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Lol tongue.gif I was reading over the log and noticed this
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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
That was 2 weeks ago -_- Oh well, It got here and nothing broke ^_^
Edited by GaMbi2004 - 3/6/14 at 10:27pm
 
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Yey biggrin.gif Acrylic bending is fairly easy! Dont listen too much to all of those who had the acrylic bubble up or crack or what ever smile.gif
All right, I got started on the bending today smile.gif
I had problems getting the silicon cord inside the acrylics.. tried sanding it, tried with oil, silicon slip spray and other lubes.. didnt seam to help a whole lot :S
I ended up putting a piece of string through the end of the cord and just pull the cord through the tube. Was MUCH easier than pushing it in smile.gif

I did the first 2 bends so fare, perfect 90 degree and no kinking or anything like that thumb.gif

Im stuck on the last pipe atm, not sure how to run it..




The port in the 120 rad is slightly higher than the GPU port.. or I would have just gone straight up from CPU and bend it at the gpu->cpu bend for some symmetries.. but then I would have to go up again further down the line to make it hit the radiator port..

Or make a bend JUST over the CPU, go to rad line up, then bend upwards and a last bend to the radiator.

OR straight up, but higher than GPU->CPU bend, then line up with radiator and a last bend to radiator.

First and second setup requires 3 bends where the third only requires 2.

Anyways, off to a good start ^ ^ Hoping I can get some gluing done tomorrow and start leak testing tongue.gif
Edited by GaMbi2004 - 2/27/14 at 3:56pm
 
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I did the "2 bend solution" and I kinda like how it looks! the other options is just not gonna work (or atleast one of them wont)
Will have a look in the morning if I wanna redo any of them, right now they seam fairly "perfect" smile.gif




It looks like cloudy weather all weekend frown.gif so dont know if I can cure the UV adhesive.. time will tell smile.gif
 
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Should have subbed to this a while ago.

Nice work!
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I. Am. So. JEALOUS!

Fantastic work!!!thumb.gif
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Thx guys smile.gif
I finished all the bending (no acrylic left).. Started gluing the collars on, but the day was already late, so only got one end on each tube glued.. will do the other ends tomorrow..
The UV glue cured nicely even though the weather was rather cloudy (no direct sunlight), so thats good smile.gif

I also got my new backplate made.. came out great!

Sorry for the lack of pictures tongue.gif Im trying to keep all these final adjustments a "secret" so you guys are gonna be stocked about the final result tongue.gif
Gonna post a LOT of pics and probably a video of the first filling tomorrow or Sunday..

No more PC modding for today.. it is weekend and its time to PARTAAY!! band.gif
 
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I did the "2 bend solution" and I kinda like how it looks! the other options is just not gonna work (or atleast one of them wont)
Will have a look in the morning if I wanna redo any of them, right now they seam fairly "perfect" smile.gif




It looks like cloudy weather all weekend frown.gif so dont know if I can cure the UV adhesive.. time will tell smile.gif

Nice stuff! Your build convinced me to go rigid tubing, but don't worry, I won't blame you if I screw up. biggrin.gif
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Acrylic is DONE! biggrin.gif Take a look at all the shiny pics!
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Nice stuff! Your build convinced me to go rigid tubing, but don't worry, I won't blame you if I screw up. biggrin.gif
Im glad I inspired you! If you think the last few pics looked good, take a look at this wink.gif



Leak testing.. I had plans of painting the CPU block, so I did not tighten the 8 screws holding it all together.. awful lot of water all over the place -_-
Good thing we have leaktests without powering on the mobo thumb.gif

Im not gonna talk about the next pics smile.gif they say more on their own..









My "daring" paint job on the Corsair Light Bar kit turned out great! It looks about the same irl tongue.gif
No one sane person can call that Pink smile.gif


I also did a checkup on the CLU status of my delidded CPU.. it DID seams somewhat dry when I first opened it.. but I was still able to brush it around.
I added a little extra CLU and put it all back together..


*Edit
Oh yea, I also did a basic "Liter per minute" test.. about 4 liters pr minute.. seams like a fairly good stream of water smile.gif

Thats it for this time!
Who knows what I'm gonna do next? tongue.gif
Thanks for watching!
Edited by GaMbi2004 - 3/2/14 at 12:57pm
 
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Awesome stuff mate, love the acrylic job!

I have all the stuff for acrylic for my mod, just dont think acrylic is for me. Change hardware and case to often smile.gif
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