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[Build Log] DEMON: the ever ongoing water-cooled Fractal Design ARC MIDI/ Define S build.

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Ok, so I finally decided to do a custom WC loop for better oc'ing purposes. This is gonna be a very simple and I hope short build log. Hardware specs in the sig. Updates will be scarce and random. Enjoy!

Parts list:
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Danger Den Premium Tube Cutter

TUB-A80 $9.95
Ordered: 1
$9.95
XSPC High Flex Hose 1/2″ ID, 3/4″ OD (19/12.7mm) - Black

XSPC-1234-BK $2.50
Ordered: 6
$15.00
XSPC G1/4" to (13mm) 1/2" Barb Fitting - Black Chrome Finish

XSPC-BBSP1412-BK $1.99
Ordered: 10
$19.90
XSPC Acrylic Tank Reservoir for Laing D5

Nozzles
No Nozzles
Water Pump
Without speed controller (part # MCP655-B)
XSPC-D5RES $101.90
Ordered: 1
$101.90
XSPC EX420 Triple Fan Low Profile / High Performance Radiator

XSPC-EX420 $74.99
Ordered: 1
$74.99
*** HOT *** XSPC Raystorm CPU Waterblock - Intel

Fitting Size
1/2" Barb for 1/2" ID tube
XSPC-RAYSTORM-INTEL $49.99
Ordered: 1
$49.99
Swiftech MCW82 Universal GPU Waterblock - White

MCW82-WT $56.95
Ordered: 2
$113.90
IandH Silver KillCoils - Antimicrobial .999 Fine Silver Tubing / Reservoir Strip

IANDH-KILLCOIL $6.99
Ordered: 1
$6.99

XSPC Razor R9 290X / 290 Backplate

RAZOR-GTX-290X-BP $36.95
Ordered: 1
Shipped: 1
$36.95
XSPC Razor R9 290X / 290 - Full Cover Water Block

XSPC-RZR-R9-290 $134.95
Ordered: 1
Shipped: 1
$134.95

Fujipoly SARCON G-M Premium System Builder Thermal Padding Quarter Sheet - 150 x 100 x 1.0 mm

GM-150-100-10 $12.99
Ordered: 1
Shipped: 1
$12.99
XSPC Coin Fit G1/4" to 1/2" ID, 3/4" OD Compression Fitting - Black Chrome Finish - V2

XSPC-COMP-1234-BK-V2 $4.99
Ordered: 2
Shipped: 2
$9.98
Startech Technician's 11-Piece P.C. Tool Kit

CTK200 $4.95
Ordered: 1
Shipped: 1
$4.95
XSPC D5 Dual Bay Reservoir

Reservoir LED Color
Blue
XSPC-D5-DBRES $54.95
Ordered: 1
Shipped: 1
$54.95

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Version 3(Current state)


Edited by lurker2501 - 7/24/15 at 12:49am
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you definitely need a lesson in cable management
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The purpose of this build is not about cable management, it's purely practical. That's why the PSU I'm having right now is not even partially modular, because I just couldn't care less.
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Parts arrived today! More photos to come soon.
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Originally Posted by kishagi View Post

you definitely need a lesson in cable management

Although I agree if this were a finished project - when it's the 'before' picture that's much less practical. Also if it's run open-air like that it really doesn't matter all that much (sure it looks horrible - but even if all the cables were custom length and sleeved and organized... it would still look like a case with hardware shoved in it sitting on the floor). I guarantee that the difference in temps wouldn't change at all from the way it is to fully organized and tied back... since airflow isn't a concern.

Looking forward to seeing what you do - FD cases are definitely my favorites after Case Labs - and (IMO at least) are leagues ahead of any mainstream lines with the possible exception of some Lian Li designs. thumb.gif
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Ok, let's start.




Edited by lurker2501 - 10/19/13 at 12:07pm
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And already the first screw-up. I received a EX240 radiator instead of EX420. Nice. Looks like it's gonna be a much longer build than I expected.
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And no pump...
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rolleyes.gif That sucks. Although, if my build was any indication, it's just the first of many 'detours/delays' - hopefully things get sorted quickly.

So was the 240 vs 420 screw up yours or theirs?
Edited by DiGiCiDAL - 10/20/13 at 3:46am
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Obviously theirs, because in my order list it clearly shows that I ordered the 420 model and not 240. And how they managed to include the res but miss the pump is just beyond me.
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