12pm
post #40 of 74
That looks like its coming along great! Good job man!
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