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post #1891 of 3109
I knew I should not have sold that camera to you now you are taking better pictures than me mad.gif
post #1892 of 3109
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Lol, thanx brotha. 

 

That 35mm lens is the best investment i've made. I try to use it for everything, but sometimes i gotta swap the 14-45 back on there. I've since bought a Wide Angle + Macro Attachment Lens for my 35mm and a Macro Filter Kit for my 14-45mm lens. Also bought collapsible rubber lens hoods for both lenses :D

    
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post #1893 of 3109
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It's almost impossible to find the full Monsoon Kit ANYWHERE in stock. I don't know anywhere that's had the full kits since like 2 days after launch. Unless you actually need the heatgun, the prices are the same if you buy all the kits separate. 

I had to stalk PPC and FCPU to get my kit together. Measuring Kit from PPC, Cutting Kit from FCPU, and finally now i'll have the Mandrel Kit tomorrow. Those 3 kits together cost the same as the all in one kit, and the only thing missing is the heatgun, which i have no use for.

I buy the syringe too. I should buy the jar of it since the syringe comes only filled like 1/4 of the way. You'll see in these pics what i meant about the hot water.

Anyway, i might've went overboard with the pics. But here they are...
LOADS OF PIX! (Click to show)
Edit: That metal ruler in the pics is what i used to seperate the heatsinks for the last 2 sticks. That's why it's in the pic. Much easier than a CC in my opinion. Just stood the Trident up and slid the ruler in like a slim-jim in a car door. Popped the heatsinks right open =)




























































aah, that lovely 'can't get it out of my clothes' paste!
Isn't that a little over-the-top, using paste-thermal pad-paste?

Your build made me wanna do my haf too, just the loop though, nothing too extreme like you're doing thumb.gif
post #1894 of 3109
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It's just paste => pad. Not Paste => Pad => Paste. And it's less paste than it looks like too. I spread it real good, mainly to make the pads stay in place, but also a little Gelid Extreme pretty much always improves cooling on mem chips.

 

The pics might've been misleading because i posted them in order of how i did it. 

 

1. Paste on chips

2. Pads on paste

3. Line up the naked side without paste in the Front Plate

4. Put the backplate on, and squeeze it so it stays in place with the pads

 

Then the next pics you see with paste would be me doing the other side of the stick with the back already positioned in the heatspreader. 

 

Pretty much just like Ronsonauts video

 

Anyway, i was just checking in before i go to sleep. UPS usually comes early. My Mandrel kit will probly be here in like 3 1/2 hours lol

    
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post #1895 of 3109
I see what you mean about the hot water now. I only used the Gelid extreme on my CPU. So only needed to apply a line and let the block spread it when tightening the block down. I did notice when I removed the water block that the paste is very sticky. Took a bit more force to pull it back off the CPU than other pastes I've used. I found it was a bit better with transferring the heat than my previous fave paste, arctic silver 5.

Maybe I should have watched that vid before I did my RAM sticks. I only used the pads that came with the EK RAM kit.
post #1896 of 3109
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He didn't actually use paste in the video, but he mentioned that he usually does. Also, most GPU waterblocks will recommend to put paste on the mem before the pads.

 

And yeah, Gelid's really hard to spread unless you warm it up first. Just let the tube sit in hot water for a few minutes and it spreads real easy

    
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post #1897 of 3109
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These Mandrel's are pretty nice. I have no idea how i'm gonna route this loop now tho. So many different ways to do it between all the fittings i ordered last week and now having everything i need for bending. What to do......

    
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post #1898 of 3109
Nice ram pic bro! congrats ^_^
I vote for using the mandrel.. or if not that, try to use the same item for bending so all bends has the same radius..
Sure you can free hand it and get great results, but it just makes so big a difference to have all bends in same radius.
The mandrels curved incasing of the tube also helps prevent flattening, or at least my home made mandrel did smile.gif but im sure you already figured that out wink.gif

great updates! good to know things are still moving along. thumb.gif
 
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post #1899 of 3109
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Oh i'll definitely be using the Mandrel's for any bending i do, that's why i bought em :p

Also, like you said, because of how they encase the tube.

 

My point is that last week i ordered a bunch of those F/F BP 90's and C47's because the Mandrel Kit's were sold out everywhere. Then i realized i can't make all my lines vertical and horizontal like i want without bending or a bunch of snake rotaries. So now i have the F/F 90's AND the Monsoon Kits. Gives me too many options to route my mobo. I definitely won't be doing any free-handing now that i have the mandrel's though.

 

I'm wondering how it'll look if i just make all my bends so the ports are vertical and horizontal to each other, then making straight links with the F/F 90's.

    
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Started my new build log. biggrin.gif Can't wait to get it all done.
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