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Update!
Attempting to put EK Supremacy waterblock onto my motherboard, I encountered some difficulties. The rubber gasket it supposed to go on flat to the back, however, on my motherboard there were some chips sticking out. I would have just attached it over them but they were predominantly on one side, as you can see, which would cause the block to be imba:




I contacted EK Tech Support to ask for help. Here's what they said:
Quote:
"We are sorry for the problem reported.
The easiest way is to cut off the rubber on places where the chipset is on the way of the rubber.
Sometimes some manufacturer change layouts and like in your case, then there are small problems with the compatibility."


I followed their advice to get the most coverage possible. It seemed to work.
Meanwhile my sleeving is moving along well, although my fingers hurt a lot. This sleeving is not very friendly. I'm having to wrap the wires in white electrical tape to prevent the colors from the wire from bleeding through. Should have gone with MDPC-X. The cerulean tubing looks cool, though!

Samsung 840 250Gb on the way, as well as a the Creative X-Fi HD USB sound device. I'm hoping that will be a good upgrade from onboard audio, and seeing as there is no PCI-e x1 slot on my board I this might be the best I can do without going to professional grade audio equipment. I will be using it with my Sennheiser HD598s.

Finally, I'm still thinking about art. Why do I want this build to be a piece of "art"? Does subjecting something to high, subjective standards automatically make it more worthy of respect?
Edited by lxr1 - 7/31/13 at 11:08pm
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Finally, I'm still thinking about art. Why do I want this build to be a piece of "art"? Does subjecting something to high, subjective standards automatically make it more worthy of respect?

I don't think an artist ever sets out to create "art." They just do what they enjoy and if people feel something or take part in the artist's enjoyment of the work then that's a good thing. I think too many people get hung up on "what makes art", "is my stuff worthy of being art", and so forth that they never fully enjoy the creative process and, in effect, never realize their full passion for whatever they are creating.
 
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post #15 of 25
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I agree with you mostly. But a lot of really cool pieces of art didn't just arise from someone enjoying their creative process. Take Bosch's garden of earthly delights. He has some kind of message that he wants to send, and the piece is so detailed that each part must have some role in that message. I think it took some agonizing planning and focus, he wasn't just painting what he thought was cool. But, then again, he probably wasn't thinking "hmm, what will make this a piece of art?" the whole time either. Maybe there must be some balance of deliberateness and free-flow creativity. What do you think?

I think, in terms of computer builds, many builders go for a particular design or style (minimalist, neon, whatever), and definitely pragmatism, but don't necessarily go for a meaning or idea like how a sculptor approaches his/her craft. I want to explore that some, and I think I have a cool idea--we'll see smile.gif
Edited by lxr1 - 8/2/13 at 12:21pm
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I agree with you mostly. But a lot of really cool pieces of art didn't just arise from someone enjoying their creative process. Take Bosch's garden of earthly delights. He has some kind of message that he wants to send, and the piece is so detailed that each part must have some role in that message. I think it took some agonizing planning and focus, he wasn't just painting what he thought was cool. But, then again, he probably wasn't thinking "hmm, what will make this a piece of art?" the whole time either. Maybe there must be some balance of deliberateness and free-flow creativity. What do you think?

I think, in terms of computer builds, many builders go for a particular design or style (minimalist, neon, whatever), and definitely pragmatism, but don't necessarily go for a meaning or idea like how a sculptor approaches his/her craft. I want to explore that some, and I think I have a cool idea--we'll see smile.gif

Who you are is distilled into the piece, even more so when you don't try too hard to fit a specific message. I think more in terms of the creative writing process, where I would begin a short story without any specific message or meaning in mind and as I would write a theme would slowly emerge. I'm of the mind set that beginning an artistic piece with a specific message limits the potential for creativity. Creativity is largely formed through subconscious thought in which we can not know what we are deeply moved by, which is why the realization of art is so powerful.

FWIW, I'm not saying start without any direction at all, there, of course, needs to be some thought into the general aesthetic. I'm talking about relaxing the constraint of a very specific message before the work has begun and certainly try to follow the intrinsic message if it starts to deviate from the one that was begun with.

I'm very interested to see where you take your PC.
 
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Man, I think I'm starting to agree with you now. Some pieces are so expressive probably because the artists really just tried to be free with it and relax, and let themselves show in their work.

While this is probably good for expressing yourself, there's a lot of room for art that isn't just supposed to express oneself, but another idea. For example, lots of art have political messages, and that is their centerpiece. Finding creativity is one thing, funneling it into meaning is another.

Anywho, here's a teaser for my sleeving!! The sleeving wasn't dense enough so I had to wrap the wires in white tape first. It wasn't as bad as it sounds, though. I'm using wire-ties for 'combing'. I prefer this look to thread, and I'll just cut the extra tie when I've ben the cable how I want and tightened it.
Update! Sleeving 1


wrapping electrical tape around the wires




PCI-e 6pin


Stay tuned for my 24-pin!
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Update!
Sleeving Finished, Tubing, Leak Testing



I had considered getting right angle fittings, but I like the loopy look, and it shows the coolant more





I'm proud of my sleeving smile.gif



Some cable tidying



Oh man this is gonna look so cool. Unplugging everything for leak test.



Yes, the exhaust fan is the wrong way.. this has been corrected.


LEAK!!!! oh no...


Man what a mess down there. Just not enough room to have the mount on the bottom and use a male-male fitting directly from the pump to the res, so I had to put the rad/res up one bay and put the single empty bay on the bottom. The tubes are pretty thick, so i really wish I had some angled fittings here. In the end, everything works and there is no kinking.

The bottom of the reservoir was not screwed in all the way, so I got some leaking. luckily, I was able to screw it an extra 30 degrees without taking any of the fittings out. Whew! Build almost complete now. Just got a Sony NEX-3n, so expect some nicer photos for the final gallery.
Edited by lxr1 - 8/7/13 at 8:40pm
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Here are the almost-done pictures. Unfortunately, one of my painted yate loons broke (stopped turning on >.<) so I have it temporarily replaced it with one of my old white and black painted noctuas. I'll save up for some GTs to finish the build. Until then, here were go:








post #20 of 25
Very nice! I like the top window.
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