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post #71 of 87
pretty nice, I always wanted to do a build like this.

are you still planning on all those hdds and ssds? 8 ssds in raid 0 is a disaster waiting to happen if so, a single 1tb for a little over 500 would be a better option in my opinion
 
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post #72 of 87
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Looks clean... I probably would have routed the acrylic the same way too for a semi symmetrical look.

The reason I didn't was purely because of my flow paths - I still need to include the VRM block into the same loop as well. I did want symmetrical but with the new CPU block it makes it pretty difficult. If I'm not happy with the end result I'll look at reworking it smile.gif

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pretty nice, I always wanted to do a build like this.

are you still planning on all those hdds and ssds? 8 ssds in raid 0 is a disaster waiting to happen if so, a single 1tb for a little over 500 would be a better option in my opinion

Yeah the likely configuration will be eight SSDs for my boot OS. And I can see what you mean but honestly everything will be backed up (and I mean everything). Plenty of worse things can happen than a drive failure and new windows installation.
post #73 of 87
Looking forward to this build very nice build log
post #74 of 87
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Just a few quick photos of where I'm up to!





You might note there is some dust on those SSD's.. haha. Basically finished all the tubing on the top level with the exception of the GPU to motherboard block path. I gave it a few attempts and ended up with a lot of wasted tubing so I'm going to purchase some 90 degree connectors to make life a little easier. I may end up redoing some of the tubing as some are far from perfect. Respect for anyone who can do this..

Next step is to connect all the tubing on the underside - this too will involve some 90 degree connectors and I'll hook up some QDC fittings while I'm at it. I'll be using rigid acrylic tubing for the underside as well.
post #75 of 87
Very Nice update. Nice bends
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Just some cable sleeving.. I'm going for the shrinkless look!





One of many to go.. After a few attempts that didn't end too well, I managed to find the way which worked best.



I've been using heatshrink and melting it to the point where it burns, then cutting it off leaving leaving what you see above. I tried it completely shrinkless but it wasn't working.

Plenty more to come smile.gif
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post #77 of 87
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Some good news and some bad news..



I managed to get most of the cable sleeving completed. Only need to do two molex extension cables and some SATA cables. Pretty happy although I probably need to redo a few wires here and there as the melting on the sleeving is slightly visible.

And to the bad news.. My board has been sitting around for quite a while unused. I needed an extra computer temporarily so I rigged up my board with the stock coolers and a different video card, hit the power button and after about 2 seconds of life.. I haven't been able to get it running again. After some troubleshooting I'm certain I now have a dead motherboard..
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that is bad news!
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Some good news and some bad news..



I managed to get most of the cable sleeving completed. Only need to do two molex extension cables and some SATA cables. Pretty happy although I probably need to redo a few wires here and there as the melting on the sleeving is slightly visible.

And to the bad news.. My board has been sitting around for quite a while unused. I needed an extra computer temporarily so I rigged up my board with the stock coolers and a different video card, hit the power button and after about 2 seconds of life.. I haven't been able to get it running again. After some troubleshooting I'm certain I now have a dead motherboard..
Oh man thats so bad. Are you able to rma it??
    
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I've had my mobo since January, and I haven't fired it up yet, since I'm still in the cable management stage. I hope I don't run into the same issue.
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