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Hopefully this was just a faulty batch, or maybe my garth like strength medieval.gif lol Changing them for the final build anyway. Going with the standard monsoons in orange, unless I decide to enter the acrylic race with you guys biggrin.gif
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Hopefully this was just a faulty batch, or maybe my garth like strength medieval.gif lol Changing them for the final build anyway. Going with the standard monsoons in orange, unless I decide to enter the acrylic race with you guys biggrin.gif
Sick.. Im using the exact same fittings! Will check if I have same problems in about a week..
My GPU should be here Monday or Tuesday.. acrylics, water block and the rest, about a week after that..
Looking at a full tare-down / cleaning.. I will be looking for corrosion evidence from the silver, plasticizer problems and stuck fittings.
I need atleast two of the fittings to be okay since I will need them for some soft tubing that I will be keeping in the loop..
 
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"cheap distilled water is actually better vs corrosion compared with some ultra pure distilled.. this ultra pure have had all metals and minerals taken out of it, and there for, the water is metal starved and will try harder to pull out particles from the different blocks and radiators."

This is so true, but people do not understand. I sold my loop (just lost my job and the US has little social welfare-type stuff), but I always used coolant. I have seen ultra-pure water do some serious damage. The worst is de-ionized water. It is only used in some weird situations, but it does a number on urethane glues ,epoxy,... It just sucks. In addition, poor quality nickel plating does not only suck, it can ruin pumps. I ran one of those Koolance filters into my pump to be safe even though it was the only silver fitting in a loop filled with Bitspower matter black. It looked bad, but I worried less.;

Anyways, I do not understand why you are so set on acrylic. The existing system looks fantastic. I saved your pictures on my local drive because I love them. I think the current system is perfect. Acrylic will just look different, but I doubt that it will look better. Then again, I tend not to like a tone of specialized fittings. I had four right-angle fittings in my previous (and only) custom loop and i thought they just did not look right.

In any case, you system looks fantastic.
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Thx for the kind words thumb.gif cant believe you actually saved my photos, lol tongue.gif
I agree on the acrylic point.. it is totally unnecessary and may not look any better (or though I hope it will)
I guess my main reason for switching, is to try something new, since I haven't done anything to my build for so long.. and now that I get GPU replacement, I thought it was time for a new chapter of my build log smile.gif
I drew up some plans for a acrylic bending tool (didnt bother to get a "professional" kit for 40 dollars)
Created with GIMP
The messures are all made up, but seams to me like it would work well.. just not sure about the 20mm radius..
Anyone got any info on this? too sharp? not sharp enough?

Im also gonna have to renew my costume backplate.. I got a lot of finger prints on it when I was removing it from my old GPU..
Think im just gonna stick with the same graphics, looked good imo.

While im here, Might as well post my latest modding wink.gif

My Phobya RGB controller can handle 3 LED strips.. I only used one strip around the top of the XB. but it was 50cm too long, so the rest was just stuffed into the basement..
So I cut off the extra 50cm and soldered a 4pin fan cord extender to the strip/controller, since I dont have any original connectors.
At first I switched two of the wires.. blue was blue, but red had changed to green and green to red.. looked kinda funky when it ran with the "correctly" wired strip tongue.gif
It is not pretty, but it works! and that ugly part is gonna be hidden anyways..
Now I just need to figure where to place this LED strip.
Suggestions?
 
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I put an LED strip under my motherboard, just around the edge to give the motherboard a glow. Also put a strip between the motherboard and the armour. Phone camera doesn't really pick it up. I moved last month and most of my stuff is still in boxes stored at work . Been too busy with modding my pc to look for my camera to photograph it properly.

The case I'm working on won't be my final build anyway. Just ordered a new xb to make my final mods too. The case my pc is in at the minute has had too much metal removed and aborted mods to bother to try to use. instead of tge case holding my big rad, the big rad is now holding up the right jand side of the case
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good ideas! will keep that in mind when Im trying to find its location!

YES YES YES! biggrin.gif was worried my GPU wouldnt be shipped today, but I just got an email confirming that it indeed has been shipped!
It should be here tomorrow biggrin.gif
 
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Battlefield 4 on ultra, you wont be disappointed. jumped on BF4 earlier and sent you a friend request. Couldn't find kpoeticg and couldn't remember anyone else's gamertag lol, the joys of advancing years redface.gif
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I normally get my items 1(max2) days after I order them.. I "ordered" my replacement GPU on Friday but for some reason, they just didnt want to ship it.. I got a mail saying it was shipped this Tuesday but I guess that was a lie :S cause it wasnt actually send before today(Thursday).. but at least It is finally on its way and should be here tomorrow smile.gif

Also got a confirmation on my acrylic parts from the states, is now shipped and in a package that allows it for shipping by plane without any extra fees.. so I should get all the parts some time next week ^_^
 
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It is here!!! biggrin.gifwheee.gif


Now I have a week of testing on air before my new water block and acrylics etc is coming smile.gif
 
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