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post #1901 of 3109
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Congrats =)

 

I'm watching through all the Monsoon bending videos again right now. I went in the basement of my apt building and found an old cabinet door that the inside of it was white, so decided to use it as my acrylic worktable :D

 

Hopefully i can get some real progress done today. I got my mobo laid out right next to the work-board, with all my tools on it. I suck at making decisions tho. I'm hoping by the time i finish watching all these vids again, i'll figure out how i wanna tackle it.

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

me too! Once I'm done with the hero magnum, I'll continue with the HAF. Must stay busy wink.gif
post #1903 of 3109
Thanks for the ram pictures!

You have monsoon rotaries, do you recommend them? I bought Monsoon compression fittings for flexible tube and one 45 degrees rotary with light option to test how big and heavy they are. The effect of the light is very cool. Do you recommend other band of rotaries? I think I will buy rotaries to avoid unintentional unscrew of the compression fittings. I had this problem on my cleaning loop biggrin.gif

I have Arctic MX-4, its better for the waterblocks than the EK that came with them?

Anyone know of a good point and shoot to take pictures like yours?
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I like Monsoon Rotaries alot. They generally match best with the Monsoon Compressions. The Chaingun Compressions actually look like Chainguns when they're on the rotaries, because they hang off a little.

 

Monsoon and Bitspower are the only 2 companies i have rotaries from. They're 2 completely different styles. Both work great tho. Monsoon's more limited tho, they only sell rotary 45's & 90's. BP sells rotaries with or without angles, and angles with or without rotaries. Sometimes people confuse the two because they usually come together, but the rotary is the part that lets it spin on it's axis without unscrewing from the port. 

 

From tests that i've seen, Gelid Extreme is usually the best temps other than CLU or Indigo. Plus Gelid is non-conductive, so you can put it on things like mem chips. Some TIM's are conductive.

 

Everything i know about photography, i learned during the course of this build log. I have a DSLR, Olympus Evolt E-500. It's an older model that can be found used pretty cheap. I don't know about point and shoots, but with DSLR's the body isn't anywhere near as important as the lens. A good lens is what gives you good pics. I recommend a cheap body DSLR and a decent lens. Also a tripod and lighting setup. That's how i got better

    
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I spent alot of time yesterday familiarizing myself with all the Monsoon Tools. I'm starting to get a mental picture of how i'm gonna route my motherboard. I was thinking of just doing bends last night, but my first 2 bends were gonna be really complicated, and i decided that it makes sense to make use of all my F/F angles for now just to help me get my loop perfect. Then i can practice bending when i'm not under the gun with it. 

 

These were the first 2 bends i planned out with the measuring kit

 

Had to use arrows for the tubing back down to the ports. Can't get 3 dimensions in Paint :p

 

I have enough angles right now to make that work without bending yet (i think). So i'm gonna try to make that work today, and make sure i like how it looks before i start bending. Also wanna practice bending a bit too

 

Only thing i'm not sure i'm happy about right now, is i'm gonna have to route that other Mosfet port to the front port on the Ram Block (Next to the PCH), because the GPU's ports gonna be right near the front port on the left ram block. So it'll have to be Mosfet => Tubing running along the Ram Block => Front Ram Port. Mosfet Side Ram Ports going straight across, then other front ram port up to GPU.

 

 

 

Obviously that's about as rough as a sketch can get. But you get an idea of what i mean. Hopefully it looks good when those colored lines are actual tubing =)


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Paint is okay. The arrows helped a lot. +Rep. smile.gif

Was about to ask your general loop order but I see now you've updated the post to include the second image. thumb.gif

Also, I got bored so I decided to help you with your loop. Man that first run was tricky!

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+rep back at ya. That's a much better way to show it. Thanx

 

I hadn't talked about my loop order previously, because i've been staring at my motherboard for pretty much the entire week trying to plan it. Finally came up with that last night when i was messing with the monsoon measuring kit. 

 

When i got the lengths with the measuring kit though, i didn't account for the F/F 90's because i was considering just making the bends. Just seems like i should learn with some easier ones first :p

 

So i gotta re-measure and cut some more tubing. I've been messing around with it for the past few hours. Hopefully i can have it linked up before i go to bed, even though i won't be able to run it til i sort out my pumps. It'll be nice to have my mobo linked up though :wheee:

    
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Took a break for pics. I made the PCH => VRM link and the Ram => Ram link. I was originally gonna try to route everything underneath the ram => ram tubing, but it made it so it wouldn't have even been worth it to use acrylic coming out of the ports. C47 => C47 => F/F 90 woulda only left like 3mm for tubing if i wanted to make it under the bridge. Lemme know what you guys think so far

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    
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Pictures look nice. thumb.gif

BTW, your fingers okay? How tricky was it to get it all fixed up?
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Thanx =)

 

Why you ask about my fingers? Lol. The planning and measuring is the most time-consuming part. There's a small learning curve in trying to cut the tubing clean too, i'm not sure if i quite got it down yet. The wet sandpaper helps fix any unevenness tho. 

 

Chances are this is just another temporary loop while i can practice bending. I also wanna paint the Supremacy mounting bracket and Monarch Heatspreaders White, so i'm gonna need to break it all down again in the near future anyway. I'll let it run like this for a while just so i can use my pc, then i'll break it down to bend the tubing and paint those 2 things.

 

Also gonna need to test my 290x's on air for a little bit anyway, so the timing should work out well :D

    
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