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Got two packages in today, now I just need to find the time to get to work!


I couldn't wait to void the warranty on the pump.biggrin.gif



Looks like I'm not going to use the ATX tool, it came in with the pins broke completely off. No worries I have always used staples in the past, why change now?!?
    
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Before I start drilling holes to mount the radiator, should I set it up for push or pull??? I have been reading articles until my head is about to explode. I would rather set it up as pull, I would rather see the fins of the radiator thru the side panel not the fan blades. What has everyone found to be the best for performance?
    
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post #23 of 84
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Originally Posted by Bucshman View Post

Before I start drilling holes to mount the radiator, should I set it up for push or pull??? I have been reading articles until my head is about to explode. I would rather set it up as pull, I would rather see the fins of the radiator thru the side panel not the fan blades. What has everyone found to be the best for performance?

Push or pull - doesn't make a difference as long as you ensure there's not a large air gap between the fan and the radiator. In other words, make sure your fans sit as flush as possible with the radiator.

If Pull looks better, go for it. At most it'll be a 0.5-1ºC difference if the seal isn't perfect.


By the way, loving the way this is turning out. Fantastic work!
   
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post #24 of 84
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If Pull looks better, go for it. At most it'll be a 0.5-1ºC difference if the seal isn't perfect.
By the way, loving the way this is turning out. Fantastic work!
Thanks, I didn't think it makes much of a difference anyways. I think I'm going to set it up for pull, but drill and tap holes for a push mount as well (just in case). Thanks for the encouragement as well, this project is turning out to be a lot of fun!
    
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post #25 of 84
i love looking at the fins as well, but for performance, push AND pull is the way to go. `If performance is not a goal, then as previous post said, there is not much of a difference. I beleive Martin did a report on this. CLICK .
post #26 of 84
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I spent a few hours in my workshop last night, mostly scratching my head and trying to figure out how to fit everything in. I had a good plan but did not figure correctly for the flow and curves of the tubing, I don't know how I overlooked something so important. My main problem is where to put the damn drain plug. Will get some more done after work today. I'm not going to be able to concentrate on anything else until I get this figured out. mad.gif
    
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post a map and maybe someone will have a suggestion that will spawn an idea.
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I had a marathon modding session last night. I finished all the painting, sleeved the majority of the cables, and installed most of the water cooling components. Now all I have left to do is finish the fan controller, install the water blocks, and then final installation. The stock mounting system for the EK Supreme LTX is a joke, I had to order and overnight the EK ez mount system, will let you know if it's any better.


I moved everything into my garage, it's heated and its 15 degrees (F) outside today. I'm only working a half a day today to try to wrap this up. If this project doesn't get finished by the time my wife gets home from work I may be divorced by the end of the week. wink.gif
I will pull out the Nikon and take some quality pictures when I finish.
Edited by Bucshman - 1/11/13 at 3:07am
    
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post #29 of 84
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Well finishing last night did not happen...... I laid out all my tubing cut it to size, took extra time to cut it just right, went to put my compression fittings on and noticed I accidentally ordered 3/8"-5/8" tubing, not 3/8"-1/2". Noob mistake I guess, the new stuff won't be in until Monday. So I'm on hold again.





I was still able to get the majority of the case together, and the front bezel attached, will post some high rez hardware porn shots this weekend when I get the blocks on.
    
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This is looking so good. Great work thumb.gif
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