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I have seen dozens if not hundreds of WC Rig's but this is just so... So... Nice!

I don't know if its the Case or the reverse orientation, or a combination of both, and other things like the White/Black interior and Skyblue(?) liquid color but this is exactly how I imagine/want my setup to be if I ever went H20. It's sooo "clean"!

Well done! thumb.gif

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PCModderMike walks yet another one up to the stage and back to their seat. thumb.gif

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post #152 of 210
Beautiful build. My only complaint even if I was nitpicking would be the cabling. Maybe something to work on in the future is sleeving smile.gif
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Beautiful build. My only complaint even if I was nitpicking would be the cabling. Maybe something to work on in the future is sleeving smile.gif

Thanks for checking it out.
Technically everything is sleeved, all the fans and pump wiring I sleeved myself with paracord...for the PSU, I'm using a Corsair black single sleeved kit. Guess it's hard to see in the pics?
Basically I change things so often, and rebuild so often....custom sleeving is well, just too custom for me if that makes sense? I have two Corsair sets, one black and one blue, and I change between the two as needed depending on what my build theme is.

EDIT: Just went through the last set of pics posted...I can see the one area of cables I neglected was the front panel connections. Might just do a quick job on them and add some more heatshrink to the ends to cover up the exposed wires.
Edited by PCModderMike - 6/6/13 at 2:07pm
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Very nice mate! I'm loving the colour scheme, not usually a fan of white, but you've done a good job on this one.
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Hey man, i like you're build a lot. I was curious how you mounted the pump? I can see its the swiftech version of the ddc pump with the white top but and you used a male to male fitting for the bitspower res right? Did you just use the swiftech heatsink and then call it a day or is it screwed down on also?
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Hey man, i like you're build a lot. I was curious how you mounted the pump? I can see its the swiftech version of the ddc pump with the white top but and you used a male to male fitting for the bitspower res right? Did you just use the swiftech heatsink and then call it a day or is it screwed down on also?

Thank you. You got everything spot as for how I mounted the res to the pump. thumb.gif
For actually mounting the pump to the case, that's referenced here in this post - http://www.overclock.net/t/1369483/build-log-aqueous-caselabs-sm5-reverse-matx-2700k-gtx-690/100#post_19864776

Basically I drilled holes into the plates and screwed up into the bottom of the heatsink to secure it to the case.
post #157 of 210
Thanks for your reply! Did you buy one of the 120/140mm accessory plates from caselabs to drill or just right into the case? And the male to male fitting for the res, does this provide enough rigidity? I'm going to order the 140mm version I think of the same res. I like you build more without the pastel coolant, not that I don't like pastel cause its awesome but everyone is doing it.. and I think your build looks amazing without.

Was really happy to see the gelid's without Uv light, they look great with or without.. I have always been tempted to buy the green ones non led version.
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Thanks for your reply! Did you buy one of the 120/140mm accessory plates from caselabs to drill or just right into the case? And the male to male fitting for the res, does this provide enough rigidity? I'm going to order the 140mm version I think of the same res. I like you build more without the pastel coolant, not that I don't like pastel cause its awesome but everyone is doing it.. and I think your build looks amazing without.

Was really happy to see the gelid's without Uv light, they look great with or without.. I have always been tempted to buy the green ones non led version.

I used the plates that come with the case to cover up the fan mounts if they're not in use.

The male to male fitting is very rigid, of all the options available out there it's one of the most secure and simple to do.
I've done it in other builds too in the past, like my Switch 810 as seen here....the ones used there were just longer of course Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

As for the pastel, I just decided to switch back because I was having issues with the Durelene and had to change the tubing out anyway so wanted to go back to pastel.

And yea the Gelids are some of my fav fans out there, blue or green....perform and look great in my opinion.
Edited by PCModderMike - 7/17/13 at 11:12am
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Hard to hold off for too long and not wanna change something......I have a few minor parts coming in on Friday, going to reconfigure some things. biggrin.gif
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What parts do you speak of?
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