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The fittings we are using are all black and mostly 13-19mm compression and EKWB brand where possible.
It is now possible to work out tubing routes and see if any extra fittings will be needed.


Both loops will have an in-line flow indicator/filter and a silver kill-coil.


The current plan is to use black tubing and once ready, all the casework will be painted black. Hopefully the lighting will provide enough of a feature without needing to get all colourful with the tubing. (however, if it doesn't look right, we may have to re-think that a bit)


Now we are in serious need of some time to work on finishing the internal metalwork so it all can be painted and I can begin final-fit of the system and start on the facia of the case.
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Here's the first play with some actual hose...



It looks like the top reservoir wants to be lowered slightly, and now I have a good idea which fittings I want to use.




Bah, more pesky work stopping me working on the project again. mad.gif
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Just managed to have a bit more of a play with the tubing before work, hey; it's starting to look like a computer again.


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(just noticed I mounted one of the roof fans backwards after removing it to access some fixings, doh!)
Edited by donkidonki - 5/21/13 at 9:53am
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There has been a bit more time to play with the loop layout so we have made a little progress. The reservoirs are jury-rigged for this until I can get another proper day free to work on the case framework again. (sooo frustrating!)

It took me a while to decide on the hose type and size; I was tempted to go the route of 1/2" barbs and undersized hose (using the old hot-water trick to get the hose to fit clip-less) but decided that with the over-the-top nature of the case, the chunkier the fittings and hose, the better. biggrin.gif


The CPU loop feeds from the reservoir into one 420 rad (passing through a flow indicator) then to the CPU then through the other 420 rad before returning to the reservoir. After trying a few ways of running the hose, I am happy with the final route and have ordered some extension fittings to aid with tidying up the loop.


The GPU loop feeds from the second reservoir into the 280 rad (via another flow indicator), onto the two graphics cards and then to the two 360 rads in series and finally back to the resrvoir. Again, I have ordered a selection of extensions and angled fittings to tidy up the loop runs.


All in all, this part of the build is proving quite fun, although it is amazing how many fittings you can get through on this type of build. (I am so glad I have gone for mostly EKWB fittings, I was tempted to major on Bitspower fittings which are gorgeous, but it would have tripled the loop cost which is just crazy!)

(yes, one of the roof fans is still mounted backwards, and it will stay that way until i strip for painting as I need to remove the motherboard to get at some of the screws....)
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Can anyone point me in the direction for beginners guides to spray-painting casework and applying di-noc?

Once I am ready to begin painting, I plan to sand down and undercoat the case work with hammerite spray primer and finish with hammerite hammered black (I like the textured finish).
In addition to this, parts of the radiator cases and some of the new aluminium casework will be covered in black di-noc. I will have to practice on spare metalwork as I currently have negligible experience with spray painting or vinyl applying.

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post #116 of 448
I don't do much painting but i do recommend you sand it and prime it so the paint doesn't flake.

Someone will eventually post and help cuz OCN has a lot of modders who painted their case well.
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It's a three year old guide, but it still applies for the most part. The only difference is that I'd highly recommend Krylon paints. If you can't get your hands on Krylon, Rustoleum is alright as well.

 

http://www.overclock.net/t/874367/how-to-paint

 

I use spray paints/HVLP pretty frequently. Let me know if you have any questions or encounter issues I can probably help. biggrin.gif

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Thanks for the links. I hadn't thought about a de-greasing agent, I will have to see what I can find for that.
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post #119 of 448

You don't really need to degrease as much. Cleaning the parts with soap and water is usually just fine.

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I have now got the loop layouts nailed down and have 99% of the right fittings. Just need another 90degree and a couple of 45degree's to try in place of a couple of 30degree's I have at the moment.








I think the black hose is going to work how I wanted as there is going to be a fair amount of lighting inside the case. That said, I am considering running clear hose with blue coolant in the CPU loop and green coolant in the GPU loop. We will see how the black works out first though.
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