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post #181 of 213
Another great video RomeoKilo, love the idea of counter sinking the acrylic for the rivet heads i may well have to use that for my build, i was afraid to use a drill incase i went right through but using a dremel is much safer! during my build I've realised that measuring/cutting the acrylic is the easy part, its the finding a way of slotting it all together along with all the components thats the toughest, good call on making the rear plate 2 separate pieces.

Cant wait for the final part!, thanks - Adam
post #182 of 213
Man, I'm so glad you posted that last video. I just got my back plate cut out and the floor piece. I've been trying to figure out what to do for the front panel behind the fans, but now I see what to do. Using the stepping drill bit for the holes has worked perfectly as well. thumb.gif
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post #183 of 213
I aboslutely love the build Romeo. I'm glad you took the win for MOTM. Repping us C70 owners!

Just a couple questions. What are you using to control the fan speeds? Are you running the fans off the mobo?

Also, how are the LED's being powered? Where are they running to? Can't seem to spot them in your cable management picture.
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post #184 of 213
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Also, how are the LED's being powered? Where are they running to? Can't seem to spot them in your cable management picture.

I asked the same question a while back Babylon, Romeo has them running to a switch which then runs to a 4pin molex and connects to the PSU - Adam

P.S i think it can be seen in either the 3rd or 4th video log
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I asked the same question a while back Babylon, Romeo has them running to a switch which then runs to a 4pin molex and connects to the PSU - Adam

P.S i think it can be seen in either the 3rd or 4th video log

Hehe. I was just going to delete that question because I watched his video and got the answer. I am very interested in the solder job he did because he's running them all on a single molex.

Anyone have a tutorial on how to do that?
post #186 of 213
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Hehe. I was just going to delete that question because I watched his video and got the answer. I am very interested in the solder job he did because he's running them all on a single molex.

Anyone have a tutorial on how to do that?

I have the same led strip Romeo used and it looks asif you just need 2 wires, so you cut whatever length of led you need and solder one wire to the + and one to the -, on the other end of the strip you solder more wire to the + and - on that end and run that to the next strip of led you have making sure to keep the + on the + side and - on the -. If you keep doing this for every strip you will end up with 1 + and 1 - wire which you connect to your psu..

after writing this ive noticed theres a shed load of tuts for strip leds on youtube - Adam
post #187 of 213
The only other question I have is about his fan setup. I just watched one of his last videos and he mentions using a Gelid powered PWM fan splitter.

Is PWM really what you want for a watercooled system? Do you want your fans to slow down when the cpu slows down? Don't you want it to continue cooling the hot air efficiently by having the fans continue to perform even when the computer isn't taking a heavy load?
post #188 of 213
Its fine if the fans spin down some while the cpu is throttled back. Thats the beauty of PMW. Plus, your rads and fans can only cool to room temp. So if your system isnt under load, might as well save a little power and fan life.
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Its fine if the fans spin down some while the cpu is throttled back. Thats the beauty of PMW. Plus, your rads and fans can only cool to room temp. So if your system isnt under load, might as well save a little power and fan life.

This is what I'm trying to understand. I see the beauty of PWM for air cooling, but am not sure if it's completely efficient for watercooling. I am far from even having intermediate knowledge on this subject though. If I'm running a benchmark, I wouldn't have to worry about temps because benches usually work at full load. At full load fan speeds would be at full load also.(or whatever you set them to).

But in games when CPU and GPU are in use variably, when the CPU throttles for X amount of time, your fans will also throttle back, delaying the efficiency in which the radiators are being cooled by the fans.

Or in real world applications is this not much of an issue? If that's the case, I'm going to the store right now to buy some Corsair PWM fans. biggrin.gif
post #190 of 213
I don't have very much first hand experience with PMW fans personally. But from everything I've read you shouldn't have any kind of issues. I have a very similar build to Romeo and I don't use PMW fans, mine are wide open all the time. They are only 24db though, so I don't mind. As long as you have enough rad space (1 major component per 1-120mm rad) you shouldn't notice any kind of cooling issue.
I bought a 6x4 pin fan pig tale from PerformancePCs that has 6 4pin connections for all my fans. Didn't want to mess with a controller.
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