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I am going to try to only vent the case on one side for intake to the radiator, then flow it up thru the 120 fan to cool the hard drive, and have a single 200mm fan on top exhausting all the air out. I'm thinking that should be enough to cool the motherboard.

Should be fine biggrin.gif would be really cool to see a air flow test done with that setup to see the actual path it takes biggrin.gif
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Subbed. Be sure to read EK's disclaimer about their nickel blocks.
I plan to use a corrosion inhibitor, but with only copper and nickel in the loop corrosion should not be that huge of a deal. Nothing a bi-annual clean out wont fix. I was also under the influence that the nickel plating problem was corrected with all blocks released after June 2012. If not I will use them till they die and replace them, besides the EK nickel full cover block is the only one I can find for the 7870. Thanks for the heads up anyways. thumb.gif
    
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Working on paint tonight, will post more pics tomorrow!
    
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post #14 of 84
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Got a box from the "frozen" website today they sent me 1/4" red heat shrink instead of 1/8" and I paid for 2nd day delivery. They sent half the order 2nd day, but the remainder of my order will not be here until Monday?!?!? Good thing I got the important pieces from Performance, they will be here tomorrow.

Looks like it was FedEx that screwed up, and who cares about the heat shrink I made it work.
Edited by Bucshman - 1/7/13 at 12:21pm
    
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post #15 of 84
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I finally got all the pieces painted. I completely underestimated the amount of work, time, and paint it takes to complete something like this. It's amazing how many small flaws in the plexi glass come out when they are painted black. I am going to have to rework a few before I put this thing together.


    
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post #16 of 84
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I finally got all the pieces painted. I completely underestimated the amount of work, time, and paint it takes to complete something like this. It's amazing how many small flaws in the plexi glass come out when they are painted black. I am going to have to rework a few before I put this thing together.



We all find this out sooner or later, better sooner.

Now you realize why painters can charge what they charge to paint something well. It take a lot of time and patience for prepping the surface more than anything. The cleaner/smoother the surface the better.
 
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Looks good. can't wait to see the finished product. Hats off to you for all the hard work.thumb.gif
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The cleaner/smoother the surface the better.
I think I did more damage trying to hold down the pieces when I was trying to sand and smooth them out, lesson learned. I found out putting hand towels on the ends of my clamps works wonders, but not till the second to last piece.
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Looks good. can't wait to see the finished product. Hats off to you for all the hard work.thumb.gif
Thanks, should be done with the work on the case by next week. The water cooling components will be in on Monday, hoping to have the whole project done my the end of the month. Will keep pics coming.
    
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I think I did more damage trying to hold down the pieces when I was trying to sand and smooth them out, lesson learned. I found out putting hand towels on the ends of my clamps works wonders, but not till the second to last piece.

Cardboard works very well also and is a bit more rigid than a towel. Aluminum is very soft.
 
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I am really liking the simplicity of this build. Very very clean. Excellent work bud! thumb.gif
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