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post #11 of 19
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Also picked up a Bitspower flow indicator, its waaay bigger than i pictured in my head, what are you thoughts guys and gals?

post #12 of 19
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After a bit of playing around with the fittings i had i managed to get the tap to the lowest corner of the loop.




The biggest issue with these fitting i've found, is if your limited on space, and your not using the rotary style fittings, when there tightened up there usually never facing the way you need, several 90degree fittings i've had to back of half a turn to get it to sit right, so im hoping theres isnt an issue with leaks because of it.
post #13 of 19
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Ended up going back to a straight through

post #14 of 19
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Ended up going back to a straight through


The flow meter was cool! I would do some testing on the joins to make sure it's fine if you plan to leave the HDD there. smile.gif
 
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post #15 of 19
I also liked the flow meter idea, gave the bottom of the case a lot of interest
post #16 of 19
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I thought so aswell dynamo, but once I put both HDDs in it wasnt so bad, either way I didnt want to risk leaks :-/
It's an idea I might revisit in the future when I do a coolant replacement and try my hand at my own cable sleeving.

So where were we last... I had the Rads and fans in, aswell as the motherboard, so I started to fit my fittings for..fitting... o.0
And straight away ran into my first problem, the fittings I needed to install on the top mount 280mm rad were fouling the IO plate, i couldnt even screw the buggers in!
In hindsight i'm unsure as to why I so was fixated on having the threads down the back but im special like that, I guess the piping was laid out in my head and it was that way or no way. So back to the web to order a 240mm.

Fast forward a couple of days and I get my new Rad aswell as the remaning components, including these biggrin.gif

I never new RAM could be so sexah! tongue.gif
So with the new Rad and RAM installed

I started, what i first thought was gonna be a painful process, the custom hard tubing.
Turned out it wasnt to bad at all, I made up a simple Jig to help cut the tubing as straight as possible.

With the 32tpi blade and jig, cutting the lengths was a breeze, almost like a knife through butter biggrin.gif
Then using a square of 400grit and 1200grit Wet 'n' Dry paper I slowly polished each end to a nice smooth slope.



The cotton bud was handy to check for and jaggy bits i might have missed.

So after 15mins I had my first length cut, polished and installed biggrin.gif


The mosfet to rad proved a little challenging requiring some puzzle like trial and error with fittings.



Now with my fittings your gonna see some unusual combinations, now this is due to another sort of problem, finding the right fittings to buy!
Here in Austraya! we're kinda limited on hardware suppliers in my opinion. And to my luck the best supplier of Bitspower fittings was not restocking any!
So I had to make do with what I could get my hands on frown.gif
I've seen lots of builds on these forums using these fittings and they seem to have so many more styles of fittings to give nice clean corners and joins,
I just couldnt find anything from our suppliers here in Australia, well the ones i knew of I guess :/


MORE TO COME GUYS!
Thanks again for feedback and comments!
CHEERS!
post #17 of 19
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Any suggestions on suppliers, even overseas would be appreciated. Build is since complete, will post up final pics and write up tonight if I can peel myself away from BF4 tongue.gif
post #18 of 19
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Any suggestions on suppliers, even overseas would be appreciated. Build is since complete, will post up final pics and write up tonight if I can peel myself away from BF4 tongue.gif
I know Singularity Computers loves the thekoolroom.com but you could also look at performance-pcs.com and frozencpu.com are other ones which are also pretty good I have heard. Build is looking very nice so far, cant wait to see the loop filked.
 
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Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5 inch Basic SATA Solid... What I am currently using EK-FC R9-290X - Nickel (original CSQ) EK-FC R9-290X Backplate - Black 
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post #19 of 19
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Well i've been super lazy in updating this, and now i'm sick frown.gif either way i figured some of you may like to see the finished product, not much else went wrong except for a faulty pump so i had an alphacool D5 delivered and put in fairly quickly.

Again apologies for the ****ty iphone camera shots :/













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