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post #21 of 29
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Well, found some paint that should be more durable, and a top coat to go over it as well, so once that gets here in about 2-3 weeks I'll see how it turns out.

Made some progress on the case today. Probably have some more pictures and an update for you tomorrow.
post #22 of 29
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Well I'd have pictures for an update today, but I need to trim the pieces a little to make them fit. That should hopefully be done tomorrow.


I've also decided to try and do some different bends on the tubing, as I have more than enough to mess up a few times. I was just getting actual runs that fit in to begin with, so that when BF4 launches this week hopefully I can at least ghetto rig this thing up to run and game a little to relax.

Update tomorrow hopefully. Sorry.
post #23 of 29
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I'll have you all know that 95% of this seemed much easier in my head.

Here is the update as promised!





Tomorrow I will be working on my radiator mount, mounting the bulkhead fittings, and installing the pump.

Well... I will be working on trying to get some of that done at least. Depends on how long that first part takes.
post #24 of 29
Looks good! I like it.
post #25 of 29
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Had an issue with the XSPC z87 mpower blocks.

Seems hand tightening the phobya fittings somehow stripped out the threads in at least two of the ports.

One of the blocks has a visible space in it that literally just pours out water now.

Guess I'll contact XSPC and see what they will do about it.

meantime going to remove them and bypass just to get the pc up and running for a bit.

Photos tomorrow hopefully.
post #26 of 29
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Originally Posted by Inviso View Post

Had an issue with the XSPC z87 mpower blocks.

Seems hand tightening the phobya fittings somehow stripped out the threads in at least two of the ports.

One of the blocks has a visible space in it that literally just pours out water now.

Guess I'll contact XSPC and see what they will do about it.

meantime going to remove them and bypass just to get the pc up and running for a bit.

Photos tomorrow hopefully.

Wow, the block must have had a defect, or you are really strong. haha. joking aside hopefully XSPC takes care of you.
post #27 of 29
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Well, Apparently FrozenCPU doesn't do support by email for crap.

Gonna have to get up and go to work at like 4am to try and get them to pick up a phone sometime this week. GG 12ish hour differences.

Took those two blocks out for now and put the stock mobo heatsink back on. Leak test passed on everything else.

Building my fan wiring harnesses now, already soldered. Just need to finish crimping, sleeve connect them up.

Trying to get the PC at least up and running tomorrow. Get some BF4 time.


Pics sometime tomorrow of where we stand! =D
post #28 of 29
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Apparently I scratched a trace on one of the 580 PCB's, right above the PCIE slots. Card works.. but has significant issues, basically unusable.

Managed to pick up a cheap 580 gtx off of here, that is on it's way to replace this one.

Rest of the PC is working great and dandy! Temperatures looks awesome, sitting around 50C and staying there under load.


I ordered some more acrylic and mesh for the radiator shroud I'm making, been working on some sleeving.

In the meantime, I will be taking a break as I'm going on vacation for 2 weeks to the Phillipines! Yay warm weather!

When I get back, It will be time to make the radiator shroud, Mod out my side panel for a bigger window,

Also ordered some aluminum sheet as I think it will look much nicer than the acrylic PSU and 5" bay covers do. See how that turns out.

Hopefully will get that all done and painted, and then just be waiting on the new Monsoon line of hard acrylic stuff!
post #29 of 29
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Aluminum, mesh, and the acrylic for the radiator shroud has come in, and I'm back from my little vacation.

Going to work this weekend on making the shroud and the mesh panels, and put that all together.

Still need to finish the window mod on the side panel, and cut holes in the top cover of the case for where the handles come through.

Depending on how long the shroud and finishing up the window takes, might get onto cutting and bending the aluminum to replace the PSU and 5" bay covers.

Back to the grind!


And Monsoon needs to release their stuff already!
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