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Bah! Pesky work has been keeping me too busy to work on the project. Fingers crossed for a little modding time over the weekend...
Edited by donkidonki - 5/17/13 at 5:28am
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post #103 of 448
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Found a bit of time to play so have fitted the CPU waterblock, details and pics later tonight.
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post #104 of 448
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The CPU waterblock is a EKWB copper/plexi Supremecy, I am very happy with the design; fingers cross the performance is good too, when I finally get to put this thing back together.

Time to un-box the block.


Here's all the bits.


Lets have a look at the finish, not too bad.


Next, I need to check the correct jet plate is fitted.

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post #105 of 448
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The 1156 jet plate for my 2600k cpu is the the thickest of the three and seems to stand a bit proud for my liking when i screw the copper heatspreader back on. Fingers cross this will stay leak-free.


The block comes pre-installed with the jet-plate for the current intel cpu type, I have to swap it for the the thicker plate for intel 1156.
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post #106 of 448
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The CPU waterblock is fitted without any problems.





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post #107 of 448
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Next, a test fit of the SLI crystal-link.









The fit is good and the link gives extra support to the cards, though I am considering changing the crystal-link to an EKWB plexi sli link if the cards need stronger support.
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post #108 of 448
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We start painting the ram module heat-spreaders.



The nail-varnish is a good colour match when over a white base, the colour is not so good directly on the red of the modules but they will need several coats anyway so i think they will be ok in the end.


I should have started with a white under-coat really but was too impatient, hopefully they will look ok once finished. redface.gif
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post #109 of 448
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I am fairly pleased with the final colour of the ram modules, the metallic nail-varnish is a close match to the Asus heat sinks.


The inner face of the heat spreader fins are deliberately left red, hopefully when the system is lit this will give a subtle glow effect


Now, what's next? rolleyes.gif
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post #110 of 448
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Before I commit to final layout and positioning of the remaining aluminium pieces, we need to get a feel for the positioning of the system components.


I am not yet 100% on the vertical position of the two reservoir/pump combo's but it will be close to this.


Next we can work out how to run the tubing and what fittings we are short on. thumb.gif
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