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post #41 of 98
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Little update for filling.
As I don't want air being trapped in the loop once closed I will put a funnel on top and have it run for a couple of days the funnel being filled with coolant coverd by a plastic sheet to prevent dust getting in.
After those few days of running I will remove the coolant from the funnel then I will remove the funnel and fill the T-port to the top so there is really no air.
After that I will put on a g1/4 connection piece female which I will make out of a 1/2 inch fillport by cutting of the tip.
I will seal the loop with a g1/4 plug.
Here's a picture without the connection piece as I haven't cut up the fillport

post #42 of 98
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No updates this weekend for I have to go to a friends birthday, run with a friend, visit a university and study for a re-take of Maths. (nothing serius as my grade was moderatly good but if you are given the chance to improve it why not!)
post #43 of 98
looking good
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post #44 of 98
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Originally Posted by kyismaster View Post

looking good
Thanks kinda exited as the Haswell chips seem to have nearly no performance improvements only tdp improvements so and as the mobile chip is super efficient there is really no need in swapping.
And I based everything on this board so that is a second factor.

I will start on standoff's this weekend also I will make the second standoff to hold the bottom acrylic in place.



Like that
post #45 of 98
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I've started filling down the standoff or in this case(haha that is double) stand-troughs.
I screwed them on a bolt with a nut at the end filling it down works fine but potentially very slow
post #46 of 98
Looks like fun! Need to make that apple logo orange! biggrin.gif Subbed.
post #47 of 98
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Looks like fun! Need to make that apple logo orange! biggrin.gif Subbed.
Well that wouldn't really fit with the black acrylic which I will put under it. (however I have another mac mini case laying around for a future project with the apple logo already removed).

As a small update I sanded caveties in the mac mini top so that I could put in the standoff.
Sadly I misplaced them by 2mm which I could not compensate for since the only just fit trough as they are M4.
So I kept one and will change the location of the other 3 > I will only place 2 then mount it to the mac's metal, I will connect the other 2 to the acrylic as it will make a more solid end result.

As a result of displacing the motherboard a bit I got an idea of how to incorporate another 40mm intake fan in the back however it will be next to an outake fan so it would go In>top rad>out
I think it would be positive for keeping it both dust free and keeping it cooler.

Beside this I have pre-drilled the place where the fill port goes trough the aluminum however I have to drill that hole about 4mm bigger diameter wise(2mm on each side)
Edited by maarten12100 - 2/24/13 at 11:45am
post #48 of 98
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Update is coming I'm sorting and uploading right now.
I still have some work to do on the seal of the fill port but it came together real nice already.
post #49 of 98
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Updated!
Added a part on the fill port and the mounting.
It won't be long now guys as I will order the memory, fans, extenders, acrylic plate and a part for a future build a GTX Titan drool.gif

Don't want to spoil too much as this build isn't even finished yet but it will be a rack-server build with cpu power as high as it gets.

Goodnight all
post #50 of 98
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Finished the fillport today it was a real headache to get threads on both sides, eventually I threw out my viles and my threading set and just put a sanding tool in my drill.
That was a real delight as I found the correct fit after sanding it 3 times with a pyon shaped bit.

I'm now uploading the pictures will update in 20 mins.
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