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lowfat beat me to it. I remember that one, as it just got reposted at the mod zoo not long ago.
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good work so far. I really dont see any thing about this I dont like haha

keep up the good work!thumb.gif
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good work so far. I really dont see any thing about this I dont like haha

keep up the good work!thumb.gif

Thanks, I aim to please biggrin.gif
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post #15 of 102
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Thanks for all the comments guys :-)

In this update, I’ll be installing the watercooling gear. I’m going to spare you the 90 shots of fittings, blocks, radiators, etc, and just dive in. This is what’s going to be going in it:
XSPC AX240 Radiator (White)
XSPC Raystorm CPU Block
EK 140 Res top with a D5 Vario pump.
Monsoon Fittings and angles with white accents
PrimoChill Advanced LRT tubing, in white


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The EK res top kit includes a nice bracket for mounting the assembly to a vertical surface.
I do not have a vertical surface, so I started with this sheet aluminum to make a bracket to mount it on the floor.


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I used my workmate, a block of wood, and some clamps to bend this up.


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I made a few cuts with tinsnips and drilled some mounting holes to screw into the pump top.


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A few test fittings to make sure it’ll work.


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I painted it with the same white paint that I used on the TUF armor.


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I lined it with some of the foam that I salvaged from the side panel.


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That should work, nice little contrast continuing on the black and white.


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I installed the pump on its new bracket at this point. I had already roughed in the plumbing earlier.


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The next thing I did was drill out and install for a drain port on the bottom of the front corner.


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At this point I painted the radiator housing, so it would match the case better. The stock XSPC white was not as bright as everything else.

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I also painted the top retainer plate from the Raystorm block white as well.


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I got everything installed, routed, and ready to leak test.


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With bibs ready, time to run the loop for a while…

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Now time for the motherboard install :-)


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That’ll do :-)




At first I wasn’t sure whether or not I was going to like the white with black accents, but after seeing it, I must say that I quite like it. It’s a lot of white, but just enough black to break it up. What are your thoughts?

Thanks for checking this one out, next up will be the window install process, which I’m looking forward to :-)

Edited by Mosquito Mods - 12/31/13 at 12:33pm
post #16 of 102
WOW.

That pump mount was a great idea, especially with the fill port outlet. +Rep

The white tubing, black fittings, and white Thermal Armor looks reaaalllyy nice. This is definitely one of my favorite build logs. Keep it up man!
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WOW.

That pump mount was a great idea, especially with the fill port outlet. +Rep

The white tubing, black fittings, and white Thermal Armor looks reaaalllyy nice. This is definitely one of my favorite build logs. Keep it up man!

Thanks, I really appreciate the kind words smile.gif

I was very happy with the pump bracket... I was planning on making 2-3 before I made one that looked ok, but I got lucky on the first one biggrin.gif
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Thanks, I really appreciate the kind words smile.gif

I was very happy with the pump bracket... I was planning on making 2-3 before I made one that looked ok, but I got lucky on the first one biggrin.gif
No problem biggrin.gif
post #19 of 102
ill have to agree.... that thing is sexy. I wasn't 100% sold on it at first but seeing it painted and in the case it looks perfect
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ill have to agree.... that thing is sexy. I wasn't 100% sold on it at first but seeing it painted and in the case it looks perfect
Thanks Striker. I won't disagree with you either. I was sort of on the fence about it until I got it painted. If I were to make another one, I may change a thing or two on it, but I'm happy with this one smile.gif
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