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Turn your PSU around, hot air from the radiator will go in there, thats not the best you can do it.
Let the PSU fan get in fresh air from the other side. The PSU can run quiter and cooler too.

On my build i have the last two fans on the PSU side removed,
because they have blow air on the metal side from the PSU an that makes the air extremely loud.
The distance is simply too small for the fans, trust me I had to disassemble everything again.
Do not make the same fault as I
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Thanks for the tip brother! Was wondering if the radiator wash would cause issues with the PSU, & blowing it into the side of the PSU would just cause flow & noise issues.

I'm still trying to figure out how i'm going to pipe up to the GPU link. Soooo little space in the basement.

I'm running 2x PSU's. One 1300W gold rated for 3x titans, & one plat for everything else. So i'm likely going to have to pull out all of the pull side fans.
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Take plastic washers that come on the motherboard side and
then metal washers, the plastic washers not to scratch the motherboard it's safer that way.



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OK, so I hit a snag with re-using my waterblocks, as many of you have already seen because iv'e posted them EVERYWHEERRREEEEEE they are beyond repair. I have all new blocks coming in tomorrow, & hopefully EK will be kind to me & issue an RMA.

So, in club titan this after noon I stumbled across a post from Skyn3t. It contained a video from West Coast Mods of a semi-cheep rad flushing unit. I went to home depot & got all the stuff needed to put this together. Due to them not having EXACTLY the right stuff it cost a bit more than it should, but what are you going to do you know? I'm sick of derping around, so it's time to step up my game. This post will be a small guide on how to build your own rad flushing unit. SO, here it goes...

SUPPLIES:

A.) GE Whole House Filtration System: 40.00$

B.)Some sort of CHEEP submersible pump. Some Home Depot's carry cheaper units than others, should be able to find it for 40$, I had to pay 80$ because i'm too lazy to find a cheaper unit.SOME CHEEP POND PUMPS WILL COME WITH PLASTIC BARBS, WHICH WILL SAVE YOU EVEN MORE MONEY.


OK, so here is where it becomes a slight pain in the ass. As you can tell the fittings for these things are huge, & most hardware stores are not going to carry a single piece to go from 1" to 1/2 ID. So, I had to get multiple fittings to link them together properly.

For the Pump:None of these fittings are needed if your home depot simply carries the proper 1inch to 1/2 ID plastic fittings
1x) 1" x 3/4" PVC bushing: This will go into the main thread of the pump, & allow you to connect a smaller bushing to it.


1x) 3/4" to 1/2" PVC Bushing: This will sit inside the first bushing, and allow a proper barb to be fitted to the pump.


1x) 1/2x1/2" Brass Adapter barb. This will sit inside the first to bushings to allow a tube to be connected to the pump


For the GE Whole house filtration unit:

2x) 3/4" x 1/2" Brass hex bushing: This will go into either side of the filter unit.


2x) 1/2 x 1/2" Brass adapter barb.


1x) Home Depot Bucket.

3x gallons of distilled water.

10x feet of cheep 1/2ID hose to link it all together. It should be on the same isle as pretty much everything else.


OK, that's the part list. I would highly recommend some hose clamps & some nylon tape. Also, if you don't happen to have 2x barbs for your radiator, you might want to find some, or just use w/e fittings you normally use. Bards are easiest for this get up. So, you hook it up just like a loop. Pump(sitting in bucket)>>Rad>>Filter>>bucket. This is pretty much the most expensive way to do it, I had to do it this way due to lack of proper supplies. I have added in notes on how to save money. Should be able to get it all done for under 100$ if you take your time picking out the parts.




Remember, the #1 pump/block killer is radiator gunk.
Edited by skupples - 12/10/13 at 7:14pm
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That looks awfully familiar to my setup Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




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Same Lazyman/WestCoastMods video

EK's usually pretty good about RMA'ing corroded blocks from what i hear. Hopefully you'll be able RMA & sell them
    
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Too bad home depot didn't have the correct 2$ fittings, so I had to spend like 20$ on fittings to make it work. They also didn't have an el-cheepo 30-40$ pond pump, so I had to go with the sump pump. Just money!
Edited by skupples - 12/10/13 at 6:04pm
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Yeah, i had to make like 3 trips to the depot myself to get it right tongue.gif

I used all stuff from there but i had to grab a bunch of reducers and adapters cuz they didn't have the right sizes

I had to get mid-range pond pump. They had the absolute cheapest one then like the next 5 or 6 models were outta stock. The cheapest one had like 2ft of headroom or something ridiculous like that.
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The CPU back plate mod build guide will be up in a day or two as well.
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Yeah, i had to make like 3 trips to the depot myself to get it right tongue.gif

I used all stuff from there but i had to grab a bunch of reducers and adapters cuz they didn't have the right sizes

I had to get mid-range pond pump. They had the absolute cheapest one then like the next 5 or 6 models were outta stock. The cheapest one had like 2ft of headroom or something ridiculous like that.

Looks like you found the right ones eventually! It all works the same just cost some extra money. If I felt like driving all over SawGrass I probably could of found what I needed, but I hate people & I hate shopping in store even more.
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The CPU back plate mod build guide will be up in a day or two as well.

Sweet!!
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Looks like you found the right ones eventually! It all works the same just cost some extra money. If I felt like driving all over SawGrass I probably could of found what I needed, but I hate people & I hate shopping in store even more.

Yeah, just took a few extra trips and extra money. I probly spent like 80ish bux on the whole setup. It was a few months ago so i forget exactly. I was frustrated by my 3rd trip tho tongue.gif
    
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Sweet!!
Yeah, just took a few extra trips and extra money. I probly spent like 80ish bux on the whole setup. It was a few months ago so i forget exactly. I was frustrated by my 3rd trip tho tongue.gif

hehe, yeah... I spent 80$ on the pump alone, i'm thinking about returning it if I can find a cheaper just as powerful variant. It's 1/4 horse power, so that should really flush the rads well. devil.gif
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