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post #101 of 168
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Been a bit inactive on this log recently so I thought I'd show you guys something tongue.gif
Here is the build I won from computerlounge, which I probably should of taken a good pic of before I stripped most of it:

And this is a crappy pic of my build atm, running a 760 because I sent my 770 in for testing but found out it wasn't the problem, and also the great big chunk NH-D14 noctua cooler which I just wanted to test out. Other parts I got from the CL build were a seagate 600 ssd and some kingston hyperX beast which fit in great with the build.

sorry for all the flash photography, it's too dark in my room atm to get good lighting.

I am yet to sell of the remaining parts I have lying around ,like a spare 4670k lol, but as soon as they have all sold I should be able to fully afford the rest of my build.
post #102 of 168
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Hey guys,
I think I might have convinced myself to go acrylic tubes now as I want to one up all the recent motm builds and feel my build won't be up to standard tongue.gif, competitive side of me. Anyway, I have a few questions:
First, are there any points, out of personal experience, where I should probably make sure of some 90/ 45 fittings, as I wanted to try to use as least amount of angled fittings to keep costs down since acrylic makes up for the lack of them.

Also, what's your opinions on painting these http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=38435 if the colour doesn't suit because the black ones are out of stock everywhere. Only other choice is use the EK rigid fittings, as these are the two best looking fittings IMO.
post #103 of 168
Acrylic tubing sounds good smile.gif Are you planning to make bends in the tube itself or just put straight pieces into angled fittings?

I'd personally do the bends in the tube itself although I've been finding it quite challenging to get them really good consistently tongue.gif So far not needed any angled fittings on the motherboard area but might be using some in the bottom compartment of the case smile.gif
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post #104 of 168
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Least amount spent of extra fittings would be nice so I would defiantly heat gun and bend my curves. Possibly I may just use normal tubing in the bottom parts where it cant be seen but that's undecided.
post #105 of 168
Good plan thumb.gif Buy extra tube to practice with though if you're fussy about getting it just right. I still often take like 2-3 attempts at a tube redface.gif (Maybe that's me being rubbish at it though) It's annoying when you get 2 good bends then mess up the 3rd and have to start over! mad.gif

Also get good bending cord to put inside coz the first bit I bought was rubbish, really loose and hollow inside so made horrible flattened bends. Ended up buying some silicone cord off ebay designed for industrial O rings that was the perfect fit for the ID of my tube.
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post #106 of 168
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For fittings I'm still a bit back and forth so I'm looking for opinions. EK HD vs Primochill ghost compressions. To me the primochill compressions seem more secure with the tight lock that they create on the o-ring, where as the EK fittings are "push in" fittings with two O-rings which seems safe enough but also seems like it could be bumped loose. Overall the EK fittings are cheaper and the standard 10/12mm tubing is easier to find when looking in hardware/ plastics stores, and since primochill tubing is given in inches it converts across to weird measurements like 9.5/12.7mm.
Decisions Decisions tongue.gif.
post #107 of 168
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Finally made my frozen CPU order today, hope it all comes before Christmas smile.gif
post #108 of 168
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Got a techworld package today. Now only waiting on my frozencpu order and my gentle typhoons smile.gif.

Edited by Jakewat - 12/24/13 at 2:02pm
post #109 of 168
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Back from my holiday to come home to my frozencpu package:





Just a few things left: Heatgun, fans, some sort of fan controller, and coolant.
My fan problem: was meant to have bought 7x AP-15's from a guy in NZ but he was told by his supplier that they had stopped production of them. I am now waiting on a reply from Scott at techworld to see if he is able to get me some and hopefully not at too crazy prices. I have one question for the fans though, should I get four 1850rpm GT's for the 480 rad and three 1450's for the 360 rad or the other way around? trying to keep it reasonably quiet.
post #110 of 168
Nice collection of goodies.thumb.gif
I'm running six 1850 rpm GT's at full speed 24/7, and they sound fine to me, but many people are more noise-sensitive.biggrin.gif
I don't currently use a fan controller either. I bought a dozen of the AP-15's on sale back in 2012, sure glad I did.
If you like the GT's, I'd suggest getting some while you still can. I'd get AP-15's, but 1450's are a bit quieter if that's a priority for you.
    
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